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“Simply a great place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
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The Colony Hotel Haifa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   28 Ben Gurion Street, Haifa, Israel   |  
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Ranked #6 of 22 Hotels in Haifa
Ramat Gan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Simply a great place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

Yes, I am coming fromTel Aviv.
We were looking for a different place to stay in Haifa - not in the fancy big hotels on the top of the Carmel mountain, and decided on this hotel.
Most of the things were great - very good location, very beautiful building, great and friendly staff, good breakfast and yes, the WiFi did to connect to the Internet until the staff did reset the network.

The one complaint I have is that the room, which we stayed at was no sound sealed and there was a lot of noice from the outside.

Bottom line - go for this place!

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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israel
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Great location, hotel is situated in a very nice street ornamented with the Christmas trees and shining Hanukias. From the terrace on the 4th floor you can enjoy Bahai gardens view, especially impressive at the night because of bright illumination. There are plenty of restaurants every five meters. Staff at reception is very friendly and helpful. We have got useful recommendation and even followed them. Nice breakfast with big choice of salads and fruit. Beds are comfortable, rooms are isolated from the street noise, which provides good sleep. Highly recommended for different kinds of travelers.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Okay, it's not the Ritz, but a Ritz or Hilton would be out of place on this charming street in the old German Colony section of Haifa. The rooms are well-equipped, comfortable and quiet, and for a small hotel, the breakfast buffet is bountiful. The hotel staff are very helpful. The rooms have a one liter bottle, and when we asked where we could more nearby, the desk clerk just smiled and said, "I'll give you more!"

There are quirky things, like a small lobby and one tiny elevator to bring your luggage from the street to the main lobby where a full size elevator goes to higher floors, but if appreciate older hotels, they won't bother you. You are walking distance to restaurants and the awesome Bahá’í World Centre and gardens.

Room Tip: If you are sensitive to noise, ask for a room off the street -- there are plenty.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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28 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

I stay in this Hotel frequently for Work, and I like to come back every time I have a chance. The Hotel originally was built by a German Templer Family ij the 19 Century, was restored and renovated a couple of years ago. It still has that old charm of a family Hotel, as the staff is nice and friendly and helpful. Breakfast is Fabulous, big selection of pastry, salads, Eggs, coffee, bread, and juice. I will come again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sarasota
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56 hotel reviews
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Stayed here two nights. Our room was incredibly small. We had difficulty finding a place for our suitcases. Mattresses are comfortable, and bathrooms are adequate. Hotel is conveniently located close to restaurants and entertainment. The flip side is that the carousing and noise goes on until about 2am, making sleep difficult. Nice rooftop area with great views of the Bahai gardens. Good breakfast. Wifi works wonderfully or not at all.
A note on safety... Sidewalks in front of the hotel are made of limestone. When it rains they become as slippery as ice. Be careful!

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We arrived the hotel to celebrate our 1 year anniversary... we took the Deluxe room and it was great. The Hotel has European characteristics and was great place to stay.
The rooms and the hotel are clean and neat.
Good Value for Money (though not cheap).
I have recommended the place to family and colleagues and advise you to visit the Place.

Room Tip: Choose the high floor room facing the Bahai Garden's (Check the Pictures) - Room 401/2. There i...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Average hotel, friendly personnel. Rich breakfast buffet, kosher. If you need the wifi you will go insane as the system us almost useless. Skype and viber do notvwork at all. In 2012 this matters a lot for the modern traveller.

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about The Colony Hotel Haifa

Address: 28 Ben Gurion Street, Haifa, Israel
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Location: Israel > Haifa District > Haifa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 22 Hotels in Haifa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Colony Hotel Haifa 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Colony Hotel Haifa is situated in the restored historic center of Haifa, in a unique preserved building, that was completely renovated in 2009 into a boutique hotel offering 40 luxurious rooms of the highest design standards. The hotel is located only 300 m from the world famous Baha’i Gardens which is one of the World Heritage Cultural sites. Next to the hotel are restaurants, cafes and a shopping mall, and it is only a short distance from the sea. ... more   less 
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