Greatest motels on the Sea of Galilee

Greatest motels on the Sea of Galilee

Irrespective of whether or not you name it the Sea of Galilee or Lake Kinneret, this lovely freshwater lake in northern Israel, surrounded by picturesque surroundings, is a much-loved trip spot.

Whenever you keep in any of the motels of Tiberias or different cities ringing the lake, you’ll have a large selection of out of doors and indoor actions – seashores, boating, biking, mountaineering, scorching springs, chicken watching at close by Agamon-Hula Nature Park, archeology websites, key Jewish and Christian historical past websites, museums and even a chocolate farm.

Listed below are 14 of our favorites among the many many motels within the Sea of Galilee space.


Greatest motels on the Sea of Galilee

Picture courtesy of Gomeh/Isrotel

This 212-room Isrotel Design property (previously the Sea of Galilee Lodge) on the Migdal shore close to Kibbutz Ginosar affords lovely views of the northwestern fringe of the lake, the Galilee mountains and Mount Arbel.

Deal with: Migdal
Facilities: Out of doors pool, adjoining seaside, kosher restaurant, foyer bar, gymnasium, assembly rooms, out of doors deck, playroom, babysitting providers for a price, accessible rooms and parking areas

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Artist Gilad Keinan’s aluminum tree shades the poolside bar at Galei Kinneret lodge. Picture courtesy of Saar Zafrir Design

Saar Zafrir Design lately accomplished a redesign of this 123-room Tiberias beachside resort, utilizing a design idea rooted in native archeology. Initially inbuilt 1946, Galei Kinneret was one in every of Israel’s first luxurious motels, based by entrepreneur Lotte Eisenberg within the type of the Villa d’Este Lodge in Lake Como. The suites have out of doors Jacuzzis; all rooms have a view of the lake or the mountains.

Deal with: 1 Eliezer Kaplan Avenue, Tiberias
Facilities: Indoor and out of doors bar, out of doors glass-bottom swimming pool, out of doors yoga deck, spa, gymnasium, personal seaside and boat, kosher chef restaurant below the route of Asaf Granit.

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Picture of spa foyer courtesy of Setai Sea of Galilee Lodge.

The Setai Sea of Galilee, opened in 2017, is a pastoral lodge on the japanese shore of Lake Kinneret with 158 items together with commonplace rooms and luxurious villas. Floor-floor villas have personal infinity swimming pools whereas second-floor villas have out of doors scorching tubs. Visitor-room balconies afford views of the Golan Heights to the northeast and town of Tiberias throughout the ocean.

Deal with: Tza’alon Seashore close to Ein Gev
Facilities: Out of doors infinity swimming pool, spa with indoor pool, health middle, kosher chef restaurant, wading pool, kids’s membership, enterprise lounge, free bicycles

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The Magdala Lodge is located subsequent to an archeological website. Picture courtesy of Magdala Tourism Heart

The Magdala is one in every of Israel´s latest motels within the Galilee, with 150 rooms adorned in aqua and beige tones. It’s named for its location, the lately found first century city of Magdala (Migdal) on the seashore and is adjoining to an archeological park open every day from 8-6. Right here you possibly can see an excavated first-century synagogue and different Roman-era ruins on the crossroads of Jewish and Christian historical past.

Deal with: Migdal Junction
Facilities: Out of doors pool, gymnasium, gardens, chef restaurant (not kosher), espresso & bar, accessible and connecting rooms accessible, assembly amenities, direct entry to an undeclared seaside

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Picture courtesy of The Scots Lodge, Tiberias

Housed in a three-building complicated constructed in 1894 as a hospital run by the Scottish Church, The Scots Lodge opened in 1999 providing 50 rooms in the primary constructing and eight rooms every within the smaller, magnificently reconstructed former hospital director’s residence and maternity hospital. Authentic basalt rock and excessive ceilings have been preserved.

Deal with: 1 Gdud Barak St., Tiberias
Facilities: Swimming pool, seaside backyard, artwork gallery, restaurant (not kosher), wine cellar and bar, well being middle with spa

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Picture courtesy of Lake Home Kinneret

 This Israel-Canada Accommodations resort on the Tiberias waterfront is located in a lush 54-acre backyard with views of town and the Golan Heights. There are 250 rooms, some with balconies, and two suites.

Deal with: Hamarchatzot Avenue, Tiberias
Facilities: Tiberias Scorching Springs Nation Membership with thermo-mineral swimming pools, freshwater out of doors swimming pool, occasion venue, Thai spa, restaurant, bar, tennis courts, gymnasium, kids’s membership, convention rooms

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Positioned in and subsequent to a restored Nineteenth-century stone home in Tiberias, this 120-room spa and leisure lodge is a couple of minutes’ stroll from town middle and the western shore of the lake.

The lodge is called for Sofia Srugo, mom of the property’s late proprietor, Reuven Srugo. Sofia set out on an extended journey from the Syrian metropolis of Damascus to Argentina, the place she was to fulfill her future husband for the primary time. On the way in which, she made a cease in Tiberias.

