My friend and I stayed at Krivine back in May and it was the highlight of our trip to Israel. After visiting the bustling cities of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, this was the perfect place to unwind in the sun. We stayed in the Indian guest room, a spacious and comfy room that had the means to prepare and make meals; Stove, microwave, coffee machine etc... There was sufficient cutlery and utensils, which sounds like a basic expectation but so many accommodations lack the basic necessity of providing a pan to cook on, or more than 2 forks... The bed was very comfy and large enough to get a great night's sleep in. We had our own private garden which added to the tranquillity. Beautiful plants and trees make for a peaceful morning coffee in the garden. Our bathroom was modern and clean. Quirky and artistic Indian décor is dotted around the room, creating an interesting view to the eye rather than something bleak. As for John, we couldn't be more grateful for his hospitality. A classic Israeli breakfast was prepared for us every morning: Olives, eggs (however you like them), selection of cheeses, dates, Bedouin pita bread and yoghurt. Such a breakfast was needed to fuel most of our days, as John was kind enough to educate us about the area and activities to do. On one of our days, we set out on a hike to Ein Akev, a beautiful oasis in the middle of the desert that you can swim in. John told us everything we needed to know about this hike, and has provided a full article about Ein Akev on his website. Mountain bike hire is also available in the village for those who wish to explore the desert in a fun way. A 5 minute walk from the accommodation will take you to the edge of the village. Standing upon a cliff you gaze upon the landscape which is Martian-like, and the views are spectacular. At night you can still see the mountains in the distance, which is a completely different experience compared to daytime. Krivine guest house is situated in a quiet, sweet village but offers a wonderful sense of peace. The price was fair given how much we enjoyed our time there, and how much work John and his wife have put into the guest house over the years. John, if you're reading this, thank you. You went above and beyond for us in ways that I don't need to say. If you thinking of a peaceful yet fun get away in the desert, this is the place.…
Great place, had everything we needed. Warm in the freezing winter, wonderful shower, cozy apartment and of course the location is the best for the area. You can step out of the guesthouse and take a stroll, looking onto incredible scenery. Would love to come back.
We arrived at Krivine just in time for afternoon tea (not included in the price for guests) of cucumber sandwiches, cakes and tea served from a proper tea pot. Our hosts Marion and John were lovely, welcoming with encyclopaedic knowledge of the Negev and the local area. Our room was the Indian Room. It was large, very quirky, with fully equipped kitchenette and a private garden included. Breakfast was more than ample, fresh Israeli salad, cheeses, eggs, cereals etc. served at our table. We loved this B&B but it is not for everyone. Highly recommended for families and people looking for a different experience.
The place is a guesthouse and also an English Tea Room, with scones and cream and homemade jam. The tea ceremony is a charm, and everything was very tasty. We shall be back again, when we are around (though we heard the rooms are very nice, as well).
The “English” room was spacious, the bed was big and comfortable, the kitchen well equipped with dishes, fridge, gas top & microwave, windows overlooking ‘our’ private patio, very good and strong shower with plenty of hot water, excellent breakfast served on attractive, ceramic dishes, including fresh cut salad, cheeses, omelets, dates, nuts, olives & homemade jams. The patio has a little fishpond, a hammock, table & chairs, very relaxing. Marion was helpful providing suggestions for hikes & things to do nearby. It is a few minutes’ walk to the cliff top overlooking Nahal Zin, with wild Ibex roaming around & great location for touring the Negev. We also had the “English Tea Party” which was very tasty and a fun experience. The room and breakfast area are a hodgepodge of English touches and local features & while comfortable, the outside areas especially are rather weather beaten.…
It's a lovely place. We were there for just 1 night but wished to stay more. Both John and Marion are great hostesses. The breakfast was great! Room and facility in great order and high standard ובעברית: מקום מצויים עם שירות מקסים . החדרים מעוצבים בטוב טעם וארוחת הבוקר הייתה מעולה
My friend and I had such a wonderful stay at Krivine. We found the guesthouse through Marion's *fantastic* blog, visitingnegev.com. The blog was a huge help in planning our trip. We arrived at Krivine late and John picked us up at the bus. It was freezing outside but the room was bright and warm. The bed was extremely comfortable: a mattress not too firm nor too soft, nice linens and blankets. Great water pressure and plenty of hot water in the shower. Well-stocked kitchen with everything we needed. We had dinner at the pub (less than 5 minutes' walk). The pizza was mediocre but the salads were delicious. The next morning we had such a lovely and delicious breakfast with John (try every one of his homemade jams!). It was great chatting with him and Marion. John gave me excellent hiking recommendations and directions how to get to Ein Avdat National Park. The hospitality here is simply superb: before I went out for my hike, John told me if I couldn't back to call him. I did, and he was there in less than 10 minutes, saving me a 7km walk back. No one was checking in, so we were able to keep our room until our late afternoon bus. John kindly drove us to the bus and also told us how to hitchhike, and we were successful in getting a lift. Staying at Krivine was SO much better than staying at a hotel, and John and Marion are absolutely wonderful hosts. Highly recommend for Sde Boker/Midreshet Ben Gurion.…
We stayed in three different places in Israel and by far this was my favorite. from its eclectic vibe to its location and the hosts were amazing, the Israeli breakfast was great! we enjoyed chatting with the other guests around the breakfast table. when you walk outside there is an amazing view and the air was so clean I wanted to stay forever.
We had wonderful stay at Marion and John's guest house.The rooms are very comfortable and breakfast is tasty with a local touch. We went hiking and got to stop by a lovely beduin tent where we had an unforgettable meeting with its owner. Of course make sure to pay a visit to Paula and David Ben Gurion's graves and their desert hut!
John and his wife have a lovely guest house. It has different rooms with different comfort levels depending on your budget and the number of people that need accomodations. Breakfast is lovely, generous and really pleasant. We had the good fortune of John sitting with us. He absolutely delightful and full of information of the whole area.