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“What a dump!!” 1 of 5 stars
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King Solomon Tiberias
7 Hashomer Street, Tiberias 14265, Israel   |  
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Ranked #23 of 36 Hotels in Tiberias
Asheville, NC
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“What a dump!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2010

It was dreadful--the furniture was broken, TV didn't work, couldn't close the bathroom door and it was filthy. The carpet appeared not to have been cleaned or even vacuumed in YEARS. The bathroom sink was stopped up. The shower head went flying off when one of our group tried to use the shower. Would never recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed January 2010
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2009

My daughter just returned from a 10-day tour with Taglit-Birthright Israel. She traveled with about 40 college kids and a few educators. At this hotel she shared a room with two other girls. While they were out their room was entered and money, clothes and my daughter's passport were stolen. The room was not forcibly entered although as other posters have noted the locks are not adequate. My daughter was also told that while they were there a young adult, not associated with my daughter's trip, was raped in her hotel room. Given another poster also reported intruders in their rooms this is not an isolated incident.

The only positive thing she said about this hotel is that the view of the sea was very nice.

As a footnote I will add that she did not let this experience detract from her trip. The Birthright folks were wonderful about getting her to the US Embassy in Tel Aviv to get a replacement passport. My daughter thought Israel was amazing and would love to go back and spend more time there.

Stayed December 2009
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2009

Overall, a basic 3-star hotel with better-than-3-star recreation facilities. We were here for a weekend as someone's guest, so my review doesn't take into account the price of the room, as we paid for it:

The good:
- Decent spa & outdoor pool
- Quiet location
- Each room has private balcony and gorgeous views of the Kinneret (Sea of Galillee)
- Beautiful, rennovated, breezy terrace in the rear of hotel offers wonderful views and nice place for drinks
- Rooms are functional and well-designed
- Hotel successfully caters to both religious and non-Sabbath-observant guests. One Shabbat elevator, one regular one; pool and spa facilities are open on Shabbat, but are somewhat separated from rooms so that nighttime pool entertainment does not disturb those wishing for a quiet evening; rooms had conventional keys instead of electronic cards, etc.

The not-so-good:
- Main lobby and other halls were clean, but we had a function which occupied one half of one of the spa-level conference rooms. Our half was clean, but the other half was filthy (broken bottles, sticky floor), and there was no physical barrier between the room halves.
- Food is so-so, and repetitive
- Location is out-of-the-way in a residential area that is far from the city center.
- Rooms are somewhat basic.
- We stayed during peak summer season, and some of the children's activities were unavailable.
- The pool does not open until 10am, which is very late in hot, humid Tiberias.
- Room had no mini-fridge, although you an "rent" one from the hotel for NIS 40 (~US$10).
- No in-room safe.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Westlake Village
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2009

We stayed only one night in this hotel, and we were glad it wasn't longer. The staff was perfectly friendly and they gave us a top floor room with a view of the Sea of Galilee. However, the balcony door would not close completely and the lock was broken (it was off its track). The light covering over the table was cracked. The air conditioning, while adequate, was very noisy.

The breakfast food was okay; however, the food is left out in the open and not protected by sneeze glass. Parking on the street is adequate.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Manila, Philippines
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2009

They have the perfect location to view the sea of galilee, from their restaurant to the balcony of your room. I also love the view of the sunrise, also from your balcony. Truly magnificent!!! During our 2 nights stay, they have exactly the same breakfast menu, that was the one that I did not appreciate in this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2009
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Grants Pass, Oregon
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130 reviews 130 reviews
44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2009

We were on a tour and stayed at the King Soloman. Again, Europe/Middle East is not the same as the USA, and while the hotel worked out, it is not a Class IV but maybe a Class II. It needs upgrading as it is neglected. The dinner buffet was good with quite a selection, but much of the food was not to our liking, and got real old after two nights. The room was clean but maintence was neglected with lampshades torn, light bulbs missing, the shower curtain flimsy so it kept trying to wrap around you while taking the shower. We had six rooms rented for our tour, and two of them had a night intruder. The intruder did not take anything as both rooms were occupied, but it was un-nerving. One other tour group actually tackeled the intruder but was unable to detain him, and it appeared the intruder was looking for valuables, fully dressed in black. The doors have the old unreliable key entry, and some may have let their doors unlocked, forgetting to push in the button. They had a event with a band, and it could be heard in the room until 2 AM. We can not recommend this hotel, look elsewhere.

  • Stayed March 2009
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about King Solomon Tiberias

Address: 7 Hashomer Street, Tiberias 14265, Israel
Location: Israel > Northern District > Galilee > Tiberias
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Tiberias
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 220
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