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“Lovely place, extraordinary view- but hot in the summer”
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Ramot Resort Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Moshav Ramot
Certificate of Excellence
Jerusalem, Israel
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Lovely place, extraordinary view- but hot in the summer”
Reviewed July 20, 2010

There are three types of accomodations at the Ramot Resort: regular hotel rooms (very basic) a family cabin (wood) and the "chalet" (a bit pretentious in name, but basically also a wooden cabin just larger and better fitted out).We opted for the chalet and were there in mid -July for 3 nights.The place is spotlessly clean, the grounds are gorgeous, the pool is large and pristine.
The chalet had a large spacious room, comfortable bed,a mini fridge filled with cold drinks for which you are not charged , an espresso machine, and a kettle. It has its own sauna in the room, a jacuzzi and a little extra bedroom which has a bunk bed and another single bed and its own TV. There is comfortable furniture to sit on- a couch and 2 easy chairs- besides a high table and bar stools. There is also a coffee table, a desk and workstation for a laptop with wifi connection.There is good lighting, lots of mirrors (including a mgnifying mirror in the bathroom), not a tremendous amout of haning sopace, though. The TV hangs from the ceiling (a feature we didn't like), and there is also a separate dvd player.All in all, a place where you can feel very comfortable, as also on the lovely terrace overlooking the spectacular view of the Sea of Galile.The airconditioning is very strong and really made the climate bearable. Unfortunately, because of the terrible heat and humidity (despite being in the foothills of the Golan mountains, it isn't high enough on the ridge to escape the humidity of Tiberias), we were only able to take advantage of the terrace in the mornings. They are willing to bring you your breakfast to be served on the terrace at no extra cost, but we nonetheless opted to eat in the dining room, where we could have a larger choice of foods.
There were all kinds of goodies awaiting in the bath (which had a large and good shower, no bath tub), slippers and robes for use. They gave us a bottle of wine, a box of chocolates and also two free half hour massages with probably the best masseuse I have ever had. (So good, in fact, that we re-ordered her on our own for the next day as well.You can order her through the reception; her name is Hen).
Only the food was disappointing . We had dinner the first night which was very banal, nothing more. The breakfasts were ok, but again- compared to the level of Israeli breakfasts in other hotels, it was not what it could or should have been, especially considering the price we paid per night (1100 shekels, which at the current exchange rate is $285).
The staff is basically young people from the surrounding areas who are all very pleasant,but not well enough trained to be "crackerjack" professional.
Despite our reservations, we would still go back, though probably not to the chalet, but rather to the cabin, which is almost the same, minus the coffee machine and the sauna.
The wonderful solitude, the fabulous view and, in a different season, the better weather would still be reason enough for us to make a return visit. And hopefully- the food will improve.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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57 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2010

Overall this is a good hotel in Israeli standards.
Location is not Tiberias but on the opposite (east) side of the Sea of Galilee, a bit uphil, with a good view on the lake. We stayed at the basic rooms which are located at the main building, but there are individual cottages around, located within nice vegetation.
The restaurant is superb. It is clear they pay a lot of attention to details, variety, tase and so on. We enjoyed both dinner and breakfast.
Rooms are also fine. They do not have the terrible odore of the laundry softener most Israeli hotel rooms have. Air conditioning is individual to every room and is comfortable.
Reception is professional and check in / check / out is smooth.
You can find information about places around that area.
Teh hotel had better improve the service mind, especially of its restaurant and lobby bar staff.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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Jerusalem, Israel
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2010

Ramot Resort is one of Israel's undiscovered gems. On the eastern side of the Kinneret (across the lake from Tiberias, just a few minutes away from Ein Gev, Kursi) on the lower hills of the Golan The Ramot Resort is just finishing a major remodel on its hotel facility that will be open in time for Passover. But in addition to the hotel, the beautiful deluxe chalet cabins are among the best accommodations I've ever seen in Israel and are ready and waiting if you want the most relaxing vacation that combines glorious scenery (views of the Kinneret and surrounding hills) with amazing service and the very best in chalet rooms.

We stayed in one of the 25 chalets that have been thoughtfully designed down to every detail. King size beds with luxurious linens; big screen TV/DVD/surround sound; jacuzzi overlooking the view; very spacious bathroom with power shower, sauna and plush towels/robe/spa slippers & the full complement of shampoos/bath oils/olive soap. Each chalet comes equipped with a refrigerator and espresso machine; wine glasses & opener. There's ADSL for the laptop too and a powerful A/C-heating unit. In the living room area we enjoyed the comfortable couch + 2 chairs and the best is the patio overlooking the lake and the beautifully landscaped gardens where we enjoyed the full Israeli breakfast that was delivered every morning at exactly the hour we requested it.

