Last updated June 1st 2020

Head North for your next vacation, and explore the beautiful mountains and nature of The Carmel. Whether you’re looking for five-star luxury, the coolest hostels, or anything in between, this guide has got you covered!

The Carmel stretches from Haifa in the North to Zichron Yaakov in the South. In this guide we’ve included hotels that are on Mount Carmel in Haifa – for more hotels in Haifa check out our Guide for the Best Hotels in Haifa.

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The Best Hotels in The Carmel Countryside

Carmel Forest Spa

Swimming pool | Boutique Hotel | Luxury | Isrotel | Carmel |$$$$$ 

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.

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Kedem Hotel

Swimming pool | Boutique Hotel | Mid-Range | Carmel |$$$ 

Kedem Hotel features a restaurant, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a bar and garden in Tirat Karmel. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge.

Guests staying at Kedem Hotel have access to the on-site spa and wellness center which includes a sauna and a hot tub.

Zohar Badeshe Resort on Kibbutz Dalia

Swimming pool | Kibbutz | Mid-Range | Carmel |$ 

Zohar Badeshe is surrounded by vineyards and forests in Dalia, between the valleys and Mount Carmel. It offers a swimming pool and plenty of common areas for events.

Rooms are air conditioned and come with cable TV, free Wi-Fi and a fridge. They are located in wooden huts set around the grounds of the Kibbutz, which is a traditional Israeli collective community.

Kibbutz Nachsholim Beach Hotel

Kibbutz | Mid-Range | Carmel |$ 

Nachsholim Holiday Village Kibbutz Hotel has a peaceful location on the beautiful seaside of Israel’s Mediterranean coast. The property features a private beach area 30 m from the main building. Parking is free.

Accommodations comes with air conditioning, an LCD TV, and a fridge. All rooms are set on the ground floor, and have a patio with tables and chairs. The apartments are located near the beach.

Best Hotels in Zichron Yaakov

Elma Hotel and Arts Complex

Swimming pool | Boutique Hotel | Luxury | Zichron Yaakov |$$$$ 

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.

Zamarin Hotel

Boutique Hotel | Mid-Range | Zichron Yaakov |$$$ 

Located in Zikhron Ya‘aqov, Zamarin has free bikes, garden and free WiFi. Boasting a concierge service, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The hotel features room service.

The rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a desk. At the hotel, rooms are equipped with a private bathroom with free toiletries.

Hotel Beit Maimon

Boutique Hotel | Mid-Range | Zichron Yaakov |$$

Hotel Beit Maimon is in the Carmel Mountains. It offers a natural setting and panoramic views of the valley and the Mediterranean Sea. Tel Aviv is a 1-hour drive away.

The Maimon’s many facilities include free parking, an extensive garden and a large hot tub overlooking the natural surroundings. Even the meeting room and the on-site restaurant feature panoramic views.

Eden Inn

Swimming pool | Boutique Hotel | Mid-Range | Zichron Yaakov |$

Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, Eden Inn is located in Zikhron Ya‘aqov, 0.9 mi from Habaron Promenade. Surrounded by the lush garden, it offers air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen cable TV. Free WiFi is provided in the lobby.

Amenities in all rooms also include a fridge and an electric kettle. Featuring a bath or shower, private bathrooms come with free toiletries.

The Best Hotels on Mount Carmel in Haifa

Located on the slope of Mount Carmel, in the center of Haifa, overlooking downtown Haifa, Mount Carmel is home to Haifa’s luxury towers and several mid-range boutique hotels.

Dan Carmel Hotel Haifa

Swimming pool | Tower | Luxury | Dan | $$$

The Dan Carmel Haifa is a luxury hotel near the pretty Louis Promenade, with its panoramic views. The property offers spacious, elegant rooms with views of the Mediterranean Sea or Mount Carmel. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

Rooms have a classic style, and each features a private balcony. Some rooms offer free access to the exclusive King David Lounge. Breakfast is served buffet style each morning.

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Dan Panorama Hotel Haifa

Swimming pool | Tower | Luxury | Dan | $$

In the center of Carmel, the Dan Panorama Haifa is a landmark hotel. This 21-story tower offers great accommodations with panoramic views and a great range of hotel facilities. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

Dan Panorama Haifa Hotel’s 266 guest rooms are decorated in a contemporary style and offer fantastic views over Haifa Bay and Mount Carmel. Some rooms offer free access to the exclusive Carmel Lounge.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Haifa

Swimming pool | Tower | Luxury | Intercontinental | $$

Set on the green slopes of Mount Carmel, this Crowne Plaza offers panoramic views of Haifa and the Bay. All rooms come with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and an LCD TV. Free tours of the Bahai Gardens are provided.

The rooms come with hardwood floors, a safe, and a tea/coffee maker. Some rooms are on the higher floors, and offer free parking and access to the 24-hour Business Lounge, with free internet terminals and refreshments.

Carmella Boutique Hotel

Boutique | Mid Range | $$

Located in a restored building dating back to 1913, Carmella Boutique Hotel offers accommodations in Haifa. Guests can find a free underground parking on site.

Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV. Some units have a seating area to relax in after a busy day. You will find a Nespresso coffee machine in the room. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer.

Beth Shalom Hotel

Boutique | Mid Range | $

In the central Carmel area in Haifa, 503 m from Gan Haem Zoo, Beth-Shalom offers air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV and hardwood floors. Haifa Port is 6.4 km away.

An Israeli breakfast is served daily including fresh salads, eggs, and cheeses, along with fruit and drinks. Guests will find many restaurants in the surrounding area.

Villa Carmel Boutique Hotel

Boutique | Mid Range | $$

Villa Carmel is located in Haifa’s prestigious Carmel district, near the Louis Promenade and the Baha’i Gardens. Rooms offer luxurious Egyptian linen and free Wi-Fi, available throughout.

Villa Carmel Boutique Hotel has just 14 beautifully designed guest rooms. Each comes with air conditioning and flat-screen TV, and some feature a spa bath or computerized jet shower.

Carmel Pearl Hotel

Boutique | Mid Range | $$

A top choice in the North. Carmel Pearl provides express check-in and check-out, non-smoking rooms, a garden, free WiFi and a spa & wellness center.

The property is around 2.6 km from Russian Orthodox Church, 3.5 km from Baha’i Gardens and Golden Dome and 4.7 km from Madatech – The national museum of science, technology and space. Rooms have a balcony with views of the city.

For more Haifa Hotels check out our Guide to the Best Hotels in Haifa

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

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