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Chalet Nimrod Castle
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Chalet Nimrod Castle
Ranked #32 of 48 Golan Heights B&B and Inns
Reviewed 22 July 2015

If you're looking for a Zimmer in a quiet location with a view, this is what you need. Don't expect luxury -- the zimmers are quite basic, but you can see the owners made an effort to put a personal touch; it's quite roomy, with a nice bathroom. There was a very nice terrace, from which we could see the Druze village of Masada and the lake in the valley below, while getting lazy on armchairs.

Location is great - perfectly quiet, remote and countryside community, a mere ten minute drive from Majdal al-Shams and the Nimrod fortress. The owners were quite discreet -- a lady just came to give us the key, and then to take the money on the following day, but she was nice. We'd have liked to have breakfast but it was not possible on that day. I suggest taking food and drinks, there is a fridge. There is also a restaurant in the small village, they close very early but have nice food. I'd go again.

  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 March 2015

The Chalet nimrot castle, that is called BIKTA ba'ARAFEL in hebrew, has a great view of Bircat Ram and the Golan heights.
There is alot of place for the all family, and compared to other places in the area the price is reasonable.
The Maintenance of the place is not the best, but for us location was everything.

Stayed: March 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

After a hard day driving we were looking forward to the cabin. Everything from the second we arrived was terrible. No one came to meet us just told us where the key was. It was cold. Dirty. Discusting. Dirty sheets and towels. Dirty fireplace. It was the worse place I have ever seen. These people need to be closed down. They are rude and they are luring people there with false promises. We did not even stay. We could not. We were so tired and it was dark but we could not stay as it was so discusting.
Please close them down!!!!
They ruined my trip!!!!!

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Reviewed 9 June 2012

I've stayed at this place twice and I've been more than satisfied each time. The cabins have a rustic charm and are well-appointed. This is a total romantic getaway, but also works for friends or families. The breakfast is unbelievable. I challenge you to finish it. And it's brought to your cabin. Beat that.

This is a place to get away totally. No TV, no internet - just peace and quiet. They also offer a terrific dinner if you order ahead of time.

Our cabin was in the cherry orchard and the cherries were ripe. Amazingly delicious.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 December 2011

I have never felt compelled to write a review yet, but today I find myself doing so. We arrived mid afternoon and after a brief search, the owner, Guy, came out to meet us. He seemed to treat our arrival as an inconvenience. There was no welcome whatsoever, nor any explanation of the facilities on offer, or recommendations of nearby attractions. Instead, he merely waved us in the direction of our chalet, and said "that's where you are" and seemed desperate to get away as quickly as possible. We asked about meals. On the chalet's website, it boasted of warm stews for supper, and gatherings in convivial settings, either indoors or outdoors. So we asked about supper, and were told in an offhand way that we should have booked in advance, but there was a restaurant nearby.
Dismayed, after the glowing write up on the website, we hoped at least for a decent breakfast, which he mentioned in passing. We asked about internet, and he said we could probably get wifi in our room from the nearby restaurant. If it doesn't work, we asked, can we come over to the main lobby, as his wife had promised on the telephone. He did his best to put us off, and said "try the room first." In fact, we never got to see this cosy guest lobby of which the website spoke, and instead felt prisoners inside our room.
The cabin itself was very nice and well done, and after a phone call to the owner, we had hot water for our jacuzzi too. The next morning, we eagerly went over to the house in search of breakfast, only to be told we should have ordered that the day before too. The owner never made any intimation of this during our brief conversation the afternoon before, and how we could have guessed that it was necessary to make a pre-booking, we have no idea. I think it fair to say that we have never been treated with such utter indifference by the hosts of any establishment at which we've stayed. If they are so uninterested in their guests, why are they in this business? And as for the travellers' lounge, so beautifully advertised as a homely gathering place on their website, we saw only a porch with no chairs and a few leaflets. We certainly weren't welcome in the house.
We will certainly not be staying here again.

Room Tip: French Cabin was very nice
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: Nimrod
Region: Golan Heights
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Ranked #32 of 48 B&Bs / Inns in Golan Heights
Price Range: $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our wooden cabins were built by the owner, are pretension and technology free. It offers you exactly the opposite - wooden cabins inspired by ecological thinking and way of living with simple but cozy design from all-natural materials. Our cabins merge in its natural surroundings. We aspire to give you a peaceful and relaxing experience of nature and travel and the perfect connection between nature and man, man to man and man to himself. When the cherries ripen, our guests are more than welcome to join the fruit-picking in our family organic cherry orchards, which are located at the foothills of our village. In the entrance to the family house, in the heart of the cabin site, you'll find the Travelers Lounge. Here you will find maps and travel guides of the area and of many other areas in Israel. Chalet Nimrod Castle is the place for travelers and our skilled staff is always more than happy to assist you in any way they can; from planning your trip; dropping you in various points; preparing early breakfast and takeaway meals. ... more   less 

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