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The Fauzi Azar Inn is an international award winning guest house located in the fascinating city of Nazareth. Converted from a 200 year old Arab mansion, the Fauzi provides guests with dormitory beds and private rooms in a unique atmosphere in the heart of the Souq in Nazareth’s Old City. The Fauzi Azar Inn was mentioned by Lonely Planet in 2010 as “one of the highlights of a stay in the Galilee” and “a great base for touring major sites of the Galilee,” and the guest house won the highly prestigious 2011 Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism award, beating competition from around the world! The Fauzi’s style is intimate and relaxed, with a warm atmosphere where guests and staff share travel stories, tips, and form relationships which transcend cultural and geographic boundaries.
The Fauzi Azar Inn is set right in the heart of the Souq (Market) Quarter of Nazareth’s Old City just one minutes walk from the market, and close to restaurants and coffee shops. It is also near all of Nazareth’s major attractions, including The Basilica of the Annunciation, the White Mosque and St. Gabriel’s Church. Wandering through the narrow streets of the Old City is a delight in itself, and both the Fauzi and other vantage points nearby afford wonderful panoramic views of Nazareth.
The Fauzi building is owned by the Azar family who are known to be one of the richest and most powerful families in the whole Galilee region. Originally built 18th-century, the impressive three-story stone building incorporates beautiful features including a six-meter high, hand-painted ceiling, a Turkish marble floor, a magnificent main living area with panoramic views, and a courtyard decorated with elegant limestone arches.
Guests at the Fauzi can experience “off the beaten track” Nazareth with a city tour, led each morning at 9:15 am the Inn’s own guides, followed bya cup of Arabic coffee and a free slice of home-made cake (baked daily by our own staff), while relaxing in the beautiful living area, enjoying breathtaking views of the city, or basking in the sun on the elegant terrace. The Fauzi also has a small library and a range of board games which guests can borrow, and free wi-fi throughout.
Nazareth is a history rich in culture and history, centrally located in the Lower Galilee region of Northern Israel. A region of beauty, the Lower Galilee’s landscape and beautiful outlook is immensely popular with hikers and other active pursuits, as well as people who travel from far away to see the many historic and religious sites which dot the land.
Hike in Jesus’ footsteps on the Jesus Trail; discover wilderness, wildlife and ruins on your own; or follow some of the area’s many marked trails. From the Mediterranean coast to the rocky, wooded mountains, down to the savannas and tropical orchards of the Sea of Galilee and Jordan Valley, few places on earth offer such dramatic variation in climate and landscape within such a small area.
Too many options to decide from? The Fauzi’s staff are always happy to advise guests on the best hikes, sites to visit, or general information.
See you in Nazareth!
Special Offer: Fauzi Azar Inn is supporting backpackers across the Middle East. Anyone who has come through Syria, Lebanon or Iraq may stay free for one night in the dorm – just show us your passport stamp!