Breakfast at the Villa Carmel in Haifa, Israel

When we discovered the Villa Carmel Hotel on a shady, tree lined street off the main drag in the busy Carmel center, we were grateful.  As visitors to M’s native Israel each year for more than 30 years, we had stayed in nearly every other hotel in Haifa, and disliked them all.  Cavernous lobbies, kids running amok, outdated color schemes and tired furniture prevailed. Continue reading