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“Passover Experience” 4 of 5 stars
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Kfar Giladi Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kibbutz Kfar Giladi, Kfar Giladi 12210, Israel   |  
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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Passover Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We spent Passover there with an extended family group. We found the room very satisfactory. The food was good - full board on festival days and half board on other days - lots of salads, quite reasonable main dishes and nice desserts. The setting is lovely with views up to the hills of Metula and the central grassy area was very handy. There are lots of hiking and other activities in the vicinity. We found the staff at reception, in the dining rooms and housekeeping quite satisfactory.

We had some problems with the airconditioning - it only blew cold. The absence of lift facilities was a significant problem.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Jerusalem, Israel
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Please note that some rooms are newly renovated while others are not. We took two renovated rooms with a connecting door. the rooms are basic but nice. lots of grounds for the kids to run around. beautiful view. I found the staff to be good overall. hotel manager Itai was very nice. only negetive is the cleaning staff. We were there for a week, the cleaning was good for the first few days, but after a couple of days it was clear that the cleaning lady did not sweep the floor. Wifi works well in the lobby, but not in the rooms.

Room Tip: If you want a nice clean hotel with good food and a great location for hiking then this is the place...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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raanana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Spent the week at this kibbutz hotel.
Very basic accomodations but rooms are clean and well kept.
We were half board and enjoyed varied and quite good breakfasts and dinners.
Good indoor pool and gym. (outdoor pool was closed due to weather)
Attentive staff and good service.
Our kids and grandchildren loved the open grounds of this hotel.
Many beautiful hiking trails and places to visit in the area.
So for an action packed vacation with the little ones, this place comes recomended.

Room Tip: There are several types of rooms - some recently renovated and very nice. We took the simpler rooms...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

If you are looking for a kibbutz experience with a family - then this may be for you. To say that it's basic - significantly overplays what is on offer.
Let's start with reception - unhelpful, unfriendly and lacking any sense of customer care or awareness - presumably untrained?
Finding your way to your room - up & down stairs, along smelly and unclean corridors to a room which barely meets the very basics. The carpet is stained, the beds are uncomfortable and there is a lingering odour which is unpleasant.
Onto the "restaurant!" - barely a refectory - communal living at its most basic!
This is NOT a hotel - it may meet hostel standards - just!
You can get wifi - BUT not in your room - only in reception, where you have to trudge yet again to be assaulted by what is nothing more than a children's playground in reality - noisy, ill managed (in fact not managed at all!) and only for a family.
I have no idea why this is called a hotel - it's a communal facility which will meet a very restricted market - certainly not that of a traveller/tourist needing rest & relaxation at the end of a busy day.

Room Tip: There aren't any good rooms! Go elsewhere
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

As an American we welcomed the chance to visit a kibbutz. If you're familiar you might judge the hotel more critically than we did. The room was basic, very clean and comfortable. The lobby was busy and noisy with lots of kids running about (there were parties going on). This might annoy some but we enjoyed being in the midst of Israelis and their regular lives.

Food was fine, nothing to rave about. As part of a group I can't comment on the price or value. (clicked "value" rating by accident and can't remove it. I can't comment on the costs)

What we enjoyed were the grounds and looking out toward Lebanon, seeing the bomb shelters that were such a part of early Israeli life (and still are, Gaza attacked the week after we left). We had a tour guided by a life long resident who did a wonderful job conveying kibbutz life without any sugar coating.

There is a wall in the lobby covered in fascinating pictures from all eras of the settlement. Unfortunately there wasn't one caption, not even in Hebrew. That's a shame I hope they correct as I'd love to have read the story of each of those old photos.

This might be an everyday lodging to Israelis, but we really liked getting a glimpse of a life style we've only read about.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rye
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

As noted by others, the hotel is the process of renovation, both of the rooms and the roadways. Our rooms were newly renovated rooms 38-40 The rooms themselves were nicely redone with modern fixtures, but are on the small size. One of our rooms had a shower door that did not seal properly and flooded the bathroom. That presumably will be fixed. While rooms elsewhere in the complex apparently had carpeting, our rooms had porcelain floor tile. Not a problem for us, but could be for others. Our biggest issue with the room was that the walls were so very, very paper thin. You can hear everything said on the other side of the wall, tv came through loud and clear, etc.... If you want privacy or quiet, this is not the place for you. The suite of rooms we were in was not in the main building that houses the lobby, dining room, swim facility, etc.... On a cold February night, it was cold to go back and forth to the pool/gym.

Some staff was friendly, and some was not.

The best thing going for the hotel is the pool complex, which is very large and nicely heated. Few hotels have a pool as large. Towels provided were also quite good. If you have young children and count on the watchful eye of a lifeguard, don't do so here. I saw the on duty lifeguard reading a book/magazine, and later on, talking with a friend who came on by and sat down next to the guard chair.

The food left us wanting. Breakfast was not all that different from other Israeli breakfasts, except that there was very, very little fruit, and what there was was fruit from a can. Very disappointing. On the flip side, guests got to press their own oranges for juice each morning. The real disappointment was the evening we chose to have dinner at the hotel. It was easily the worst meal of our trip, and beyond that, among the worst meals we ever had. That at $24 US per person. How one can make a pot roast in a sauce and have it be dry and tasteless was a mystery. What we were told would be roast chicken was just chicken legs in some sort of sauce with olives in it. No appeal at all. Do yourself a favor and don't waste your money on dinner at Kfar Giladi Hotel. In the lobby area there is a bar with some snack offerings, including pizza. The pizza was very clearly of the frozen variety, and if you are from the US, it seemed virtually the same as the Elio's frozen square pizza found in the supermarket freezer. Not a problem, just not fresh made.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

The hotel is going through renovation. All roads are dirt roads, and sand is covering all pass ways. The hotel didn`t take the minimum curtsy to inform us upon reservation about this situation. In addition, the hotel is spread up in a few buildings, with no covered pass ways to protect against the elements.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kibbutz Kfar Giladi, Kfar Giladi 12210, Israel
Location: Israel > Northern District > Kfar Giladi
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kfar Giladi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Kfar Giladi Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 168
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