If you are in Israel, and seek sweet silence and calm, consider Keren Kolot at Kibbutz Ketura.
I had the pleasure of staying here for a family gathering. This was a unique experience, not only the ambience and incredible views of the majestic mountains....but also the proximity of Israel's pioneer solar energy field, and "Methuselah", the only palm tree grown from seeds carbon dated 2000 years ago! The accomdations are very spacious, and a cut above most of the Kibbutz guest houses. The food adequate. Also for those who also seek a bit of night life, the city of Eilat is only a short ride (car or bus) away. A place with mystique.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Keren Kolot at Kibbutz Ketura is a guest house and educational seminar center. We offer 44 attractively-priced and comfortable rooms, including singles, doubles, suites and apartments for singles, couples, families and groups from Israel and abroad. All rooms include a kitchenette, bathroom and shower, satellite TV, a refrigerator, coffee and tea, milk, cookies and fruit.Our guests are invited to enjoy a number of activities including a tour of the kibbutz and the famous solar field and algae factory, bike rentals and use of the kibbutz's Olympic-sized swimming pool.We invite our guests to kick back, relax and enjoy a moment of leisure at Café Kolot, our coffee shop, located next to the guest rooms. You will be able to enjoy fine coffee, cookies, cakes and other homemade baked goods, locally-produced dates, wine, light meals, soft drinks and ice cream. In addition, Café Kolot offers jewelry, arts and crafts made by kibbutz members. For the benefit of our guests and patrons, we offer free wireless internet access and use of the computer in the coffee shop. ... more less