Where to stay in northern Israel: all the best zimmers

Updated: Sep 16, 2021

Planning a relaxing getaway in the north? Of all the accommodation types in Israel, zimmers (luxury B&B) are always my favorite and since I've been exploring and reviewing zimmers in Israel for the past three years, you've come to the right place! There is just something magical about the beautiful north and relaxing in a hot tub of a luxury cabin with a glass of wine, watching the sun go down - well, I can't think of a better getaway, can you? Below is an overview of all the best places to stay in northern Israel, divided per region: Golan, Galilee & Carmel. There are zimmers for every budget and I've also including family & dog friendly places to stay.


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Private hot tub in the forest at the fabulous Al Hawadi in Mattat

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Golan


Ma'ale Gamla / Ma'ale Hashahar - מעלה השחר


Best zimmers in northern Israel

Two very cozy wooden cabins with large garden and stunning sunset views of the Kinneret. Great hospitality, wine & herbs from the garden are waiting for you upon arrival. The sunset views from the cabin are the best I've seen from a zimmer!

Pool/jacuzzi: indoor jacuzzi with views

Price range: 900-1000 ILS for weekdays, 1100-1200 ILS for weekends

Dog friendly: no

Family friendly: no


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Ramot / Eili Suites - סוויטות אילי


Best zimmers in Israel

Three rustic and beautifully decorated wooden cabins with lush greenery all around. The cabins are located around a garden with pool, with each cabin having a private section of the pool (almost complete privacy). I loved the boho decor of this zimmer and they have their own in-house boho shop!

Pool/jacuzzi: indoor private jacuzzi and outdoor pool

Price range: from 1100 ILS, weekends two nights only

Dog friendly: no

Family friendly: no


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Ramot / Dasi Boutique - דסי



Luxury suite, designed tastefully to the smallest detail for a pampering & romantic getaway. One of the most beautifully designed suites I've seen in Israel and I love that a luxury breakfast is included in the price.

Pool/jacuzzi: outdoor hot tub in wine barrel & outdoor private pool

Price range: 1500 ILS on weekdays, 1800 ILS in weekends (two-nights minimum in weekends)

Dog friendly: no

Family friendly: no


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Giv'at Yoav / Bai Gali - באיי גאלי



Have you ever stayed in a Mongolian yurt? In the southern Golan heights you can stay in a Mongolian village with the most stunning views of the Kinneret. This is not a luxury experience, but a very unique one, suitable for couples, families & groups - which is why I had to include it to this list.

Pool/jacuzzi: none

Price range: varies, but generally this is a low-budget accommodation

Dog friendly: no

Family friendly: yes


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Galilee


Gita / Daya Guesthouse - דעיה



This place is one of those gems that you'll just fall in love with! I call it my home away from home, it's that lovely. There are two zimmers here, one a magical eco-cabin in the forest and the other a suite for solo female travelers looking for quiet. There's a shared outdoor spa with pool, hot tub and sauna!

Pool/jacuzzi: hot tub & pool

Price range: from 750 ILS

Dog friendly: no

Family friendly: no


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Mattat / Al Hawadi - על הואדי



Two very private, beautiful suites in the forest with private outdoor hot tub. The hot tub in the forest is one of the most magical we've seen in Israel. It is also one of the most value for money places, with vary fair prices for the amount of facilities & privacy.

Pool/jacuzzi: indoor jacuzzi & outdoor hot tub

Price range: 850-950 ILS

Dog friendly: no

Family friendly: no


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Almagor / Lychee House - ליצ׳י האוס



This new, luxury place to stay with stunning design is the perfect place for a couple, family or group getaway. There's a main villa, two separate couples' suites and shared outside pool & kitchen area.

Pool/jacuzzi: outdoor pool

Price range: varied

Dog friendly: no

Family friendly: no


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Amirim / Behind the forest - מאחורי היער


Best zimmers in Israel

One of our favorites in Israel, a zimmer we keep coming back to. It is located on the edge of Amirim, from where you walk straight into the forest. There are three zimmers, family friendly with the most amazing outdoor spa. Zimmers are sparkling clean and the best possible hospitality!

Pool/jacuzzi: depends on the cabin, but every cabin has at least a private jacuzzi (indoor or outdoor) and there's a shared outdoor spa in the woods

Price range: from 800 ILS

Dog friendly: no

Family friendly: yes


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Manot / Biktot Nofim - ביקטות נופים



Two cozy wooden cabins with two private jacuzzis (one indoor & one outdoor) and a pool overlooking the stunning valley & sea! What makes this zimmer so special is the overall fabulous view, jacuzzis and pool. The cabin itself isn't the most special, but the facilities more than make up for the design!

Pool/jacuzzi: indoor & outdoor jacuzzi and pool

Price range: 1000 ILS

Dog friendly: yes

Family friendly: yes


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Sde Eliezer / Bayit Bateva - בית בטבע


Best zimmers in Israel

Literally the title says it all: house in nature. There are several tastefully designed cabins on their property, all private and surrounded by nature. A beautiful place to stay!

Pool/jacuzzi: indoor jacuzzi

Price range: varies

Dog friendly: yes

Family friendly: yes


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Amirim / Gan Hamlachim - גן המלכים


Best zimmers in the Galilee, Israel

Have you ever stayed in a luxury yurt? In Amirim you have this very unique zimmer, with indoor jacuzzi and stunning views. Outside it looks like a yurt, inside it's a luxury zimmer.

Pool/jacuzzi: indoor jacuzzi

Price range: varies

Dog friendly: no

Family friendly: no


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Liman / Alma Liman - אלמה לימן


Best zimmers in Israel

Alma Liman has four beautiful wooden cabins, all family & dog friendly with large shared outdoor area and kitchen. It's suitable during the week for couples & families, but during the weekend you can rent the whole property making this a very unique place to stay. We love the vibe and hospitality here!

Pool/jacuzzi: indoor jacuzzi, outdoor shared pool & indoor couples-only spa

Price range: varies

Dog friendly: yes

Family friendly: yes


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Amirim / The Blue House



The Blue House in Amirim is one of the loveliest, most beautifully decorated zimmers we've stayed in in Northern Israel. We love how it is designed completely eco-friendly, by hand. There are two houses, both surrounded by forest and from the zimmer you walk straight into the the woods.

Pool/jacuzzi: none

Price range: varies

Dog friendly: yes

Family friendly: yes


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Carmel


Zichron Yaakov / YAMA wine spa - ימה צימר וספא יין



Three beautiful suites on the edge of Zichron Yaakov, overlooking the Mediterranean. This zimmer is one of the best we have seen in Israel, with in-suite massage room in two of the suites, quality wine and top hospitality. The suites are sparkling clean and the views are just stunning.

Pool/jacuzzi: Kerem & Eshkol suites have indoor jacuzzi and Gefen has outdoor jacuzzi

Price range: from 800 ILS

Dog friendly: no

Family friendly: no


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Habonim / Shell Beach - חוף הצדפים


Best zimmers in Israel

This zimmer is such a gem, located within walking distance from the Habonim reserve! It's one suite, attached to the owners house with open views of the Habonim reserve. Although the suite is attached to the house, it is very private. We loved the jacuzzi!

Pool/jacuzzi: outdoor jacuzzi

Price range: 1100-1200 ILS

Dog friendly: no

Family friendly: no


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Zichron Yaakov / Zimeroni - צימרוני


If you're looking for a budget-friendly, romantic zimmer - this is the place for you! I love the value for money, tastefully designed rooms and the location in the historic center of Zichron Yaakov.