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Tet Zayin St 1a Artist Colony, Safed 13110 Israel
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#1 of 6 hotels in Safed
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When arriving at the Ruth Rimonim Hotel, one falls in love: in love with the charming hotel located at the heart of the Artists Colony, facing the breath taking view of Meron Mountain; in love with each of the 78 individually designed rooms, equipped with cable TV, telephone, hairdryer and mini-bar, built carefully to retain the style of the old Turkish Khan from the 17th century; in love with the quaint alleys of Safed.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children's television networks
Kids pool
Taxi service
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Cable / satellite TV
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English, Arabic, Hebrew
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Rachel Dee wrote a review 8 Sep
Jerusalem, Israel7 contributions
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.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: With kids- Gefen rooms are in a different building from the lobby/ restaurant, but playroom &...
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Response from Ruth Safed, Guest Services / Front Office at Ruth Zefat
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Rachel Thank you for choosing to stay at the Ruth Safed Hotel and for giving us this perfect rate . The hotel staff are devoted to give the best service , and feedback like yours proves that we have succeeded. We have taken your comments to our attention and they have been forwarded to the department heads in order for them to be treated immediately and to prevent their recurrence in the future. We will be happy to have you again among our guests. Kind Regards, stav Guest relations manager Ruth Safed
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Elise R wrote a review Aug 2022
Modiin, Israel13 contributions13 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ruth Safed, Guest Services / Front Office at Ruth Zefat
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Eliser Wow what a pleasure to read your comment!! Thank you for choosing to stay at the Ruth Safed Hotel and for giving us this perfect rate . The hotel staff are devoted to give the best service , and feedback like yours proves that we have succeeded. We will be happy to have you again among our guests. Kind Regards, stav Guest relations manager Ruth Safed
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Arletee1313 wrote a review 5 Sep
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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!!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Arlette , Thank you for choosing to stay at the Ruth Safed Hotel and for devoting your time to writing this feedback. I am very sorry that this was your feeling and experiences of your recent stay with us. We have taken your comments to our attention and they have been forwarded to the department heads in order for them to be treated immediately and to prevent their recurrence in the future. I do hope you will give us a chance in the future to correct your experience . Kind Regards, stav Guest relations manager Ruth Safed
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SergeZNYC wrote a review Jul 2022
new york city2 contributions
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!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ruth Safed, Guest Services / Front Office at Ruth Zefat
Responded 17 Jul 2022
Dear Serge Thank you for choosing to stay at the Ruth Safed Hotel and for taking the time writing us this great feedback. I was happy to read that you enjoyed your stay -the staff, the swimming pool & our beautiful sitting areas and the food. We take an effort to satisfy everyone , and feedback like yours proves that we have succeeded. We will be happy to have you visit with us again in the future . Kind Regards, Liat Guest relations manager Ruth Safed
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Lisa S wrote a review Jul 2022
Wausau, Wisconsin31 contributions11 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Ruth Safed, Guest Services / Front Office at Ruth Zefat
Responded 3 Jul 2022
Dear guest , Thank you for choosing to stay at the Ruth Safed Hotel and for taking the time to writing this great feedback. I was happy to read that you enjoyed your stay – the room & our big breakfast. The hotel staff are devoted to give the best service , and feedback like yours proves that we have succeeded. We will be happy to have you again among our guests. Kind Regards, Liat Guest relations manager Ruth Safed
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chickie-b wrote a review Jun 2022
farmington Hills MI935 contributions113 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 7 Jun 2022
Dear Chickie-B , Thank you for choosing to stay at the Ruth Safed Hotel and for devoting your time to writing this feedback. I am very sorry that this was your feeling and experiences of your recent stay with us. We have taken your comments to our attention and they have been forwarded to the department heads in order for them to be treated immediately and to prevent their recurrence in the future. I do hope you will give us a chance in the future to correct your experience . Kind Regards, Liat Guest relations manager Ruth Safed
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Max Cohen wrote a review May 2022
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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!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Ruth Safed, Guest Services / Front Office at Ruth Zefat
Responded 22 May 2022
Dear Guest Thank you for choosing to stay at the Ruth Safed Hotel and for taking the time to writing this feedback. I was happy to read that you enjoyed your stay – the room & our delicious food & the staff . We take an effort to satisfy everyone. The hotel staff are devoted to give the best service, and feedback like yours proves that we have succeeded. We will be happy to have you again among our guests. Kind Regards, Liat Guest relations manager Ruth Safed
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LadyL wrote a review Apr 2022
Potomac, Maryland1 contribution1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ruth Safed, Guest Services / Front Office at Ruth Zefat
Responded 13 Apr 2022
Dear guest , Thank you for your feedback and your comments . your comments had been thoroughly tested and professionally handled in order to prevent similar complaints in the future I thank you for the flattering comments regarding the breakfast and the staff. We do hope to see you soon among our guests , Best regards , Herzel lLevi
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מיקי נ wrote a review Feb 2022
Rehovot, Israel8 contributions
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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
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: not near elevator,nor under a balcony (not rooms 105-106
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Response from Atia Ashmawi, General Manager at Ruth Zefat
Responded 15 Feb 2022
Dear guest, Thank you for the flattering feedback and the rating you granted the Ruth Safed hotel. We look forward to see you again among our guests in the future. Regards, Atia Ashmawi- General Manager
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ahuva wrote a review Jan 2022
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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.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Atia Ashmawi, General Manager at Ruth Zefat
Responded 2 Feb 2022
Dear guests, First, I would like to thank you for choosing to accommodate at the Ruth Safed hotel and the flattering feedback. Your warm words were extremely exciting and for that, I wish to thank you very much. We are anxious for your future visit at the hotel and we will be more than glad to accommodate you at your satisfactory. Best Regards, Atia Ashmawi -General Manager  
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PRICE RANGE
US$188 - US$258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ruth rimonim hotel safed, ruth rimonim safed, rimon inn, ruth rimon inn, hotel ruth rimonim
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Ruth Rimonim Safed
LOCATION
IsraelNorthern DistrictGalilee RegionSafed
NUMBER OF ROOMS
81
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ruth Zefat
Which popular attractions are close to Ruth Zefat?
Nearby attractions include Olive Tree Fine Art Gallery (0.4 km), Sheva Chaya Glassblowing Gallery (0.4 km), and The Ari Sephardic Synagogue (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ruth Zefat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and a fitness centre.
What food & drink options are available at Ruth Zefat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ruth Zefat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ruth Zefat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Monitin, Bella Cafe, and Abu Yuvi.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ruth Zefat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Ruth Zefat located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Safed.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ruth Zefat?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Ruth Zefat offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ruth Zefat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Arabic, and Hebrew.
Are there any historical sites close to Ruth Zefat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Davidka Memorial (0.5 km) and Meron Synagogue Ruins (5.4 km).