Welcome to the Sea of Galilee, the lowest fresh water lake on earth! The Sea of Galilee (The Kineret) is located in the North, nestled in the Jordan Rift Valley. There you will find yourself surrounded by beautiful nature and history! Carry on reading to find the best boutique hotels in the area!

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We’ve broken this guide into two categories:

  • Luxury Boutique Hotels
  • Mid Range Boutique Hotels

We’ve also created a ranking system based on ratings from other popular websites.

Pricing for 2 people sharing 1 room:

  • $$$$$ >$500/ night
  • $$$$ >$400 / night
  • $$$ >$300/ night
  • $$ >$200/ night
  • $ <$200/ night

Best Luxury Boutique Hotels

Setai Sea of Galilee Hotel

Swimming Pool | Boutique | Luxury | Isrotel | North East | $$$$$

The Setai Sea of Galilee, located on the eastern cost of the Sea of Galilee, offers 110 luxurious rooms and villas.  The villas boast breathtaking views of the Sea of Galilee, Tiberius and Golan Heights. Rooms also offer enchanting views of the hotels spacious gardens with lush vegetation.

Their unique “Kinneret” villas have a private outdoor pool or hot tub. Their Standard rooms offer high end accommodation in a pleasant and cozy atmosphere tub.

The Scots Hotel

Swimming Pool | Boutique | Luxury | Tiberias | $$$$$

Stay at a beautiful historic building overlooking the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights and explore all the history behind the Scots Hotel. The once hospital is now renovated into a beautiful and luxurious hotel with a swimming pool, old (but renovated) and modern rooms, a gourmet festival with a delicious breakfast. The perfect location for your trip to North Israel.

U Boutique Hotel Kinneret

Swimming Pool | Boutique | Luxury | Fattal | Tiberias | $$$$$

Offering a seasonal outdoor pool and views of the sea, U Boutique Kinneret is located in Tiberias. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar, Free WiFi and free private parking.

Every room comes with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Certain units have a seating area for your convenience. You will find a coffee machine in the room. The rooms come with a private bathroom. Extras include L’Occitane toiletries and a hairdryer.

Cnaan Village Boutique Hotel

Swimming Pool | Boutique | Luxury | North | $$$$

Located in one of the most beautiful locations of the Golan Heights in the Had Nes village, the Cnaan Village Boutique Hotel & Spa is the perfect place for a romantic escape. Wake up to a delicious and generous Israeli breakfast by the pool, enjoy the panoramic views of the Sea of Galilee, spend the day at the beautiful pool and spa, and stay at a spacious and beautiful suite, the perfect combo for a weekend away from the city.

Best Mid Range Boutique  Hotels

Ramot Resort Hotel

Swimming Pool | Boutique | Mid Range | North East | $$$

At the foot of the Golan with a wonderful view of the Sea of Galilee, the Ramot Resort Hotel offers well-equipped rooms and cabins surrounded by green lawns.

The hotel rooms offer spacious accommodations in the hotel wing, while the Wood Cabins and Chalet Deluxe offer ground floor accommodations with private terrace and a luxurious hot tub.

Vered Hagalil Guest Farm

Swimming Pool | Boutique | Mid Range | North West | $$

Overlooking the Sea of Galilee, this beautiful boutique hotel is a perfect spot to escape from the city… or use as a base to tour the local area.

The hotel has 31 separate chalets for guests, each with a little garden and most with amazing views, a swimming pool, an excellent chef restaurant, and a horse-farm for the adventurous!

Vila Europe 1917 Hotel

Swimming Pool | Boutique | Mid Range | Tiberias | $$

Offering an outdoor pool with a sun terrace, Europa 1917 Hotel is historic building from 1917 preserving its authentic European elements.

Rooms and suites here all come with a flat-screen satellite TV, AC, WiFi, some also consisting of a seating area. Each has a safe, a desk, a mini-bar, an electric kettle and a coffee machine.

Shirat Hayam Boutique Hotel

Boutique | Mid Range | Tiberias | $$

Accommodations at the Shira Hayam Boutique Hotel features period architecture of the 19th century, and many rooms and suites have a hot tub. Some rooms offer a balcony with views of the sea.

Shirat Hayam is a historic building located on the seafront promenade in Tiberias, overlooking the Sea of Galilee. Rooms and suites come with LCD cable TV, fridge, and tea/coffee maker.

Ohalo Manor Hotel

Boutique | Mid Range | South | $$

Located on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, just 6.2 mi south of the ancient city of Tiberias, this resort hotel is an excellent base for exploring the Upper Galilee region and the Golan Heights.

The hotel is set at a delightful spot surrounded by lush gardens and with splendid views over the Sea of Galilee. The peaceful settings of the hotel assure you a relaxed holiday.

This guide is part of our series of Best Hotel Guides in Israel. Also check out our guides for Best Hotels in Israel, Best Hotels in Jerusalem, Best Hotels in the Dead Sea, Best Hotels in Eilat; for those looking for boutique hotels we have guides for the Best Boutique Hotels in Israel and Best Boutique Hotels in Tel Aviv; and for those traveling in a budget, we have guides for the Best Hostels in Israel and Best Hostels in Tel Aviv

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