YMCA Peniel-by-Galilee

Off Rte. 90, 3 km (2 miles) north of central Tiberias, Tiberias, Northern District, 14101, Israel

Archibald Harte, founder of Jerusalem's landmark YMCA, built a lakeside retreat here in the 1930s and later bequeathed his property to the Jerusalem YMCA. You can still feel his presence walking on the pebbly beach, and relaxing in the common areas decorated with antique Damascene wood panels. Spacious guest rooms, most with lake views, are furnished simply but comfortably; two have kitchenettes. The pool is fed by a natural spring, with fish swimming in the clear water. A loyal clientele responds to the quiet charm of the place, making reservations essential.

PROS

  • rustic appeal
  • reasonable rates, great for families

CONS

  • too far to walk to town
  • no evening entertainment

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 04-672–0685

HOTEL DETAILS

12 rooms, 1 suite
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted Breakfast

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