Best Hotels in Tiberias

November 21st 2012

A stay in Tiberias offers relaxation and proximity to shopping, dining and the attractions of the Galilee region. With so many options for Tiberias accommodations, those planning upcoming tours of Israel are likely to find it helpful to peruse some recommendations for the northern city’s top hotels.

Tiberias is best known for its location on the shore of the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret in Hebrew). It is also a city rich in history. The sages of the Jerusalem Talmud congregated in Tiberias, and the graves of famous rabbis such as Rabbi Meir Baal HaNess are located here. Christians will find Crusader churches in the city of Tiberias and will enjoy visiting nearby Capernaum, Mount Beatitudes and the Jordan River.

For the most relaxing vacation, when you’re in Tiberias, stay in Rimonim Mineral Hotel, which offers included access to the Tiberias Hot Springs. Relax in the hot mineral water, and cool off afterwards in the refreshing pool. Enjoy private beach access and the beautiful ornamental gardens surrounding the hotel.

Leonardo Club Tiberias is an all-inclusive hotel, with three meals, snacks and cake and coffee all included in one price. It is located just minutes away from the Tiberias Promenade, and its rooms look out on to the Sea of Galilee. There is an indoor pool, outdoor pool, health club and fitness center. This is a great hotel to visit with kids, who will enjoy the kids’ club and its adjacent playground.

The Leonardo Plaza Hotel was built as a mini-retreat with a warm, intimate atmosphere. In addition to the outdoor heated pool, there is a whirlpool and sauna, and massage treatments are available for a fee. A children’s club and two restaurants serving international cuisine allow you to relax fully while on vacation.

For a modern hotel, stay at Rimonim Galei Kinneret Tiberias. This hotel offers spa treatment rooms, a thermal mineral water pool, sauna access, a fully equipped gym, and a variety of health treatments including mud wraps, facials and reflexology. Galei Kinneret is located right on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, and guests have access to its private beach.

The Leonardo Hotel Tiberias is right in the center of all the action in Tiberias, but you won’t know it until you walk out the door. Inside the hotel, guests enjoy a breathtaking view of the sea, a private beach, swimming pools, a sauna and daily entertainment. Outside the hotel, a few minutes’ walk will take you to the center of the city.