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YMCA Peniel-by-Galilee

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65 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

The first thing to say is that this does not sell itself as a luxury hotel; it is a YMCA. Our expectations were therefore perhaps different to previous reviewers. It is run by Christian Palestinians and is the only Palestinian hotel remaining in the area and has a stunning location on the shores of the Sea of Galilee/Lake Tiberias. The... More 

Thank AnniSheffield
Nazareth, Israel
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

The location is very good, mid-way between the town and religious historical sites, with it's own private beach, picnic tables and parking lot. The natural spring pool is lovely. Rooms vary. Some are very old and others are in better shape. Camping by the lake is also an option. Breakfast is OK. Restaurant at the place serves excellent lunch and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

A beautiful location with decent food, this could be an ideal place to stay. Unfortunately it is in bad need of refurbishment and proper management. Rooms were dirty, doors did not fit and the management was surly.

Thank agabus2016
Tel Aviv, Israel
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

If you are looking for a cheap place right on the water and don't care much about the upkeep of the place then this is the place for you. The complex is charming: right on the water, private natural pool and private beach. Little stone picnic tables. The room however was too simple for my taste. It was an adjoining... More 

Thank Anne22594
Prague, Czech Republic
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116 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

We have looked for some cheaper accommodation for family with our 2 kids - students. The room was sheby, not well cleaned, really poor conditions. Our expecting was higher than reality.. Not recommended for future.

Thank Jiri B
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

Maybe I had too high hopes but this place wasn't very nice. The general condition is shabby and quite worn. We found cockroaches in our room as well as droppings from mice on the bath towel. I broke one tooth during dinner as there were small pebbles of stone in the hummus. The view from the hotel was nice though.... More 

Thank omoeller
Manheim, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

The only reason for not getting a worse rating is the view. After that there is no reason to stay here. I had to ask to have a shower head be installed. The door handles fall off. The buildings are in need of repairs and updates. The breakfast has slim offerings. The only wifi is at the office and not... More 

Thank Sginder
Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

excellent place , wonderful staff , great restaurant ! atmosphere amazing ...special thanks to Salah the general manager and all the staff , Ala'a and Ra'fat , the wonderful restaurant staff Jeries the manager , the salads were amazing also the main course !

Thank james w
Auburn, California
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2014

Beautiful location; OK room. We were there in October - the only guests in the place. The staff was mostly bored, or unavailable. Parking is pretty much just on the highway. Little to rave about, I am afraid.

2 Thank Martin N
Jerusalem, Israel
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2014

As written in a previous post there are good and bad in this hotel, Good: beautiful place, a magnificient view on the lake, spacious rooms, price, friendly staff, Bad: cleaness of the rooms, maintenance, parking lot, not all rooms are equal, some very basic, no WiFi.

2 Thank jchaimk

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about YMCA Peniel-by-Galilee

Address: P.O. Box 192, Tiberias 14101, Israel
Region: Israel > Northern District > Galilee > Tiberias
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Ymca Peniel-By-Galilee Hotel Tiberias
YMCA Peniel-By-Galilee Tiberias, Israel
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“Ask for a room with a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles AnniSheffield, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“Try elsewhere!”
 of 5 bubbles agabus2016, 17 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Rooms away from road and facing the lake”
 of 5 bubbles Anne22594, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“excellent room excellent air conditioner”
 of 5 bubbles AvivD_13, 12 Sep 2015 | Read review
“ask for the suite with view on the lake (room 14 ?)”
 of 5 bubbles jchaimk, 6 Dec 2014 | Read review
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