The Carmel Hotel
Situated in the heart of the Old City of Safed, the Carmel Hotel is in easy walking distance of the synagogues and the local sights. This is a small and simple hotel with only twelve rooms and can sleep up to forty. This makes it ideal for a group of family and friends who want to be able to have a place to themselves at affordable rates.
The rooms have been recently refurbished and have an en-suite shower & toilet. There is also a hand basin outside the bathroom. The rooms have cable TV, air-conditioning/heating and the upstairs rooms have a private balcony. All the rooms have twin beds, with some family rooms available, and extra beds can be put in most of the rooms if required.
There is a grape-vine covered communal balcony that faces Mount Meron where you can get to know the other guests and watch the sunset. As the hotel is equipped with wifi you can also sit here and send your emails, if you can take your eyes away from the view.
Although the hotel doesn't offer breakfast during the winter, it does have a restaurant/ dining room available for groups all the year round. The hotel is often booked for small celebrations such as Bar Mitzvahs, so that out of town guests can stay at the hotel, while the celebration is held in the dining room, which can seat up to 90 -100 guests.
Drinks And Snacks
The hotel provides a refrigerator and a hot water urn for use by guests and you can get supplies in the nearby supermarket on Jerusalem Street. For Shabbat the hotel also provides electric warming platters so you can warm up your food if you wish.
Coming from the Egged bus station turn right and follow the road past the Palatine building until you get to the circle just below the Gan Ha Ir (City Park) when you turn right down Ha Ari Street. You will see a sign for The Carmel on your left at number 8 and there is parking opposite the hotel if you are coming by car. The entrance to the hotel is up a small flight of steps on Ya'avez Street. This street also leads up to Jerusalem Street, where you can find the Rav Chesed supermarket opposite and the Seven Grains coffee shop and bakery nearby.
Due to its quiet location and proximity to synagogues a lot of religious guests stay here, so the hotel is Sabbath observant and smoking is not allowed on Shabbat.
Room rates are from 300NIS per night per couple during the week and 400NIS per couple for Shabbat.
Details of group, party rates, and other kashrut options are available on application.
Shlomo Zaid Tel/fax 04 692 0053
Kosher Certificate: Regular Rabbinut