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Yair Street 1, Zichron Yaakov 30900 Israel
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#1 of 3 hotels in Zichron Yaakov
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4.7
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4.3
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4.2
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Imagine a place as uplifting for the soul as it is relaxing for the body. A place of understated luxury and utter comfort, where you are surrounded by beauty at every turn - a place that, in bringing together the finest art and the warmest hospitality, brings people together from all over the world to share and experience both. A place built on the belief that when you stay with art, the art stays with you long after you leave. Such a place is the Elma Arts Complex Luxury Hotel. Located atop the hills of Zichron Ya'akov, its elevated position allows for breathtaking views of the Mediterranean. Elma itself is a work of art. And like the pioneers who built Zichron over a century ago, Elma brings something completely new to the world. The vision of arts patron Lily Elstein, it offers an experience that pampers the body as it nourishes the spirit.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Spa
Wifi
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
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Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
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Facial treatments
Massage
Rooftop terrace
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Ocean view
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Amir1970 wrote a review Nov 19
Tel Aviv, Israel11 contributions14 helpful votes
Nice architecture and a few paintings do not make a hotel an arts complex. this hotel takes itself way too seriously but does not deliver on the promise. the starting point is not bad, Good and quiet location, amazing ocean view, interesting architecture. But this is where it ends. The Hotel and especially the rooms are not well maintained, simply (not to say skimpy) furnished, with no minibar, no closet or decent place for storage, almost no hangers for cloths or towels, not to mention a desk / chair. the public areas also provide an uninviting feeling with no real lobby to sit and relax. the so called expresso bar is a kiosk at best uninviting with very little variety. last but not least is the service. too young and inexperienced, not properly qualified or just not caring about the customer experience. We enjoyed are stay, but we will not be visiting here again, the value for money is just not worth it.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Joel S wrote a review Oct 2022
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Great service outstanding breakfast. Balcony room worth extra. Amazing views right to the coast. The hotel is full of original art making a walk to breakfast in the added pleasure. Easy parking.Multi level design hotel means lots of stairs.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Shlomo F wrote a review Oct 2022
Tel Aviv, Israel139 contributions24 helpful votes
The hotel architecture is unique It is full of art creations The room is spacious facing the sea The breakfast is very rich and tasty The staff is friendly and helpful The outer pool is big Some rust has to be taken care of in inner pool facilities
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Debby wrote a review Sep 2022
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The hotel cottage was lovely, clean, and comfortable. The spa treatment was fantastic! The breakfast was delicious and generous. The views and hotel grounds were serene and spectacular. The customer service was one of a kind. We had a lovely mini vacation at the Elma Hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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orbitmic wrote a review Aug 2022
Nice, France31 contributions12 helpful votes
This hotel is a historic architectural landmark from the second half of the 20th century on the outskirts of Zikhron Yaakov. If I'm not mistaken, it was initially a holiday place for the histadrout (the main trade union), was nearly abandonned for a while, and then taken back by new owners who transformed it into a luxury hotel and arts complex. This type of architecture can be very polarising (some people hate it) but I really loved it myself. The grounds are pretty, and the views from the front towards the coastline are striking. Interior decor is very tasteful including the furniture. Breakfast was excellent (loved the orange press!) and extremely diverse, and the public areas are great. I was in a Deluxe room with great little balconies, tasteful decor, and upgraded amenities like a Nespresso machine and bottled water. Some things are a lot less nice, and if I'm honest, whilst I gave the 5* rating because the place is so unique, in some other ways, I could have given it a 4, or even a 3* quite easily depending on what matters to you most. First, luxury is not a very intuitive concept in Israel. It is reflected in the price (for sure) and the decor, and to an extent the opulence of breakfast but certainly not in the service. My room was not ready at the time it was supposed to be (I didn;'t care as I went to the pool anyway), family who joined me later in the evening found the reception to be empty so we needed to call (not great from a foreign mobile phone) just for someone to show up, cleaning leaves quite a bit to be desired (there were long dark hair in my bed!) and don't even think about stuff like concierge, help with luggage (most rooms involve stairs) or things of the kind. The swimming pool was also very crowded and people left rubbish about and used towels which stayed there for hours. Finally, I found the price ridiculous. We are talking about fares of €500/$500+ a night, often with a minimum of two nights, even for the entry room category. This is way overpriced by any standard. So in a way, I loved staying there. In others, I found it very expensive for what it is and off key on many grounds. I'd suggest that people should only go there if the specific, unique place makes them "dream" in some ways, but if the rate it by traditional hotel standards let alone as a luxury hotel, it is probably not the right choice for them.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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David S wrote a review Aug 2022
Ramat Hasharon, Israel5 contributions4 helpful votes
Great view, good food, poor service and rooms in poor shape. We spent a weekend here with the family. One of the rooms was without light in the shower, leaking water in the toilet that caused repetitive refilling noises all night (!!). We could not sleep at all because of that noise and the fridge also was broken and made a lot of noise. We did not have remotes for the TV (we ended up unplugging it to go to sleep) and there was no phone in the room so we could not call the reception. The room was not clean and after several complaints to the staff (!!) - nothing changed. Don’t go there!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Moti M wrote a review Aug 2022
Nice, France18 contributions8 helpful votes
Let me start by saying that the hotel is well decorated and has a great view. The breakfast was also a good experience. Unfortunately those were the only advantages of the Hotel. It started when we found that the standard rooms ( 3 rooms) are so small that we couldn’t even find a place to put our clothes! After talking with the reception manager we got new rooms superior rooms, with no charge (good for them) but those were not very clean and not maintained at all. Our Cable TV stopped working and we ask the guest services to fix it. No one came even after several calls! In addition, I found out that my family asked to put some balloons in my room to celebrate my birthday but nothing was there even after talking to the receptionist several times while he/she promised to take care of that. The outdoor pool was out of order for several hours on first day and it was so annoying! To summarize: one of the worst “luxury “ hotels we have stayed in!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Save your money as there are better hotels that costs much less.
