The Prussian blue of the Sea of Galilee hugs the coastline of the sun-baked Tiberias, an ancient-modern city which is also one of Judaism’s four holy cities. Thus, kosher (food and preparation under Jewish law) hotels are an important part of the fabric of Tiberias. Kosher hotels typically follow kosher dietary laws under the Tiberias Rabbinate and some even have synagogues on site. However, there are others who also provide Torah scrolls as well as special meals during Sabbath and other Jewish holidays. For experiencing a real taste of Jewish culture, why not stay at some of the best kosher hotels in Tiberias?
1. Leonardo Plaza Hotel (from USD 241)
Stay in the lovely and luxurious Leonardo Plaza Hotel Tiberias right on promenade itself, with stunning views of the Sea of Galilee. The hotel, which follows strict kosher dietary laws (kashrut) throughout, features spacious A/C rooms with a minibar and cable TV, with some of them even having balconies with views of the sea. Apart from the luxurious rooms, the seaside hotel also houses a wellness centre with a hot tub, sauna, and massages, a pool, a gym and a spa, as well as a playground and mini-club for kids. What’s more, the Old City of Tiberias is a 10-minute walk from the hotel, and the shopping centre is nearby as well.
Leonardo Plaza Hotel Tiberias
Address: 1 Habanim Street
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre
2. Kinar Galilee (from USD 184)
For staunch Jews looking for kosher hotels in Tiberias, look no further than the beautiful, respectful Kinar Galilee, which is kosher not only in terms of its food but also its thought and atmosphere. The hotel not only uses only Kashrut Le'Mehadrin (strict food laws) food items but also cooks them in creative ways to present delicious gourmet food. The hotel also has an authentic Jewish atmosphere, providing its guests with access to prayer books, Torah scrolls, and more in a large library as well as to the hand-washing stations of Eruv, arranging for Mikveh (Jewish ritual immersion) and Minyan (Jewish public worship), as well as ‘reversal of meals’ on Jewish holidays like Sabbath. What’s more, the hotel lies on the eastern shores of the Sea of Galilee, offering modern services such as ensuite A/C rooms, gym, pool, and beach access, hot tub, sauna, basketball and tennis courts, and even a synagogue.
Address: Sea of Galilee
Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre
3. Prima Galil Tiberias Hotel (from USD 119)
For those looking for a kosher hotel in central Tiberias, the Prima Galil Tiberias Hotel is perfect. Located right on the main Al Hadif Street, the hotel is kosher under the Tiberias Rabbinate, offering fantastic, panoramic views of the city as well as the Sea of Galilee. It is also a great base for exploring many of Galilee’s sights and attractions like its beaches. The hotel has spacious, luxurious ensuite rooms with free Wi-Fi and even a swimming pool and a nice sun deck perfect for lounging around after a long day of exploring Tiberias.
Prima Galil Tiberias Hotel
Address: 1 El Hadif Street
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Garden Terrace
4. Vila Europa 1917 (from USD 339)
For an authentic taste of old-time Tiberias, head to the iconic kosher hotel of Vila Europa 1917, housed in a historic building built in the year 1917 having preserved and retained all authentic European elements. This lovely hotel features ensuite A/C rooms with seating areas, flat-screen TVs, coffee machine and electric kettle, minibar, desk, and a safe. The hotel even features a beautiful sun terrace and outdoor pool with a sun terrace, while the stunning shores of the Sea of galilee are hardly 200 m (656 feet) away. What’s more, the hotel features a kosher restaurant too.
Address: HaPalmach St. 3
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms
5. Royal Plaza Hotel (from USD 136)
Located hardly 3 km (1.9 miles) from the Old City and 200 m (656 feet) from the beaches at the Sea of Galilee is the luxurious Royal Plaza Hotel, complete with an outdoor pool and a bar, as well as hot tub and sauna which are open to guests during summer months. Each of the spacious rooms at the Royal Plaza Hotel is ensuite and feature LCD TVs, a kettle, and a fridge, along with stunning, sweeping views of the swimming pool at the hotel or the Sea of Galilee. Apart from Asian and Mediterranean dishes served in the hotel’s dining room and restaurant, well-prepared Kosher meals are also available. What’s more, the hotel also has a synagogue on the premises.
Royal Plaza Hotel
Address: Ganei Menorah Blvd
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Terrace Non-smoking rooms
6. Golan Hotel (from USD 190)
If you are looking for a wonderful, authentic Israeli spread for breakfast as well as international kosher cuisine for lunch and dinner, staying at the Golan Hotel will be ideal for you. Located in the historic Old City centre of Tiberias, Golan hotel features luxurious rooms with great views over the lake as well as Mount Hermon. The hotel also features a wellness centre with a sauna, gym, massage facilities, a swimming pool, and even a special kids swimming pool. What’s more, the hotel even has a hot tub which guests can access for free.
Address: 61 Echad Ha'am Street
Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre Garden
7. Hotel & Museum Dona Gracia (from USD 135)
How would you like to stay in a kosher hotel in Tiberias that is also a museum? Welcome to the Casa Dona Gracia, a story hotel and living museum which will transport you right back to the 16th century with its period-style interiors. This kosher-certified hotel serves kosher meals and even has a synagogue on the premises. Hotel Dona Gracia features ensuite A/C rooms with an internet station, phone, cable TV, and even a radio! Breakfasts are in true, traditional Israeli style. The hotel is conveniently located in the city centre of Tiberias and is just a short walk from the beautiful seashore of the Sea of Galilee.
Hotel & Museum Dona Gracia
Address: Haprahim 3 Street
8. Club Hotel Tiberias (from USD 127)
If you fancy a little seclusion during your stay in Tiberias in a kosher hotel, then head straight to the exclusive Club Hotel Tiberias on the Ahad Ha'Am St, located almost at the northern end of Tiberias. Club Hotel lies on a gorgeous hillside overlooking the beautiful blue Sea of Galilee and is a mere five-minute drive from the city centre of Tiberias and just seven minutes away from Old City. Revel in the luxury of the A/C ensuite rooms at the Club Hotel, complete with a safe, kettle, seating area, free Wi-Fi and TV. What’s more, the Club Hotel offers kosher meals and has kosher options for breakfast as well.
Club Hotel Tiberias - Suites Hotel
Address: Ahad Haam 19
Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Terrace Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests
9. Rimonim Mineral Hotel Tiberias
Stay right on the shores of the Sea of Galilee at the kosher boutique lakeside hotel of Rimonim Galei Kinneret, which is not close to just the Hamat Tiberias archaeological site but also close to Jama al-Bahr Mosque and the Church & Monastery of the Apostles. The A/C rooms at the Rimonim flat-screen TVs, terraces or balconies, and a minibar. For those who are looking for it, this luxurious hotel provides kosher food for all mealtimes. Apart from that, the hotel also features free Wi-Fi everywhere, a fitness centre, a hot tub, a sauna, a hot spring bath, and even access to a private beach for guests to unwind after a busy day.
Rimonim Mineral Hotel Tiberias
Address: HaMarchatzaot Road, P.O.Box 22 , Lakeside, Tiberias, Israel
If you’re of the Jewish faith, then there is no dearth of kosher hotels in Tiberias. For those who do not have a preference but are looking for a unique travel experience, do stay at one of these modern, kosher hotels in Tiberias.
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