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“Clean room, average food” 3 of 5 stars
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Restal Hotel
Yehuda Alevi Street, Tiberias, Israel   |  
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Ranked #15 of 36 Hotels in Tiberias
Abuja
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Clean room, average food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

The staff didn't seem to understand English, the bald guy that manages the restauraunt hounded us black pilgrims like we were going to take the silver. The food had good selection but the water served at tables is really bad.Water with thick consistency, hard to swallow. I love to keep hydrated and the three nights I stayed there was a nightmare because the water quality was terrible. The fruit served with meals were low grade. The bathrooms are really small but clean and the housekeeping is done on time. The elevator is really tiny and there are many people waiting for it. It is well located downtown with easy access to shops and pizza parlours.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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belfast
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

Friendly staff, very clean - pool invaluable after a day in the sun - a base for piligrims and older tourists, there were only adults about. The refurbished rooms are well appointed, but no alarm/ipod dock so remember to bring your own. There is a supermarket / Kosher McDonalds within two hundred yards.
The food is typical buffet for breakfast and dinner.
No ice machine, but just ask at bar and they will facilitate.
Sockets accept euro two pins adaptors, US party at another table had been told their plugs would work.
Overall a great base

Room Tip: Ask for one of the rooms on the fifth floor, it has its own lift so was better at busy times
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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São Paulo
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

It doesn't charge your credit card as soon as you book it like other hotels in Israel do.
The room is big and comfortable, however, the bathroom is small. The pool is great and gym is good. You are a walk distance of the harbor, beach, restaurants, show of lights and etc. Important, it looks like a hotel of passage for groups traveling in Israel. I stayed there four nights and each day the hotel had a different large group coming and they are quite nosing. you may be visiting Israel for a religious matter and in this case if you are Jewish, although, the hotel tries to to present itself as Kosher with mezuzot in its doors, etc. the restaurant is not Kosher. I mean, they are not certificated as though.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

We stayed in a number of different hotels in Israel and this one was the nicest. It was located a few blocks from the beach so it was maybe a 8-10 minute walk to get to the shops along the lakefront. The location of the hotel isn't the greatest, but you should be able to get a good rate to make up for it. The rooms were clean, the beds were comfy, and the buffet was really good. There is a small pool behind the hotel. We were on the 2nd floor and we were able to get free wifi (albeit a weak signal) in our room. Everyone in our (large) group liked this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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idaho
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

The Vestal accommodated our large group of 58 very nicely. The rooms were comfortable and clean, had a nice pool in the back, and the food buffet as pretty good. It does lack a decent view of the spectacular city and surrounding area, and you do have a 10 minute walk down to the lakefront where there are market shops. But the hotel was a good place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Greenock, Scotland
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2010

This was not our original choice but we were satisfied. The hotel has recently undergone a facelift (and is in the process of building a swimming pool) so it has a fresh appearance, with contemporary furnishings in rooms. Staff friendly and helpful at all times. The hotel seems to cater mostly for Spanish groups bur coped with Scots! One complaint/suggestion: they should provide tea/coffee making equipment in rooms. The hotel is a fw hundrd yards from "downtown" Tiberias, but you can walk to the waterfront in less than ten minutes.

  • Stayed October 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
58 hotel reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2010

This hotel is another of the many tourist class hotels that litter the landscape in Israel.

Check was the usual large group check in. As with most of the hotels we stayed in whilst in Israel, slow elevator service did not help.
The lobby, lounge and check in area were all very nice. Our bedroom was adequate in size, as was the bathroom. The one thing that did not help was the design of the building. It is very old fashioned, with huge concrete pillars slap bang in the middle of the outside wall, which really took away some of the room area.

Dinner was good, and breakfast was typical Israeli, so no complaints there.

A decent hotel, but the location definitely is a negative, as one has to walk a couple of blocks to the waterfront where verything happens in Tiberias.

All in all a pleasant 2 night stay.

  • Stayed October 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Restal Hotel

Address: Yehuda Alevi Street, Tiberias, Israel
Location: Israel > Northern District > Galilee > Tiberias
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 36 Hotels in Tiberias
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 175
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