Posted Nov 12, 2016
I'd previously gone so asked for a room on the floor by the rooftop pool entrance. Given the very closest room so supremely helpful response by the hotel. Reception area/staff fine; area to sit in downstairs though NB no entertainment/bar service, just a seating area.
Rooftop pool superb; lovely helpful older guy who would do the sun umbrellas for you. Cracking view of the city, coast, aeroplanes and helicopters.
Loved the breakfast - real milk for cereals, not UHT. Strange culture of breakfast food in Israel but if you just wanted UK style cereal and toast etc, fine, plus chocolate croissants.
Room fine; massive and comfortable bed; no balcony though like Spanish hotels.
Ben-Yehuda Street just down from us had am=pm supermarket for groceries; opposite them superb Italian restaurant non-kosher so could get meat in the evening. Along from them, superb Japanese restaurant, then on the corner nice place for lunches and evening meals, over the road on corner Benedict for breakfast-type food, and PizzaFina for Italian. So in really good area for food, also walkable to boardwalk area with more restaurants.
The kosher thing I now understand - they don't mix meat with dairy, so at night a kosher place doing cheese-type sauces means you won't get meat, just fish.
Would recommend Grand Beach to anyone coming to Israel - superb to get an open air pool, and one with such views.