Israel offers an opportunity for a dream vacation during which you can combine fun and entertainment with exciting experiences. A visit to Israel includes not only the nature reserves, tourist sites, museums, and exhibitions, but also offers exciting opportunities for lodging. The selection of accommodations in Israel is so varied that you can spend each night of your vacation in a different style of accommodation.
Hotels, the most common option, are located throughout the country and offer convenient and comfortable accommodations. Many of them are close to urban tourist centers, while others are located in rural areas adjacent to nature and hiking sites. There are also boutique hotels that are meticulously designed to the smallest detail to make your vacation even more festive and special. Spa hotels offer guests additional luxuries such as massages and treatments in a romantic atmosphere amidst beautiful scenery.
If you prefer to lodge in natural surroundings, you can choose one of the thousands of guestrooms (usually called zimmers by Israelis who picked up the German name), or bed and breakfast accommodations in the mountains or the countryside. Zimmers offer attractive, well equipped accommodations where you can enjoy a quiet, pastoral atmosphere and a beautiful panorama.
If you prefer more simple lodging, there are youth hostels and field schools. These are located near urban centers or adjacent to nature reserves and are simple and comfortable.
Spartan visitors who love the quiet and the outdoors, and who want to be close to nature and to hear the sound of rustling leaves can enjoy rustic camping with a tent and sleeping bags. Campers will experience the thrill of cooking and eating outdoors and sleeping under the stars. Israel's beautiful campgrounds make camping out a truly spiritual experience.
Christian hostels and monasteries offer visitors another type of spiritual experience. These lodgings are located near Christian holy sites. The monks and nuns receive visitors with hospitality and warmth, and invite visitors to pray and to learn about life in the monastery.
One cannot visit Israel without the unique experience of lodging in a Bedouin tent, drinking real Arab coffee, and listening to ethnic folk tales.
There is such a variety of lodging that it is hard to decide. What will you choose?