This guest house is delightful and charming, however I would only recommend staying here if you are driving as it is in the middle of nowhere really. We weren't driving and we hitched lifts to and fro (this isn't difficult by the way, as most of the traffic going that way is going to Arbel or further, and the residents of this area are quite happy to oblige). The owner Sara was also willing to give us lifts in to town each day (Tiberias) when she was making her travels. We stayed for two nights and wish we had stayed longer.
As someone else mentions in their review - the Arbel is a collection of aparments as opposed to single rooms. Each containing fridge, jacuzzi in the bedroom, seperate bathroom, balcony, cable. Watermelon in the refridgerator and chocolates in the lounge area. After staying at hostels around Israel which were priced similarily, this is exactly what we needed. There is a lovely garden with loungers and hammocks and pool area, and Sara's husband - Isreal makes a fab breakfast and dinner (though could do with a few more veggie options).
This guesthouse was the best budget accomodation that I stayed in during my travels around Israel and Sara and Israel are homely and friendly - opening out their house to their guests. They have interesing tales to tell if you can spare some time.
I loved Arbel Guesthouse.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Caution: there are similar guest house names in our location. Our guest house name is "Arbel Guest House Shavit Family." A unique farm guest house which is an attraction that no tourist can afford to miss: the atmosphere, the rooms and above all - the gourmet restaurant. This is one of the best places to enjoy a peaceful rest, gaining your energies for the next day of touring and enjoying the most wonderful dinner you have ever experienced. People say that the shavit guest house is a small model of the Garden of Eden: the trees, the flowers, the greenery, the swimming pool, the view, the air and the atmosphere. Others can never forget the gastronomic experience. The outstanding meat dishes served for dinner, the food preparation by "Chef ISRAEL" in front of the diners, the exquisite breakfast, and finally the secret chocolate cellar. Chef ISRAEL makes his own chocolate in the unique wine cellar aside from the wine variety, the olive oil products and the local honey. Our guest house is close to many historical sites in the area: - Jewish, Christian, Moslem and Druze. Arbel is within easy reach of all major centers in central and northern Israel (Golan Heights-Baines, Acre, Nazareth, Tabor, Capernaum, Tabha, Haifa, Safed, Caesarea, Bait- She' an) only one hour from us. We have apartments each with private bathroom and fitted kitchenette. Tea and coffee are freely available.* Self-catering * Breakfast and dinner are also available on request. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arbel Guest House Hotel Tiberias