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Oasis Emanuel

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Pob 207, Tiberias 14101 Israel
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#2 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Tiberias
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R-Samuels wrote a review Jan 2020
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As pilgrims to the Holy Land we chose ‘Oasis Emmanuel’ in Tiberias to base ourselves as we travelled around the Galilee. Our reasons were firstly its centrality; secondly, its charming colonial architecture and garden which appealed to our artistic sensibilities; and thirdly, for its apparent religious connection. We were informed on booking that there was parking, but when we arrived, we found none. If you park in the municipal parking alongside the Fortress you will pay a fine. The Manager gave us vague directions to an area some distance from the guesthouse that was a local dump, situated next to an abandoned drug-house and frequented by scary-looking druggies, smelly overflowing garbage bins and feral cats. We had no option but to leave our hired vehicle in this spot and trust our luck. Then we had to heave our heavy luggage to the back entrance of the guesthouse. It was at this point we entertained a plan to find alternative accommodation. Entrance is only through a green-coloured doorway on the right side of the guesthouse, down some very uneven and steep stone stairs. Eventually on gaining access and having unlocked the back gate from the inside, we were able to haul our luggage in and up a flight of stairs. This is wholly unsuitable for anyone over 50 years of age or anyone physically impaired. Inside the compound, the surrounds were clean and well represented. The building (as we had anticipated) was old and took one back to the early 1900s and had a certain old-world charm. Our room on the second floor was perfectly clean, but was absolutely basic, with no attention to detail. The beds were rickety, and the pillows like bricks. Located in the corner of the room was a small and poorly equipped bathroom with shower. In its favour, the shower produced volumes of hot water that spilled all over the floor needing constant mopping. No kettle or coffee was provided in the rooms, rather one has to descend to the lounge area and make one’s own. We had to buy our own milk in the town and store it in the communal refrigerator. Wifi was adequate. The French staff were all unfriendly, pretending that they could not understand English, were aloof and dismissive. As members of the ‘Emmanuel Community’ this was most disappointing and puzzling. Let’s put it this way – they won no converts. However, I did go home and research their founder, one Pierre Goursat, who in his life emanated a fine example of love and affection. A Mediterranean breakfast was provided which was nutritious but predictable in been the same each day we were there. Yawn! The dining room was spacious with a lovely view over the sea of Galilee. The other guests who were also French speaking were as aloof and cold as the hard-boiled eggs. Alas! the garden is run-down and has oh! - such potential. The gravelled courtyard is lovely and has some seating. As stated earlier – at no point during our stay at Oasis Emmanuel were we made to feel welcome, but rather like interlopers to their community. On our departure, I mischievously (and for effect) hugged the Manager goodbye who looked like a startled hare. I chuckled about this all the way down south to Jerusalem.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Randall O wrote a review May 2019
Tacoma, WA, United States5 contributions
Oasis Emanuel L’Oasis Emmanuel Guest House is an ideal setting to rest. On Dona Gracia Street, it sits high overlooking the Sea of Galilee. A prominent landmark to indicate that you are near L’Oasis is the northern wall of the Crusader fortress located on Tagger Street. Tagger intersects with Dona Gracia at the crest of the hill. L’Oasis is a few paces on the North end (to the left) of Dona Gracia. To reach the entry gate, carefully walk a few steps down the roughly cut stone steps to a green iron gate on the left. Ring the call button to identify yourself … a pleasant response through the intercom will be en Français. (The hosts are a delightful French couple.) Accommodations: Quiet, clean, well-maintained facility and grounds/garden. Our room was built adjacent to the main guesthouse—for overflow? The room was very clean and simple, and had these features: HVAC with remote, ceiling fan, plenty of lighting and electrical outlets, hard-wired smoke and fire alarm. The bathroom was very clean and had a strong exhaust fan. A hair dryer was available upon request. WiFi was free, but in order to get a consistent reception, I had that step outside toward guest house. This room had a small refrigerator but no TV or phone. Breakfast (7-8 AM) was simple but abundant—yogurt, cheese, cold cut meat, hard-boiled eggs, fruit, breads (including pita), granola, coffee, hot cocoa, tea, and warm and cold milk. The dining room had an eastern broad view of Lake Galilee. There were daily chapel services before breakfast and late afternoon worship services. Participation was optional. Enjoy the photos contributed by other reviewers on Trip Advisor.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Room Tip: Rooms on the first or second floor facing the Sea of Galilee are ideal.
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Vendaley wrote a review Jun 2018
Tel Aviv, Israel51 contributions27 helpful votes
A small hotel for pilgrims run by a charming family. The hotel is very basic but has everything you might need. If looking to stay in Tiberias and tired from regular, boring, big hotels, this is definitely an option to consider.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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tripadvisermember_9 wrote a review Nov 2017
chicago IL38 contributions5 helpful votes
This was a true oasis of quiet with a lovely garden and views of the Sea of Galilee. The rooms are quite simple, very clean and have all that you will need. There is a chapel from where you can hear birdsong in the morning. Breakfasts are simple and sufficient with good choices and good views. The walk into town is close and the French couple who volunteer here are very kind and helpful You need not look any further.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Here you remove your sheets and towels at the end of your stay like at retreat houses.
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ZekeKelso wrote a review Apr 2017
1060 W Addison, Chicago, IL10,180 contributions12 helpful votes
This is a pilgrimage, so no frills or guest services. But was very clean. The views of the Sea of Galilee are stunning. A perfect place for a contemplative visit. You don't have to be Catholic, or even Christian to appreciate it here, but if you are there is chapel for worship and like-minded guests. Tasty breakfast (served early!) and friendly "staff". The tourist areas are about a five minute walk, the bus station is ten minutes. Slightly tricky to find, so have directions or a map before you go.
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Yes, free parking is available to guests.