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| Hamakom Suites in the Western Galilee, is a new concept in boutique hotels. This is the hotel for a completely private get-away with all the amenities. You define the schedule. Everything necessary is delivered to your room. Unless you choose to, you will not have to come out for your entire stay. |
The hotel consists of 12 independent units scattered over 3 levels along the side of a hill. The units are identical in structure to one another with slightly different decor, and eLuna guests are always given the most secluded, private suites available.
The units are spacious, comfortable and beautifully designed. It is ideal for the couple who want to get away from it all but who want the amenities. The dining area/sitting room has a convertible couch that can sleep up to two children. Doors to the pool area can be locked for security. Note that there is no shallow area in the pool and no lifeguard so children must be supervised by parents.
The hotel welcomes you with a bottle of wine, drinks and sweets in the frig, coffee and tea as you wish, espresso maker and a very nice package of toiletries. The staff at the hotel give you personal service with a smile. They will supply anything you need.
We recommend this hotel to couples who want a private get away. Couples with either a baby or children who are responsible in a pool. Teen and young adult children will love to vacation with their parents at Hamakom. Parents vacationing with married children will enjoy taking separate units and dining together either outside on the spacious grounds around each unit or inside one of the units. Groups of adults will enjoy their own privacy but you always have the ability to visit and sit together with other group members in the public spaces.
Amenities: private pool private outsize Jacuzzi air conditioning flat Screen TV with YES channels wireless Internet access kitchenette with a mini frig and microwave slippers & bathrobes for use at the resort spa treatments available by professional masseuses in your room meals (dinner/breakfast) delivered to your room complementary bottle of wine one room designed for handicapped guests three units surrounded by trees for additional privacy.
New Double Suite: 2 bedrooms + 2 sleeping galleries for children. This is appropriate for one to two families or two couples.
Dining: Breakfast is served in the new dining room. Kashrut: Local Rabbanut of the Moshav, Rav Ofer Kashani.
The hotel can recommend several good kosher restaurants in the area, for dinner.
From eLuna Visitors to the Resort:
January 2014: Ruth, I forgot to write you earlier to tell you how completely blown away we were by HaMakom. Carole and I adored every minute we were there, and I cannot imagine any future trip to Israel that does not include two or three nights there. Bill
June 2010: We arrived at Hamakom at about 3pm, check in time. As we approached the property we called manager Rachel, who met us and gave us a tour or the facility. We drove right up to the entrance to our suite. The room was comfortably air conditioned and music filled the space. It was an “Ahhh” moment.
After our long dusty drive, the pristine pool and its deep blue water looked too good to be true. Picture perfect, this is indeed a real pool with two comfortable lounge chairs and a separate Jacuzzi. The sophisticated sound system pipes music or TV into the pool area.
We could not get into that pool fast enough, and we took our first dip as soon as we arrived. Though it is a relatively small pool, the advantages make up for the size: the privacy, the solitude, you do not have to negotiate your lane with another swimmer, and you are not splashed by less considerate swimmers.
A quick shower in the beautifully outfitted bathroom and we fell into the inviting bed for a rest. All of the items in the suite were carefully chosen for your comfort. The mattresses are the famous Aminach Carmel Forest type. The bedding is soft and high quality, and the temperature control is perfect. Delightful original artwork decorated our room. A stunning ironwork wall hanging by a local artist decorated the main room with matching bath and kitchen accessories by the same artist. A large flat screen TV hangs on the wall in the main room, and a second TV in the kitchenette.
You can enjoy dinner in one of the local restaurants but if you just want to stay in, with one days notice Rachel will organize dinner delivered to your room [verify this in advance]. We had not planned dinner in advance so Rachel helped us to order a pizza that was delivered with salad for a reasonable NIS 85. We enjoyed the pizza with the complementary bottle of wine provided by the hotel.
One of the lovely things about having the privacy and the easy access to the pool is the ability to take another dip whenever you want. Later in the evening I did another round in the pool. The indirect lighting gave a beautiful glow to the water and glancing upward I could see the moon and more stars than I have seen in years– quite a wonderful site for this city girl.
A big basket of breakfast foods was delivered at about 9:30am. Eggs, yogurt, a wide selection of cheeses, a selection of rolls, tuna salad, olives, vegetables, far more than we could eat. We made our own coffee using the espresso machine with all the fixings.
The second day is the time to start the serious business of relaxation. Unfortunately we had to end our vacation almost before it started, and head back to the big city. Another dip in the pool and we were on our way with plans to return as soon as possible.
Submitted by: Deborah M. Date: July 2010. Description: We are just back from our night at HaMakom and can confidently say we haven’t had as good a time anywhere else! The suite is just beautiful; very luxurious and spacious, with lovely little touches – an espresso machine and water machine, complementary bottle of wine, fruit bowl, and cookies in the kitchen, with complementary soft drinks, milk for your coffee, and two individual dairy desserts in the fridge. We took turns enjoying the amazing massage chair while watching a movie on the huge screen – the cable available includes all the movie channels. There’s also a dvd player, if you want to take up your own entertainment (although they considerately provide a few dvds to choose from in the room). All the time we had, apart from that one movie and eating and sleeping, we spent in our wonderful private heated pool, alternating with dips in the state-of-the-art Jacuzzi. The pool room is beautiful – large windows all the way around let in the outside, but frosted glass on the bottom halves of the windows maintains your privacy. We didn’t see a soul during our time at HaMakom, except for the very helpful staff, who met us when we arrived and saw to any requests we had, and delivered a tasty and plentiful breakfast in the morning. The luxury of your own private pool – big enough to swim properly in – can’t be overstated. We loved it. We can’t wait to go back, and stay for longer!
Submitted by: Harry F., Date: August 2010. Description: Although it is still a work in progress (reception and dining hall under construction) this property already sets a new standard in “luxury” accommodations. The attention to detail on every level is impressive and if Rachel can maintain this quality, they will soon be sold out all year. The pool area, bedroom, kitchen/den and decks were well separated yet accessible to each other, given a true felling for being in a vacation villa rather than just a suite. I see a opportunity for Bar/Bat Miztva and Sheva Brachot affairs.
We order tipulim in the room and it worked out well as did the delivery of breakfast and anything we needed. The Moshav has a Shul and Makolet, both 5 minutes walk both are big plusses.
We ate at Arnolds which is just a 25 minute drive from the hotel on very decent roads. The Chef tasting menus there was just one of the best overall experiences we have ever had. The food was great, service enthusiastic and very tentative and for NIS 186 we received generous portions of 6 appitizers/salads, 6 mains – all full portions and 3 desserts. No way to finish.
I was very pleasantly impressed with the centrality of the location. It only takes 20 minutes to Meron, 30 to Zefat and 50 to Katzrin and 30 minutes going west to Rosh Hanikra, Nahariya, Akko etc.
Thanks again for brining this place to our attention.
Treatments: See the list of treatments available at the resort. Treatments must be reserved in advance of your stay.
Cancellations: No penalty will be charged for reservations cancelled up to 1 week before the date of your visit. Reservations cancelled after that time will be charged a fee of 30% of the total booking.
Rates from May 1, 2017
This offer is based on room availability and cannot be combined with any other offer.