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The Scots Hotel
Why we like it
- Set in beautiful gardens with an unrivalled view of the Sea of Galilee
- Steeped in history and charm
- Half sized Olympic pool and located in the beach garden with magnificent views
- Israeli cuisine with Galilean cooking tradition and influences from Scotland
- We recommend the Antique rooms as they are more luxurious
Located at the end of the archaeological path, the visitors' centre is a small museum describing the historical story of the Scottish Hospital. A presentation of original pictures from the end of the 19th century, still photos and medical tools from the time of the hospital can be viewed.
Thank you so much for organising a very elaborate and a wonderful tour tailored for us to visit Jordan and Israel. The itinerary was perfect and things went really smooth from the pick up at the airport until the drop off at Tel Aviv airport. Everyone from Airport Supervisor Motasem Rababah, driver Sami in Jordan, all the guides and to the driver George in Jerusalem were all very patient and helpful.
- RS, London
The hotel comes with layers of history and character that no other hotel in the area can match. The public areas and gardens have a colonial atmosphere and the hotel has a Ceilidh Bar with 80 types of whisky on offer and a spa boasting a range of treatments.
Unique rooms are of uniform modern standard. Antique rooms located in the Doctor's House are steeped in history and boast exposed basalt stone walls and high ceilings. The Antique rooms with Lake View are well worth the extra.
Extending down to the Sea of Galilee and across to the hotel's swimming pool, the beach garden is a great place to relax.
Enjoy an archaeological visit on your doorstep. The path starts at the restaurant's balcony and ends at the Visitors' Centre via the Gazebo Terraces. The path includes relics from the Roman and Byzantine periods; these relics have been kept in their natural surroundings for over 2,000 years.
The hotel's restaurant Torance is situated in the David building which was originally the maternity hospital. You can eat on the restaurant's balcony surrounded by lush gardens, almost all year round. The combination of Israeli cuisine with Galilean cooking tradition and influences from Scotland contributes to a flavour-rich culinary experience, turning every meal into an unforgettable gourmet journey. The various dishes use local produce, herbs grown in the hotel's garden, cheeses, fruit and vegetables, homemade jams and a selection of wines all from the farms of the North.
Best time to be there
Israel can be visited throughout the year although the ideal time is in the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The climate is cooler and temperatures are mild in these months making it the perfect time to explore the country.
Tel Aviv (British Airways, Easyjet)
4 hours 50 minutes direct
GMT +2 hours
No mandatory vaccinations
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