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Artists' Colony Inn
Ranked #2 of 39 Safed B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 5, 2013

We've heard about this B and B in Israel for years and finally were lucky enough to spend a couple of days there. Susan runs the Inn and her hospitality is outstanding. We chose our room fro m their website and it was perfect for us. We had our own terrace and a balcony to sit in at night and have a glass of wine overlooking a magnificent sunset. There are only four rooms so you become friendly with the other guests. Susan gave us a knowledgeable guided tour through the synagogues including all the mystycism. The one recommendation we have is to pack a small separate bag for your visit. Safed is all hills and the Inn is up many steps which lends to the fabulous view from all the terraces. A must stay place in Safed

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

It was two memorable days in this B&B. The location is great after you find it. As many reviewers have already stated it is not easy to find it for the first time and to find the parking is challenging as well. But you forget about this small inconvenience as soon as you walk in and meet Susan. When we got in she offered a free room upgrade. The room we stayed for 2 nights was spacious for such places in old towns. It even had a den on the second floor, very nice balcony and outside area.

The breakfasts were very good with good variety of food and baked goods. The common area has nice sitting arrangement where you can have coffee and tea at any time of the day and night.

This B&B is going to be our place to stay when we visit the Safed next time.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Pros: Personable hostess, large room, comfortable, AC works well. Dehumidifier controls slight dampness. Lovely balconies.
Cons: 28 step walkup to Inn entrance, with your luggage, from the parking area.
Breakfast provided, but if you should make the mistake to be there on Shabbat, you're out of luck for dinner. Fortunately,we were able to find a 280NIS buffet at the Ruth Rimonim hotel down the street, on our own.
WiFi in lobby only.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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yanova, Owner at Artists' Colony Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2013

Shalom. Thank you for your feedback.
For anyone who reads this, please call us when you are on your way and we will meet you where you can unload your suitcases from your car. It is a place about 50 yards/meters from the inn and has only 2 steps to the inn.
As for the dinner options on a Friday night, for those of our guests who do not drive on the Sabbath, the buffet at the inn just down the road from us, is the only option other than being hosted by a local family. We highly recommend the buffet option and we offer vouchers for the restaurant. Should you want to be hosted by a local family, our manager can help you with that, as well. For those of our guests who do drive on the Sabbath, there are many excellent options just outside of Tzfat.
Again, we thank our guests for their feedback and hope to host them again.

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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Definitely tricky to find but the directions provided by the manager were accurate. Breakfasts were excellent with breads from the local bakery and local fresh fruits and vegatables. Snacks, coffee, and tea were always available. Rooms were very clean. The location of the inn made it very easy to explore the old city in Safed. Would definitely go back again!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

While it was a bit tricky to find the Artists Colony Inn after dark, Susan's directions were accurate and we were greeted warmly. We had two rooms in our party and both were beautiful, clean and quiet. Each room had a private entrance from a courtyard outside of the common eating area. Snacks, coffee and tea were available 24 hours a day in the common eating area. Susan served a wonderful Israeli breakfast with fresh vegetable salad, a variety of fruit, shakshuka, fresh breads and pastries. She went above and beyond to accommodate food allergies in our party and fixed additional dishes without having been provided advance notice. The experience at the Inn was wonderful. The location and ease of accessing amazing galleries and points of interest in Safed were an added bonus. As a side note, I believe all of the pillows were feather, so if you have issues with feather pillows, you may want to ask if there is an alternative available. Hope you are able to visit!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

We stayed here for four nights. Originally I was hesitant about visiting Safed (I'm more of a Tel Aviv or Eilat beach person...) however changed my mind imminently after setting foot in the Artists' Colony Inn. This beautiful gem provided a wonderful base from which we ventured out to explore Safed. We had an amazing experience both visually and spiritually.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

We only stayed one night in Artists Colony Inn in Sep 2013. We'd like to stay more longer in here.
The guest house is the best choose in this town. Have a good view to see the sunset. The hosts are always willing to give us advise based on our request. The breakfast was very nice and some are made by hosts.

Lovely stay.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Artists' Colony Inn

Address: Simtat Yud Zayin 9, Safed 13231, Israel
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Location: Israel > Northern District > Galilee > Safed
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Safed
Price Range: $208 - $274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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