At Kibbutz Ramat Rachel, located 820 meters above sea level, where the rolling hills of the Jerusalem pine forest meet the golden Judean desert, is the sprawling Ramat Rachel Hotel, Congress, Events, Sports and Spa complex.
This four-star deluxe property is a winning combination of luxurious accommodations, outstanding views of Bethlehem, Jerusalem and the Judean hills and extensive facilities. A short drive from the Old City and the heart of Jerusalem, the hotel serves as a convenient and comfortable base for touring the Holy City and the surrounding sites. The hotel has its roots as a youth hostel built in 1969 by the members of Kibbutz Ramat Rachel to serve groups of Israelis and tourists visiting Israel’s capital city.
Today, some forty years later, the Ramat Rachel Hotel boasts 164 rooms and an exclusive country club and health spa.
A complete conference center including a fully equipped, 300-seat auditorium, lecture rooms, and an events hall in the hotel’s gardens provide ample space for the many seminars, conferences, exhibitions, celebrations, and other events that take place throughout the year.
Guests entering the elegant Ramat Rachel Hotel lobby are greeted by a friendly and attentive reception staff. The Israeli tradition of warm hospitality is expressed in their dedication to service and attention to detail.
The hotel’s expansive grounds merge with Jerusalem’s green belt, a path of natural woods and landscape that surrounds the entire city, making it the largest undeveloped area within the boundaries of Jerusalem. The hotel is in the process of developing a several-kilometer-long walking/running trail that circles the grounds and provides spectacular views of Jerusalem’s peripheral neighborhoods, Bethlehem with the Church of the Nativity as its centerpiece, the Old City in all its splendor, and the Judean desert.
A well known archeological site, containing the remains of an ancient fortress and village, serves as the backdrop for a modern sculpture. The hotel is completely wheelchair accessible with ramps, wide doors, and specially designed rooms.