Best B&Bs in Israel

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As a country with so many natural wonders, Israel has a great scene of bed and breakfast accommodation, locally known as Zimmers. With an endless collection of beautiful guesthouses in some of the best and most beautiful locations in the country, the B&Bs of Israel are a great accommodation option to try at least once during your trip, especially in the peaceful landscapes of the Galilee or the desert in Israel. Here, you can see our favorite B&Bs in Israel, offering a great and unique accommodation style.

Best B&Bs in Northern Israel

The Windswept Castles, Nimrod

Some of the best B&Bs in Israel separate themselves from others by their special structure, while others enjoy a particularly attractive location. The Windswept Castles in the tiny settlement of Nimrod benefit from both of these advantages. Nimrod is the highest Jewish town in the country, and it is located at an altitude of 1,100 meters/3,600 feet, right near Mount Hermon and Nimrod Fortress.

The dramatic view you will see from here is one you won’t find anywhere in Israel – the summit of Mount Hermon, the turquoise pool of Ram, and the mountains of Lebanon can be seen from the huge windows of the suites, and in winter when the place is covered with a thick blanket of snow, it is especially beautiful here. The place has three particularly impressive and completely isolated accommodation units.

Olea, Rosh Pina

Olea, located in Rosh Pina, is a new and perfect accommodation complex that can host a large family that can take over the entire complex, or a couple that can choose a B&B or a room in the villa, and enjoy privacy. The accommodation complex is located in the heart of an olive grove, overlooking the pastoral landscape of the slopes of the Galilee and the Golan Heights.

The tourist complex includes a villa with four bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen, and a dining area, two family B&Bs, and four double B&Bs that have a contemporary, cozy, and, comfortable design. The villa and the guest houses are located in a peaceful forest and surround a large lawn with a swimming pool in the center and a hot tub next to it, a fully equipped outdoor kitchen, and shaded seating areas.

Ha’Seuda Ha’Achrona Suites, Amirim

The seven suites in the complex, which famously hosted Natalie Portman during her Israel trip, are designed in a classic European style, as they’re made of stone, and surrounded by a natural grove and a well-kept garden.

The most impressive thing here is the attention to the small details: from the high wooden ceilings, the king-size beds, the thick towels and robes, the Jacuzzi near the window, and the winter fireplace, to the flower arrangements. The walls are adorned with beautiful paintings by Bella Shoulderbrandt, the owner of the place.

Best Desert B&Bs

Carmey Avdat Farm

A short drive from Sde Boker is the Carmei Avdat Farm, which was established in 1998 as part of the plan to establish individual isolated farms in the Negev. The farm, which was established on the remains of an ancient agricultural farm, is managed by Hana and Eyal Jezreel, who manage B&Bs, a family boutique winery, a cafe, a store with the farm’s products and a pastoral desert vineyard.

The guests here can choose to stay in one of the 4 isolated lodges of the place, each of them at a long distance from the other. The lodges are equipped and simple, with the highlight of course being the desert itself, with the views, the silence and the peace, and of course also the small wading pool outside the cabin, where you can cool off on hot days and enjoy the silence.

In addition to the lodges, the farm also has 8 special buildings with a rounded roofs called artist workshop rooms, where you can both stay and create art. Although they are closer to each other and less isolated, they are charming no less.

Nahal Boker Farm, Sde Boker

Near Highway 40, between Sde Boker and Tlalim, there is a tourist complex that is very reminiscent of isolated holiday villages in northern Holland or central Italy. Nahal Boker Farm is a hidden isolated farm that offers five quiet and spacious lodges, each with a different design and style (from a Dutch cabin to a Thai cabin), in a desert setting with a breathtaking 360-degree view.

The large log cabins are suitable for everyone, from couples looking for a romantic escape to families with children, and there is even a wheelchair-accessible suite. All the cabins are fully equipped, with air conditioning, a full kitchenette with a coffee machine, a TV, large bathrooms, and balconies with a bathtub overlooking the view.

Nahal HaRo’e Farm, Ramat HaNegev

The solitary farm near Sde Boker and Mitzpe Ramon takes the peace and tranquility of the desert to a new level of indulgence and luxury in a perfect atmosphere of freedom. In the complex are two luxurious and completely isolated stone suites, surrounded by endless desert and equipped with everything you need for a relaxing retreat.

The suites are equipped with a full kitchenette, a sitting room, large and comfortable double beds, and a wide balcony with a large heated wading pool in the winter, sunbeds, a barbecue area, and above all, a starry sky, and mesmerizing views.

Most unique B&Bs in Israel

Zimmerbus in Ezuz – stay in a bus-turned-guesthouse

A particularly unusual experience awaits those who choose to stay the Zimmerbus in the village of Ezuz in the Negev, not far from the border with Epygt. On top of a hill that overlooks an open desert landscape, you will find three buses that have gone out of use and have been converted into cozy guesthouses for families and couples, which make for one of the most unique B&Bs in Israel.

One of them is a city bus that was converted into a B&B for couples, while a double-articulated bus and a wide bus that was used to transport passengers from the terminal to the plane in the Ben Gurion Airport were converted into family B&Bs. The family B&Bs include a bedroom and a children’s room, a fully equipped kitchen, a shower decorated with mosaic work, and a children’s playroom located in the original driver’s cabin. Outside The rooms have a balcony with the shade of palm trees, a sitting area, and a hammock facing the desert landscape.

Mud huts in the desert

The community settlement of Tsukim, located in the Middle of the Arava region, right between the Dead Sea and Eilat, has become a bed and breakfast powerhouse, with several accommodation complexes that offer eco-tourism in the desert landscape.

One of them is Yamei Midbar, the oldest of the settlement’s accommodation complexes, where there are 10 mud huts for families and couples. Each hut has a sleeping area, a sitting area with a fireplace, a kitchenette, ecological toilets, and a shower with hot water. Outside each cabin, there is a campfire circle and a hammock that overlooks the desert landscape. All the cabins share a pool that is designed like a natural desert pool and consists of three round pools that flow into each other.

The castle in Kerem Maharal

If you’ve always dreamed of staying in a real castle, the castle in Kerem Maharal offers an amazing opportunity to do so. This is not just a luxurious B&B, but rather a Crusader fortress from the 11th century that has undergone extensive preservation and renovation. The fortress is located at the highest point in Kerem Maharal, in front of a spectacular view of Mount Carmel and the Sea, and as befits a real fortress, it is surrounded by a green and well-kept garden with a water well and peacocks that roam freely.

On the upper floor, you will find two suites for couples, with a wood-burning fireplace, a mosaic bathtub, and a large roof terrace that overlooks a spectacular view. On the lower floor, there is a garden suite that is great for families and it also has a large and equipped kitchen.

Tsiur Nof, Amirim

B&Bs in Mongolian tents have become an increasingly common phenomenon in recent years, but these amazing B&Bs in Moshav Amirim in the Galilee offer a new and luxurious definition to the concept of a tent.

The place offers two spacious Mongolian tents with a wooden floor and countless treats, including a double jacuzzi sunken into the floor, a fully equipped kitchenette with an espresso machine, and wine and beers. Large windows bring into the tent the views of the Sea of ​​Galilee and the Lower Galilee. When you open the tent’s curtains you will get to a large, partly covered deck, where there is a private pool surrounded by armchairs and sun beds.

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