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Canaan Spa Hotel
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Safed
Reviewed December 10, 2011

Hotel disappoints in almost all parameters.
We stayed for a weekend at Dec2011.
We thought that at this price level we can enjoy a boutique hotel as written in the hotel brochure, but did a big mistake.
All the spa / indoor pool / sauna area was not heated at all - and It's freezing cold there.
One Jacuzzi for six people should accommodate 120 hotel rooms!!! Just try to get in.
The food is catastrophic. No meal was even reasonable.
Food is more like a 3 stars hotel than a "boutique" hotel.
Amateur service in the dining room. You should look for the waitress with the coffee.
Not enough parking. Need to maneuver or march in the cold weather.
The only thing that was reasonable was the room cleanliness. But this is trivial.
This is a very pricy hotel with a very low return on investment.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 3, 2011

This hotel-spa' location is very high on hills overlooking Safed.
Views from the hotel are magnificent.
The hotel is located about 3 kilometers from the town so you have to drive there.
The hotel has heated pool, dry and wet saunas, jacuzzi , Turkish ham-am and one may order body massage and other treatments.
The breakfast and dinner are very good and there is open buffet during lunch time.
Children younger then 16 are not allowed to stay there with their parents to keep the place quite.
The town of Safed is very picturesque with centers teaching Kabbala (Jewish mystical religion), some very interesting art galleries in ancient quarter of the town.
One may buy there the famous Safed white cheese.
Within distance of 9 kilometers there is also Rosh Pina - small town with art galleries.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the mountain landscape - facing west.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

The best part of staying in this hotel was that we had a big discount since my partner's workplace paid most of the cost. Looking at the internet site before arrival I had great expectations - good food, tai chi lessons and special atmosphere. Upon arrival I found out I was wrong on all counts.
The food was below mediocre. None of the desserts in any of the meals were good. The soup at lunch was made from powder and the tomato sauce was straight from a can. Totally uninspiring. The only bright point was the fresh made salad at breakfast.
The tai chi class was non-existent. A smallish gym was present with very few pieces of equipment. The pool was great and almost always empty (except for a water exercise class once in 3 days). The guests of the hotel were mostly elderly and religious, and, I even had the opportunity to view elderly religious ladies in the pool in full regalia (including shirt, pants and hat!!!). Surrealistic sight...
Looking for the gym and the pool was difficult and I stumbled upon an empty pool and Jacuzzi area with lots of discarded and dirty junk in them. Not very impressive indeed.
The room was nice and spacious and beatufully decorated.
In summary, the hotel was very disappointing, the food uninspiring, the room very nice. I am thinking that probably in the summer there were lots of activities otherwise it is truly falsely advertised on the internet site. Very far from the reality!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
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Thank Pustilnik
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Reviewed October 16, 2011

This beautiful hotel high in the mountains of the breathtaking Galilee has five-star facilities, abundant, healthy food, and caters to an adults- only crowd who are looking for a place to recharge their batteries. I can't express enough what a lovely time I had in this secluded haven of peace and tranquility. I can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: The higher the floor, the better the view.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 30, 2011

I never usually write reviews but here i will leave a word. I have been in many hotels arround the globe and this is the most overpriced at 1600nis to say the least. Service= NO, one person has three jobs at the hotel.... The be fair the security guard was nice, warm and should run this hotel. The only way they would get a full review from me is to pay me back the money spend. Happily would advise them! My point... Never... Scoty in tiberias, top...Canaan flop

  • Stayed: May 2010
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Thank Nomade1978
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Reviewed August 16, 2010

This hotel has its pluses and minuses.
The Location is not so good - away from the city (you need to drive there) and near nothing of interest. The only plus in this reguard is that the rooms located on the southern side have a nice view (whereas the rooms on the northern side have the parking view...).
We stayed at this hotel also last year so we have experience of both sides.
The room was not ready when we arrived at 3:00pm and when finally we got in our room the spa robes were not there and some of the towels were missing. These were supplied to us at once but still is a bother.
The rooms are small but comfortable with a small balcony.
Meals are large and tasety with a big variety to choose from.
There is free wi-fi from the lobby and free parking.
My wife used the pool and was satisfied.
All in all it is OK but I would expect more from such an expensive hotel (although I had a low priced deal as an Idf army invalid veteran, but still...).
A big advantage is that children under the age of 14 are not allowed and that is a big plus! :-)

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 26, 2010

Although the road to the hotel is kind of ugly, the hotel itself is located on top of the mountain, with beautiful view of the sea of Kineret.
The service is kind, the food is great, spa is fine and rooms are wide.

The treatments in the spa are very very expensive.
Nice vacation.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank omern
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Additional Information about Canaan Spa Hotel

Address: POB 2109, Mount Canaan | Mount of Canaan, Safed 13233, Israel
Location: Israel > Northern District > Galilee > Safed
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Safed
Price Range: $252 - $309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Canaan Spa Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 120
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Canaan Spa Hotel Safed, Israel - Galilee

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