The history of this hotel gives it a unique quality similar to staying at the Banff Springs Hotel in Canada...As a former monastary and hospital, rooms are "rugged" in style with stone walls, porches to look out at the Sea of Galilee. The rooms are clean and comfortable but not modern in decor or amenities.
As part of our tour of Israel, we enjoyed staying here for 2 nights vs other hotels that we had heard were of far less quality in the area.
However, a word of caution: the buffet dinner is very pricey in the hotel and their weekend dining rate actually starts on a Thursday eve as opposed to Friday. Rates for the weekend buffets are even higher!! Be prepared to spend about $100 pp (US) which is very expensive for the food offerings.
The breakfast buffet was nice...although it was included in our package price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- built by the Church of Scotland on the site of the over 120-years-old historical medical complex, on the shores of the Sea of Galilee and overlooking the Golan Heights. The luxurious hotel is a unique fusion of 19th century basalt rock buildings dating from the time of the original hospital compound (offering 16 Antique rooms) and a modern building (offering 50 Unique and Deluxe rooms). For a culinary & a leisure experiences the hotel offers The Torrance Restaurant which is well known for the fine cuisine and rich gourmet food (non-kosher); the Gazebo Terrace with the beautiful botanical gardens overlooking the stunning vista of lake & mountains; the Ceilidh Bar with the authentic Scots Pub atmosphere; the Wine Cellar, the Visitor’s Centre and the LAKEVIEW SPA wellness center with Turkish Haman, Gym, Sauna and a large variety of special SPA treatments ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Scots Hotel Tiberias