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Al-Mutran Guest House
3.5 of 5 Guest house   |   The Old City, Bishop Square | POB 2654, Nazareth 16100, Israel   |  
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Ranked #2 of 9 Nazareth B&B and Inns
Preston, UK
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“True Arab hospitality!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

I stayed here for 2 nights in mid-March. Emile and Gaby were really friendly and helpful and I really enjoyed strolling around the old town. The room was really comfortable and i slept like a log. The house has such a homley atmosphere and although it wasn't hot when I was there I would guess that it would remain cool throughout the summer. Breakfasts were excellent. I would love to return one day with my wife. Nazareth is an interesting town if you ignore the religious souvenir stalls etc and has good restaurants/. I found the people to be very friendly. Not many people stay in the town since most people come on coach tours which just drop in for a couple of hours so it is relatively quiet in the evening apart from the locals.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

The Al-Mutran offers good value for money and set in a very interesting old stone house in the center. The room was simple but nicely furnished, when we had a problem with the heating the nice receptionist took care of it immediately, and the WLan worked very well. There is an opportunity to cook tee in a common room with a big table, where in the summer I imagine it's nice to meet up other guests. It was however difficult to sleep with the very noisy heating turned on.

One important information is however missing on the website of the Al Mutran: There is another place of the same name, a Christian guesthouse, in another part of town. Since it's been there for decades, everyone knows that Al Mutran in Nazareth rather than the relatively new "our" Al Mutran, which is why everyone sent us to the Christian place when we arrived by bus. We ended up in a dark part of the outskirts far away from "our" Al Mutran (which means The Bishop in Arabic), and only got rescued by the very sweet Sister in the Christian guesthouse Al Mutran who called a taxi for us to take us to her competitor. Btw, for those who seek a cheaper (albeit also simpler) place, the Christian guesthouse Al Mutran would be a good choice too!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Berkeley, California
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

My family and I recently spent a night here during a road trip through Israel's Galilee and Golan Heights. We had read the wonderful reviews, but were still pleasantly surprised at this B&B's homey, welcoming atmosphere and caring host Emil. The rooms are a bit quirky and small, but they are entirely functional and have a unique and interesting feel to them that is a nice change of pace from your standard hotel. What sets the place apart, however, is the common spaces that are just as much yours as the rooms themselves. These are accented by many small touches that show the hand of someone who cares, from a beautiful antique table, to comfortable and colorful cushions, to the lovely flowers planted in the bannister of the balcony. The central space remains well-lit throughout the day from the big windows that lead out to the balcony that overlooks the square on which the hotel is situated, making it an ideal place to catch up on work (there is WiFi, as well as a complementary computer available for use), relax, or figure out your next travel step. There is a second common area with low couches and many nice plants in an open-air courtyard within the hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed sitting there, having tea and coffee, and talking late into the night - as Emil said, "as if it were your home."

The hotel is also very well situated within Nazareth's Old City, and is less than a five minute walk to many of the historic city's various attractions (Basilica of the Annunciation, Mary's Well, Greek Orthodox Church, restaurants, etc.), as well as some wonderful views. There is parking in the square and Emil is friendly, sweet, and attentive. In all, we thoroughly enjoyed our time here and would gladly stay here our next time in town.

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Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Staff is very helpful, the rooms are nice and simple. You get free wifi and there is also free parking for the fearless (first because it is very hard to maneuver on the small parking space and second because the rainwater downpipe fell on our rentalcar during the night).
You have a wonderful view over Nazareth from the balconies. The Breakfast is typical and well made but it would be much better with some fruits. But anyway it was a very nice stay!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

I wasn't sure what to expect from Al-Mutran but it was immediately impressed upon me how relaxed and comfortable I felt there. I stayed five days and four nights and didn't want to leave. It's a friendly, peaceful place that allowed me to sleep excellently and wake to delicious native-style coffee. They provide two computers with internet access and wireless is available if you bring your own. There are also several nice restaurants and bars nearby. I'd go back in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

I recently had fantastic time in the Old City of Nazareth, staying at Al-Mutran Guest House. It was a truly wonderful experience, with incredibly friendly staff. It's a beautiful old style house with cozy and comfortable rooms, and very nice common rooms and balconies. Plus, you are in the heart of the most interesting part of Nazareth staying with truly local people who care honestly about their community, sustainability and growth. I really recommend this fabulous place to everyone!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, England, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

I spent last week in a beautiful guest house in Nazareth. It's located in the heart of the old city, close to restaurants and shops. There's the possibility of doing an alternative tour of Nazareth, discover the small alleys of the old city and get to know how the locals live. I had a great time!
Breakfast was delicious and the guy running the place super friendly!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: The Old City, Bishop Square | POB 2654, Nazareth 16100, Israel
Location: Israel > Northern District > Galilee > Nazareth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Nazareth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Al-Mutran Guest House 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Al Mutran guest house is a restored 200-year-old Arab mansion in the old city of Nazareth located in the Bishop Square. It offers a boutique-style atmosphere that is suitable for families, couples and individual travelers. The guest house is relaxed and cosy, the staff are welcoming and the rooms are elegant, offering panoramic views over the old city. All rooms have A/C. Free WiFi in public areas. ... more   less 
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