Edited by: Fern Sidman
The ultra-modern Setai Miami Beach hotel, located in Miami’s buzzing South Beach area, has become one of the most prestigious, acclaimed, and sought-after hotels in Florida.
In the wake of this overwhelming success, the Miami hotel’s owners, the Nakash brothers, invested in Israel with two new luxury hotels under the Setai brand. The Setai Sea of Galilee and The Setai Tel Aviv at the Kishle Building in Jaffa’s Clock Tower Square that was open in February 2018.
The Setai Sea of Galilee, situated on the Eastern shore of the historic “Kinneret” lake, is a pastoral spa hotel replete with 158 luxurious villas that overlook the sweeping verdant vistas of Northern Israel.
Mere steps from the historic lake, and nestled in the peaceful foothills of the Golan Heights, The Setai Sea of Galilee is the perfect perch for taking in Northern Israel’s many marvels.
Guests accustomed to the comfort and luxury of The Setai Miami will not be disappointed with this lakeside jewel. With breathtaking views and boasting spacious, serene Villas, The Setai Sea of Galilee has been designed to echo and enhance the tranquility of Northern Israel.
“The Setai Sea of Galilee is the first step in the Nakash brothers’ vision of bringing their prestigious hotel brand to Israel. It is important to remember that it is far from being just another hotel. After many years in which no new hotels were built in this region at all, the Nakash Group has invested in building a hotel in a key area that links the Sea of Galilee, the Galilee, the Jordan Valley, the Golan Heights, and Mt. Hermon,” said Avi Hormaro, CEO of the Nakash Group in Israel.
The Setai Sea of Galilee is a 5-star deluxe hotel that provides an exceptional hospitality and vacation experience among the very finest in Israel and around the world, together with unmatched, breathtaking views of the Golan Heights and the Sea of Galilee.
The hotel presents 158 spacious suites and rooms, including 136 suites where guests enjoy adjacent private pools or hot tubs, as well as 22 luxurious Garden Deluxe rooms. The suites are each some 55 square meters in size and can accommodate up to 4 people.
Villas at the Setai ‘Sea of Galilee’ feature a spacious bathtub for two, “rainfall shower,” private infinity pool or hot tub. These lavish villas also include a sizable, private balcony with a tanning space and comfortable sitting area. Guests are invited to relax in the balcony’s outdoor jacuzzi, suitable for four adults.
The luxurious Kinneret Villas with heated pools (during the winter time) have a spacious balcony with a tanning area and cozy sitting nook. The Villa offers a private, five meter-long “Infinity” pool to cool off in the summer heat.
All rooms include smart large-screen TVs, a spacious bathroom, a Nespresso machine, and of course spectacular Sea of Galilee views or the Golan Heights. In addition, the hotel is home to one of Israel’s most lavish spa and health complexes. Spanning approximately 1,000 square meters, the spa includes 13 treatment rooms, each with an adjustable bed and en-suite shower. The spa also offers an indoor swimming pool, a Turkish hammam, and a well-equipped, state-of-the-art fitness center.
Recently renovated and perfectly located, The Setai Sea of Galilee represents the coupling of modern luxury with ancient history. Surrounded by archeological ruins and stunning nature reserves, The Setai Sea of Galilee known as one of the romantic hotels in northern Israel, is an oasis opulence that sits at the center of the Western Galilee, adjacent to the natural, culinary and cultural marvels and boutique wineries throughout Israel’s Napa Valley-like northern region.
The Setai Sea of Galilee hotel resort is home to Israel’s largest and most state-of-the-art spa complex, and offers a wide selection of rejuvenating treatments for the body and soul.
Guests can gaze out at the mountains of the Golan Heights from the outdoor Infinity pool, which sits mere feet from the edge of the lake. Meanwhile, children can enjoy the wading pool, children’s club, or any of the free bicycles available to guests.
The Setai Sea of Galilee’s professional and courteous staff is always available to provide exemplary service and help you optimize your visit. Explore the Galilee region and enjoy a wide-range of activities, including guided trips around the Sea of Galilee, locally referred to as the Kinneret, a variety of water sports, excursions to hot springs, and cycling and hiking tours along the Golan’s many picturesque trails.
For a more relaxing night, stay on hotel grounds and enjoy gourmet cuisine in The Setai Sea of Galilee’s fine-dining restaurant, which makes use of the bountiful produce grown in the region and locally celebrated recipes with a gourmet flare.
In addition, guests can take advantage of many more luxurious facilities, including a lounge bar and a gourmet chef restaurant serving first-class Galilean cuisine.
The rate includes a range of complimentary services, such as: Free international calls from guest rooms and the lobby, free Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel, free bicycle rental, and more.