Location

Bed & Breakfast in the Heart of the Galilee

A_small-80The Gilboa Guest House (Benharim Hotel) is located in village of Gidona, a communal settlement founded in 1949 by immigrants to Israel from Yemen. The village is named for the prophet Gideon, whose soldiers for the war against Midyan came from the area. The village is set on the lower slopes of the Gilboa Ridge and provides spectacular views across the Jezreel Valley below.

Despite our setting in the heart of the Galilee, we are less than 90 minutes from the major cities of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, and 45 minutes from Haifa. The guest house is also well located for those travelling by land from Jordan and the West Bank, about 20 minutes from the Sheikh Hussein Bridge, and the West Bank city of Jenin.

For those travelling by public transport, Gidona is well served by regular bus services, and we are always happy to collect guests from the bus stop providing they give us a little notice (otherwise it’s about a 15 minute walk away).

Distances

Tel Aviv: 1 hour 20 minutes. 100km

Jerusalem: 1 hour 40 minutes. 150km

Haifa: 45 minutes. 50km

Sheikh Hussein Bridge: 20 minutes. 20 km

From Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and the Center

Head north on Road 6 turning east onto Road 65 at the Iron Interchange. The road winds through the hilly Wadi Ara region, and after about 15 minutes emerges at the Megiddo Junction, the start of the flat Jezreel Valley. Continue on Road 65 until the next junction, turning right onto Road 675. Follow this road for about 12km until it ends at the junction with Road 71. Make a right, and continue for about 1500m, and you’ll see the sign to Gidona on the right. Drive into the village and continue straight up the hill to the guest house which is at the top of the village.

From Haifa

Head south out of Haifa on Road 75 which becomes Road 70. Just before the city of Yokneam, there is a major junction where you should turn left onto Road 66 which runs south-east along the western edge of the Jezreel Valley. Follow 66 for about 15km, until the Megiddo Junction. Here, turn left onto Road 65 and at the next junction, turn right onto Road 675. Follow this road for about 12km until it ends at the junction with Road 71. Make a right, continue for about 1500m, and you’ll see the sign to Gidona on the right. Drive into the village and continue straight up the hill to the guest house which is at the top of the village


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