Scots Hotel, Tiberias

The Scots Hotel is uniquely situated in the centre of Tiberias with direct frontage on to the Sea of Galilee.

The luxurious Scots hotel was established by the Scottish Church in 1999 in the historical compound of the Scottish Hospital, and uniquely combines the 19th century basalt buildings with a modern and up-to-date hotel with 68 rooms located in the heart of Tiberias.

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.

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

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