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History and About

Michel House

History and About

Welcome to Michel House

A hotel with a rich history

The beautiful Michel House was built in the 19th century by Tannous Kauar, the first mayor of Nazareth, and served as his home between the years 1875-1886. After visitors receive their rooms and refresh themselves with a cup of coffee, we would be happy to accompany you on a short tour of the hotel where you can easily sail in your imagination to the historical days of ancient Nazareth and admire the characteristic architecture of the period: arched windows, ancient stone walls, decorated floor tiles, and around you church bells, minaret calls, and sloping roofs. Originally, the hotel structure was divided into three separate wings for men’s housing (Zalamlek), women’s housing (Haramlek), and a ground floor for guests from all over the continent. The arch in the middle of the street is called Sibat Kawar and connectes what used to be the men’s wing to the women’s wing, while the staff moves from wing to wing.

Colors, scents, flavors, and places

During your vacation at Michel House, you can easily fall in love with the old city of Nazareth. At the hotel, you will enjoy hospitality in a different, relaxing atmosphere with beautiful authentic views, designed and well-kept rooms, and a superb Galilean breakfast. We invite you to stay with us and explore the old city, visit tourist sites and holy places such as the Church of the Annunciation, stop by Al Babor – the oldest spice mill in the city. Tips and recommendations for additional experiences can be found here, on our hotel’s website.

Important to know:

Michel House is located in the heart of the ancient city of Nazareth – an area without access to vehicles. Parking is available at the Al Mutran parking lot located 270 meters from the hotel at a cost of 50 NIS per day – an exclusive price for the guests. Alternatively, you can park at the Blue and White parking lots around the city, at the Beit Hayedidut parking lot, or at the Alriyad parking lot. Parking in the old city is reserved for city residents only. Accommodation base: Bed and breakfast. It is possible to book lodging with breakfast and dinner only for groups of over 15 people.

Credit card, cash, bank transfer.

  • In regular periods – Cancellation can be made free of charge up to two days before the scheduled arrival date. Cancellation less than two days prior to the arrival date will result in a charge of the full cost of the reservation.
  • During holidays – Cancellation can be made free of charge up to one week before the scheduled arrival date. Cancellation less than one week prior to the arrival date will result in a charge of the full cost of the reservation. 

Available throughout the hotel at no additional cost.

The reception desk is open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. After these hours, guests can contact the hotel via phone or leave a WhatsApp message.

A first aid kit is available at the hotel.

Breakfast is served from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Dinner is available for groups of 15 people or more with advanced reservation. Please note that the food served at the hotel is not kosher, but breakfast does not include meat or fish. Meal times may vary. Gluten-free food can be ordered in advance.

Pets are not allowed to stay at the hotel.