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Sofia Sea of Galilee Hotel

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Hapalmach St, 12, Tiberias Israel
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#10 of 47 hotels in Tiberias
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When you bring together fascinating history and advanced architecture, pair them with exclusive and thrilling hospitality and set them against the breathtaking scenery of the Sea of Galilee – you arrive at the Sofia Hotel. A new spa and leisure hotel situated in an exquisite historic stone house dating to the end of the 19th century. If walls could speak, they would surely relate stories about a glorious past and famous leaders of the city’s community. The Sofia Sea of Galilee Hotel is located in the heart of Tiberias, a few minutes’ walk from the city center and the Sea of Galilee.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Poolside bar
Canoeing offsite
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Paid public parking nearby
Street parking
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Happy hour
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hammam
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Steam room
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
City view
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Business
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
Russian, Georgian, Italian
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dixie dad wrote a review 16 Jan
London, United Kingdom11 contributions21 helpful votes
Returned home Clean room friendly staff, excellent breakfast Terrific massage on Hamam table Free parking, room with a view of the whole of the Sea of Galilee Excellent roof top bar and relaxing area Highly enjoyed our stay Had a walk into town - a bit disappointing
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Abraham N wrote a review 12 Jan
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The Rooms and hotel was very nice. Staff was very friendly, nice and accomodating. No complaints! Would highly recommend this hotel in the area. The hotel was newly remodeled about two years old. Great views if facing the kineret.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Usher wrote a review Dec 2022
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We had the pleasure of staying at the Sofia in Tiberius for two nights in the beginning of December, it definitely added to the overall experience! The views of the city and the Kinneret were absolutely breathtaking while the service was exemplary! The room was clean, neat, and exactly as was expected from the online images provided! Definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mandy wrote a review Nov 2022
Modiin, Israel7 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel is beautifully designed. It seems very new. The room was spacious, clean, comfortable and beautifully designed. We had a nice view from the side of the building. The service was good and the food was great. We would highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Judy K wrote a review Nov 2022
Calgary, Canada161 contributions69 helpful votes
Great small boutique style hotel. New and very clean. Great decor Comfortable bed. Great view. Good food. Lovely rooftop terrace with amazing view. We lead tours in Israel. Definitely the newest as far as rooms were concerned. Only downside not in promenade old city area for waking around at night. Would return.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Sofia sea of Galilee Hotel, General Manager at Sofia Sea of Galilee Hotel
Responded 7 Nov 2022
Dear Judy, Thank you for taking the time to complete your review. At Sofia Kinneret Hotel we are focused on providing excellent service to our guests at all times. Thank you for the praise. We have also taken note of your comments. We all hope to see you again among our guests soon. Sincerely, Anna
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yara s wrote a review Oct 2022
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Reception staff very rude. The prices shown on the spa web does not match the actual prices. The bar on the pool was closed even at 12 o’clock and when asking the reception guy, he yelled on the phone!!!!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sofia sea of Galilee Hotel, General Manager at Sofia Sea of Galilee Hotel
Responded 31 Oct 2022
Hello Yara, I am disturbed by your review of the hotel and especially of our hotel staff. And I would be happy if you contact me to understand what exactly happened and to correct and improve. Anna acc4@sofiahotel.co.il
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dixie dad wrote a review Aug 2022
London, United Kingdom11 contributions21 helpful votes
Return Ming guest Very nice hotel, with great pool and 24/7 gym Best view of the whole of Sea of Galilee from the roof top with good dairy restaurant situated on the roof top Situated with on walking distance to town and sea shore By good spa with Hamamatsu steam room and good massages
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Sofia sea of Galilee Hotel, General Manager at Sofia Sea of Galilee Hotel
Responded 11 Sep 2022
Dear guest , Thank you for taking the time to complete your review. At Sofia Kinneret Hotel we are focused on providing excellent service to our guests at all times. Thank you for the praise. We all hope to see you again among our guests soon. Sincerely, Anna
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Allie H wrote a review May 2022
Lincoln, California174 contributions25 helpful votes
From the moment we arrived the staff of this hotel couldn’t be less interested in our stay. We had three large suitcases and there was a flight of steps down to enter. Door person watched us navigate it without a word (including opening the door). Next up, reception where multiple times through our stay they made a point to be dismissive and rude. One male in particular was flat out awful. The room is average and overpriced. If I’m going to find a positive, the bathroom had been redone and water pressure was lovely. In my opinion, do a day trip from Jerusalem and skip this hotel and city.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sofia sea of Galilee Hotel, General Manager at Sofia Sea of Galilee Hotel
Responded 5 Jun 2022
שלום רב, הצטערתי לקרוא, כי חופשתך האחרונה במלוננו לא תאמה את ציפיותיך. כלל הערותייך נלקחו לתשומת ליבנו והועברו לידיעתם והמשך בחינתם של הנוגעים בדבר. אנו מקווים כי חרף האמור תינתן לנו הזדמנות לשוב ולארח אותך בעתיד תוך שאנו נעשה כל שביכולתנו על מנת שחופשתך תהייה מהנה. בברכה,
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howardr530 wrote a review May 2022
Monsey, New York233 contributions118 helpful votes
It was the second stop on our see the entire country of Israel trip. The hotel was well appointed and comfortable. The service was good and the views of the Kinneret were excellent. However the lighting in the shower was poor and needs to be upgraded…Otherwise a great place to stay if you are in the area.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sofia sea of Galilee Hotel, General Manager at Sofia Sea of Galilee Hotel
Responded 5 Jun 2022
Dear guest, Thank you for your kind review. Looking forward to see you again in our hotel. Best regards Anna
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Patty W wrote a review May 2022
Bonney Lake, Washington70 contributions38 helpful votes
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We stayed several days at the Sofia hotel while on a tour of Israel. After long days out sightseeing, it was so nice to come back somewhere that we felt welcomed. The rooms were very clean and nicely updated, along with the entire hotel. The staff was outstanding! The breakfast buffets and the dinner buffets had amazing food. On the roof top is a wonderful seating area. One night they even had a jazz trio for an evening concert. Definitely a hotel that I would return to, as well as recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Sofia sea of Galilee Hotel, General Manager at Sofia Sea of Galilee Hotel
Responded 5 Jun 2022
Dear Patty, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and the TripAdvisor community. I am overjoyed to read that you had a wonderful experience with us and enjoyed every moment of your stay. It’s always our hope that when travelling you feel as comfortable as you would at your own home. We look forward to welcoming back during your next trip to Tiberias.
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US$182 - US$336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IsraelNorthern DistrictGalilee RegionTiberias
NUMBER OF ROOMS
119
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sofia Sea of Galilee Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Sofia Sea of Galilee Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Tomb of Maimonides (0.3 km), Magdalavr360 (0.4 km), and St. Peter's Church (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sofia Sea of Galilee Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, a pool, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Sofia Sea of Galilee Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Sofia Sea of Galilee Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, a poolside bar, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sofia Sea of Galilee Hotel?
Yes, free public parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sofia Sea of Galilee Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Decks Restaurant, Shipudei Rachamim Simcha Ubanav, and St Urban Wine Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sofia Sea of Galilee Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Sofia Sea of Galilee Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Tiberias.
Does Sofia Sea of Galilee Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sofia Sea of Galilee Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including Italian, Russian, and Georgian.
Are there any historical sites close to Sofia Sea of Galilee Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Magdala (4.6 km), Church of the Multiplication (1.0 km), and Tiberias (0.7 km).