We came three families with children for three nights stay.
The owners Sarah and Israel and their son Gefen were welcoming, pleasant and well intended.
The overall atmosphere is relaxed, child friendly and yet it's a kind of a place which is more like a vacation rental, with minimal service and no house keeping!!!
We could use the grounds as we pleased. The pool was open till midnight, the kids could go into the lobby and get cookies and lemonade and we used the BBQ outside. We ordered one breakfast for extra charge, which was tasty. Some of us are vegetarians so we could not enjoy the restaurant.
Having said that, for 300$ a night not including any meals in a guesthouse that is probably 40 years old, with only the upper floor somewhat renovated, we would not classify that as an attractive deal.
We started downstairs in a room #2 that should not be rented. You can see the pictures of the stained bathtub and old furniture and the minimal kitchenette. We relocated upstairs to room 4 which was renovated but the jacuzzi was not functional. All the kitchenettes and rooms were minimally outfitted and on Saturday night when we needed assistance there was no one.
This is very unfortunate because the place has a great potential and the people are very nice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Caution: there are similar guest house names in our location. Our guest house name is "Arbel Guest House Shavit Family." A unique farm guest house which is an attraction that no tourist can afford to miss: the atmosphere, the rooms and above all - the gourmet restaurant. This is one of the best places to enjoy a peaceful rest, gaining your energies for the next day of touring and enjoying the most wonderful dinner you have ever experienced. People say that the shavit guest house is a small model of the Garden of Eden: the trees, the flowers, the greenery, the swimming pool, the view, the air and the atmosphere. Others can never forget the gastronomic experience. The outstanding meat dishes served for dinner, the food preparation by "Chef ISRAEL" in front of the diners, the exquisite breakfast, and finally the secret chocolate cellar. Chef ISRAEL makes his own chocolate in the unique wine cellar aside from the wine variety, the olive oil products and the local honey. Our guest house is close to many historical sites in the area: - Jewish, Christian, Moslem and Druze. Arbel is within easy reach of all major centers in central and northern Israel (Golan Heights-Baines, Acre, Nazareth, Tabor, Capernaum, Tabha, Haifa, Safed, Caesarea, Bait- She' an) only one hour from us. We have apartments each with private bathroom and fitted kitchenette. Tea and coffee are freely available.* Self-catering * Breakfast and dinner are also available on request. ... more less
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- Arbel Guest House Hotel Tiberias