Last updated May 31st 2020

Head North for your next vacation, and live it up in the lap of luxury! Explore the beautiful nature of The Galilee, The Carmel Mountains, and so much more!


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THE CARMEL – 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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SEA OF GALILEE – Setai Sea of Galilee Hotel

Swimming Pool | Boutique | Luxury | Setai | Sea of Galilee | $$$$$

The Setai Sea of Galilee, 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.


ROSH PINA – Isrotel Mizpe Hayamim Hotel

Swimming pool | Boutique Hotel | Luxury | Isrotel | Rosh Pina |$$$$$

The perfect place to recharge your body and your mind!

The Isrotel Mizpe Hayamim Hotel 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.


ROSH PINA – Bayit Bagalil Boutique Hotel by Herbert Samuel

Swimming pool | Boutique Hotel | Luxury | Herbert Samuel | Rosh Pina |$$$$

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.


AKKO – The Efendi Hotel

Boutique Hotel | Luxury | Akko |$$$$

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.


TIBERIAS – The Scots Hotel

Swimming Pool | Boutique | Luxury | Sea of Galilee | $$$$$

Stay at a beautiful historic building overlooking the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights and explore all the history behind the Scots Hotel. The once hospital is now renovated into a beautiful and luxurious hotel with a swimming pool, old (but renovated) and modern rooms, a gourmet festival with a delicious breakfast. The perfect location for your trip to North Israel.


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.


HAIFA – Dan Carmel Hotel Haifa

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

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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HAIFA – Schumacher Hotel Haifa

Boutique | Luxury | Haifa | $$

Schumacher Hotel Haifa provides concierge services, nonsmoking rooms, a garden, free WiFi and a shared lounge.

The property is set 1.4 mi from The Quiet Beach, 1.4 mi from Rambam Medical Center Haifa Israel and 1.4 mi from Baha’i Gardens and Golden Dome. The hotel offers city views, a terrace and a 24-hour front desk.


HAIFA – Dan Panorama Hotel Haifa

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

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.


HAIFA – Crowne Plaza Hotel Haifa

Swimming pool | Tower | Luxury | Intercontinental | Haifa | $$

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.


HAIFA – Templers Boutique Hotel Haifa

Boutique | Luxury | Haifa | $$

The Templers Boutique Hotel is located in the heart of Haifa’s German Colony, and overlooks the Baha’i Gardens. It offers luxurious, individually decorated rooms with air conditioning.

Free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV is provided in each room, while some feature a balcony, spa bath or whirlpool bath and a kitchenette. The rooms are all individually decorated in different styles.


HAIFA – The Colony Hotel Haifa

Boutique | Luxury | Haifa | $$

The Colony Hotel is in the German Colony area of Haifa. This boutique hotel offers a quiet garden, and a sunbathing area on the rooftop terrace.

All rooms come with LCD TVs, free Wi-Fi, and tea and coffee makers. This small hotel combines these modern amenities with original features and architecture of a property that is over 100 years old.


HAIFA – Leonardo Plaza Hotel Haifa

Swimming Pool | Tower | Luxury | Faatal | Haifa | $$

The Leonardo Hotel Haifa is located between Mount Carmel and Mediterranean Sea and offers a relaxing tranquility, which is only interrupted by the sound of waves lapping against the shore of Carmel Beach.

The hotel offers a luxurious culinary experience and a spectacular view of the Mediterranean Sea from the hotel’s balcony and from most of the rooms and suites.


SEA OF GALILEE – U Boutique Hotel Kinneret

Swimming Pool | Boutique | Luxury | Fattal | Sea of Galilee | $$$$$

Offering a seasonal outdoor pool and views of the sea, U Boutique Kinneret is located in Tiberias. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar, Free WiFi and free private parking.

Every room comes with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Certain units have a seating area for your convenience. You will find a coffee machine in the room. The rooms come with a private bathroom. Extras include L’Occitane toiletries and a hairdryer.


SEA OF GALILEE – Cnaan Village Boutique Hotel

Swimming Pool | Boutique | Luxury | Sea of Galilee | $$$$

Located in one of the most beautiful 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.


UPPER GALILEE – Galilion Hotel

Swimming pool | Boutique Hotel | Luxury | Upper Galilee  |$$$

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Galilion offers accommodations in Yesod Hamaala, 22 mi from Tiberias. The hotel has a seasonal outdoor pool and views of the mountain, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site.


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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