I recently traveled to Haifa on business and a colleague recommended the Villa Carmel Boutique Hotel to me. It's a tiny, 15-room, renovated building, so don't be expecting a big fancy hotel with lots of amenities. What you do get is a lot of charm, a friendly staff, and a great location from which you can walk to restaurants, bars, and parks.
Although there is no gym in the hotel, I was able to head out for a great run on the hill most mornings I was there, and there is a hot tub on the top floor, if you want to take advantage. Breakfast is included, and it's your choice of egg plus a basket of bread and a tray of delicious Mediterranean items to go with your cucumber-tomato salad.
Just so you know, all the rooms are different. I was in room 5, and it was a (what I would consider) large room with a double bed and a desk and plenty of space besides, and a balcony looking out over the restaurant's outdoor space. The bathroom itself is generous, but the shower might be viewed by some as a bit tight - even I felt slightly cramped, and I'm 5'8".
In short, not the fanciest hotel in the world by any means; the Villa Carmel feels much more like a bed&breakfast, but it was not expensive (compared to a hotel you might normally stay in for business), and it had warmth and character to make up for it.
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