Tower Hotel Haifa
63 Herzl Street, Hadar, Haifa, Israel
More about Tower Hotel Haifa
Relatively ok Accomodation in Haifa
Dismal looking from the outside. Nothing special in the inside.
1. It's in the middle of the city, accesible to most shops, malls, and transportation. Just don't go there past midnight as taxis would charge 60 to 80 shekels excluding the tip to get you there.
2. Ironing is free. You can iron your clothes in a small room where the ironing board and iron is provided.
3. Breakfast is not continental although it would appeal more to vegetarian. The food only changes (1 or 2 is added) after each Shabbat. Breakfast consists of cheese, boiled or poached eggs, bread, sliced cucumber, tomatoes, fish (usually salted), and olives.
4. Toiletries are given and refilled each day.
1. The hotel has obviously seen better days.
2. Blankets and curtains have cigarette burns on them.
3. The smell of the oil refinery is strong when the windows are open even if you're staying at the 11th floor. Since we were in a corner room, we were able to see a greater view of the city from our room.
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Renting a car in Haifa on a Saturday
Hello Forum Visitors:
Would anyone know where to rent a car in Haifa on a Saturday morning? All the major agencies seem to be closed for Shabbat. We're arriving by ship around 10:00AM and would like to rent a car to visit the country for the next two days.
Re: Renting a car in Haifa on a Saturday
Car rentals agencies are all closed on Shabath (Saturday).
Have you considered hiring a licensed tour guide? He'll not only provide transportation, but will enrich the entire experience with his knowledge.
Travel Tips for Haifa
Blue Skies Green Mountain and Sandy Beaches
Haifa isn't high on the priority list of most tourists. It doesn't have history like jerusalem, nor grandeur like Tel-Aviv, but it has all the above:
Blue Skies Green Mountain and Sandy Beaches.
Don't miss it next time you are in Israel! Hikking, Sun -Bathing, Swimming, and everything else
Visit the Bahai Temple
Visit the Bahai Temple and its gardens.
The Bahai religion was founded in 1863 by Mirza Husayn, a Persian who was later known as Bahaullah. Haifa serves as the world center of this religion.
See my travelogue on the gardens.
On Friday mornings before the Sabbath, you can find many Israelis filling out toto forms. The toto is a lottery that is based on the results of football matches in Israel and many times abroad (England, Italy, Spain). Fill out a form (it only costs around NIS 10) and cross your fingers. Perhaps you will return to Israel a millionaire!
Scary cars - be aware!!
In Haifa be careful with the cars - they might bite. Well okey, not bite, but start screaming anyway! Don't touch any cars; our family made at least 5 cars alarm about robbery - and not trying to open the doors or anything, we just accidently touched the cars!
Okey, it's normal to have a burglar alarm in the car, but usually it only starts ringing if someone tries to get in the car or break the lock. But no, the Haifa cars are so over-zealous that they start alarming even for a gentle touch. Hehe... :P
So be careful when you're walking on the pavements - don't touch any cars!