First impressions: Niiiiice... Compared to the other kibbutzim (plural of kibbutz) in the area, the Kibbutz Lavi as well as its hotel appear relatively wealthy. Average A to A-minus. Costing from about 140 Euros per night, it's at par among its peers for its star-rating. A self-appointed* 4-star hotel, it could easily pass for one.
(*There's no official star-rating body for accommodations in the area. Thus, the self-appointment.)
Pros: It's not exactly a glitzy hotel, but they do have modern facilities and the latest technologies. Its close proximity to Lake Galilee (Tiberias), Nazareth and Mount Tabor is a big plus. Having free WiFi doesn't hurt either. The tennis court, indoor heated and outdoor pools, massage and spa services are very good. Desk service and the full-service (albeit cafeteria-style) restaurant are excellent. They also offer a good introduction to kibbutz life and history.
Cons: Like all hotels anywhere, there's quite a difference between a standard room and a luxury presidential suite. So bear this in mind. Also, being Jewish-owned, there's a lot of "kosher here" and "kosher there", particularly evident in their food (which costs extra, btw). To be fair, the hotel caters mainly to the Jewish traveller.
Verdict: Good value. If you have to splurge, do it here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elegant luxury with a relaxed "heimish" kibbutz atmosphere. Tranquil and pastoral, with sports facilities. Shabbat observance. Food abundant and delicious - glatt kasher lemehadrin. Family oriented with in / out door play grounds. Superb views and in-house tourist guide directing to regional attractions and sites. Within easy access to sites and cities in Israel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lavi Kibbutz
- Hotel Kibbutz Lavi