The Fauzi Azar Inn is the winner of the prestigious Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism 2011 Award in the category of Best Accommodation for Local Communities! And is a model for community based tourism not only in Israel but through out the world. Located in the old city of Nazareth, the Fauzi Azar Inn is a 200 year-old Arab mansion offering dorms and private rooms in a unique and charming old world atmosphere. Mentioned in the Lonely Planet guide in 2010 as one of the highlights of a stay in the Galilee and a great base for touring major sites of the Galilee, The Fauzi Azar Inn offers large public areas where guests can socialise and exchange stories. The Fauzi Azar Inn is located in the heart of the souk area, just one minute from the vegetable market and a few minutes from excellent restaurants and coffee shops. The Basilica of the Annunciation is 500 meters away. The Inn is a 3-storey stone building from the 18th century with a 6 meter high hand painted ceiling, a Turkish marble floor, a magnificent hall with panoramic views, and a courtyard decorated with stone arches. The rooms and dorms are bright, clean and cosy. Wireless internet is available free of charge. Experience the city off the beaten track with a our Free Old City Tour lead every morning at 09:15 by the inn s volunteer.
The day I left
The old-world charm of the place. It's location in the heart of the old city of Nazareth makes it a winner. We used it as a base for sightseeing around the city and Galilee. Breakfast was basic but good, our room was good, our stay and experience excellent.
It should be clearly pointed out that there are no parking facilities within approximately 500 m from the Inn. We had a rental, which had to be parked in the street, and also had some frustration in finding the Inn after dark upon arrival. Still, the place is worth it. We'll go back any time.
I booked this hotel because of the great reviews it had! This is just an imazing place. I enjoed every moment of my saty. Staff is very friendly and so helpful. They even parked my car on a safe narrow street (well all the streets are narrow in the Old city which makes it very hard for driving).
The spacious,quiet, cozy and elegant room and passionate nice staff and volunteers there
the friendly atmosphere, the charme of the place and its location in the old town of Nazareth
Friendliness kitchen -being able to help self to tea and coffee ,location ,clean was great
On the first night we were just given a sheet -it was a twin room and not cheap -we were freezing and had the worse sleep of all the holiday - i asked in the morning for a blanket and she gave us a cover and a duvet - they should automatically provide these we werent in a dorm but a private en suite room
Informal and friendly. Staff were excellent. Fantastic very old building with lovely, comfortable rooms.
Make sure you take the directions with you!
Truly feeling like you're in Old Nazareth at night. So much atmosphere. Helpful staff as well.
It's a bit basic, more backpacker than boutique, but can't beat it for ambiance and location. FYI - when we arrived, they did not have our Booking.Com reservation. Fortunately, they had a room available and were very accommodating, but it could have been ugly. Might want to sort that out.
The building is a very old and beautiful. It is fun to stay in this hotel.
Beautiful location of the hotel and very friendly people.. beautiful architecture, excellent breakfast
everything was great