About Sofia


When you bring together fascinating history and advanced architecture, pair them with exclusive and thrilling hospitality and set them against the breathtaking scenery of the Sea of Galilee – you arrive at the Sofia Hotel.
A new spa and leisure hotel situated in an exquisite historic stone house dating to the end of the 19th century. If walls could speak, they would surely relate stories about a glorious past and famous leaders of the city’s community.
The Sofia Sea of Galilee Hotel is located in the heart of Tiberias, a few minutes’ walk from the city center and the Sea of Galilee (locally named the Kinneret).

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הסיפור של מלון סופיה כנרת

מקורו של שם המלון – סופיה

לצד המבנה ההיסטורי, הוקם בניין חדש הכולל 120 חדרים יוקרתיים עם חיפויי עץ מהודרים, ביניהם חדרים וסוויטות מרווחות לזוגות וגם למשפחות המבקשות ליהנות מאירוח יוצא דופן. שמו של המלון נטוע בהיסטוריה המשפחתית של, בעלי המלון, מר ראובן סרוגו. סופיה, אימו של ראובן, יצא למסע ארוך מהעיר דמשק שבסוריה, לארגנטינה כדי לפגוש את בעלה לעתיד אותו לא הכירה. ובדרך, עצרה בארץ ישראל על שפת אגם טבריה. בכדי להנציח את זכרה – נקרא המלון על שמה.

The story of the Sofia Sea of Galilee hotel

The origin of the name Sofia

Adjoining the historic building, a new wing has been erected that includes 120 luxurious rooms with elegant wood paneling. These include spacious rooms and suites for couples and families that wish to enjoy exceptional hospitality.
The name of the hotel is rooted in the family history of the hotel owner, the late Mr. Reuven Srugo.
Sofia, Reuven’s mother, set out on a long journey from the Syrian city of Damascus to Argentina, where she was to meet her future husband for the first time.
On the way, she made a stop in “Eretz Israel” (the Land of Israel) on the shores of Lake Tiberias.
In her memory, the hotel was named Sofia.

Sofia Sea of Galilee – Leisure and Spa hotel

Come spend an exquisite vacation at the Sofia Hotel and enjoy the abundance of exciting experiences we offer:

A luxurious spa complex that includes a Hammam (Turkish bath) and offers a rich choice of relaxing treatments, restaurants featuring a delicious Galilean cuisine based on the finest local produce, and a swimming pool that extends to the horizon.

A wine cellar offering a collection of fine wines specially selected from wineries in Judea, the Galilee and the Golan Heights.

A rooftop restaurant with breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery offers snacks and fine spirits as well as gourmet meals

Interior architecture and designRona Levin and Ruth Packer Architects

Exterior architectureFeigin Architects

Conservation ArchitectEyal Ziv

We invite you to enjoy a luxurious, high-quality and exciting spa vacation at the Sofia Sea Of Galilee Hotel

The Abulafia Study Room

The Abulafia study and culture room at the Sofia Hotel is an inspirational place in which visitors can immerse themselves in the historical and heritage-rich atmosphere of this special building.

Here you can enjoy the quiet to browse newspapers, read books or peruse a selection of magazines without interruption.

Hotel services & facilities

Room service:

11:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel premises.

The Moreshet Reuven Synagogue (under construction).

Boutique Store:

Souvenir and Gift shop (opens soon)

Infinity Pool – Will open during the official bathing season

Rooms for disabled guests

The Sofia Sea of Galilee Hotel in Tiberias offers four accessible rooms specially adapted for disabled guests.
These rooms comply with all latest accessibility standards. They are located on floors 1-6, with a (full or partial) view of the Sea of Galilee and include various accessible amenities:
The rooms are equipped with accessible bathrooms, including handholds in the shower and toilet.
The bathroom doors have a generous opening of 90 cm.

The shower is wheelchair accessible.
The corridors leading to the rooms on floors 1-6 are covered with wheelchair-friendly rugs.
These rooms do not include a connecting door.
Ancillary equipment such as high seats for the toilet and wheelchairs can be provided on demand.

Useful information

The Sofia hotel is kosher under the supervision of the Tiberias Rabbinate.
Please note, this is a non-smoking hotel:
Smoking is prohibited in all public areas, rooms and in the pool area.

We offer hotel guests a free car park based on availability.

Disabled access:
The hotel complies with all disabled access regulations.
When booking your vacation, you can request in advance auditory aids, phones for guests with hearing impairment as well as other special aids.