Welcome to Shirat Hayam Boutique Hotel, an enchanting destination on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.
Nestled against the breathtaking backdrop of the Golan Mountains, Shirat Hayam is a remarkable boutique hotel crafted entirely from basalt stones, showcasing the distinct architectural style of the Ottoman era with its elegant arches.
Originally established in 1850 as the Haifa Hotel, Shirat Hayam has a rich history. The hotel underwent expansion in 1925 and became one of the pioneering hotels in Tiberias, a time when hotels in the area were often named after cities.
In 1946, the renowned Egyptian singer Umm Kol-Tom, known as the "Star of the East," stayed at the hotel, and in her honor, it was renamed "The Star of the East."
Following the establishment of the state, the esteemed artist Shimshon Holtzman resided in the building, transforming it into a prominent art gallery that attracted bohemian visitors, including notable painters like Nahum Gutman, Reuven Rubin, Amos Yishchil, and, of course, Holtzman himself. They found inspiration within the walls of the hotel, capturing its essence in their artistic creations. One remarkable painting, "The Promenade in Tiberias," was masterfully crafted by Nachum Gutman.
In recent years, the hotel has undergone meticulous restoration, ensuring the preservation of its unique character and charming architecture. The result is the "Shirat Hayam" boutique hotel, a harmonious blend of old-world charm and modern amenities that emanates an atmosphere of tranquility and serenity, complemented by panoramic views of the Sea of Galilee and the majestic Golan Mountains.
Conveniently situated along the "Yigal Alon" promenade in the city of Tiberias, Shirat Hayam is not only a haven of hospitality but also a gateway to an open-air sculpture museum. Here, visitors can admire the works of renowned sculptors such as Ilana Gore, Amos Yishchil, Payne, and many others, immersing themselves in a renewed realm of art and culture.
We extend a warm invitation to experience the unparalleled charm of Shirat Hayam Boutique Hotel in Tiberias, where your stay promises to be an extraordinary journey surpassing any other in the region.