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Al-Mathaf Recreational and Cultural house

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Jerusalem, Israel
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247 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Mathaf was opened by a Palestinian man who collects art and archaeological artifacts across the coastal enclave, which is why you find a, interesting, tiny archaeological museum on the ground floor. The restaurant has awesome food - their Zebdiye (shrimps cooked in a claypot with a moderately hot tomato sauce) is simply amazing and a must-eat. The inside of the... More 

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Thank allega
Palestinian Territories
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 January 2016

I went to breakfast with my family and it was very delicious.The service was above excellent. I stayed their for 2 hours. I go their every Saturday as they make an outstanding breakfast with discount once a week.

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Thank mansoursabreen91
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 December 2014

The hotel is a uniqu hotel.I was over-whelmed by the great service, and great food. I arrived at the hotel at noon, the kind (female) manager named i think "asma" greeted me warmly. Surprised, she spoke fluent english. She told me abit about Gaza, where to shop, etc. she also gave me a quick tour at the only musuem in... More 

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Thank Hamza E
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2014

This is not the place for you if you are demanding, if you require 24/7 room service, however, the property is well maintained, both inside the rooms and in the restaurants and garden. The hotel is just off the Mediterranean beach, north of Gaza, and for the little money the hotel charges you get a decent room, with good breakfast,... More 

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3 Thank mmari367
Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2013

I stayed there last April and it was a marvelous experience! I never imagined how beautiful this place is. the staff took the definition of hospitality to whole other level. I think hospitality comes out natural from people of Gaza, Palestine. Perfect location in one of the nicest areas in Gaza. 1 minute walk to the beach. Their multi-national restaurant... More 

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8 Thank M E
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2013

Naively, before visiting Gaza I didn't expect it to have so many hotels, especially those of the standard of Al Ma'thaf. Like many things in Gaza, my view of the hotels have changed completely! Set just off the main Gaza road Al Ma'thaf is a beautiful, calm, haven overlooking the Mediterranean sea. The staff are very friendly and helpful, the... More 

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5 Thank GemNewby
Gaza, null, Palestine
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2012

Simply you can find all you what hope to get a perfect rest through perfect service , perfect look , perfect sleep ,perfect foods and so on and I hope you get a moments at this great place ...............

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12 Thank Alaa B
Gaza, null, Palestine
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2012

Hotel Museum of the coolest places to be entered could not get out of them because of the charm of the place and its beauty and calm nature of the services that are not tired service sponsors for food and that opens the appetite of the beholder and to him .... My tongue can not describe this wonderful place.

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6 Thank Abu Elbraa P
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2012

Excellent hotel overseeing the sea. Very comfortable, very good service, The rooms are simply lovely, well decorated and luxurious with all modern amenities. The services are extremely impressive- you get international standard services here.

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7 Thank EngAnasRajab
Gaza, null, Palestine
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2012

this is just amazing hotel in Gaza , I like Al-Mathaf Hotel :) , Quiet location, view of the sea, delicious food and Excellent services , Quiet beauty of the place forget all worries , So I prefer this hotel , that is enough.

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10 Thank RamzyAbuShaaban

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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Al-Mathaf Recreational and Cultural house

Address: Sodaniya, Beach Road, Gaza City, Palestinian Territories
Region: Palestinian Territories > Gaza > Gaza City
Number of rooms: 34
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“the last room in every floor is a unique suit that is very cozy”
 of 5 bubbles 327hamzae, 17 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Just saying do not hesitate to choose this hotel”
 of 5 bubbles RamzyAbuShaaban, 24 Jul 2012 | Read review
“Rooms on the south side are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles HussienD, 13 Jul 2012 | Read review
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