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#3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Sebastia
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5.0
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4.9
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4.8
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4.9
The Guesthouse in Sebastia, is the best choice for those who are looking for a weekend in the Palestinian countryside, next to Roman and Bizantine archaeological finds and the tomb of John the Baptist. Friendly service and cozy rooms welcome you in the Sebastia Guesthouse. Your stay in the village directly contributes to the conservation of Palestinian cultural heritage and economic and commercial development of Palestinian rural communities. The space At Sabatia Guest House you can expect: - A warm welcome. - A beautiful place to stay. - Authentic, delicious Palestinian food. The space At Sabatia Guest House you can expect: - A warm welcome. - A beautiful place to stay. - Authentic, delicious Palestinian food.
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hottie11 wrote a review Mar 2017
London, United Kingdom9 contributions22 helpful votes
I spent 4 great nights at this beautiful village and the fantastic Guest House. If anybody iis travelling to this corner of the world, he/she should give this little Gem a go. How to get to this Guset House from Jerusalem: Bus number 218 from Damscus Gate(Bab Al Oud in Arabic) in Nablus Road-Jerusalem , the bus ride costs 7.60 SHekel and it will take you to Ramallah Coach station and from there you can either get a Serveece Taxi or another bus to Nablus CIty, Also this ride should cost less than 10shekel. You should ask the driver to drop you near the Taxi Rank and get one to Sebastia Village, the journey between the cities where there is no traffic is: Jerusalem-Ramallah: 30-45mn, Ramallah- Nablus 1hr-1:30mn, Nabkus-Sebastia 20mn. You should ask the DRiver to drop you near the Town Hall which they call Baladiya. The Guest house is about 3mn walk from there. The Guest House is build next/on an archaeological sites dated from the crusaders days and consists of three rooms: The Crusaders room with 4 Beds, the Blue and Red rooms are for couples or friends who don't mind sharing a double bed. The rooms are big, clean, free Wifi, big portable heater for the cold days but no TV which I loved and gave me the chance to enjoy the beautiful views of the hills.You can visit the archaeological sites surrounding the place at anytime and free of charge as they are open 24/7. Also, there is a Mosque near by that you can visit and Roman sites are about 10mn walk. Sebastia is a very small village and people are really friendly, please do not hesitate to stop and chat especially with the local kids. The Place is run by three Fanstic welcoming people: Zaid, Soheib and the cook Mohamed. Zaid and. Soheib would do everything to make their guests fee special and comfortable and nothing is a chore. Words would never describe how did these guys make me feel and how enjoyable was my stay as a solo traveller.. Zaid and Soheib will be more than happy to provide you with any details about the local area or sporting activities as running up the Column Road, hiking or visiting surrounding areas, villages or towns. The food is wonderful especially chakchouka cooked by Mohamed which is made of Tomatoes, Garlic, peppers, spices and eggs. You will enjoy a proper Palestinian Breakfast in a beautiful place and surrounded by wonderful people. I felt so safe and so loved in this charming place.
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Date of stay: March 2017
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OumMadeleine wrote a review Oct 2016
Paris, France1 contribution
We had a great time in the guesthouse. It is beautifully renovated, very pretty, and Shadi was a perfect host. The Palestinian breakfast was very good. To put it short, the guesthouse is the perfect place to stay for a weekend of sightseeing and hiking in lovely Sebastia.
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Date of stay: October 2016
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Layth Q wrote a review Mar 2016
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Old renovated Ottoman house with very pretty architecture. Had a really special time in Sebastia. Guesthouse is beautiful and very clean and bed very comfortable. Manager was extremely helpful and kind. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2016
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LaraGro wrote a review Mar 2016
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories5 contributions3 helpful votes
We just got back from a short stay in Sebastia and wish we had spent longer there. We did a short hike (See Walking Palestine book by Stefan Szepesi) with our 3 children, ages 9, 5, and 2, around the city, through the olive trees and ruins of old city walls. Samer is a wonderful host and can accommodate anything you desire. He arranged pony and camel rides, a taxi back to Ramallah, dinner, and breakfast. We had two rooms - one with 5 single beds and two full bathrooms (Crusader room) and another with a double bed and full bathroom (Blue room). Both rooms were spacious and clean and had amazing views. The basics are taken care of - there are towels and soap or shampoo but it's not a boutique hotel so bring your own conditioner, etc. There is also a kitchenette available in the guest house that appeared to have a full stove, oven, sink, etc although we didn't use it. There isn't too much shopping so if you plan to use the kitchen, you should bring any key supplies you might need. There are stores that I'm sure had basic ingredients but it's a small town and the stores aren't always open. There is no bank or ATM in town so be sure to bring any cash you might need. The gift shop by the forum did accept credit cards. Oh - and there's a special wake-up call in the middle of the night by the friendly folks at the mosque next door. So bring earplugs if you aren't used to early morning calls to prayer. The whole town is incredibly friendly, just as all the people we've encountered in Palestine have been. The children living next to the guesthouse were fascinated with our children and enjoyed practicing their English on them (which is much better than our Arabic) and would have played with our kids non-stop if we let them. People don't speak as much English as in the bigger cities so it's helpful to be prepared with a few key phrases if you have specific needs although we muddled our way through with no issues. It seems like a spot that, in any other country, would be an artist's village or similar but I think the challenges of Palestine have kept it from taking off. Which just means that those of us that visit now will have an uncrowded, pleasant experience with townspeople that genuinely want us there.
