Little did I realize that this would be the best hotel on my tour of Israel. At the time I was staying here, I would have said that this hotel was an average hotel. But, in comparisson with the others chosen by the tour operator, this was the best. Unfortunately, the hotel is not close to anything else. After your day of touring you can't walk out and explore the city of Tiberias. One evening our group did sit next to a group from Croatia and a spontanious "song fest" erupted on the patio. That was a lovely experience of cultural sharing and a very memorable happening.
The hotel is not in Tiberias proper, but across the road from the Sea of Galilee. I could see the Sea from my room and it was a lovely site in the mornings. The room had two walls of windows and a tile floor. This was an unusual room because the other rooms on our floor had carpet and were much smaller. The room was adequate for my needs but my impression is that the hotel could use a face lift. The bathroom was ok, but as in all the hotels I stayed in while on the tour, the towels were thin by North American standards.
Service on the other hand was very good. I had a birthday while staying here and the hotel provided us with a cake for 51 people (the tour size) ...pretty nice. The staff in the dining room were friendly and efficient. The food was the best that we had in any of the hotels we stayed in...but, that's not saying a whole lot. Breakfasts were good and varied. They even served Blintzes as a breakfast option as well as pancakes or french toast. They also had someone cooking omelets and fried eggs (this did not happen in any of the other hotels). I am a "breakfast food" person, so the salads and other foods that I consider to be for other meals did not interest me. The best place to sit in the dining area is in the sunroom - if you can - that's where they assigned our tour group - lucky us.
In retrospect, although I may not have chosen this hotel had I been given the choice, I had a nice stay there.
- Also Known As:
- Royal Plaza Tiberias
- Royal Plaza Hotel Tiberias