At nearly 300 years old, this breathtaking room of Ottoman design in the heart of Old Acre has weathered stone walls, a soaring vaulted ceiling, stunning tile floors, antique furniture and original artwork, along with the amenities of a modern establishment: queen-size bed, sitting area, kitchenette, ensuite bathroom, a/c, TV and wifi. This room and two others have access to a private courtyard with fountain and a Great Room with cooking facilities, a library and a baby grand piano.
Arabesque is located at the very center of the Old City of Acre, one of the oldest inhabited cities on earth and a UNESCO World Heritage Conservation Site. Once the capital of the Crusader kingdom, Acre is today Israel’s second most popular tourist destination, with its colorful market, unique culinary traditions, marina, beaches, museums, festivals, mosques and churches. The annual fringe theater festival is the most important of its kind in the country.
The main tourist sites include buildings and ruins from the Hellenistic, Ottoman and Crusader periods, such as Al-Jazzar Mosque, the Order of St. John, the subterranean Crusader city and enchanted garden, the Khan al Omdan and Sultan’s Clock Tower, Hamam Al Basha (Turkish bath-house), the Hospitaller fortress, and the Templars Tunnel. There are unique museums, like the Underground Prisoners Museum, the Okashi Museum and the “Treasures in the walls” Museum for Ethnography and Folklore of Acre and the Galilee. The city itself is a living museum offering walks that track Crusader, Ottoman, Napoleonic, Jewish or Bahai points of interest, though getting lost in the city’s maze of alleyways is often the greatest treat of all.