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27 March, 201427 March, 2014 0 comments Christian Guesthouses Christian Guesthouses

Dar Sitti Aziza (House of My Grandmother Aziza) is a newly opened boutique heritage hotel in Bethlehem. This recently renovated traditional Ottoman-era urban home is located just next to the Nativity Church, on the junction between Milk Grotto Street Street and Anatreh Street.


Hotel manager, Nabil Rishmawi aims to create a unique and comfortable lodging experience, where the visitors could enjoy the serenity of a boutique hotel and in the same time learn about the history of Palestinians from Bethlehem. He merges traditional with modern and functional.

29 August, 201229 August, 2012 0 comments Christian Guesthouses Christian Guesthouses

The Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center, whose Our Lady of Peace Chapel will host two free concerts as part of the first Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival, 6-7 September 2012, is offering festival-goers attractive weekend package rates. The 140-room, Vatican-owned guest house, with its newly-renovated rooms and suites, is centrally located opposite the New Gate and offers festival-goers a unique international atmosphere in the heart of Jerusalem. Guests can also enjoy the famous Rooftop Cheese and Wine Restaurant, with arguably the best views across the Old and New City and a menu that features over 40 different types of imported gourmet cheeses and more than 60 different wines. Al fresco dining is also available at La Cafeteria, which is open throughout the day and evening with a varied international menu.

The Notre Dame Center was selected for inclusion in the Sacred Music Festival because of its historic and symbolic characteristics that reflect the spirit of the festival and its inter-faith message. The Chapel, with its excellent acoustics and renovated Pipe Organ provides not only spiritual comfort to pilgrims and travelers with regular mass services and special festival celebrations including Christmas and Easter, but also serves as a venue for occasional free concerts and recitals. The first concert, entitled Tunes of Sanctity, features the Harmony Choir singing Christian music fr

6 June, 20126 June, 2012 0 comments Christian Guesthouses Christian Guesthouses

You've decided to head up to the Galilee for a few days of off the beaten path exploration that might include biking, or hiking the Gospel Trail or perhaps other attractions in the area. Where to stay?


Here's an answer: Barbakfar


A few kilometers east of the Gospel Trail within Moshav Sharona, lies Barbakfar, a small bed and breakfast that offers very comfortable lodgings, excellent food and tremendous service (including transportation to and from the trail). The quaint property is the brainchild of owner Nili Bar, an 11th generation Israeli. Her husband's family also dates back many generations and they were founders of Kibbutz Ein Gev and she grew up in Rosh Pina and then moved to Ginosar where she went to school. For a number of years she worked as a tour guide all the while dreaming of opening her own guesthouse with her husband Dov. In preparation for the anticipated tourism boom for the year 2000, they began  planning their own guest house and eventually opened their own guesthouse with six units. Over the years they've added their private home to the mix, enabling Barbakfar to accommodate up to 40 people.


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The guesthouse is set on 24 dunams and the setting is reminiscent of Tuscany. The landscaping is lush and abundant and vi

27 November, 201127 November, 2011 0 comments Christian Guesthouses Christian Guesthouses

The Christmas holiday spirit has arrived to the Galilee early this year.


Vered Hagalil, a lovely 30 unit upscale guesthouse located five minutes from the Mt. of Beatitudes, overlooking the Sea of Galilee, is offering the best holiday present. Stay one night and get one night free including a full, cooked to order breakfast, throughout the month of December, for stays on Saturday through Wednesday nights only, excluding the nights of Hanukah which fall on December 21 through 28, 2011. So, after you've spent Christmas in Bethlehem and/or Jerusalem, plan a trip to the Galilee and include the Vered Hagalil in your stay.


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Within a five minute drive, you can see many of the major Galilee sites including Capernaum, Tabgha, Peters Primacy, Domus Galilee, Korazin and of course, the Mt. of Beatitudes.