Deal with: 12 HaPalmach Avenue, Tiberias
Facilities: Spa complicated, hammam (Turkish bathtub), kosher restaurant that includes Galilean delicacies, rooftop restaurant/bar, foyer bar, wine cellar, examine and tradition room, infinity swimming pool, accessible rooms

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The water park on the grounds of Gai Seashore Lodge, Tiberias. Picture courtesy of Gai Seashore Lodge

Gai Seashore Lodge on the seashores in Tiberias is gorgeous by itself however the bonus attraction for households is its onsite personal seaside and water park with enjoyable actions for all ages (the latter is open from Passover by October). The property has 198 visitor rooms and two suites, some with balconies and lake or mountain views.

Deal with: Eliezer Kaplan Avenue, Tiberias
Facilities: Out of doors swimming pool and toddler pool, indoor pool, spa, health middle, kosher eating room, kids’s membership, conference/assembly amenities, basketball and volleyball courts

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This 140-room resort lodge on the quiet northeastern shore of the Kinneret caters to non secular Jewish households, with a variety of rooms various in dimension and décor (together with adjoining rooms), play areas, a synagogue and mikvah, gender-separate swimming hours and a excessive commonplace of kashrut. All of that is set in 15 acres of inexperienced lawns with strolling paths.

Deal with: Ramot Junction, Hof Golan
Facilities: Semi-Olympic out of doors pool, personal seaside, kids’s membership, playground, tennis court docket, basketball court docket, ping-pong desk, health middle, spa

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Picture courtesy of Nof Ginosar Lodge

 This kibbutz lodge, open since 1964, sits on the shores of the Sea of Galilee on the foot of Mount Arbel. Ten acres of gardens, a non-public seaside and an abundance of recreation potentialities encompass the property, together with the kibbutz’s Yigal Allon Heart housing archeological gems such because the Magdala Stone and the “Jesus boat.” There are 245 rooms: 75 village rooms and 170 deluxe rooms.

Deal with: Kibbutz Ginosar, Higher Galilee
Facilities: Out of doors pool, gymnasium, kosher restaurant and cafeteria, foyer bar, personal seaside, memento store, kibbutz excursions, convention middle, tennis court docket, picnic tables, personal seaside with boat rides and fisherman’s wharf


Casa Doña Gracia in Tiberias combines a lodge and a museum. Picture courtesy of Casa Dona Gracia

This uncommon lodge/museum is devoted to the legacy of Doña Gracia Mendes Nasi, a sixteenth century Portuguese Jewish businesswoman who helped construct up Tiberias. It’s a brief stroll to the seashore, which might be seen from the 66 modest visitor rooms. The lifetime of Doña Gracia is depicted in quaint dioramas, and you may gown up in interval clothes for an immersive Renaissance expertise.

Deal with: Prahim Avenue, Tiberias
Facilities: Kosher eating room, cultural actions and exhibits, assembly/banquet amenities

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Shirat Hayam Boutique Lodge is on the Tiberias seaside boardwalk. Picture courtesy of Shirat Hayam

Conveniently and charmingly located on the Tiberias seaside boardwalk subsequent to a public sculpture park, Shirat Hayam is the newest incarnation of a Nineteenth century stone lodge construction. It has simply 11 rooms and suites, all adorned in an vintage type befitting the setting, and most of them with lake views.

Deal with: 1 HaYarden Avenue, Tiberias
Facilities: Kosher breakfast served in foyer or outdoor. Suites and deluxe rooms have Jacuzzis within the residing or bed room areas. (Word: as a preserved historic website, the lodge shouldn’t be accessible for individuals with motor disabilities.)

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The “New View” room at Ein Gev Vacation Resort Lodge. Picture courtesy of Kibbutz Ein Gev

The Ein Gev Resort on the japanese shore of Kinneret on the base of the Golan Heights presents 166 rooms, 96 household villas and 70 {couples}’ rooms – making this one of many largest hospitality choices within the Sea of Galilee space. Most of the items embrace kitchenettes.

Deal with: Kibbutz Ein Gev
Facilities: Kosher eating room, bar, personal seaside with kiosk, playground, recreation room for kids, indoor billiards and ping-pong tables, out of doors sports activities amenities, laundromat, convention halls

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Courtyard of Poriyah Kinneret Youth Hostel. Picture courtesy of Israel Youth Hostels Affiliation

You can’t beat this one for price range lodging. Poriyah Kinneret, a part of the Israel Youth Hostels Affiliation, is near the southern seashores of the Sea of Galilee on the entrance to the Swiss Forest, adjoining to the Israel Nationwide Path. It has 22 air-conditioned wooden bungalows and 36 rooms suited to {couples}, teams, households or singles. Every room has its personal toilet, fridge, TV, espresso nook and free Wi-Fi, and a bountiful breakfast is a part of the bundle.

Deal with: Poriyah Mountain Ridge
Facilities: Expansive lawns, rooftop balcony, out of doors health gear, kosher eating room, kosher packed lunches accessible, accessible rooms

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