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Ilan M wrote a review Aug 2022
4 contributions2 helpful votes
We had our wedding party stay here before and after our wedding, and my wife and I had our mini-moon here. The view is stunning and the complex itself is very nice, but our stay was terrible in every other way. We were told that we could come earlier than check-in, and arranged our shuttle accordingly. 48 hours before we were told that we couldn't come as early as originally promised, and had to change the shuttle. When we arrived the rooms were not nearly cleaned up to the standard that one would expect from a luxury hotel (and from the associated price tag) Things were missing and broken in the room. When we alerted the staff to the problems, they were slow to fix the ones that got fixes (not all of them did) and acted with total lack of surprise that things were amiss. It seemed they were very used to things being broken and missing. In one case a maintenance worker came to our room and argued with us about whether or not the shower handle was broken. We demonstrated that it was broken and he said that it works sometimes and that's good enough. We paid over $70 per person for a very mediocre dinner buffet. The waiter came by to ask if we wanted any drinks. I asked for a pepsi, and when he brought it, he also brought the credit card machine and charged me $8 for a small bottle of pepsi that I had assumed was included. To add insult to injury, the 3rd party accounting company that works for the hotel told us that some of our guests didn't pay for their rooms, and took it out of our deposit. We had to show them receipts and credit card statements, and 2 months later we are still fighting to get our deposit money back. Zichron Yaacov is the most amazing town, and Elma is a great physical complex in a wonderful spot. I completely understand why it was once a sought-after luxury hotel, but under the current management you should not stay here.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Lilyfro wrote a review Aug 2022
Pinner, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
We have always wanted to visit Zicron Yacov and were recommended to the Elma. A stunning building and grounds close to the town. The staff, especially Shani & Noy went over and above to make sure our stay was great. Breakfast was plentiful and fabulous. The architecture of the site is worth visiting alone, the art is interesting and like visiting a gallery. The pool is big and well kept.Beds were comfortable, a big plus in my book.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Ariel C wrote a review Aug 2022
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We’ve visited King David, Waldorf, David Citadel, Hilton Tel Aviv, and Inbal recently. Elma has best food by far. The breakfast and dinner menus vary and the food is wonderful. The hotel has a great pool - including a separate pool for kids. The hotel could be cleaner - but relative to other Israeli high-end hotels, the cleanliness is comparable. My overall rating is 4.5, but no half option.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Not great hotel for Accessibility. A lot of steps. I saw some guests in wheelchairs, but I’m not...
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PRICE RANGE
$289 - $388 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
IsraelHaifa DistrictZichron Yaakov
NUMBER OF ROOMS
95
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ELMA HOTEL ARTS COMPLEX - Updated 2022 Prices & Reviews (Zichron Yaakov, Israel)

Frequently Asked Questions about Elma Hotel Arts Complex
Which popular attractions are close to Elma Hotel Arts Complex?
Nearby attractions include Baron's Code Escape Games (0.6 miles), סטודיו "כלים לחיים" קרמיקה וקדרות (0.6 miles), and Tut Neyar - Handmade paper (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Elma Hotel Arts Complex?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Elma Hotel Arts Complex?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Elma Hotel Arts Complex?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Elma Hotel Arts Complex?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Elma Hotel Arts Complex?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nili, Tishbi Winery Restaraunt, and Mimi Gelato Art.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Elma Hotel Arts Complex?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Elma Hotel Arts Complex?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Elma Hotel Arts Complex offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Elma Hotel Arts Complex?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including Russian and Hebrew.
Are there any historical sites close to Elma Hotel Arts Complex?
Many travelers enjoy visiting HaMizgaga - Museum of Archaeology and Glass (2.8 miles) and Burge Binyamina (4.6 miles).