Vered Hagalil guest room


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2 March, 20112 March, 2011 3 comments Christian Guesthouses Christian Guesthouses

This is your once in a lifetime journey and you want it to be unique. Forget about cookie-cutter hotels that you can find anywhere in the world; if you really want  your trip to be a spiritual adventure try planning your next visit to include authentic hospitality experiences. With everything from big budget, low budget to no budget, the Holy Land offers unique accommodations for all types of travelers no matter what their finances are. Whether your taste is for a real hotel or something different, Travelujah has the inside scoop on how to experience the Holy Land and where to find authentic hospitality.

For a million-star experience, bring your yoga mat and sleeping bag to the official campsite in the Makhtesh Ramon National Park. Here in the vastness of the Negev Desert's largest erosion cirque, sometimes called a crater, you'll commune with the splendor of the galaxy obscured by the street lights of London. You'll be dazzled by the Milky Way - an enormous banner of stars stretching across the sky so distinctly you can almost touch it. The price? Free. The number of fellow campers besides you and your partner? Likely none.


At the other end of the simplicity to utter luxury spectrum, you can stay at the palatial lakeside home of a British lord. Villa Melchett on the shores of the freshwater Sea of Galilee, a glorious relic of the British Mandate of Palestine, has been burnished to perfection as an ultra-luxurious three-suite lodge

16 June, 200916 June, 2009 0 comments Christian Guesthouses Christian Guesthouses


George Salfity is a shining example of perseverance and dedication. General Manager of the landmark YMCA Jerusalem, built in 1933 and one of the most prominent Christian guesthouses in the Holy land, George feels he is "where he's meant to be."


For George, the YMCA  is a part and parcel of himself. He spends much of his time each week away from his wife and 4 children who live in Jerusalem, working late nights at the property and attending to all the details of day to day management. When the building was nominated in 1983 for a Nobel Peace prize for reconciliation and co-existence work, he was proud, "this is a Christian institution and it is open to all."  The property's mission of being a place for tolerance and co-existence is reflective of George's personal philosophy. He makes it a point to recruit and maintain a diversified staff of Jews, Arab Muslims and Christians. In fact members of the YMCA board come from many backgrounds. There are 21 board members, of which 7 are Jews, 7 are Arab Moslems and Christians ,7 are Internationals.



During his 29 year tenure at the YMCA he has hosted dignitaries that used the A La Carte Restaurant including Madeline Albright, Warren Christopher, and Hillary Clinton, who visited the famous kindergarten on site. Many

31 May, 200931 May, 2009 1 comments Christian Guesthouses Christian Guesthouses

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4 May, 20094 May, 2009 0 comments Christian Guesthouses Christian Guesthouses

Perched on a small hilltop overlooking a beautiful courtyard and situated just outside the New Gate of the Old City, lies the majestic Notre Dame Center, a 145-room guesthouse managed by the the Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ. According to Father John Solana, the local representative of the Holy See, the historic guesthouse is also the selected property for the upcoming Papal delegation that iss arriving on May 11, 2009 with Pope Benedict XVI. The 70+ members of the delegation will be hosted at Notre Dame and, in fact, other important events surrounding the visit have and are occuring at this venue. On the evening of May 11th a special invitation only Interfaith event will take place at the John Paul Center where leaders from all three faiths will meet to discuss dialogue and understanding.


The guesthouse enjoys a long and rich history in Jerusalem, initially a school, later as a hospital and most recently as a guesthouse for all denominations of Christian visitors from around the world. the rooftop of the Notre Dame Center offers one of the most rewarding views of the entire city of Jerusalem. Adjacent to the property is a professional hospitality training center for Palestinian youth as well as a permanent exhibition on "Who is the Man of the Shroud". The Legion of Christ, known as the Legionaries of Christ, is a Roman Catholic order that was founded in Mexico in 1941 by the late Father Marcial Macial, LC. Its mission is to extend the

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