The Dan Panorama Tel Aviv is situated on the city’s beachfront promenade within a short walking distance to many favorite tourist attractions like Neve Zedek, Hatahana, and Old Jaffa.
The location is perfect for families since it is close to city parks, multiple restaurants, museums and the Carmel open market.
The impressive 18 floors high rise provides a spectacular unobstructed view of the city’s rooftops and waterfront.
The lobby area decorated with dark brown woods and metal highlights is spacious with several comfortable sitting areas.
The property offers smoking and non-smoking connecting rooms in their executive and deluxe room categories.
Our room, decorated in warm earth tones was impeccably clean and provided a comfortable accommodation with a view of the Mediterranean Sea.
The furniture layout included a king-sized bed, chest of drawers, working desk and a velvet armchair you can relax after a busy touring day. The bathroom, though on the smaller size is efficiently designed utilizing the space well.
We thought the tub-shower combination and the two different shower heads( wall and handheld) would come in handy for parents needing to bath younger kids.
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Never seen before
The hotel room number boldly displayed on each door is a useful way to assist guests find their room and give the hotel corridors a stylish appearance.
Moreover, the bathroom window (with Venetian shade) concept is quite innovative as it lets natural light in and helps parents keep a watchful eye on younger kids while taking a shower.
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Noteworthy room service
The hotel room service was prompt and accommodated me by cooking items not on their regular menu before our early-morning drive (5 AM) to the airport.
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The electronic doorbell that helps the guests communicate better with housekeeping with a switch of a button, as well as the five different outlets available in the room to power up our electronics, were nice touches.
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Take home item
We would have loved the ability to purchase a box of Oneg the hotel’s nightly chocolates to take home
[caption id="attachment_13487" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Jaffa’s outdoor Flea Market[/caption]
Don’t skip breakfast
The atmosphere in the large breakfast room is casual and welcoming to families with kids of all ages but might get a bit crowded during peak hours. Israeli breakfasts are famous for their lavish choices, and this one is no exception.
You can expect to feast on freshly diced salads, marinated fish dishes, eggs and an assortment of white cheeses along some American staples like pancakes and waffles.
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The business lounge called ‘Traklin’ on the 18th floor is a nicely sized room with ample seating and view of the Tel Aviv shoreline.
I only got a chance to catch a glimpse of the ‘Happy Hour’ spread that included multiple salads, pies, kinds of cheese and desserts.as I was running out ti a meeting.The day I visited they had an incredible grilled vegetable platter with peppers, aubergines and onions that I had shameless portions of.
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I was impressed with the hotel concierge and his recommendations for traveling families. He even took the time to put together a list of places to visit in Tel Aviv for different age groups. In the event, he is busy with other guests you can also use the touch screen Tourist information machine in the lobby for quick tips and recommendations for area venues.
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You should know
You can also take advantage of the free walking tours ( English and Hebrew) to Neve Zedek and Jaffa given by the hotel on selected days.
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The Dan Hotels’ kids club called Danyland is a well- appointed entertainment venue for kids of all ages. The club free to hotel guests offers unlimited attendance but requires parental supervision for children younger than three years old. The one at the Dan Panorama is composed of two separate rooms with colorful murals and many fun-filled play areas. The first room as you enter looks like a spaceship with PlayStation units for the older kids. The larger room is divided into different parts: a soft block play corner for toddlers, pretend play stations, arts, and craft tables as well as a TV/DVD spot for those wishing to sit and relax.
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The rooms have mini balconies that open so be sure to ask for a lock to be provided before you enter the room if you think your child might be tempted to open the door.
If your kid is noise sensitive ask for a high floor during booking to ensure a quieter environment.
The hotel is quite popular with local families on weekends, so you might want to head on to an early breakfast if your kid is uncomfortable with waiting in line.
The Lobby bar and restaurant can provide some gluten free options if you notify them in advance.
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Thank you, Dan Hotels for hosting my stay at the Dan Panorama Tel Aviv.All opinions expressed are my own.