Ruth Hotel

High above the Upper Galilee vistas, on the peak of Mount Canaan, perches the city of Safed (Zefat), overlooking one of the greenest and prettiest areas in Israel every season of the year. A number of hotels in Zefat host vacationers seeking a relaxing break from life?s routines. But at the very heart of the old city of Zefat, one of the holiest spots with breathtaking views of the northern mountains, you'll find Ruth Zefat Hotel, part of the Dan Hotel Chain, offering guests an outstanding hosting experience with a unique mingling of old and new in a remarkable structure.

The Zefat Ruth Hotel is on the site of an inn 800 years old, yet provides all the luxuries of a modern boutique hotel operating in the 21st century. Ruth Zefat Hotel is adjacent to the charming old city quarter with its picturesque cobbled lanes and interesting attractions. Zefat has something for everyone: synagogues centuries old, workshops and art galleries, local artisans, the ancient Crusader fortress, a cheese maker who uses traditional methods specializing in what is known as 'Zefat cheese', wineries whose products are enriched by the high elevation vineyards of the region, and many other tourist attractions.

This ancient Galilean city once served as the capital of Upper Galilee, and was a hub of activity throughout history, whether for Crusaders, Mamelukes or Ottomans. Staying at the Ruth Hotel is the ideal starting point for your old city tour with a knowledgeable guide. Within minutes you're in the old city's center, where Jewish mysticism of major local and international impact developed centuries ago. Take a guided tour (tours from the hotel with the historian David Amiel on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays - in Hebrew and English as per demand) of Zefat's lanes and discover countless charming spots throughout, some in open view, some tucked away and waiting for you to explore. Visit ancient synagogues, and the gravesites of great sages and righteous mystics, for a taste of the unique mood that marks Zefat as a spiritual center.

The range of rooms available in the Ruth Zefat Hotel lets guests choose which option suits their needs best. Rooms are luxurious, beautifully appointed and spacious. Some overlook the Galilean mountain peaks and Mount Meron in particular, always green.The hotel offers a half Olympic swimming pool facing the stunning views. The hotel provides a wide range of local Galilean cuisine based on fresh produce from nearby farms and stores, together with a well established wine cellar. Enjoy parking and Wi-Fi, free to Ruth Zefat Hotel guests.

The spa at the Ruth Safed Hotel is built as an ancient stone house and gives a pastoral and romantic feel with an eastern aroma.

The spa facilities include: relaxing and luxurious treatment rooms offering a range of treatments, an oil bath for couples, a dry sauna, an exercise room and a sunbathing terrace overlooking the Galilee mountain landscape.


  • Semi-Olympic outdoor swimming pool, open in season (April-October)
  • Children's pool
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Khan Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi in the rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Guided historical tours (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday)
  • Room service
  • Hotel staff available 24 hours

Room Descriptions

Artists Colony Room
Classic design, facing the hotel garden or the magical alleys of the artists? colony.
The rooms are located in the classic wing.
View: The hotel garden or the alleys of the artists' colony
Size: 20 m²
Beds: 1 Double bed or 2 Twin Beds
Design: Classic Design
Occupancy:Max 4
Max 2 adults + 2 children (up to 12)
Bathrooms: Comfortable Marble Bathroom

Mount Meron Room
Classic design with magnificent views of Mount Meron.
Rooms are located on floors 1-3
View: Facing Mount Meron
Size: 20 m²
Beds:1 Double bed or 2 Twin Beds
Design: Authentic Design
Occupancy: Max 3 adults
Bathrooms: Comfortable Marble Bathroom

Garden Room
Spacious intricately designed rooms, each room with a balcony and seating area overlooking the garden and the mountain.
The rooms are located in the Classic wing.
View: View to the Garden
Size: 20 m2
Beds: Double Bed
Design: Classic Design
Occupancy: Max 2 Adults
Bathrooms: Comfortable Marble Bathroom

Deluxe Room
Modern design room facing the magical alley of the artist colony.
The rooms are located in the Classic wing
View: The hotel's alley
Size: 22 m²
Beds: Double Bed
Design: Modern Design
Occupancy: Max 2 adults
Bathrooms: Comfortable Marble Bathroom

Mount Meron Suite
Modern design suite - bedroom plus spacious living room and balcony overlooking magnificent Mount Meron.
The suite located in the modern wing of the hotel.
View: Facing Mount Meron
Size: 30 m²
Beds: Double Bed
Design: Modern Design
Occupancy: Max 2 adults
Bathrooms: Comfortable Marble Bathroom

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