Wondering where to stay in Haifa? Israel’s third-largest city, Haifa sits surrounded by the waters of the Mediterranean Sea on three sides. On its fourth stand the slopes of Mount Carmel. A settlement for some 3,000 years, a distinct set of neighborhoods have developed in the city. Each have their attractions, as you’ll soon discover.
Wadi Nisnas & Wadi Salib
These two neighboring districts are widely considered to be the center of Haifa. They are the location for many of the city’s main tourist sights, as well as its central railway station. Traditionally Arab neighborhoods that are now mixed, they sit at the base of Mount Carmel.
The Schumacher Hotel
The Schumacher Hotel offers contemporary style, vibrant soft furnishings and hardwood floors in its spacious rooms. It consists of an old stone building connected to a modern glass and stone-clad tower block. Additionally, it lies in the center of the city close to major points of interest. Its urban oasis ambience is enhanced by gardens around the entrance and a roof terrace with views across the city. Guests also have access to a shared lounge.
25 Lokhamei ha-Geta’ot Street
Bay Club occupies a building from 1912, that clad in local stone, is suggestive of a historic watch tower. Light and airy interiors take on an art deco touch, both in the lounge and library and in the rooms. These adopt a subtle color palette of blues that echo the hues of the nearby Mediterranean. Each comes equipped with a fridge and seating area, while some also boast a private terrace.
7 Hasan Shukri Street
Tannous Aparthotel is both well-located within sight of the Baha’i Gardens and Golden Dome UNESCO World Heritage Site, and well-equipped. It comes with a kitchenette containing hob, microwave, and full-sized fridge. There is a separate dining area, and an outdoor terrace from which to enjoy the year-round Mediterranean climate.
9 Yona Street
Named after its postal address, Levontine 14 is a stylishly modern aparthotel of studio apartments and family room. Each feature a kitchenette with fridge, and separate seating area. They have views over the garden, and an excellent location within the city for sightseeing.
Loui Hotel provides simply-decorated studio apartments with a kitchenette that contains a fridge among other amenities. Perhaps the main highlight of this aparthotel over similar offerings is its roof terrace. This boasts sun loungers and views from Mount Carmel right across to the Mediterranean Sea.
Incorporating Hadar HaCarmel (Splendor of the Carmel), this neighborhood is one of Haifa’s most upmarket. Sitting on the slopes of the mountain, the area is dotted with trees and parkland. It also makes the rest of the city easily accessible via the Carmelit Metro System.
Carmel Forest Spa Resort
The adults-only Carmel Forest Spa Resort belongs to the Isrotel chain’s Exclusive Collection. Situated at the heart of the Mount Carmel forest, close to Mount Carmel National Park, it has six hectares of private grounds. Its tiered levels of modern accommodation lead down towards an outdoor swimming pool. An indoor pool is also available to guests, in addition to a spa with 28 treatment rooms, hammam and sauna.
PO Box 9000, Bet Oren
Dan Carmel Haifa
The Dan Carmel Haifa is situated on the slopes of Mount Carmel. It offers views of either the mountain’s upper slopes or the Mediterranean Sea from its rooms. They boast sophisticated interiors and large windows that open out onto private balconies. There is a garden and outdoor pool. While there, children have their own pool and an activities club. The hotel also schedules weekly free sightseeing tours of the city.
85-87 Hanassi Avenue
This aparthotel was built by the second Baron de Rothschild, who received the Balfour Declaration pledging British support for a Jewish homeland in 1917. Dating from 1929, the Rothschild Mansion that bears his name has well-turned out furnishings and amenities. These include a kitchen with fridge and microwave. While there, you can also enjoy complimentary newspapers each morning.
Situated on the Mediterranean on the western side of Haifa, Neve David is one of Haifa’s newer neighborhoods. It was created during the influx of Jewish immigrants after the end of the Second World War. Because it centers on the beaches, it has a more tranquil setting than the eastern side of the city.
The beachfront Almog Tower is less than 100 meters from the sands of Carmel Beach. Its suites are fitted out with marble floors, a kitchenette with microwave and fridge. There is also a separate area of comfortable seating. They provide views of the pool area, which includes a terrace and children’s playground.
10 David Elazar Street
Rooms on the Sea
Guests get no points for guessing this accommodation option is located on the Mediterranean. Facing Carmel Beach, this aparthotel is in the same block as Almog Tower. Its suites come with a fully-equipped kitchen that includes a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, and microwave. Additionally, there is a seating area in which to relax.
10 David Elazar Street
Heading to Haifa
Haifa’s hotels sit throughout its many neighborhoods, from the Mediterranean Sea to the heights of Mount Carmel. Whatever you’re looking for in accommodation in Haifa, you will find it.