By: Romi Drach (@romi_drach)
Haifa, my beautiful hometown, is full of green landscapes and blue sea. Downtown Haifa has become a center of attraction for young people, full of restaurants, bars, boutique cafes, workshops and colorful markets. All of these, combined with the preserved ancient buildings and the proximity to the port, make Haifa in general and downtown Haifa, in particular, the most surprising city in the country.
Take a walk in a small and picturesque alley near the German Colony in Haifa, and you will arrive at the Schumacher Hotel. The hotel is located in a magical Templar building that has been restored and preserved alongside a new building. Upon entering the gate you will feel a complete detachment from the city. A stone floor and a fairytale floral garden will lead you to the reception, where they will welcome you and make you feel at home. The hotel staff, from the receptionist to the hotel managers, are without a doubt what makes this place so special. In the tastefully decorated lounge, you can have your breakfast or enjoy the afternoon happy hour with champagne and snacks. The view from the rooms is either overlooking the Haifa port or the impressive Baha’i Gardens. The hotel offers pampering spa treatments and it also has a charming rooftop sundeck with seating areas. When staying at a boutique hotel in Haifa there are quite a few attractions to visit – the German Colony, Wadi Nissans, the Turkish Market, and the Port of Haifa.