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Shirat Hayam Boutique Hotel

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1 Hayarden Street Yigal Alon Promenade, Tiberias 1420001 Israel
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#16 of 47 hotels in Tiberias
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Shirat Hayam, a boutique hotel, is located in front of Lake Kinnert and opposite the breathtaking view of the Golan Heights. This rare building has been totally renovated using basaltic stones with many arched windows typical of the Ottoman style. It was built in 1850 and was enlarged in 1925. The hotel was one of the first hotels in Tiberias and was originally called "Haifa" just like other hotels that were named after cities at that time. In 1946, after the very popular Egyptian singer and actress Umm Kulthum also know as "the Star of the East" stayed at the hotel they changed the hotel's former name to The Star of the East as a token of admiration. After the establishment of the State of Israel, the famous painter, Shimshon Holzman, who was a resident of the hotel, set up a big gallery for visitors. Many artists visited, stayed and painted here. Among them were Nachum Guttman, Reuven Rubin and many more including Holzman. One of the most well known paintings of the hotel was created by Nachum Guttman and is called "The Promenade of Tiberias". The hotel since then has been refurbished keeping the uniqueness of its rooms, suites and balconies, enabling the guests to enjoy the feeling of history in every corner at Shirat Hayam boutique hotel. The hotel has kept its characteristic beauty, creating harmonious combination between ancient and modern, giving a feeling of tranquility at its best. Located in front of the Sea of Galilee, the historic building style with the decorative tiles enforces that feeling. The hotel is situated on the Igal Alon Promenade of Tiberias right in the heart of the open-air museum for sculptures where works of art from the best artists are displayed, Illana Gur's for example. It is becoming a center of art. What is there in the hotel? There are 11 magnificently decorated suites with a view of the Sea of Galilee. The Presidential suite, Balconies and De Lux suites were especially designed and furnished to emphasize the uniqueness of the place and yet are furnished with all modern connivances. All the rooms are equipped with LCD screens and Cable TV. Each of the Presidential Suites and the Balconies Suites has a private balcony facing the lake where the changing colors of the scenery can be seen according to the time of day and season. Most rooms contain Jacuzzi. The Holzman Balcony is located on the rooftop of the hotel and is suitable for sunbathing or relaxation. Gatherings of guests, lectures and professional meetings can be organized with advance notice (up to 80 people). Private dinners or other intimate occasions can be held there, too. The hotel offers a dairy breakfast to both guests and visitors outside the hotel. It also offers a spa for treatment and relaxation. Special spa-deals including a day-room are available. The guests are welcome to relax, enjoy their stay and then leave with a smile and a desire to return.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Couples massage
Wifi
Coffee shop
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
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Salon
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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chabrias wrote a review Jul 2022
geneva51 contributions67 helpful votes
The hotel is perfectly located in front of the lake. The room was simple but clean. If you do not book a room with a balcony you may enjoy a nice terrace with view on the lake. Recommended for a short stay. Do not forget that in Israel the lodging is costly. This hotel is not an exception.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Tom42532 wrote a review May 2022
Northville, Michigan184 contributions77 helpful votes
My wife and I spent two nights at Shirat Hayam as part of a private tour of the northern district. We were is a first floor suite, which had a separate sitting room with a large jacuzzi tub and a private balcony facing the Sea. The hotel is in an old building, and the stone walls inside and out were nice. Our room and the common areas (lobby, patio) were clean and comfortable. The bathroom was quite small and the bedroom barely fit the large bed, but the separate sitting area made up for the smallish bathroom/bedroom. We had breakfast at the hotel both mornings - the one disappointing aspect of our stay. On the first day the eggs were cold and on the second day, as it was Sabbath, the choices were more limited. Bypassing the cold eggs, there was ample quantity, but it was pricy for what we received. The location is fantastic - on the boardwalk that runs along the shore. I understand that noise is an issue for some travelers but it did not bother us.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Roadrunner2772 wrote a review Dec 2021
Tel Aviv, Israel213 contributions80 helpful votes
Stayed there for a night with my wife, very cozy room, comfy bed, quite. We had a suite with a view to the Sea of Galilee (Kineret) - amazing view, amazing sunrise! Very authentic and well kept, very small (11 rooms/suites) which made it perfect for a romantic gateway! We got a pretty large breakfast, with plenty of choice. The stuff we’re very polite and very nice. The parking lot is walking distance and it is city-owned, thus payable, yet not a problem. Not suited for children (to my opinion) nor to people with difficulties with stairs (no lift) Other than that great location!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you cannot handle stairs - avoid it - otherwise: enjoy!
