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Besides being a luxurious five-star hotel, the Pastoral Hotel in the beautiful
kibbutz of Kfar Blum now offers a spa, specializing in both physical and mental
relaxation. Spa hotels provide a welcome respite where one can get away from it
all and renew one’s energy and sense of well-being. One of the essential
elements of relaxation is a tranquil environment.
This includes such
features as spacious grounds with an abundance of flowers and trees, chirping
birds and the soothing sound of water.
The Pastoral Hotel has a lot of
this, as well as spectacular scenery.
But let’s start at the
beginning. On a Thursday afternoon after quite a long drive up north, we
arrived at Kfar Blum, located by the Jordan River. Situated in the Upper
Galilee, the hotel offers views of its glory from every room.
includes a wellstocked coffee corner, a flatscreen TV with cable channels and a
large bathroom. And an incredible scenic view from the veranda.
Pastoral Spa, managed by the friendly Mor Goldenberg, offers beauty and health
The atmosphere is soothing and comfortable, there’s soft
music playing, aromatic fragrances in the air, lit candles and a stand of herbal
teas and fresh apples for the guests There are several kinds of treatments:
European and Far Eastern massages, aromatherapy, etc. (NIS 330 to NIS 390), as
well as Shirodhara, Thai massage and Shiatsu. We were pampered with a package
called Two to Tango, a treatment for two that includes a Swedish massage and
immersion in a Jacuzzi enriched with salt and aromatic oils – 50 minutes of
sheer bliss (NIS 670 for 80 minutes). The spa also offers facilities that can be
used freely throughout the day, such as Turkish baths, a Finnish wood sauna, a
rain cave – which I highly recommend – and reflexology basins.
event that brought us to this delightful spa hotel was the musical weekend that
the hotel has been hosting for the last nine years. Dovi Benari, CEO of the
hotel, organizes 10 to 12 musical weekends a year.
These magical weekends
include classical, Spanish, opera, Irish, British (Beatles) and many more. “The
whole idea was to create something different. I wanted to reach the soul of my
guests, to give them pure enjoyment and entertainment,” says Benari. He has been
the CEO of the Pastoral Hotel for the past 18 years, starting it off as a small
lodge and developing it into the delightful hotel it is today.
there for the opera weekend and were highly entertained by various scenes from
famous operas. It was an extremely interesting experience and a lovely way to
get to learn about opera.
The establishment boasts a fine dining room,
where guests can enjoy rich breakfasts, offering a wide variety of dishes
including fresh fruits, salads, bread, jams and homemade ravioli and pies. The
gourmet restaurant also features an attractive evening menu. The meals were
varied and truly scrumptious. My favorite dish was a mouth-watering roast duck
in a delectable gravy.
Overall, the Pastoral Hotel is the perfect place
to relax, indulge and rejuvenate.The writer was a guest of the Pastoral
Hotel.(04) 683-6611, www.kfarblumhotel.co.il