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“Great hotel, if you are looking for a high end boutique hotel experience in the Sea of Galilee” 5 of 5 stars
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Scots Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Gdud Barak Street, St. Andrew's Galilee | PO Box 104, Tiberias 14100, Israel   |  
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Ranked #2 of 36 Hotels in Tiberias
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8 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great hotel, if you are looking for a high end boutique hotel experience in the Sea of Galilee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Great hotel, stayed in one if the 16 original rooms from 120 years ago. The rooms are spaciouse. The service is great and the meals are extremely good. If you are an Israeli that needs a little taste of abroad without flying, this is it. P.s. not kosher

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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88 reviews 88 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Every moment during our weekend stay was pure joy. The old buildings have amazing luxurious black lava stone rooms that are priced accordingly. We stayed in the newer 5 story building that had very comfortable rooms and was a tiny bit more affordable. So rob a bank before you visit. On the other hand, if you figure that all the open buffet meals are gourmet, and compare this to the other nearby hotels, there's no contest. The staff are super friendly and efficient. There is a don't-miss daily guided tour of the pristine historical grounds and visit to the on-site museum that culminates in a visit to the wine cellar stone vault and a refreshing wine tasting. The only challenge is the huge choice of fabulous food. Hint: taste only a tiny bit of each and you won't leave hungry, then you'll also better enjoy swimming in the pool and speed boating on the sea of Galilee. Shoot...I would love to go back there. Where's that bank?

Room Tip: The top (5th) floor rooms have 2 windows facing the Sea of Galilee for an inspiring glorious view. 4...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We recently stayed at the Scots Hotel and found the desk staff wonderful. We arrived from Jerusalem without guides and any arrangements for transfers to Tel Aviv. The staff at the desk explained about touring in the area, made valuable suggestions, and helped us with excellent guides. When we ran into a problem with a broken ATM at the bank across the street from the hotel one of the staff members walked to the bank with us to clarify the opening hours which were written in Hebrew. Additionally we enjoyed the hotel's lovely grounds and enjoyed sitting on the porch near our room which had a terrific view of the Galilee.

Room Tip: We stayed in an antique room which was enormous.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Jacksonville, Florida
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14 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Come hungry..The breakfast buffet is the best in Israel unless you're Kosher.
The hotel itself is very nice.
The rooms are clean, modern and comfortable.
The biggest negative is you have to pay a small fee for really weak internet service that is really a pain to sign in to..The fitness center was also very nice but it costs extra..We were busy site seeing so we really did not take advantage of the nice facilities.
From what I saw, it's clearly the nicest hotel in the Tiberias area..

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

We spent a very enjoyable vacation at this hotel. Standards run high -- rooms, food, staff, facilities, are all wonderful. Smack in the city center yet very peaceful. A great place for a relaxing sojourn. Very highly recommended!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Ok...first things first...it's pricey! Now that we've gotten that out if the way, this is one of the most unique properties you will every stay at in a pretty unique part if the world.
Stone walled rooms with beautiful high contoured ceilings overlooking the Galilee. Great amenities and the BEST breakfast in a country of great hotel breakfasts!

If the price doesn't blow you away...THIS is the place!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sao Paulo, SP
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Pluses: Excellent restaurant, with an outstanding buffet for breakfast and dinner (and, I assume, lunch as well, but we are always out during the day). Both the variety and the quality of the dishes is impressive!
Views over the Sea of Galilee. Very friendly staff. Cute hotel with character.
Minuses: The rooms and bathrooms are small and a little dated.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1 Gdud Barak Street, St. Andrew's Galilee | PO Box 104, Tiberias 14100, Israel
Location: Israel > Northern District > Galilee > Tiberias
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Tiberias
#1 Spa Hotel in Tiberias
#1 Romantic Hotel in Tiberias
#3 Family Hotel in Tiberias
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Scots Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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Scots Hotel Tiberias

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