Tel Aviv, Israel

Cucu Hotel

Rates from (inc tax)$143.40

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Buzzy and bar filled

With a playful, quirky decor, Cucu Hotel in Tel Aviv is almost as fun as its surroundings. The city’s known around the world for its falafel and hummus, yes – but if there were prizes for nightlife, it would also be scooping up the accolades. This hot, youthful town has some serious energy, and Cucu is in the best place from which to soak it up, thanks to its unbeatable Dizengoff Street locale, close to the famous square of the same name.

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Need to know


33, including one suite.


11am. Earliest check-in, 3pm, but flexible subject to availability.


Double rooms from $143.40, excluding tax at 17 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD167.78), via, using today’s exchange rate.

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Rates include breakfast.


The ideally placed jars of Haribo will ward off any sugar cravings – and watch out for the ‘Press the Cucu Button’ in the lift to see what happens...

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout. In rooms: bath products from the Dead Sea, a flatscreen TV, free bottled water, a fridge and hot-drink facilities.

Our favourite rooms

Be sure to book a room with balcony, so you can keep enjoying the party atmosphere even when indoors. The rooms are on the cosy, compact side; if you want a little more space, as well as two balconies and a bath tub, book the Studio Suite.


Cucu's spa offers Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone or pregnancy massages. However, they only have one treatment room – so make sure you book.

Packing tips

Bring your clubbing finest – this is a city that never sleeps. (Glow sticks optional.)


Wheelchair-friendly rooms are available and the hotel has a lift.


Over-twos are welcome, but the hotel is more suited to teenagers.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Dine out on the street to watch the world go by.

Dress Code

It’s casual but, if you’re on your way out, anything goes.

Hotel restaurant

Café Castel on the ground floor serves a breakfast of bagels, Israeli pastries and the famed shakshuka, a dish of baked eggs in a rich tomato sauce, as well as excellent coffee. It’s a casual all-day dining spot, where you can enjoy the buzz of the area.

Hotel bar

There’s no bar, but no need to panic – you have great options right on your doorstep.

Last orders

Breakfast is served at Café Castel from 7am until noon; food is available all day until 11pm.


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Cucu Hotel
Dizengoff St 83, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Tel Aviv


The nearest airport is Ben Gurion, served by EasyJet with direct five-hour flights from London. The drive to the hotel should take half an hour; transfers cost US $50.


Halshalom is the closest train station, a 15-minute drive from the hotel. For more information on arriving in Tel Aviv by train, visit Israel Railways' website.


The city-central setting makes a car redundant, but if you do have one in tow, you can park it a five-minute walk away for 50 new sheqels a day.

Worth getting out of bed for

Design fans should visit the Ron Arad-created Design Museum Holon, the country’s first centre for the celebration of interiors style. Art lovers should also schedule a stop at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art on Shaul Hamelech Boulevard. Stockpile herbs, spices and Technicolor sweets, before gorging on street food from stalls run by celebrated chefs at Carmel Market, a 15-minute walk from the hotel on HaCarmel Street.

Local restaurants

Orna & Ella on Sheinkin Street has been catering to Tel Aviv’s clean-eating crowd since the early 1990s – there’s an impressive list of options for vegetarians, vegan puddings and plenty on offer for carnivores, too. For the chance to eat burgers, bratwurst, sushi and curry – not to mention countless more-local meals – all under one roof, visit Samona Market, a local-packed dining spot on Kalman Magen Street. Opposite the hotel, La Shuk serves Mediterranean-inspired seafood and meat dishes, as well as good cocktails, all with excellent service – plus they’ll cut you a deal if it’s your first night at Cucu.


Local cafés

For a memorable roast-aubergine-filled pita or some authentic falafel, stop for lunch at Sabich Frishman on the street of the same name, around the corner from the hotel.

Local bars

Join the locals at Zina, a popular neighbourhood bar down the road from the hotel on the fashionable Dizengoff Street. If beer’s your thing, head to Ilka on the same street, where you can sample 30 different types; and for cocktails, try 223 (named for its Dizengoff number).


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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel in Israel and unpacked their bagels and jars of tahini, a full account of their city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Cucu in Tel Aviv…

Tel Aviv – and the street Cucu Hotel is on in particular – is famed for its wild nightlife: you won’t have to stumble far to find a packed bar on any night of the week. Hungover days can be spent on the beach, or mainlining the food for which the city’s famous – Levantine cuisine and its roll-call of mouthwatering classics (falafel, hummus, baba ghanoush…) is available at every turn, from street-food stalls and in swish restaurants. The café on the pavement as you approach the hotel sets the tone for your stay: young couples and friends sit and people-watch on the sidewalk, over a brunch of shakshuka – another Levant classic and a brilliant breakfast choice. Rooms are cosy but comfortable, with a comic-book colour palette of red, yellow and green. Ceramic balloons drift on the ceiling of your balcony and bright, unusual artworks are dotted throughout the hotel. If partying isn’t your thing, Jerusalem is just 45 minutes away; the ancient port city of Jaffa, in the oldest part of Tel Aviv, is doable by day trip, too. Cucu Hotel isn’t the flashiest in Tel Aviv, but if you want somewhere young, fun and colourful, this is the place for you.

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