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Villa Galilee
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Safed
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We spent two nights at this hotel. It looks very nice from the outside when you first see it, however this is the only good thing about this place. The rooms are not too bad, but not that good either. The mattress and the pillows are terrible. The bathroom is average and relatively clean, however the faucets need more thorough cleaning, the ceiling has stains from water leakage. The lobby looks nice at first, but in reality there is nothing you can do there. The bar at the lobby is mostly inactive. The hotel advertises its chef-restaurant and sells fixed menu dinner which includes 3 courses and bread (drinks are extra). For the three of us we paid 535 NIS! The meal was awful, the dishes were filthy, the food mostly terrible. After complaining I got 150 NIS refund... The breakfast wasn't better. At the overall - not recommended. You can find better places, better food and better everything.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
4  Thank Lea M
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and myself spent 1 night over the week end at Villa Galilee. The room was ok but no more. The view from the room was nice, overlooking the Sea of Galilee.
Breakfast was one of the poorest I had in Israel. Low quality food, poor choice.
The swimming pool was nice but it was too cold to stay outside.
The surroundings of the hotel have nothing nice and waking around was depressing.
Finally, price is very high as compared to what you are getting.
I would not recommend this hotel. There are so many nice bed and breakfast options in the region.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Laurence K
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

We stayed in the hotel for two nights part of a family weekend. Although the building is surrounded by a beautiful garden the location itself and view from the rooms is disappointing; overlooking some part of the city that are far from beautiful. The hotel lobby itself and public spaces are full of what appear to be cheap reproductions of classic paintings mounted in heavy classical frames, that give a feeling of a pricy bordel. Our room was comfortable and clean, although the sheet had an ink satin on it. Going down to the bar was also a disappointment as there was no barmen to serve , when one of the receptionists offered to help we realized they do not serve wine (only in bottles). we went for a martini instead but the the poor receptionist - through no fault of her own - needed instructions from us to find the bottle and on pouring the drink. On the first evening we had dinner at the hotel restaurant that was too average by all means. As the hotel is kosher on Saturday morning breakfast doesn't provide fresh eggs. To sum to pricy for what it was.

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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
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3  Thank NoaJaffa
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

This hotel left me with a strange feeling. Its style is so weird- on the walls - copycats of European expressionists painters in low quality, plastic flowers in vases.. wow it was like going back 50 years. And that applies also to the food in dinner and breakfast. Bizarre experience. The room on the contrary was in good size and clean. The front garden was also nice. Location of the hotel is on top of a residential area. Not a very beautiful spot. As everywhere in Israel the prices are high. This hotel is kosher and I believe the target market is large orthodox families that want to spend time together.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
2  Thank RachelIsrael
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

Spent a weekend in villa-galilee in sefad, The Galil, north of Israel is great for all kind of actives , food, wine, hikes spa etc. the hotel located on the hill with a great view. the crew is very helpful but very young so it reflects on some of the hotel services like the Tzfata restaurant. during dinner i asked for bottle of Chardonnay and the waitress asked me if its white or red wine, latter she had hard time to open the bottle and wasn't able to give proper recommendation on the main cores. otherwise the hotel is good, the rooms are big, the hotel is clean the breakfast very nice. The SPA crew are professionals. the Hotel have somewhat of Kosher atmosphere maybe because its location in the city of Sefad that is very spiritual place for Jews. Even so its a very nice Hotel with good value for money.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Villa Galilee

Address: Hagdud Hashlishi 106 | Mt. Canaan, Safed 13100, Israel
Region: Israel > Northern District > Galilee > Safed
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Safed
Price Range: €135 - €267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Galilee 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A charming boutique hotel located in the Galilee heights, recently became a member of the prestigious European hotel chain "Chateaux & Hotels Collection". The hotel contains a SPA with an extensive treatment list, a bistro restaurant and terraces overlooking the hotel gardens and the surrounding mountains. In the vicinity: the Sea of Galilee, Golan Heights, forests, mountains, the ancient city ,the tombs of the just, Druze villages and much more. You will enjoy a special ambiance and a sense of tranquility at our small and luxurious hotel. ... more   less 
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Villa Galilee Hotel Safed
Villa Galilee Israel/Safed

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