American Colony, in two exquisitely restored buildings with stunning views of the Mediterranean, Jaffa’s Old City and Tel Aviv’s skyline. The Drisco offers the highest standards in hospitality, offering our patrons a smooth and luxurious experience, with absolute attention to detail.
The hotel is comprised of two perfectly renovated buildings. The first is the historic Hardegg Jerusalem Hotel, Jaffa’s first hotel, established in 1866 by the Drisco brothers. This magnificent building houses the majority of the guest rooms, the Zada restaurant, the Drisco Bar, the lobby and the reception.
The second building is the original Norton House, named after Mr. P.A. Norton, one of the first American settlers of the colony. It is a charming 3-storey wood structure that offers a variety of rooms with a picturesque view of the inner Piazza and Jaffa’s Old City. We have aptly named it Villa Drisco and together with the main building it makes for the renewed Drisco Hotel.
The rooms are exquisitely designed and come equipped with all the modern amenities you could expect.
In addition, hotel guests will enjoy the sophisticated and hip ambiance of the Drisco Bar, where guests mingle with the city’s trendy creative class and young jet setting entrepreneurs.
Chef Shahar Bitton, an internationally acclaimed chef presides over the Zada restaurant, where he offers up contemporary Ottoman cuisine that was originally developed for the Sultans of Turkey.