What to expect from this hotel
Posted Apr 30, 2016
The main issue with Golan Hotel is the lack of Internet/wi-fi. These are stated as free, but are virtually impossible to use in normal hours - I did have some success at 4.30 am.
We chose rooms with balconies on 3rd floor. These have not been renovated for some time, go for the rooms on 2nd floor, recently updated.
Other issue; cleanliness round the pool. Most guests were Israeli or French, in big groups, with kids who dropped food and wrappers everywhere the adults did not clean up either, and many added to the mess with nut shells and cigarette stubs. Pointed this out to pool staff, no action taken for several hours.
Very few staff spoke more than a few words of English.
Hotel site indicated that the distance to the town centre was 0.7 miles. In practice, it is about 1.5 to 2 miles, depending on how the centre is defined. Downhill walk to town, steep uphil back to the hotel; bus or taxi recommended, as there is perpetual traffic on most routes and the taxis know how to avoid this.