Friday, December 3, 2021

Edmond Spa Hotel – Leave the kids at home!

When the first rains start and the weather cools down, it is the perfect time to go on a pampering and relaxing spa vacation. The Edmond Hotel combines the historic atmosphere of the picturesque Rosh Pina colony with modern facilities including a gym, heated pool, Jacuzzi, saunas, spa treatments and fine cuisine.

Edmond Hotel is an adult-only boutique hotel that spans over 3 floors with a total of 66 rooms and suites, some of which have balconies facing the pool area. Entrance to the hotel is limited to adults from the age of 14. Accommodation at the hotel is on a half board basis and there are many packages that include spa treatments.

The advantages of a boutique hotel are well felt here as everything is calm and quiet - there are no children running and screaming at the lobby and at the dining room. The guests are calm and kind and we quickly got to know them over a conversation in the Jacuzzi and at the dining room.  The atmosphere is relaxed - there are neither busy buffets nor queues for the omelets, and coffee is served to the table.

The Experience

The Edmond Hotel is built in a classic European style. It is shaped as a U around the public areas including the pool and the huge open-air Jacuzzi. An intimate terrace, accessed from the lobby is open to sit and look out at the pool area. Two staircases descend from it to the pool area where cozy seating areas are scattered around. In the evening the pool and jacuzzi are lit and the ambience turns romantic.

One of the treats of being at Edmond is the well-heated hotel pool. The swimming pool is relatively long (around 18-20 meters length), which allows lap swimming even on cold winter days.  Due to the size of the small hotel and the fact that only adults are accommodated here, the pool is never packed. The pool also opens relatively early (7:30 am) allowing for a morning swim under the blue sky, a sheer pleasure! And if the weather is really cold - you can switch to the nearby Jacuzzi. It is huge and is designed for six people. In the evening the water is lit in red.

In addition to the outdoor pool and hot tub there is a spa and wellness center that includes a well-equipped gym overlooking the pool, a wet sauna and a dry sauna, and of course health treatments. The spa massagist was very professional and mastered multiple treatment methods. The highlight of winter in my opinion is a hot stone massage. There is also a Thai-style oil-free massage that includes pressure and stretching which was great! You can also have a fun day or spend an evening at the spa without staying at a hotel and enjoy a massage or beauty treatment, the spa facilities and a meal, or sit at the spa lobby and have an herbal tea.


The stay in Edmond hotel is on a half board basis with a breakfast and dinner buffet at the Victoria Restaurant. The restaurant is small and relaxed, the buffets are close and there are no queues. Breakfast does not feel like a marathon from one buffet to another to bring the food to the table. Coffee is served to the table.

Breakfast includes salads, vegetables, fish and plenty of cheeses, including boutique cheeses from Bat Harim Malkia dairy produced by the cheesemaker Yoav Belhassan, which include Brie, Goat cheese, Gouda, Tom Wine cheese and more. A hot buffet includes different types of Shakshoukas, gratin, steamed vegetables, Borik and omelets made to order. A variety of breads baked by the baker Gal Levy from Kibbutz Moran bakery are available, along with sweets, fruits, pastries, cakes, halva and extraordinary confitures with pieces of fruit. Those who want a lighter breakfast can choose from the yogurt and granola, fresh and dried fruit and even Goji berry. After such a meal we couldn’t have lunch. The cost of breakfast for an outside guest is 130 NIS per person.

Dinner is also served at Victoria restaurant. The tables are covered with white tablecloths and napkins to the light of candles. The dining room is relatively small but has an indoor air-conditioned extension that opens out. The food is superb! It ranges from the various salads and types of breads (sweet handmade challah, Jerusalem bagels, baguettes, whole breads and baguettes) to the hot buffet including fish, poultry, and quality portions of beef such as ​​sirloin. The side servings are also many and delicious such as potatoes, Jerusalem artichoke, fresh broccoli, ratatouille, couscous with soup and more. An impressive selection of sweet petit fours awaits at the dessert buffet. The food is kosher.

In the afternoon and after dinner, light food and drinks are offered at the Lawrence bar, as well as evening entertainment. The hotel has a wine room where workshops are held to taste the region's wines from the Golan Heights and the Galilee.

Hotel décor and rooms

The Edmond Hotel was built and designed especially for its purpose. The building is a new structure covered and paved entirely with natural stone outside and classic Italian Carrera marble with black decorations in the open areas of the hotel. The hotel, rooms, lobby, restaurant and furniture are decorated in an Art Nouveau style, a design that radiates an atmosphere of the British colonial period of the early 20th century. The hotel has an intimate lobby with seating areas and a library room with a variety of books and a fireplace for the cold winter days.

Edmond only has about 66 rooms and suites. The rooms are not large and are decorated in shades of white and painted Jaffa tiles. Despite the compactness, the bathrooms have an extra large shower (double size)! There is a work area and next to the bed there is a small seating area. The rooms are modern and well equipped with everything you need from a multi-channel flat screen TV, free WI-FI, safe deposit box, coffee making facilities, etc. The toiletries are of the fine Israeli company Sabon. We stayed in a room with a balcony and spent time there sitting with a cup of tea and looking at the pool.

Location and events

Edmond hotel is located close to the entrance to Rosh Pina, behind the shopping center, which allows you to go shopping and have lunch without needing a car. The hotel hosts special events such as Beaujolais celebrations, women's weekends, and more. There is a synagogue on grounds and three conference halls and an underground parking garage.

The hotel adheres to the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and requires a green pass at check-in and at the spa, wearing masks is required at indoors public areas including buffets in the dining room.


Hotel Edmond Rosh Pina, Derech Hagalil 35, Rosh Pina, Tel: +972-4-906-4555,,

Disclosure: the writer was a guest of Edmond hotel.

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