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“A great vacation” 4 of 5 stars
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Isrotel Yam Suf Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Coral Beach, Eilat 88103, Israel   |  
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Ranked #16 of 63 hotels in Eilat
Ramat Gan, Israel
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“A great vacation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

The hotel is situated in the "coral beach" region just next to the "U coral hotel" (used to be "Club Med Eilat") and across Eilat's famous "aqua sport" diving center.
It means you either need a car or a taxi to get around or you plan to stay most of your time next to the hotel.
The hotel itself is a nice 4 star hotel and a recent renovation turned it to a more modern and pleasant one. Services were good and the staff was very helpful and nice, always with a smile on their faces.
Except for the hotel's amenities it has it's own (great) diving center and a branch of "Aroma coffee". The hotel is perfect for families and scuba divers alike. If you are a family of 4 or more than I guess you have to take the regular rooms in the main building or take 2 rooms instead, if that is not the case than I recommend to upgrade for the better rooms just next the garden and the pools, it is much useful to be able to go in and out the room whenever you want (using the toilets, the refrigerator for cold drinks etc.) and the freedom for the kids and their parents is greater.
The food selection is okay and so is the quality which is surprisingly good (although not excellent). Deserts are not something, part of it because of the "Kosher" food.
Around the hotel there are lots of activities and great restaurant too!
Have fun!

Room Tip: As mentioned above, an upgrade for the garden & pool rooms is recommended.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Just got back from our third trip here and can't wait to go back next year. Recently renovated, spotless. Great staff, great food. Far from the center, which for us meant quiet. You do need a car. Free two hour snorkeling at the beach across the street. Just fabulous.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Had a pleasent weekend at this hotel, to which we have been coming back each year since 1988 (!). Change of owners has improved its quality. Inviting rich buffet for breakfast and diner; large and comfortable public areas, indoors and outdoors; two swimming pools; Spa and fitness center - are only part of its advantages, not to mention its nearby beach. Surfers, divers and those who look for a quite vacation a short drive away from the shopping hubbub will enjoy their stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

I prefer this hotel because it is located on the best beach in Eilat - the Coral beach, a.k.a. the Soutern beach - and far from the busy&crowded city center. The diving center is great, the staff is friendly, most of the rooms were recently renovated. There are enough restaurants around the hotel (hotel's restaurants are less recommended), and if you really need to join the crowd or to do some shopping - taxies are reasonably cheap.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We stayed at Yam Suf for one week, from 27 th of May till 03 rd of June 2013. Our guide told us that Eilat was the only town where you can drink tap water. It tasted very well and we didn't get sick.
Very good service. Cleans rooms, good swimming pools and very delicious food ! Compliments to the cooks over there. Also the serving staff was great. And everything was kept clean very well . there was always someone cleaning the floors;With broom or mop, every 15 minutes in the lobby and at the entrance of the hotel.
The Hotel is directly located on the beach, only seperated by a road.
You'll be within walking distance from the Coral beach Reserve (10 minutes), Dolphin Reef (30 minutes) and Underwater Observatory(20 minutes). If you don't want to walk, you take the shuttlebus and you will get your busticket costs back, if you hand it in the same day .In Eilat town you can do ice skating and there are a lot of shops and restaurants. Shop till you drop ;-)
We wouldcertainly choose Yam Suf again, when we visit Eilat again.

Room Tip: Every room has seaview and very good beds
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Koelpinsee, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Good ambiance, Rich Breakfast, great beach n'pool for the kids. close to the Reef and the diving clubs. this is our 2nd time in Eilat and the Southern area is much nicer than the central area or the Jordanian side. Klaus, Germany

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We stayed at Yam Suf for a week mid-March this year. We generally liked the hotel and preferred the location away from the general hotel area. You'll be within walking distance from the Coral beach, Dolphin Reef and Underwater Observatory. Still, you're only a short bus trip away from the main hotel area and Eilat's malls. Due to the location, we did a rare thing for us and chose half board. We can sincerely recommend that option as the meals were varied and of decent quality, the salads being our favorites. Be advised that hotels in Israel are required to follow kosher regulations for the meals.

Poolside area offers three different pools and a good chance for sunbathing. If you wish to lead a more active life, there's a small gym that is equipped with free weights and a few exercise machines. As stated by other reviewers, hotel sports also a diving center but we have no first-hand experience with them. There's also a good chance for some light desert hiking behind the hotel. Turn to left from the hotel and walk about a kilometer until you reach a sign that says Camel Ranch. Walk another 1,5 kilometers and continue past the ranch. From that point on, the trail is marked but not particularly well. Some soldiers stopped us on our way and advised us to really pay attention as the wrong turn might take us to the Egyptian border. The trail close to the hotel takes some two to three hours so don't leave too late in the afternoon as it'll be dangerous to try and find your bearings in the dusk. Be prepared with a flash light and plenty of water at all times, just to play it safe.

There's a cafe called Aroma in front of the hotel. Besides reasonably priced snacks, they offer free wi-fi. Yam Suf charges for the internet connection but after a couple of days you may actually appreciate the fact that you won't be able to constantly check your mail. Might make your holiday feel more relaxing.

This is one of the cases we would have liked to be able to go for three and a half stars.

Things that raise Yum Saf to three and a half star category in our books:
- In addition to regular sun beds there are plenty of wide soft mattresses by the pool.
- Hotel pays your bus trips to Eilat and back. Just remember to collect the refund on the day of journey to qualify.
- There are no over-priced minibars but empty fridges in the room. For some, that's a minus of course.

Things that keep Yum Saf from getting four stars from us:
- Smoking is allowed by the pool.
- Carpets on the room felt sticky, probably from the sun tan lotion.
- Sun beds on the beach, although free, were really tired.
- Gym cost 20 NIS a person a day and the air conditioning wasn't working.

Were we to return to Eilat, we would choose Yam Suf again if available.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Isrotel Yam Suf Hotel

Address: Coral Beach, Eilat 88103, Israel
Location: Israel > Southern District > Eilat
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Eilat
#13 Romantic Hotel in Eilat
#16 Family Hotel in Eilat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Isrotel Yam Suf Hotel 3*
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