Getting There: It costs 140 shekels ($38) to get to the Hotel Indigo. Before you arrive in Tel-Aviv, I recommend downloading the Gett app or carrying cash as the taxi from the airport does not take credit.
Welcome to the Hotel Indigo Tel Aviv, a cautionary tale that booking the best points value doesn’t necessarily mean you’re booking the right hotel. While I was in the Iberia Lounge in Madrid waiting for my business class flight to Tel Aviv, I started checking for hotels in the first stop of my #NoCollusion tour. I try to book hotels ahead of time, but this one was literally booked as I was taking off. I ended up picking the IHG hotel with the best redemption for my points. What I know now that I did not know then is that Tel Aviv is like Tokyo in that it there are multiple cities within a city. The Hotel Indigo is located in the business district away from the bars and Dizengoff and the clubs of Rothschild.
I’ve become efficient at taking photos of the room. After being detained at the airport, the last thing I wanted to do was sleep. I methodically took photos of the bed and the interesting wallpaper and headed out for a light evening that began at 1:30AM.
I probably should’ve showered before heading out, but time was of the essence.
The Hotel Indigo was a comfortable place to rest my head, but unless I’m doing business in Tel Aviv, I’m staying elsewhere.