Degania Bet Country Lodging
DURING YOUR STAY IN ISRAEL YOU WILL PROBABLY BE CURIOUS TO SEE A KIBBUTZ. DEGANIA'S GUEST HOUSE IS THE IDEAL LOCATION FOR YOU TO VISIT A WORKING KIBBUTZ, WHILST STAYING IN LOVELY ACCOMMODATION IN THE MOST ATTRACTIVE PART OF ISRAEL – 200 METRES BELOW SEA LEVEL IN THE JORDAN VALLEY.
The Sea of Galilee and the Jordan river are less than a mile from the kibbutz.
The Sea of Galilee or as we call it, Lake Kinneret, is the largest body of fresh water in Israel and is famous for being the region where Jesus lived and performed some of his best known miracles. Many of the holy places are close to our resort.
Also less than a mile from the resort you will find a modern mall with many restaurants shops and a supermarket. Within the kibbutz grounds we have two small shops for groceries and household goods to meet your immediate needs.
We offer our guests well equipped rooms which are located within a tranquil landscaped area. There is a variety of buildings providing a range of rooms of various sizes for you to choose from. All rooms are air-conditioned and contain a fridge, coffee making facilities, television and wi-fi connection.
We have a nice lobby equipped with audio and video facilities. In addition there is a meeting room for groups.
We offer guests bed and Israeli breakfast which is served in the kibbutz dining room. Outside the rooms you will find picnic tables and areas to relax and enjoy the peaceful environment of the kibbutz.
NEW- 17 Deluxe rooms
Modern luxurious design rooms with well-kept landscaping Rooms have a private balcony, Adapted to couples, and part of them to families
What is a kibbutz?
A kibbutz is a democratic society where people choose to live together sharing their lives and property. Many kibbutzim have strayed from the original ideals but ours is an authentic kibbutz.
Degania Bet was established in 1920 as a farming community, which is why we are surrounded by banana plantations, orchards, dairy farming and much more. To those who like the farming life – this is the perfect place for you and we will be happy to show you some of the farm.
In addition to the farm we have two industrial factories. One manufactures silicon products for medical use and the other builds spraying machines for commercial farms.
The Degania Resort was established in 1994 since then we have been delighted to welcome and host people from all over the world. We find it very rewarding to meet new people and give them an insight into kibbutz life.
Attractions in the kibbutz
Galita's Chocolate Farm
Fortunately for our guests one of the closest buildings to our resort is the Galita chocolate farm. Here you can see a film of how chocolate is made and watch the chocolatiers at work. And of course you can taste the chocolate and be tempted to buy from the range of fine products. see website
The Swimming pool
We offer our guests the use of the open air swimming pool which is located on the edge of a hill with breathtaking views over the valley and the western mountains. The pool is located 600 meters from the guest house, and available From Shavuot till Succoth holidays, according to the opening hours yo can get at the reception.
The Dining room
The kibbutz dining room serves both guests and kibbutz members. It is a pleasant experience to eat the local breakfast with the local people, feeling part of the kibbutz if only for a short while. Bring your camera if you want to show people at home that you have been eating with the kibbutzniks.
A kosher dairy cafe in Kibbutz Degania Bet
♡ Pastry ♡ Breads ♡ Sandwiches ♡ Salads ♡ Quiches ♡ Pastas ♡ Pizzas ♡ Desserts ☆Special packages for events ☆Cakes, cookies, quiches and lots of delicious things to indulge at home.
You can order hospitality trays and birthday cakes in advance
The Pensa Bar
The recipe for a happy life starts with a good income!
Kibbutz bar, suitable for all ages and offers a variety of food and drinks, wonderful staff, good music and affordable prices. Open on Monday-Saturday – for opening hours you can get an update at the reception.
Very quickly you will forget who you are, where you came from, and will only experience the script we put you in and the adrenaline you will experience may accompany you even after the end – so surely it was just a game?
We will be happy to host you and give you an extraordinary escape experience!!! Games are also adapted for English speakers
Guided Kibbutz tour
We offer guests a tour of the kibbutz our knowledgeable guides will be delighted to show you the kibbutz and explain the history of the last 100 years and our way of life.
IDAN BEN SHALOM - IT'S ALL ABOUT KIBBUTZ
Idan was born and raised In Kibbutz Degania B. Idan's English is perfect, and his stories are full of humor and special anecdotes
- While touring the beautiful surroundings of Degania and the nature around it- Idan allows you a special look into Kibbutz life, secrets and basic ideas.
- Tour of the archive is a fascinating way of getting to know the Kibbutz first days and the establishment of Israel.
- Feeling the atmosphere of war times while going down to boom shelter.
Visiting the house of prime minister Levy Eshkol, who was a member of the Kibbutz.
- Learning about the successful Israeli agriculture – Oasis in the middle of the desert.
- Meeting up randomly with local population- friendly and happy to talk…