Best Kibbutz Hotels in Israel

November 14th 2012

Kibbutz Lavi Hotel Kibbutz hotels offer a more pastoral atmosphere than hotels in Israel’s cities. The kibbutzim are friendly and personal, and almost uniformly geared toward family vacations. The right kibbutz hotel can serve as an especially great home base for day trips around rural northern Israel.

The Kibbutz Ramot Resort Hotel is a luxurious hotel at the foot of the Golan Heights. It is built as a vacation village, with nature cabins and chalets, as well as standard rooms. The pool area is beautifully landscaped, and each room looks out on to the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). This hotel is extremely child-friendly, and the cuisine is excellent.

Kibbutz Lavi Hotel is situated in the heart of the Galilee and is close to attractions such as the Luna Gal Water Park, Tsfat, the Igal Alon Museum and the antiquities of Beit Shean. Tour the kibbutz with a guide or on your own, and experience 21st century cow milking. Children’s activities such as craft workshops, shows and magic performances will keep the little ones happy. A special program is available for families celebrating a Bar or Bat Mitzvah too.

Rimonim Neve Ativ Hotel was built in the style of a Swiss Alpine village. The hotel boasts 44 natural wood family cottages, some of which can accommodate up to 6 people. Outdoor activities such as bicycling, horseback riding, rafting, jeep excursions and trekking are available for departure from the hotel grounds themselves. Spa treatments that focus on the mind as well as the body will relax you after vigorous activity. A kids’ club and a petting zoo will entertain the children while you unwind.

HaGoshrim Kibbutz and Resort Hotel is situated in the Hula Valley, facing the Golan Heights and the snows of Mount Hermon. It was built in a combination of ancient and modern architecture with beautifully landscaped gardens. Visit the nearby nature reserve, enjoy the mini zoo, and relax in the country club. Guided tours are offered to hotel guests free of charge, and for an additional fee, you can kayak on the adjacent Hatzbani River.