Leonardo Boutique Hotel Rehovot
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Rehovot is a hub of science, technology and research. Located only 30 minutes from the Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV), it is situated conveniently between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, with a train station leading to both cities and to the airport.
Owing to its origins as an agricultural settlement, Rehovot is a basking in green citrus orchards. However, today the city is home to the Weitzmann Institute of Science, one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary research centers; the Hebrew University’s Faculty of Agriculture and numerous high-tech, biotech and R&D centres, including Hewlett-Packard, Elbit Systems, Nikon and Applied Materials. The nearby towns of Ness Tsiyonna, Rishon LeTziyon, Gedera and Yavne are home to the Israeli branches and centres of further companies.
Located less than 20 km from the beach and less than 30 km from Tel Aviv, Rehovot is also a great base for a vacation in Israel – sunbathing in Palmachim Beach, visiting Kibbutz and Moshav settlements, riding camels in the Negev desert and clubbing in Tel Aviv.
Several interesting museums and sites could be found in Rehovot, including the Weizmann House, the Minkov Citrus Orchard Museum, the Clore Graden of Science, the Havayeda Children Science Centre, the Ayalon Institute, as well as shopping and outdoor attractions.
Shopping in Rehovot
Stay at the Leonardo Boutique Hotel Rehovot and enjoy your shopping. In the city of Rehovot you will find the Herzl Street shopping mile as well as a “Shuk”, a colourful outdoor marketplace. At the south of Rehovot, you will find also the Bilu Centre, one of Israel’s largest shopping-centres featuring an outlet store for known labels. Rehovot is located only 25 minutes away from Tel Aviv and its shopping areas, as well.
Cuisine of Rehovot
Because of its large student and scientist population, Rehovot has many affordable restaurants, serving to a variety of culinary preferences. The Leonardo Boutique Hotel Rehovot restaurant, “Uneven”, prides itself in its unique concept, serving uneven number of dishes, which the diners share. You can also find French, Middle Eastern, Italian and American-style restaurants in Rehovot, in addition to branches all major fast-food chains.
Beaches and Parks near the Leonardo Boutique Hotel Rehovot
The Leonardo Boutique Hotel Rehovot is located less than 20 km from the Palmachim Beach and less than 25 minutes from Tel Aviv, where you can find further beaches. In Rehovot, large swimming pools, parks and sports centres provide a variety of outdoor activities.
Sightseeing in Rehovot
Weizmann House – located near the Weizmann Institute of Science and only few minutes walk from Leonardo Boutique Hotel Rehovot, the Weizmann House was built as the residence for Israel’s first president, Chaim Weizmann. The house was designed by renowned modernist architect Erich Mendelsohn in 1937 and is considered one of the masterpieces of the International Style of architecture. The interior of this listed house is left in the same state it has been when Weizmann passed away (in 1952), and provides a glimpse of Israeli design in the 1950s, including the Preisdent’s own Lincoln Cosmopolitan.
Clore Garden of Science – located in the Weizmann Institute of Science on over 800sqm, the garden provides outdoor demonstrations of physical and natural elements to children and adults.
Minkov Museum – Minkov Museum is a unique museum, which preserves the oldest citrus orchard in Rehovot, planted in 1904. The museum offers a variety of activities for visitors of all ages. Visitors can experience citrus trees, fruit packing facility, original external combustion engine water pump, irrigation reservoir and aquaducts, owner’s residence and see rail carts that transported the fruit to the packing facility.
Superland Amusement Park – located 25 km northeast of Rehovot, the Superland in Roshon LeTsiyon is an amusement park offering water-rides, rollercoasters, ferris wheels, bungee, bumper cars and other funfair attractions.
The Leonardo Boutique Hotel Rehovot as a Rehovot hotel is located only a 20 minutes drive from Israel's International airport. Ben Gurion airport’s new terminal offers various amenities, several duty-free shopping possibilities and numerous cafes.