The outdoor swimming pool was closed while we were there but we could see that it would be a sublime place to sit and soak in the rays in the season--again, it overlooks the magnificent view.

In the main building there's an attractive cafe/bar that serves dairy meals till all hours and a small workout room. A full menu of spa treatments is available in your room.

What was most outstanding was the fabulous service from all the staff who are just eager to provide the best experience for their guests.

The Ramot Resort is a perfect starting point for day trips all over the Golan, upper Gaililee and all the sites around the Kinneret.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Europe
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Reviewed October 22, 2009

I stayed in the bungalows at Ramot Nofesh hotel in Oct 09. Even though the surroundings of the hotel are magnificentm the bungalows are decent and breakfast buffet is OK, I would strongly urge everyone to avoid the hotel. The service, or lack of service, provided in the lobby is horrible. First, upon trying to reserve the hotel, the "reservation department" was closed for 3 days when we called. Upon arriving, they messed up the booking, they ignored calls asking for the room to be cleaned, didn't bother to help with bus reservation (got the comment; "we are not a travel agency, you can call Eged yourself"). They also messed up the check-out, overcharging for the room. All in all, people in the reception were rude and unaccomodating. Avoid at all costs! Not worth the money.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
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Tel Aviv
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2008

I chose this hotel based on a recommendation after the hotel in Tiberias where I had planned on staying was fully booked.

We got lucky! We were thrilled with the hotel for our weekend with extended family.

The view, grounds and tranquility at this hotel are all exquisite. This is not easy to find in Israel, where hotels can be crowded and noisy.

The Shabbat dinner in the panoramic dining room was top notch. The night view with the lights of Tiberias twlnkling in the distance was breathtaking.

  • Liked — The view, quiet
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
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Thank The_real_scoop
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2008

First of all, it is incorrect to say that this hotel is in Tiberias. It is in the town of Ramot in the Golan Heights, about 25 minutes from Tiberias.
In the case of this hotel, the old adage about the importance of location is completely true. The hotel is stunningly situated with views of the Kinneret visible from the rooms, diningroom and lobby. The location is also excellent for touring the Galilee and Golan.
I stayed in this hotel about 20 years ago and it has clearly undergone renovation. The lobby is nicely done and they have a built a series of wood chalets which are more expensive than the standard rooms. My family and I stayed in a standard room which was not fancy, but fine. We had a terrace with that fantastic view. But I really wish there was a chaise lounge chair out there instead of two plastic chairs.
Breakfast, which is always included in Israeli hotel fees, is the standard big buffet. Those who are new to the country might enjoy it, but old timers will find it just average. We also had sandwiches in the dairy hotel bar, which were also just average. But there are a few excellent restaurants not far from the hotel, including one in the nearby moshav of Ramot, about a five-minute drive, called Hava Bkfar.
The hotel's swimming pool was great. It was big and again there was that fabulous view. But beware, the hotel really takes its towel card system seriously. Upon check-in, they give you a card to obtain a towel at the swimming pool. If you don't return your towel or don't return the cards at the end of your stay, leaving them in your room doesn't count, you will get charged 40 shekels per towel. I guess they've had problems with stolen towels, but it seemed a bit over the top.
Hotel staff was just ok, courteous, but not super helpful with ideas. You have to rely upon your guidebook and the many cards of activities in the area. However, the hotel does offer many activities including free guided tours, and events at night like singing, although mostly in Hebrew.

  • Liked — Its location
  • Disliked — food, helpfulness of staff
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
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New York
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2007

Ramot may be the most beautiful place in the world. We stayed in the "Chalet Deluxe" rooms in early spring of 2007. The room had a jacuzzi, a sauna, and a large backyard complete with manicured garden, and incredible view of the sea of Galilee. Upon arrival there was a bowl of fresh fruit and a bottle of wine left in the room to greet us.

They served a delicious breakfast in our rooms each day, which consisted of omletes and locally produced breads and cheeses and was enough for 8 people.

The staff were efficient and helpful. The place is located about 3-4 miles from the lake, and is near enough to civilization that restaurants and nightlife are within a ten to fifteen minute drive.

  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ramot Resort Hotel
Address: Sea of Galilee, Moshav Ramot 12948
Location: Golan Heights > Moshav Ramot
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Moshav Ramot
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 120
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