אל מנזול – אירוח כפרי דרוזי בעספיא
El-Manzul Druze Lodging
Lodging at the Isfiya Village – Mount Carmel Haifa
On Mount Carmel overlooking the wonderful view on the Isfiya village you can enjoy traditional Druze hospitality, with accommodation rooms suitable for couples, families and groups. All the rooms are air conditioned and furnished and lodging includes a traditional Druze breakfast.
El-Manzul is the first of its kind in Israel with its unique design and accommodation style, situated in the Isfiya village on Mount Carmel and by the beautiful national park. From the site you can observe a beautiful landscape view and the area is surrounded by an abundance of attractions of all different kinds for the whole family. There are shops, restaurants and coffee houses open all week long for the convenience of its visitors.
Firstly we make sure that our guests are welcomed with the traditional Druze welcome with lots of tender love and care with our personal attention and of course not forgetting the authentic and traditional Druze cooking.
El-Manzul is built with a unique design combining a rural and modern lifestyle which aims to make our guests enjoy a peaceful and comfortable holiday experience. The boutique style hotel has a beautiful lobby, a country style dining room and Middle Eastern style seating areas which allows you to take in the breathtaking views of the Carmel, the Galilee and the Hemon Mountains, which all creates an extraordinary kind of style to the place.
The experience can only be fully fulfilled when our guests come into our beautiful garden on the roof with flowers and ornamental trees, swings and relaxation areas with mats and mattresses where you can overlook the spectacular view under the open skies. The atmosphere is pure relaxation and romantic and you will certainly enjoy the pleasant climate.
The rooms are fully furnished with country style furniture with Middle Eastern seating areas, beds from Indonesia that were especially designed for us, cable television, air conditioning and a Jacuzzi (in 3 of the rooms). We also have wireless internet which can be used freely.
We can prepare and help arrange special events and guided tours: please see below in the garden on the roof category.
Luxurious and relaxing massages can be reserved at the El-Manzul spa by advance reservation.
At El-Manzul we have two room types: The Sultan Suites and the Ha’Amir Guest Rooms
The Sultan Suites
The suites include: a Jacuzzi, satellite television, wireless internet, refrigerator and coffee corner, Middle Eastern seating corners, air conditioning, Indonesian furniture and cozy mattresses.
Guests of the suites will be provided with bath robes, natural soaps and more.
The Ha’Amir Guest Rooms
The rooms are beautiful and include the amenities just like the suites, however they do not include a Jacuzzi. There are Middle Eastern seating corners which creates an authentic feel to the place.
El-Manzul – The Thousand and One Nights Lobby
The Thousand and One Nights Lobby is very beautiful and comfortable, furnished with mattresses and decorated with copper ornaments. It overlooks the magical view and beside the wall is a rock with a glorifying waterfall, there is an ancient fireplace for those cold nights and tables and chairs from the Far East. The lobby creates a calm and relaxing environment and is filled with wonderful fragrances of scented candles and oils. The walls of the lobby are covered with 9 oil lamps that also add to the Druze atmosphere that will take you back to the old days.
Our restaurant serves a rich Druze breakfast including: mini cheeses, home made Labane (strained yoghurt) and goats cheese, a variety of spreads, hyssop and olive oil, pastries and breads baked in the house oven with Mahamar, Patir and hyssop. In addition a breakfast would not be complete without a selection of home made deserts.
Furthermore other authentic Druze gourmet meals are served with a selection of hot and cold salads, stuffed vegetables and a variety of meat dishes all served with freshly baked Druze pita bread.
El- Manzul – Garden on the Roof
The Garden on the roof in between the flowers and ornamental trees offers a magical view where you can see from Rosh Hanikra up to Mount Tavor and even the Hermon Mountains. The garden has a tent made from bamboo and Middle Eastern seating areas with mats, mattresses, cushions and a swing which creates a calm and peaceful atmosphere.
Special Events: we are happy to prepare and cater for authentic Druze celebration meals for special occasions such as: birthdays, wedding anniversaries, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs etc. for up to 100 people.
Attractions in the area
We are located in the center of all the main attractions and leisure sites suitable for all ages.
By advance reservation you can enjoy from the following: jeep tours, tractor and tomcar rides, horse riding in the Carmel, extreme sports for groups – abseiling and paintball which are all very close by.
For nature lovers we will provide maps of the area with different and wonderful walking routes for the whole family.
Located 5 minutes away you can visit the Chai Bar, a nature reserve that belongs to the Israel Nature and Parks Authority where you can enjoy an audiovisual presentation and observe the roe deers and donkeys that live on the site.
You cannot visit the area without going to the Daliyat Al’Karmel market and visit the galleries, the bamboo furniture shops and a wonderful selection of restaurants.
After we have toured the area and eaten at El-Manzul we must taste the delicious Baklava and Knaffe honey cakes at the comfiture by the entrance.
By advance reservation for groups or groups of families we can arrange guided tours around the village with visits to the old olive oil extraction plant, the ancient synagogue and other sites which includes explanations about the Druze culture and traditions (at an additional charge).
Isfiya is a Druze village and local council in northern Israel. Located on Mount Carmel, it is part of the Haifa district. Isfiya was built on the ruins of a Byzantine settlement and crusader remnants have been found in the village. Among the remains is a synagogue with a mosaic floor bearing Jewish symbols. The village has over 10,000 residents who are mainly of the Druze ethnicity
Welcome to the accommodations El-Manzul Druze Lodging at Isfiya.
|Detailed below is the primary information regarding the site and the variety of services and facilities it offers.|
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|At the site there are accomodations (Zimmers) as follows:|
- Accommodations suitable for families and/or groups
- Rooms for couples and families
- Accommodation is on a lodging and breakfast basis
Services and amenities in your room:
- Accommodations in an Arab or Druze village
- Facilities are suitable for groups with bicycles
- Facilities are suitable for groups with 4X4 vehicles
- Facilities are suitable for groups with motorcycles
- Wired or wireless Internet access
- Double jacuzzi
- Air conditioning available
- Living room
- Free hot drinks - coffee, tea, milk, sugar
- Fridge & Freezer
- Attached bathroom
- Plasma/LCD screen television
FacilitiesMethods of payment
- Fruit basket
- Aromatic candles/aromatic oils/incense
- customized facilities for private events
- Body Massage
- Credit card
- Cash only
- Druze style breakfast
- Other meals also available through order
- We speak
- We have discount coupons for all attractions and restaurants in the area.