Jaffa has a long history of more than 3,000 years and for many years its ancient harbor was the entrance to the Holy Land.

One of Jaffa’s most famous streets is named Margoza Yehuda Street, hence the name of the hotel.  Ragusa was the original name of the city now named Dubrovnik in Croatia, and Yehuda Halevi was a Jew who emigrated from Croatia to Israel at the end of the 19th Century.  He was the Chief Rabbi of Jaffa, Rabbi Yehuda Halevi, and known as Judea Meragoza, who was also a citrus grower.  The building was erected on the site which was once an orchard and a reminder of this can be seen on the patio which leads to the hotel entrance where citrus trees were planted.  Rabbi Yehuda Margoza accepted and respected both the Jewish and Arab residents of Jaffa.

 1 Avraham Even Shoshan St. (Corner of 29
Yehuda Margoza) Tel Aviv-Jaffa 6817696
Tel: 03-6805050, Fax: 03-6805051