Jafa, TLV

Elmina Hotel

Both nostalgic and modern

The Hotel

Approaching the archways of Hotel Elmina is like passing through a portal into a bygone era. Located in the swirl of Jaffa’s ancient alleyways, hotel guests are transported back to British Mandate Yafo, when the port city was blanketed in orange groves and served as Israel’s epicenter of culture and industry. Today, Hotel Elmina has been reimagined by world renowned architects Michael Azoulay and Ron Arad in meticulous Art Deco style, ensuring that it remains a gem of Jaffa. 

A Middle East’s touchpoint to Europe

The History

When Hotel Elmina was originally built in 1920, Jaffa was the Middle East’s touchpoint to Europe. The port became a center of world trade, as European businessmen and developers poured into Jaffa in droves to assess Israel as a new hub of commerce and make their mark on this exciting new frontier. 

With this surge of European influence, Jaffa began to adopt the 19th century lifestyle of its northern neighbors, welcoming an influx of European clothing, companies, hospitals, hotels, and public & cultural institutions.

Design to perfection

The Rooms

Approaching the archways of Hotel Elmina is like passing through a portal into a bygone era. Located in the swirl of Jaffa’s ancient alleyways, hotel guests are transported back to British Mandate Yafo, when the port city was blanketed in orange groves and served as Israel’s epicenter of culture and industry. 

Today, Hotel Elmina has been reimagined by world renowned architects Michael Azoulay and Ron Arad in meticulous Art Deco style, ensuring that it remains a gem of Jaffa. 

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