Last updated May 1st 2019

With beautiful nature, magical cities and many fun activities, the North area of Israel is not to be missed, luckily, it is also one of the areas with the most beautiful hotels in the country, so you can rest in a magical location after a day full of nature and adventure. Northern Israel includes Haifa, the Carmel district, Caesarea, Acre, Rosh Hanikra, the Galilee and the Golan.


Carmel Forest Spa

Haifa | $$$ | Swimming pool

This special Spa Hotel is nestled in the middle of the Carmel Forest, just south of Haifa. The ideal place to recharge and renew, you will quickly forget the hustle bustle of city life. The resort has a beautiful outdoor swimming pool, wet and dry saunas, a Turkish bath, and over 60 different spa treatments from some of the best masseurs in Israel. Guests have a wide choice of activities including nature walks, aerobics, yoga and meditation. The restaurant serves delicious healthy food, including kosher options, and all 126 rooms are spacious and lovingly designed. Read more.

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Mitzpe Hayamim

Rosh Pina | $$$ | Swimming pool

Mizpe Hayamim is located in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, in the mountains and forests in the North of Israel, near Rosh Pina and Safed. The 37 acre hotel includes 97 luxurious rooms, gardens, orchards, and a vast organic farm, gourmet restaurants, a spa and swimming pool, and excellent customer service. Read more.

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Tamarin Boutique Hotel

Rosh Pina | $$$ | Swimming pool

If you are looking to relax in nature and be pampered in a beautiful boutique hotel, the Tamarin Hotel is for you. Be amazed by the panoramic views of the Sea of Galilee and Mount Hermon while staying at a spacious suite with cable TV and a spa bath. The perfect place for a weekend get away. Read more.

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Sea of Galilee

Setai Sea of Galilee

Tiberias | $$$ | Swimming pool

The Setai Sea of Galilee, primely located on the eastern cost of the Sea of Galilee, offers 110 luxurious rooms and villas.  The villas boast breathtaking views of the Sea of Galilee, Tiberius and Golan Heights. Rooms also offer enchanting views of the hotels spacious gardens with lush vegetation. Their unique “Kinneret” villas have a private outdoor pool or hot tub. Their Standard rooms offer high end accommodation in a pleasant and cozy atmosphere tub. Read more.

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Cnaan Village Boutique Hotel and Spa

Had Nes | $$$ | Swimming pool

Located in one of the most privileged locations of the Golan Heights in the Had Nes village, the Cnaan Village Boutique Hotel & Spa is the perfect place for a romantic escape. Wake up to a delicious and generous Israeli breakfast by the pool, enjoy the panoramic views of the Sea of Galilee, spend the day at the beautiful pool and spa, and stay at a spacious and beautiful suite, the perfect combo for a weekend away from the city. Read more.

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Vered Hagalil Guest Farm

Vered Hagalil | $$ | Swimming pool

Overlooking the Sea of Galilee, this beautiful boutique hotel is a perfect spot to escape from the city… or use as a base to tour the local area. The hotel has 31 separate chalets for guests, each with a little garden and most with amazing views, a swimming pool, an excellent chef restaurant, and a horse-farm for the adventurous! Read more.

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The Scots Hotel

Tiberias | $$ | Swimming pool

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Zichron Yaakov

Elma Hotel and Arts Complex

Zichron Yaakov | $$$ | Swimming pool

Elma Hotel is one of the newest luxury country hotels to open in Israel, in the same league as the Carmel Forest Spa, the Beresheet Hotel, and Mizpe Hayamim. It is perched on the side of the mountain in Zichron Yaakov, with a spectatular view of Maagan Michael Kibbutz and the beach 7km away. Zichron Yaakov is a quaint little town north of Netanya, famous for its wine production and beautiful town centre. The hotel boasts a pool and spa, an elegant restaurant, art exhibitions – and a concert room which regularly hosts cool musicians! Read more.

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The Efendi Hotel

Acre | $$

One of the most beautiful and luxurious hotels located in the best location of the old city of Acre. The building is a historic Ottoman building that has been restored and renovated. The rooms are spacious and comfortable; there is a large terrace with one of the best views of the Mediterranean Sea; a Turkish bath for a relaxing session; and a world-class restaurant that offers traditional Israeli breakfast, plus delicious fresh food all day. Read more.

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Acre | $$ 

A beautiful boutique hotel immersed in the historic old city of Acre, just minutes away from the main attractions of the city. The building itself carries years of history and has been renovated into a comfortable luxury hotel. It only has 16 rooms, so you will have a boutique and personalized experience during your stay. The hotel has a beautiful rooftop with a panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea, Haifa and the Carmel Mountain. Read more

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This guide is part of our series of Best Hotel Guides in Israel. Also check out our guides for Best Hotels in IsraelBest Hotels in JerusalemBest Hotels in the Dead SeaBest Hotels in Eilat; for those looking for boutique hotels we have guides for the Best Boutique Hotels in Israel and Best Boutique Hotels in Tel Aviv; and for those traveling in a budget, we have guides for the Best Hostels in Israel and Best Hostels in Tel Aviv

Traveling to North Israel? Check out our guides for the Best North Israel Tours and the Best North Israel Restaurants! Find all the best tourism recommendations at our Tourism page.

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