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Arbel Holiday Homes
Canada
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Better than any hotel in Tiberias”
Reviewed 1 November 2013

To experience the beauty of the Galil in a village setting we highly recommend staying here. The hosts, Benny and Carmel, are extremely helpful. The variety of cabins cater to different family and group sizes - we particularly love cabin number 1. There is space to relax, barbeque, go for walks in a moshav/rural setting. Compared to the noise and busyness of Tiberias, it is really an oasis of shalom.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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  • Location
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at Arbel Holiday Homes. The food was great and the hosts were gracious. We enjoyed hearing the cows in the morning as waking up to cows is very different from our typical day back home. Great location to the Arbel Cliffs, Jesus Trail, and ancient synagogue. Beer and wine is available for purchase on property. Our particular room had a hot water issue - only hot for about 7 minutes, but no one else in our group had the problem.

Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Montreal, Canada
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185 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2013

Family of 6 adults ,two teenagers and one 2 year old had a great experience on the property owned by Benny KONWITZ .the property is well kept by a dedicated family. No luxury here but the air worked fine and the beds were comfortable. Loved the pool in 32 degrees , walked to ARBELL CLIFFS and it was worth the effort.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Aarhus, Denmark
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50 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2013

As two families travelling, it was a good place for the children, especially the pool and that they could run around. We were the only non-israeli visitors, all others were here during pasach to be away from things, so we did not talk to others than the host.
The now and then cow-smell is annoying, but it was fortunately not all the time. You have your own bbq and we enjoyed warm spring evenings with bbq and red wine outside the cabins - nice.
We never figured out how the village gate worked - we could not enter the Arbel village after dusk, but had to wait for another car to arrive, to have the gate automatically opened. I guess all residens had a remote control or something?
Usually it includes breakfast to my knowledge, but this was not available because of easter/pasach.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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switzerland
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14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2012

We chose the location because of some good reviews and the pictures looked great (big house on a green lawn, surrounded by trees). What a change from a hotel room. However, I assume we had different expectations then other visitors.

We have been promised a big family cabin, but received a rather small unit (even though the place was not fully book at all, I think we have been the only guests).
The covers on the couch and all surfaces in the kitchenette were dirty, dustcovered or had dead insects on them.
Very strong smell from the cow barn just next to it (Maybe it has been a special wind condition, but it did not help to relax)
Sitting outside on “your perch” was also not inviting: Lawn is artificial (!), chair and table dirty, a family of cats meowing constantly and begging for food did not let you read a book peacefully.
Bed was rather uncomfortable with old squeaky mattresses and small.

Positive: Host are friendly and welcoming.
Cabin has modern flatscreen with DVD player and satellite TV. Helped us forget the bad smell.
Bathroom has a Jacuzzi, although we would have preferred a shower.

We shortened our stay and left earlier then intended. Cannot recommend to stay there for couples, but families might enjoy it (kids have enough space to play outside, pool, toys and not much traffic so it seems safe).

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2012

Stayed at the cabins whilst on the Jesus Trail. The cabins are very comfortable and have a bedroom and separate small living area with full size fridge. There is a swimming pool which was great on a hot day. One downside is that it is located next to a cow shed which was quite smelly and at times noisy.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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192 reviews
91 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2012

These log home cabins are on a kibbutz about 10 minutes from the edge of Tiberias. The cabins offer a alternative to staying at a hotel in the city if you want to reduce costs and stay away from the city. The bedrooms, kitchen, and living room were all great. Beds were comfortable. Everything was very clean. The owner/operator was very helpful and friendly.

If considering a stay here, there are a few expectations that should first be set. One, the cabins are immediately next to a dairy farm. Our experience was that the smell in the morning was very strong and the flies were troublesome. However, this was only outdoors and we had no issues indoors. The dairy farm operated very late the on Saturday evening, which wasn't a problem for us given how tired we were, but be aware. Also, in our particular cabin, the shower arrangements were not ideal given the lack of a shower curtain in the main bathroom and the limited size of the shower stall in the second bathroom.

Finally, these cabins are on a kibbutz well outside of town, so if you're looking for any restaurants or shops, you'll be driving.

If you want solitude in a clean log cabin at an affordable price, this is the place.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Arbel Holiday Homes
Address: | Moshav Arbel, Tiberias, Israel
Region: Israel > Northern District > Galilee > Tiberias
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Ranked #9 of 23 Speciality Lodging in Tiberias
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 14
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