On my last morning, half an hour before check-out time, while I was having my breakfast, the host said he was in a rush to be somewhere, and wanted me to settle up. So I had to abandon my half-eaten breakfast and my cup of tea, and go to my room to get my passport and purse. Then he gave me a different price to the one that had been confirmed by Booking.com. He said he gets paid in dollars and the dollar had gone up. So again, I had to make another trip to my room to get my confirmation print-out showing the amount in sterling that had been quoted. He was very stressed out, creating an atmosphere in the dining room which made it difficult to wish to resume my disrupted breakfast. But once he'd gone, the atmosphere was calm and I was able to finish my breakfast in a relaxed manner, and Moshe, who works for the hosts, was very sweet, and topped up my cold tea with hot water, and didn't rush me to finish, pack up and leave.
The room was gorgeous - bigger than my flat back in London! Delicious home-made biscuits - I arrived late and didn't feel like going out to dinner, so wolfed down all the biscuits instead. Then swam them off in their lovely warm pool which I had to myself. Then I found the chocolates, and I'm a chocoholic, so those were very welcome. Luxury to have a pool on your doorstep - I had a long swim the following night too, and on my last morning before breakfast. Double doors leading to a little private garden with a table and chairs. I love Occitane products - so that was great too. The soft towels smelled great. There are fresh herbs you can pick and use in tea, and that the host can put in your tea and omelette at breakfast if you wish. I'm not a wine drinker, so I took the bottle to my brother in Jerusalem, who was very pleased to have a bottle of good wine from a vineyard in Zichron belonging to an old Zichron family.