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Date of stay: March 2016
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javier802016 wrote a review Feb 2016
Madrid, Spain1 contribution1 helpful vote
We had a wonderful weekend here, breathtaking walks in the countryside. The guesthouse is in a beautifully renovated old house in the historical Sebastia village. Rooms are charming, well equiped and confortable. Breakfast made of local ingredients on the sunny terrace with wonderful views is also not to be missed. We had the best help from the gesthouse manager who made sure are stay was as good as it possibly can.
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Date of stay: February 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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A R wrote a review Jan 2016
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Stunning old house in the village of Sebastia. The place was clean and we had a lovely breakfast in the courtyard. It was the perfect location to get out of the city life for a weekend! My only suggestion is to take warm clothes/pyjamas in the winter time.
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Date of stay: November 2015
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26gaelle wrote a review Dec 2015
Jericho, Palestinian Territories3 contributions
Staying at Sebastiya Guesthouse was wonderful. The guesthouse is really nice, comfortable,and the surroundings are beautiful. The village is quiet and peaceful. Staying in Sebastiya provided me rest from all the stress of the city and the difficulties that Holy Land is going through... Recommended if you want to forget a bit about the occupation!
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Date of stay: November 2015
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Lucy L wrote a review May 2015
Jerusalem, Israel2 contributions2 helpful votes
We've visited Sebastia guest house many times and have not been disappointed. From Jerusalem and Tel Aviv it is a country escape into the under-visited West Bank. The place is ideal for couples and for families who want to explore the area. The breakfast is a local affair provided by the friendly staff. The building is tastefully and lovingly restored, and the rooms equipped with everything you need, although not luxury.
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Date of stay: October 2014
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Jay P wrote a review Dec 2013
London, United Kingdom13 contributions30 helpful votes
Two rooms, two nights, family of four, six star rating. There had just been heavy snow, unusual even for December, and we enjoyed the warm sun and clear air on the variety of terraces attached to this beautifully restored building in the centre of Sebastiya. The now small town was once of great importance and the guesthouse, which is built into the walls of an ancient church and present mosque, is a sign of a more outward-looking future. Shadi, the young manager, is unfailingly helpful. Even the (extremely loud) call to prayer from the adjoining minaret at 5 am. could not dampen our pleasure. If you don't make it back to sleep, there are fine walks to the ruins or in the countryside around. The bill came to under 1000 NIS, delicious breakfast included. We were sorry to leave and envious of the next guests.
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Date of stay: December 2013
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Hippiechicinganda wrote a review Oct 2013
Lewes, United Kingdom11 contributions10 helpful votes
Our family spent a wonderful day and night in Sebastya, during Eid al Fitr. The guesthouse is a wonderful conversion of a crusader church that has four bed rooms. The kids loved exploring the area and the church. They could run around on their own quite safely. One room had enough space for 5 single beds - perfect for kids and families. All rooms are ensuite and are in a contemporary style ( courtesy of ikea I think!). Shadi runs the guesthouse and provides a great service, not to mention a wonderful breakfast. We also had dinner down the road which was an feast for kings. The historical ruins in Sebastia are incredible and if they were based in Europe they would be over run with tourists.I wholeheartedly recommend anyone visiting Jerusalem/ holy land to include to Sebastia on their itinerary; for wonderful historical ruins, beautiful countryside and views, good walks and very friendly and welcoming people. Lots of Biblical links with John the Baptist and is meant to be one of the many places that is linked to the burial of his head.
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Date of stay: October 2013
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Room Tip: We stayed in the red room but all are great. The room at the top of the building can sleep up to...
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SABASTIA GUEST HOUSE - Reviews (Sebastia, Palestinian Territories)

Frequently Asked Questions about Sabastia Guest House
What are some restaurants close to Sabastia Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nosha Cafe & Restaurant, Orgada Burgers, and Cedarz Gelato & Coffee House.
Is Sabastia Guest House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.10 miles away from the center of Sebastia.