The impressive building, which was originally a family home at the time of the Ottoman Empire and later housed the British Mandate police, is now a 52 room boutique hotel. The hotel has a regal art deco design with a nautical theme, accentuated by a calming blue and green color scheme.
We arrived at the hotel in central Haifa just in time for the daily happy hour which is held in the restaurant with its peaceful conservatory. As well as a selection of drinks, there was also a light dairy buffet and a free 15-minute massage from the hotel spa, which was so good, I decided to book a full treatment the next day.
The Shorashim Spa (www.shorashimcare.com) is housed in the lower level of the hotel and offers a wide range of holistic treatments tailored to one’s preference. Yoav Lalum, the spa owner, gave me a wonderful massage that was both intense and relaxing at the same time. The advantage of having a massage in a hotel is that you can go straight up to your room afterward and relax.
Other posts about Haifa:
- Eataliano dalla Costa – Italian Arabic Fusion on the shores of Haifa
- Lux Haifa – Traditional Local Arabic Food with a Modern Twist
- The Tastes, Smells and Sights of Wadi Nisnas