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“Mixed Bag - depending on your expectations.”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Galil Hotel

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Galil Hotel
Ranked #16 of 19 Hotels in Netanya
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“Mixed Bag - depending on your expectations.”
Reviewed 15 July 2013

If you are merely looking for an inexpensive hotel with a nice swimming pool located close to the beach, but with minimally acceptable accommodations; then this place is adequate. Otherwise, you will be probably be disappointed.

We stayed for 5 nights in room 612 in June 2013, at an internet rate of $90 US per night. The location is good if you like staying in a quiet neighborhood close to the beach, and within long walking distance (15-20 minutes) from the restaurants and shops of Netanya's bustling main square. The large swimming pool was the best part of our stay.

The room was spacious, with a balcony overlooking the Mediterranean. The buffet breakfast (included in the rate) had a decent selection, but nothing special.

The negatives: hotel seem stuck in a time warp from the 70s, concrete cracking; really needs refurbishment; rooms still use metal keys. Staff: a mixed bag, some were nice, others seemed indifferent. The room: furniture aged, needs replacement; lots of dirt between floor tiles, and in the folds of the chair; cleanliness leaves a lot to be desired.

We were really bothered by the total lack of security: room doors have no peephole, no chain, no deadbolt. Could someone have easily barged in on us??? Then, the room safe didn't work; this was quickly repaired; however when we were about to check out, the safe went dead again, and we couldn't open to empty it. Fortunately, we were not in a rush to leave; a repairman came soon and easily opened it; scary.

Room Tip: Ask for room facing the Mediterranean for a beautiful view.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Luhansk, Ukraine
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2013

I stayed in the hotel for five days and i think not once did they change the bedding. Buffet in the morning wasn't so rich on food choices, but everything was fresh and tasty. Personnel is very nice and helpful and the sea view was simply divine.The room is spacious enough, the furnture is new. Btw, when it got cold outside the maid even turned on the heating in the room while I was away. I thought that was very nice:) I don't think they have a lot of animation/things to do in the hotel(if any), but i had excursions planned for every day, so it didn't really matter. Also, Netanya is a nice city with a lot to see, so staying in a hotel is kind of a crime:)
Overall it's a great hotel for such a price.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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3 Thank Alyona I
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Odessa, Ukraine
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2012

The hotel has good location and excellent view from the balcony. The beach is near the hotel, about 100 meters.
Breakfast was also good.
Hotel is not perfect, just good. But I can recommend it for tourists who spend their time to sightseeing.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Konstantin V
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Kiev, Ukraine
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2012

I stayed for 6 days in Galil hotel in excursion trip.It was good holidays in beautiful country and we was in hotel only for sleeping.I visited many countries and saw a lot of hotels as for me price is normal for this hotel.My room was clean with a view on seaside and with a big bathroom.But this place not for holidays with kids.Staff was friendly and excursion was very nice,breakfast was good as for me.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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3 Thank But A
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2011

This hotel deserves no stars at all. I would call it just hostel. Thanks Godness we stayed there only three nights.

  • Stayed November 2011
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6 Thank Docsv
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We stayed for 10 days at that hotel, and still very shocked by Galil hotel in Netanya. It is awful and dirty, sheets were never changed, swimming pool was dirty, lots of dirt in the child s pool. Reception was very impolite except two French speaking women, others usually just disregardful all our requests. Food was not bad, but two waiters always angrily made guests leave the restaurant faster, tableware was dirty and full of stains. No hairdryers, teapots in the rooms. And what was even worse- lots of french speaking African people came there for religious holidays, they bothered all other guests shouting and singing songs all nights loudly, disregarded other people, but administration just said nothing and said that they had right to celebrate all night long. As a result, little child could not sleep several nights and had to skip the trip to Jerusalim, that was already booked. I really hate this hotel and would recommend to stay at a better place. The owner must feel ashamed of how he treats his guests. Btw, we paid 120 $ per night for that dirty and unfriendly old-style place, hotel Galil in Netanya.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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5 Thank Semenova N
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Netanya, Israel
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2011

Hi All,
We stayed in this hotel last year. It was me , my husband and my 4 year old daughter. It is good for families as it has specious rooms with all sea facing balconies.

I found the room nice if not too good. It was decent enough.
Front desk staff was also very good, and attentive. It has facilities like swimming pool, sauna and Gym.
We enjoyed the facilities during our stay for 15 days.
The only problem was some of the staff in dining room. The lady serving the food was always annoyed with some or other thing.
She and few other staff used to make a lot of noice in dining hall while arranging the tables. Used to eat in front of guests.. very uncommon behaviour in hospitality business.

But it worth specifing the name of a person, in dining hall, who was always smiling, was very different from other staff and was always helping and very passionate person.
His name is MURAD!
We all liked him very much and would like to go to the same hotel again, just because of him.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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4 Thank bhanu080
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Additional Information about Galil Hotel

Property: Galil Hotel
Address: 26, Nice Blvd., Netanya 42269, Israel
Region: Israel > Central District > Netanya
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #16 of 19 Hotels in Netanya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Galil Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 84
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