We loved the vibe of the old rooms, the tranquil courtyards where we spent much of our afternoons, the view, the pool (despite being August the pool was almost empty). Staff was courteous and helpful. Even though our young children weren't always behaving their best, we felt very comfortable and nobody told them off. Food was delicious. The vegans in our family felt there weren't enough vegan options, but that is our only complaint.
If you want a super relaxing break, the Ruth Tzfat is perfect. Not your typical 'hotel'. Beautiful green setting with views over the Meron mountains, great food, lovely pool, warm and helpful staff. New onsite wine bar, Muza, with sunset views open from 5pm till 11pm. If you can, take a room in the Rimon Lanes in the historic building. Special thanks to Ali, Restaurant Manager, Yonatan, expert omelette maker and Adi in the restaurant for service with a smile.
I Have been to Zfat so many times. Each time it is a magical experience. I never stayed at the Ruth Rimonim Hotel - I stayed with my family this past month, finally for a birthday celebration. We took 2 rooms for a Friday night stay. It was not cheap but sadly it was not a Zfat experience or environment. The worst part was the head waiter who went head to head with us because I wanted to feed my granddaughter soup from his kitchen 10 minutes before the restaurant opened. He was both mean and rude ! They also promised us a late check out based on availability for Shabbat-- needles to say, they did not give it to us, even though the rooms were not occupied or cleaned for the next guest that same evening. They just mocked us. I have been to so many hotel in Israel I have never had this kind of experience. Honestly, I would never go back again to that hotel. Look elsewhere!!…
Amazing experience! Great kosher food. Really great views of the city. Excellent pool. Really nice places to sit in peace and with shade! Centrally located and next to all the main sites. The staff was friendly and always helpful. We loved this place so much and will definitely be back!
We stayed for two nights and were so impressed with the quaint hotel and surrounding area. The rooms were clean and spacious. The breakfast was delicious and the staff friendly and attentive. We loved our stay at the Ruth Zafet.
We had stayed here many years ago and had a lovely stay. It is a charming historical property This time we were disappointed. First, the young lady who checked us in was very unfriendly, no smile. (Felt like I was at passport control at Israeli airport! ) Really needs a training in guest services. They do offer cold drinks and cookies in the lobby, so a nice touch. We asked about nearby restaurants for a snack when we checked in. They weren't helpful at all, and what do you know, we found a place by just walking up the hill. We had booked a room in the older section. Our initial room was a long walk with lots of steps, too hard for my husband to walk. Older historic property, hence no elevators. They did switch us to another room with shorter walk and that was a small, cramped room with high windows so no sunlight. Tiny bathroom.It was hard for us to move around and spread out and we were not happy. Hated this room. We asked for a larger room in the older section (like we had last time)but told they were all booked. We then asked for a refund so we could check out since we had booked a four night stay. Nope they wouldn't do it. You can pay extra for a dinner at the hotel. It is a buffet, looked good but just average food. The breakfast buffet was very good each day though. They have lovely grounds outside and areas to sit with beautiful views and a large pool. But the pool hours are limited, so if you tour during the day it is closed by 6. There is nothing in the room about nearby restaurants or sites. There is parking on the property so that is a plus. If there was a 2.5 stars rating would have given that. Not a great value for what we paid.Well, sadly I think this is our last time staying here.…
Amazing, quiet weekend getaway.The hotel is scenic and very close to the artist quarter and various synagogues. Very helpful and friendly staff, and delicious food. Definitely looking forward to our next stay!
If you expect to come to a hotel and be greeted with a nice smile by the receptionist this is not the place. when we got to the room it was not very inviting either. The room was small, dusty, mildew in the bathroom and mold on the ceiling and the shower had a used open shampoo bottle from the previous guest. Fortunately the manager took matters into his own hands and moved us to a different room. The hotel was almost empty and we could’ve gotten that room to begin with since this was identical to the picture of the room that we paid for. The furniture is out dated and the hotel needs a facelift overall. Breakfast was very good and the staff was very helpful and conscientious . The view from the restaurant was magnificent. Great location and walking distance to the art shops.
it was great staying at the hotel during weekend.everything was excellent. location is good near the artist zone. the service was realy nice all over.the rooms have all you need and are spaces.the food was very good too
Stayed here for one night and wish I could have stayed longer. Loved the huge balcony in our room and didn’t get to use it enough. The breakfast room was very pretty with large windows all around with beautiful views and the staff was very friendly.