Israel’s Efendi Hotel Reopens May 22

(Efendi Hotel)

Efendi Hotel, a 12-room, Ottoman-era boutique property in Acre, Israel, announced it officially reopens to domestic and international guests Friday, May 22.

About the hotel: Located in the center of the Old City of Acre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the former capital of the Crusader Kingdom, Efendi Hotel holds the highest level of architectural preservation and restoration out of any private building in Israel. Some rooms' ceilings have restored motifs and frescos, while others are made from preserved wood. Most of the windows offer Mediterranean Sea views, while others look out over the ancient city of Acre and the mountains of the Western Galilee. Guests will also be permitted use of the hotel’s rooftop, with views of the sea and Old City of Akko (Acre).

The hotel also has wellness treatment rooms for singles or couples, as well as an original 400-year-old Turkish bath. The property first opened in February 2012 following an eight-year restoration process of the original buildings and the Byzantine- and Crusader-era wine cellar.

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Breakfast is served daily, and aperitivo is held on the Efendi Hotel rooftop each day at sunset. Just a short walk from the hotel is the popular Uri Buri restaurant, a culinary institution by the namesake chef.

Good to know: The property will also be available to host small weddings and events (50 people or fewer), as well as being rented out for private use of one family, corporate group or party.

All rooms and suites at Efendi Hotel are bookable at special rates available from May 22 to July 1, 2020.

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