A boutique inn and artist residency housed in an Ottoman stone building in the heart of Old Acre

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About

Open to the public since April 2016, Arabesque comprises two beautifully restored and renovated Ottoman buildings in the ancient city of Acre (Akko/Akka) on the northern Mediterranean coast of Israel.  The property is owned

by the father-and-son team of Evan Fallenberg and Micha Fallenberg, who manages Arabesque, and is staffed by locals.

Nearly 300 years old but with some stones dating back one thousand years to the Crusader period, Arabesque boasts two Great Halls – one with a baby grand piano  – and chef’s kitchens for events; cozy courtyards and a trickling savilfountain; and seven rooms with unique features, like high vaulted ceilings, original stone walls, tile floors, antique furniture and artwork.  All rooms have the amenities of a modern hotel room (TV, a/c, comfortable furnishings, a kitchenette). 

Neighborhood

Arabesque is situated in the very middle of the Old City and is less than five minutes’ walk to the suk (market), the Crusader Knights’ Hall, the Templar Tunnel, the Al Jazzar Mosque, the Turkish bathhouse, the port, and all the other major tourist attractions. The twisting alleyways  are fun to wander at any hour, and we invite you to explore and lose yourself.

You’ll never be more than a few minutes from our doorstep. 

The central location of Arabesque also means that you will be a part ofthe neighborhood and not apartfrom it.

Our Vision

While Arabesque is a charming and unique place to spend a few nights and days in Acre, it is much more than just a small boutique hotel. It is our mission to have Arabesque serve the local community by making it a venue for cultural events; promote local talent, by hosting musical, literary, artistic and culinary events featuring local artists; welcome artists  of all kinds from the city, the region and the world as they pursue artistic projects; and host private events of all kinds that promote dialogue through the arts.

The population of the Old City of Akko – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – is mostly Muslim, but the project itself has been a labor of love shared by Muslims, Jews and Christians alike.  At Arabesque we view art and culture as a unifying factor, even – or especially – in a region of contention like the Middle East.

Rooms

The Peacock Room

Deluxe Queen Room

Arabesque main building.

Stone walls, arched ceiling, antique furniture, triple-arch bathroom with rainforest shower, TV, wifi, coffee/tea, a/c.  40 sq mtr.  With queen-size bed and two Moroccan sofas that open to 4 single beds, this room sleeps 2-6 guests

The Vine

Deluxe Queen Room

Arabesque main building.

Stone walls, arched ceiling, antique furniture, rainforest shower, TV, wifi, coffee/tea, a/c.  30 sq mtr.  With queen-size bed and Moroccan sofa that opens to two single beds, this room sleeps 2-4 guests

The Green Room

Superior Queen Room

Arabesque main building.

Stone walls, arched ceiling, antique furniture, rainforest shower, TV, wifi, coffee/tea, a/c.  30 sq mtr.  With queen-size bed and Moroccan sofa that opens to two single beds, this room sleeps 2-4 guests.

The Balcony Room

Deluxe Double Room with Balcony

Arabesque annex.

Stone walls, Ottoman and Moroccan touches, balcony overlooking the courtyard, wood-beam ceiling, double-head shower, TV, wifi, coffee/tea, a/c.  35 sq mtr. With queen-size bed and Moroccan sofa that opens to two single beds, this room sleeps 2-4 guests.

The Moroccan Room

Suite

Arabesque annex.

Stone walls, Ottoman and Moroccan touches, wood-beam ceiling, double-head shower, TV, wifi, coffee/tea, a/c.  40 sq mtr. With queen-size bed and two Moroccan sofas that open to four single beds, this room sleeps 2-6 guests.

The Ottoman Room

Superior Queen Room

Arabesque annex.

Stone walls, Ottoman and Moroccan touches, wood-beam ceiling, TV, wifi, coffee/tea, a/c. 30 sq mtr.  With queen-size bed and Moroccan sofa that opens to two single beds, this room sleeps 2-4 guests.

The Little Room

Deluxe Double Room

Arabesque annex.

Stone walls, Ottoman and Moroccan touches, wood-beam ceiling, double-head shower, TV, wifi, coffee/tea, a/c.  20 sq mtr. Queen-size bed.  Sleeps 2 guests.

Booking

Gallery

The Hotel

The Rooms

Acre

Programs

Programs

Artist Residencies

Arabesque offers residencies to writers, translators and other artists for the purpose of creating or polishing work in an accommodating and inspirational setting. Participating artists are provided with one of our three suites, each of which is equipped with a writing table, for several weeks.  Other work venues include the courtyard and the Great Room, as well as a wealth of beautiful locations around Acre itself. During residencies, Arabesque is closed to other overnight guests.  Arabesque residencies are by invitation only; there is no application process.

Guest artists 2018:

Briar Grace-Smith; screenwriter (New Zealand)

Eleanor Reissa; actor, playwright, director (US)

Nurit Yarden; photographer (Israel)

Guest artists 2019:

Ben Shields; writer (US)

Dan Baylis; writer, photographer (Canada)

Hans Maarten van den Brink; writer (Netherlands)

Cultural Programming

While Arabesque is a charming and unique place to spend a few nights and days in Acre, it is more than just a small boutique hotel.  Our mission is to have Arabesque serve the community by hosting musical, literary, artistic and culinary events featuring local and international artists. We are open to ideas and collaborations.

Private Events

Arabesque is the ideal location for private, family, corporate and institutional events. With two adjacent Ottoman buildings, Arabesque offers a number of options depending on the size, needs and interests of the group.  Two Great Rooms, with well-equipped kitchens and courtyards, as well as a rooftop terrace, may be used for catered meals with local chefs as well as seminars, workshops, screenings and celebrations with a creative twist.  Local musicians and artists are available to enhance the atmosphere and provide entertainment and enrichment.  Events may be supplemented with spa treatments, local tours of the historical sites and markets, or boat trips from the nearby marina.

Arabesque can comfortably accommodate groups for a variety of event styles depending on the occasion and season.  We will be happy to work with you to create an event tailored specifically to your needs that makes excellent use both of Arabesque and of Acre itself.

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(972) 54 835 6518

(972) 4 823 0517

Elharizi 11/270, Old Acre, Israel