Imagine that you wake up in the morning on a comfortable and luxurious bed after a good and long sleep without children who wake you between two to five times in the middle of the night (and this still happens to me at the age of 6).
You open your eyes and see the sea..
This is what happens to guests at the Sea Life Hotel in Nahariya.
Only an hour and a 15 minutes drive from Tel Aviv area and you have a private observation point facing the sea.
Add to this view a luxurious spa hotel with spacious and styled rooms, a calm and quiet atmosphere, fine and tasty food, and you will find that even a short 30-36 hour vacation can fill your batteries with amazing energies.
I was invited to stay at the Sea Life Hotel in Nahariya, which opened in 2014 and underwent renovations for two years until the reopening as a luxury boutique hotel, in order to cover and share my opinion from a former travel agent who visited dozens of hotels in Israel and around the world and knows a bit about hotel standards.
I have to admit that I said to myself once invited – Nahariya, far, cold, winter and there is not much to do in the city at this time, but I discovered to my surprise that it is only an hour and a bit of travel from the center,
a perfect location on the northernmost coast of Israel, After a week with 3 children alone most of the time, and in combination with the perfect partner – it will be nice to sit with him and pass the time with fun and when the hotel also provides a rich and pampering spa area with a heated pool – no more than that to come back as new to another intensive week of work.
From outside the Sea Life Hotel looks like a small, simple hotel, but when you go in you discover the urban chic and meticulous design of the hotel that gives a slightly different experience to the guests.
The pool design is characterized by color games and lighting, using various materials such as mosaic, thin, concrete and more.
The pool creates a sense of detachment from the outside world and creates an internal space suitable for all seasons and all weather.
Rooms – Sea Life Nahariya Hotel
The hotel, owned by Doron Sholdenfrei and Arco Holdings, owned by Eric Kotler (one of the owners of the Trump Soho Hotel in New York), underwent renovations from the foundation for about two years and became one of the most beautiful hotels in Israel with modern architectural design.
It covers four buildings, with 40 different room types and 3 buildings containing 30 more.
In addition, the hotel has 8 family suites offering spacious rooms for large families, so that during the summer or on warm winter days, it is one of the ideal hotels for families.
Some suites are located on the hotel's open pool line, with the terrace and garden furniture creating a sense of a private pool.
We have stayed in a suite with a bedroom and a living room, a huge bathroom with bath, shower, 2 TV sets, 2 HD converters, espresso machine, dressing gowns and slippers.
I have stayed at fancy hotels, but Sea Life offers a different experience that balances and resets the body and mind.
Going to sleep at night or even a nap in the afternoon when you hear the sound of the waves in the background is one of the most reassuring things there is, I found myself enjoying just sitting in bed and looking at the waves and just doing nothing.
That is what real holiday means to me.
This ability to calm the mind, to break away from routine, daily hardships, children and home – and just be.
Spa Sea Life Hotel – Spa hotel in the north
And if we have already talked about filling the batteries, let's talk about the spa at Sea Life, because we are dealing with a hotel that is also a spa hotel in the north, offering guests a variety of treatments and pampering.
The salt stone spa consists of 5 double treatment rooms with jacuzzi, salt room, wet and dry sauna, and indoor warm pool.
The spa treatments at the hotel are varied and offer special methods for treating and healing the body, such as reflexology, pregnant women massage, Indian massage with hot stones, Ayurveda, Swedish massage, deep tissue massage.
In addition, spa treatments at the hotel offer a variety of spa packages: spa package and accommodation for couples, spa package and double room, double package for a magical day and pampering package, meal and massages.
In the spa area you will find a wooden deck and there are plenty of chairs for rest and the entire compound is heated and the coolest thing is that the walls are made of salt stones following the unique salt room in the compound.
The pool, the sauna, the hot tub and the salt room are all open and open to the guests of the hotel – but note – adults only!
Salt room Sea Life Hotel – salt room in the north
Sea Life offers a unique attraction in a salt room that resembles a salt cave, since all its corners – the walls and the floor – are coated with a layer of dry salt that varies from one place to another, but the concentration of the salt is always very high and always natural.
The salt and salt room is built of salt stones from the Ukraine mine from a depth of 300 meters.
In the salt room photons are comfortable seating and a LED screen connected to Lys HD.
The salt room is for people who have trouble breathing and the ones the doctors recommended.
Salt room is one of the best inventions of recent years and is excellent for people who suffer from asthma, allergy problems and sitting in it very pleasant and opens the breath.
Vacation with children at Sea Life Nahariya hotel
If you are looking for a family vacation, the hotel is great for the whole year, but do not build on the pool for children since the spa area is for adults only and will not allow you to let the children into the pool.
However, the hotel is strategically located with plenty of attractions in the area suitable for families with children and in the summer season there is a large pool and an adjacent beach with children – no more than that.
Attractions in Nahariya
The Western Galilee region offers a rich variety of attractions ranging from historical sites to extreme sports, for example: the site of the groves at Rosh Hanikra, the village of Peki'in, the Monfort Fortress, Gush Halav, Nahal Gaaton, Yehiam Fortress.
In addition to parks and gardens, for example: Goren Park, the Bahá'í Gardens in Acre, Adamit Park, Lake Monfort, Akhziv National Park.
Sports activities and challenge, for example: tornado boats, abseiling and cliff surfing, horseback riding, diving club – 5 minutes from the hotel is the largest diving club in the area.
Our vacation fell on one of the coldest and rainyest weekends in Israel with a temperature of 5 degrees outside and a storm with strong winds, but when you have a hotel with a spa area that has everything you need together with the perfect rooms and the view that closes the corner, so you don't need to leave the hotel ..
Food and culinary facilities at Sea Life Nahariya
One of the factors that affect the quality of a hotel vacation is food.
Sea Life offers rich, varied, delicious cuisine with fresh and high-quality products and a selection of dishes of all kinds so that each guest can enjoy the many dishes offered by the variety.
I had a taste of a few dishes and it was delicious and felt that Chef had a lot of soul and passion expressed in food.
Even at breakfast on Saturday we could enjoy delicious fresh rolls and a selection of pastries with cheeses like personal quiches, cheese-filled mushrooms and a host of other treats, including a cheese crumb tray that was no less than perfect.
So at least be sure that in the culinary field – you're going to have fun.
Just make sure to bring the right partner..
In addition, the hotel has a chef restaurant which offers a variety of dishes and is open during the week and another restaurant – only entrecote restaurant – which leads a unique concept and adopts the approach of the restaurant La Raleigh de Lantricot Paris – Restaurant without meat menu but one dish of entrecote steak Uniform (works only on Sundays to Thursdays).
Sea Life offers its guests a slightly different experience of freedom in a modern, chic and luxurious atmosphere.
Especially if you are traveling during the winter or looking for a romantic vacation, Sea Life – with the sea view from the bed and the rich spa area provides everything a couple needs to enjoy and recharge, especially if you are the parent of small children and you do not have too much time of quiet, intimacy and freedom Of the children.