The relaxed, informal atmosphere is a big part of this hotel's appeal. Rooms in the older South Wing have stunning views of Bethlehem and the Judean Desert. Modern furnishings are done up in bright shades of lime and plum, and long sofas hugging the picture windows can be folded out to sleep up to three kids. West Wing rooms are decorated in tasteful aquamarines. The updated bathrooms are compact but well appointed. With a fine pool (including a giant waterslide), tennis
courts, and other sports facilities, Ramat Rachel feels like a resort.