For 50 years, this has been Haifa’s prestige hotel. Today, it’s better than ever partially because, in 2012, all deluxe rooms on upper floors were totally reconstructed and now include super-luxurious bathrooms with sunken Jacuzzis and separate stall showers. As we go to press, standard rooms are in the process of being updated (alas, no sunken Jacuzzis for them, but they’ll get the same chic, modern décor). A large pool and good children’s programs help make this a relaxing base, as does the location, near dozens of excellent restaurants (it’s also just a 5-minute walk to the Gan Ha-Em Carmelit stop). Final perk: The dazzling views.