Conde Nast Traveller Magazine ranks boutique ‘Hotel Montefiori’ (at Montefiori Street no.36) as one of the top 70 hotels in the world for 2009: rank no.:..23 !!!
The building, designed in 1922 in the ‘Eclectic’ style, was restored in 2000/2001.
In 2002, Yoram and Elana Wakshlak opened in the building on the 2nd and 3rd floor the ‘Time for Art Center’ (a gallery). On the first floor they opened the restaurant ‘Artichoke’. The restaurant would finance the facility’s artistic activities. It soon became clear that this would not be possible and ‘with a heavy heart’, they closed the place after two and half years.
After some inside restoration, ‘Hotel Montefiore’, just ..12 rooms, opened it’s doors on the 2nd and 3rd floor. The restaurant, on the first floor, is run today by Ruthie and Mati Bourdo.
The spacious, elegant rooms has sheets made out of Egyptian cotton, goose-feathered pillows and comforters, robes, a terrace with garden funiture, a flat-screen television and a personal library(!!) in each room.