It's a nice hotel, but...
Posted Jul 17, 2016
As compared to other hotels I've stayed at in Galilee, this was a nice hotel. It's clean and modern and the parking is actually pretty good. The food was quite decent and fairly priced. However, there were a couple of issues that caused problems:
1) As usual in Israel, the hotel strongly recommends that you keep all valuables in the in-room safe. There is a safe in the room and it worked, but it was too small to put my laptop in. I've stayed at a number of hotels in Israel, and those that had safes could all contain my laptop (a 15-inch MacBook Pro). Sometimes I've had to do some contortions to get the laptop into the safe, but I've never failed to get it in. Until now. The safe in my room was much too small. It could contain a large iPad, but my laptop couldn't possibly fit. The note on the safe recommended that if you don't want to use the in-room safe, you should use the safe at the reception desk. We checked--there is no safe available at the reception desk. For me this is a show-stopper. I won't be staying at the Golden Crown again because I need my laptop while I'm in Israel.
2) The bathtub is EXTREMELY slippery and the bottom is quite curved. If you take a shower in this tub, you're risking a fall. We solved this problem by putting down one of the hand towels on the floor of the tub. This made it safe to take a shower, but the room only comes with two hand towels, so it was a hassle.