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“A Fine Stat at the RestalHotel in Tiberias”
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Restal Hotel
Ranked #15 of 37 Hotels in Tiberias
Denton, Texas
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“A Fine Stat at the RestalHotel in Tiberias”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

The rooms, the food, and the common areas were the perfect setting for our group of 12 from Texas who made this home base as we explored Northern Isreal. I though the buffet to be the most varied of all three of our home basis. It was in walking distance of the sea and the staff was friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Stay in a room that overlooks the Sea of Galilee.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Kampala, uganda
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

I eat small meals every three hours and when I tried to explain to the restaurant manager that I was taking food for medical reasons I was treated extremely rudely and not allowed to follow my doctors guidance. Such rudeness and inflexibhlity will mean I definitely won't return and do not recommend the hotel to anyone. Buyer beware.

  • Stayed June 2012
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East Sussex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2012

I cannot fault the hotel, clean and spacious rooms, spotlessly clean, linen changed every day. Wifi and LED Screen T.V with the BBC World Service. The only negative was no kettle or plug in the sink + only showers in most rooms.

The breakfast were very mediocre but the evening meals were great, a good choice & well cooked. The service is also fast and efficient if not overly friendly.

The hotelis only two blocks from the sea front and one from a Kosher Mc Donalds in case you get home sick lol

The main down side of the hotel is it is located next to a steel wholesaler who starts loading lorries and cutting steel around 07.00, not the quietest of activities.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms 0 to 20 on each floor as you are next to the steel works,much quieter the other end.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Hickory, North Carolina
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Reviewed May 7, 2012

Nice room, flat screen tv with English language stations, Wi-fi and free use of computers in lobby. TINY bathroom (barely could stand inside and close door) and shower that leaked water all over floor. Nice pool and terrace area. Good coffee, but limited fruit and runny eggs on breakfast buffet. Dinner buffet could have been in a mid-western U.S. city-fairly bland and not regional food. Staff was friendly. Hotel is easy 10 minute walk to boardwalk along the Sea of Galilee and many little restaurants, stores, fishing boat, etc.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Eliot, Maine
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Reviewed April 10, 2012

The first thing I look for in a hotel is cleanliness and security, and I rate both of these high for this hotel. There's a 24 hour clerk; the doors have an internal bolt lock; the rooms are clean; the paint and furnishings are new and not chipped.
On the down side, I felt that the food was too expensive on the dinner menu. Dinner is only served buffet style, so the food is not fresh-prepared for each patron. If you come early the food is of course fresher. But I felt that 80 shekels / $22USD was high for what you get. The breakfast buffet was good, and is included in the price of the room.
The Sea of Galilee / Kinneret is a 10 minute walk down the hill.
The hotel is across the street from the city bus station.
There are restaurants within easy walking distance. I'll recommend a place: As you look out from the hotel toward the bus station, walk to the left half a block to the first street, and turn right. Go half a block. On the left is a place with a yellow sign. It's open late and serves lamb or chicken shish-kabob with a half-dozen salad bar choices (various cooked veggies) for 25 shekels / $7USD which is a very good deal. We were there for 2 nights including the Sabbath, and the town pretty much closes down except down by the seashore, so I can't advise on any other restaurants, but there are several within walking distance. Also the open marketplace is just a 5 minute walk away -- turn right as you exit the hotel; the road then curves 90 degrees to the left, and in a block or two you'll be in the middle of it -- lots of fresh produce, clothes, etc.

Room Tip: There is a nice pool in the back of the hotel. I think that if you get a room facing the back, you...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Abuja
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2012

The staff didn't seem to understand English, the bald guy that manages the restauraunt hounded us black pilgrims like we were going to take the silver. The food had good selection but the water served at tables is really bad.Water with thick consistency, hard to swallow. I love to keep hydrated and the three nights I stayed there was a nightmare because the water quality was terrible. The fruit served with meals were low grade. The bathrooms are really small but clean and the housekeeping is done on time. The elevator is really tiny and there are many people waiting for it. It is well located downtown with easy access to shops and pizza parlours.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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belfast
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2011

Friendly staff, very clean - pool invaluable after a day in the sun - a base for piligrims and older tourists, there were only adults about. The refurbished rooms are well appointed, but no alarm/ipod dock so remember to bring your own. There is a supermarket / Kosher McDonalds within two hundred yards.
The food is typical buffet for breakfast and dinner.
No ice machine, but just ask at bar and they will facilitate.
Sockets accept euro two pins adaptors, US party at another table had been told their plugs would work.
Overall a great base

Room Tip: Ask for one of the rooms on the fifth floor, it has its own lift so was better at busy times
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Restal Hotel
Address: Yehuda Alevi Street, Tiberias, Israel
Location: Israel > Northern District > Galilee > Tiberias
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #15 of 37 Hotels in Tiberias
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Restal Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 175
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