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Stay745010 wrote a review Dec 2021
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Take an upper room to avoid nois as the lobby id very noisy, but there is no elevator. The room I stayed at was very very dirty. no value for the high cost. There is no flexibility in breakfast time starts late at 7:30 and there is no parking which is very problematic.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: Take an upper room to avoid noise but there is no elevator. The room I stayed at was very bery...
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Rafael K wrote a review Aug 2020
Rishon Le Zion, HaMerkaz, Israel94 contributions27 helpful votes
I visited this hotel during AUG 2020. I must admit that it was not my first choice and if it was not a last minute trip, i doubt if I whould made a reservation in this place. BUT... I was surprise!!! The location is great with excellent sea view. Nice people - friendly and welcome approach. The rooms are clean and good maintained. Yes... its not 5 start hotel. but I think that you get good value for your money. ... ho one more thing,,, Breakfast is amazing!!!!!!!!!!! Its worth the stay and even just to come to eat breakfast there!!!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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abroad wrote a review Mar 2020
Moscow, Russia79 contributions13 helpful votes
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The hotel is in the style of Scottish castles. Very neat and clean. Rooms are a bit dark, but this adds to the style, and panoramic windows are a nice source of light. Personnel are students - really friendly with good English. Breakfast was splendid.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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D.H. wrote a review Dec 2019
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The place is dirty, 'with WALL PEELING IN THE ROOM! Much smaller than advertised, missing items in the room compared to the advertised pictures (no jacuzzi, not even one chair, no shelf or closet, no soap, and missing toilet paper). The worst thing is that the owner is rude, doesn't give any service, doesn't answer the phone, and when he is present, he doesn't speak with the client, claims that he doesn't know English, even when we have someone to speak Hebrew, he answered very rudely. Not recommended at all!!!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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James H wrote a review Nov 2019
Webster, New York35 contributions19 helpful votes
Yes, the location is great, but extremely noisy and you must lug your luggage a long way to get there. Yes, the rooms are historic and made of basalt, but the WiFi doesn’t penetrate, so you’ll need to go to the lobby for videos or Facebook. Yes, the Staff are friendly, but they are not electricians or plumbers or masons, which is what you’ll really need. Yes, the view from the balconies are spectacular if you don’t mind the ants crawling up your legs. And yes, the breakfast is sumptuous but hard to see with the morning sun glaring in your eyes. Finally, if you’re a couple, demand an extra blanket when you check it because the one provided isn’t large enough for two.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Barry R wrote a review Nov 2019
Bronx, New York9 contributions1 helpful vote
Great location, right near the boardwalk and the Sea of Galilee. The staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms were nice and nice for the price. The breakfast was good and filling and the coffee excellent. A short walk to the bus station. If you are budget conscious this small hotel is an excellent choice.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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mslade wrote a review Oct 2019
Canada325 contributions195 helpful votes
Hotel building itself is hundreds of years old. It’s like living in a cave as it has stone walls, with modern electricity and plumbing. Easy check in and out. Rooms are very clean. Hotel is at one end of the promenade, right on the water. Sadly, the promenade itself is falling into disrepair, is dirty and tired. The powers that be would learn a lot from the people who rejuvenated the Tel Aviv promenade. Having said that, I would recommend staying at this hotel, eating on the water and touring the many historical sites in the area. Breakfast is outstanding. Wow. It’s a perfect stepping-off point for a tour of the north.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$158 - US$201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IsraelNorthern DistrictGalilee RegionTiberias
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shirat Hayam Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Shirat Hayam Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Sea of Galilee (0.07 km), Tiberias (0.3 km), and Dona Gracia Museum (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Shirat Hayam Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Shirat Hayam Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Shirat Hayam Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Shirat Hayam Boutique Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shirat Hayam Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Avi's Restaurant, Little Tiberias, and Decks Restaurant.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Shirat Hayam Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hebrew.
Are there any historical sites close to Shirat Hayam Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Magdala (5.1 km), Church of the Multiplication (1.4 km), and Tiberias (0.3 km).
Does Shirat Hayam Boutique Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.