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“a pearl in the galilee”
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Barbakfar
Ranked #1 of 1 Sharona B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
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“a pearl in the galilee”
Reviewed April 17, 2011

Six of us stayed at the Barbakfur B&B this past April. We were looking for a place in the Galilee that was equidistant from the various touristic sites. We didn't realize quite how rural we would be. When we pulled up to Barbakfur we had to call the owner to meet us. It was all uphill from there! We each had our own separate bungalow with a kitchenette, a comfortable bed and a jacuzzi for two. The breakfast that they served us was large and delicious. Their dinner recommendations were great. If you are a meat eater, then the Kniper restaurant at the Moshav is a must
If I return to Israel, I would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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baryuv, Manager at Barbakfar, responded to this review, April 23, 2011
Thank you very much!!!
Next time we will have automatic washing machines and dryers.
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed April 10, 2011

If you want to get away from the busy life, and to go for a real vacation without wanting to leave the room-thats the perfect place.
We went for a quit weekend, and thats exactly what we get, the rooms,the private Jacuzzi. the view, the a-m-a-z-i-n-g breakfast and how can I forget the nicest hostess- Yuval and Nili who took care for everything we needed! There is also a warm pool but we didnt use it just because it was a little windy for us, the total weekend was amazing, and the people and the place are really upgrading the stay, we definitely coming back for more and recommending all our friends and family. thanx for a great weekend-Noam & Hadar

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Hull
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Reviewed April 5, 2011

It’s the breakfast and the owners that make this place special. There's an Israeli breakfast (extra but not to be missed), similar in content to other hotels, but way better than we had elsewhere. Everything was fresh or local and just delicious. Fresh fruit, freshly made lemonade, fresh bread, perfect omelettes and so much more. It was impossible to eat it all. We hardly ate anything until the evening.
Yuval, the owner's son and his mother were so helpful and friendly. There is a real family feeling. When I had a problem with a hired GPS and asked about how I could contact the helpdesk, Yuval sorted it all for me on his mobile. Yuval – who speaks excellent English - was happy to give advice on local attractions and arrange restaurant bookings etc. The mixed grill at the somewhat unusual restaurant in the village was an experience not to be missed.
The rooms were very clean and freshly painted. There were all the extras other people have mentioned: toiletries, cable TV, free Wifi, good quality thick towels, robes, and bedding. The bed was really comfortable, and the shower one of the best I’ve used. The suite has aircon which we only used for heat and it very quickly warmed up as the temperature dropped in the evening. The kitchen was equipped with kettle, fridge, microwave and had complimentary tea, coffee milk etc.
I have to sat that our first reaction was slight disappointment because the car park looks like it's a farmyard and the rooms were smaller than we expected. However, a second look gave us a change of mind. The bottle of Merlot from their own vineyard and homemade cookies helped.
If I could change one thing, it would be to have somewhere indoors to sit other than the dining table. There was a private patio and lots of outdoor seating, which would be great for relaxing on in summer, but as it was early spring when we were there it was less use to us at night. The private jacuzzi on the patio, though, was enjoyable to use.
If you have a bigger party, try the villa which takes four families. My wife had a look round and said it was fabulous.
We would certainly stay at Barbakfar again.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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baryuv, Manager at Barbakfar, responded to this review, April 23, 2011
Thank you a lot for your generous review!
It was very easy and great fun to host you.
Waiting for you in the next time...
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Aarhus, Denmark
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Reviewed March 31, 2011

A place we would love to visit again. Friendly and welcoming staff, beautiful surroundings, not far from interesting sights such as Sea of Galilee.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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Morocco
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Reviewed February 25, 2011

Located less than 20 minutes from the Sea of Galilee, Bar Bakfar is amazing. Situated on its own vineyard (I was welcomed with a bottle of their own Merlot in my room) the property is surrounded by lemon trees and is incredibly tranquil and serene. My room, chalet really, had its own kitchen with fresh milk in the refrigerator and homemade cookies, tea, and coffee. The bed was incredibly soft and comfortable and best of all was the jacuzzi on my private porch, complete with fluffy bathrobes and candles. Yuval, the son of the owner, showed me around the property, gave me great recommendations for dinner, and was very warm and friendly. The breakfast each morning of fresh baked breads, local cheeses, jams, honey, fresh lemonade,a tasty omelet...best ever. Yuval and his family made me feel at home, and I can't wait to return to this magical place.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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baryuv, Manager at Barbakfar, responded to this review, March 2, 2011
Thank you very much for your review, we had a pleasure to host you!!!
We wish you good luck on your studies.
See you next time, hope soon.
Take care.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed January 27, 2011

We had a wonderful two days in Bar Bakfar. Yuval was a briljant host; advising us on good restaurants and things to do in the area and giving us an excellent wine tour!. The rooms were great. We expecially enjoyed the late night jacuzzi after dinner. Breakfast was an unexpected feast. Thanks for a great time!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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baryuv, Manager at Barbakfar, responded to this review, February 1, 2011
Hospitality is much easier job when we have nice people like you!!!
Thank you very much and see you soon.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 24, 2011

My Wife and I stayed 3 nights and are already planning our return in May. Bar Bakfar is one of the best hotels we have stayed if not the best. The design, comfort, cleanliness and amazing attention to details plus warm and genuine hospitality set Bar Bakfar well above other hotels in its class. It simply is a gem. Also the breakfast with proper organic ingredients is out of this world. it should not be missed. I highly recommend this hotel to those who are after finer things in life.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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baryuv, Manager at Barbakfar, responded to this review, February 16, 2011
Thank you very much for this excellent review, this kind of words give us more drive to continue and get better.
Take care and hope to see you soon...
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Property: Barbakfar
Address: Moshav Sharona, the lower galilee | Sharona, Sharona 1523200, Israel
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Location: Israel > Northern District > Galilee > Sharona
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Sharona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Between the magnificence of the Tavor and the magic of the Sea of Galilee lies the Israeli Provence. You are invited to partake of hospitality in the style of the French chateau replete with good wine, the aroma of vines and wide green spaces, all these just a short distance from Tel Aviv. "Bar Bakfar" is spread over an enormous area overlooking the breathtaking views of the green and flowering valleys, and offers 10 vacation units of spectacular beauty and design.Is ideal for small conventions, family meetings and out of the ordinary events with a pastoral and country fragrance. In the complex you will find a winery and vines overlooking Mt Tabor from which the Bar's produce prestigious wines in the boutique winery they founded - and let's not forget the wonderful breakfasts, freshly served every morning, personally prepared by Nili Bar. You will be able to stay in a luxurious villa, a romantic wood cabin and even a comfortable and warm family cabin. "Bar Bakfar" - an unforgettable experience. ... more   less 
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