The Jaffa, Tel Aviv hotel review

Set the scene A 13th-century fortress wall, excavated during construction, cuts through The Jaffa’s slick modern lobby. Furniture is mid-century modern; on the wall is one of Damien Hirst’s spin paintings. But this hardly prepares you for the rest of The Jaffa, a one-time convent-hospital that could claim to be the world’s most glamorous nunnery; all grand archways, plaster walls and neo-Roman flourishes, but with modern flourishes. The Chapel, where nuns once worshipped, is now a grand setting for Tel Aviv’s coolest bar, with its soaring vaulted ceilings and stained-glass windows.