My girlfriend and I booked this hotel on an Israeli website. We payed 1200 Shekel (350$) combined for round trip flights from tel aviv to eilat and 2 nights in the hotel. If you are paying as much as we did per night, then you can nitpick and find small details to complain about.
We arrived at the hotel at 9 AM, when check-in was not until 4PM. We asked the man at the front desk if he could call us if a room became available sooner. In the interim, we put our bags in the safe room and lazed on a beautiful bed by the pool.
He called us at 10:15 saying a room was ready for us. We dropped our stuff in the room and went to the AMAZING breakfast. Many types of breads, cheeses, salads, yogurts, pastries, juices. It was just fantastic.
We then took out two complementary bicycles and biked down to the egyptian border.
The shuttle to the city was convenient. But make sure to check the departure times so you don't wait too long for it. Either way, a taxi to the city is only 30 shekel (8 dollars).
None of the rooms are that far from the building. They may be slightly uphill, but its not more than a 3 minute walk. The tuk-tuks were really fun and cute and always available, and the noise they make DOES NOT bother you in the middle of the night.
The outdoor hot tub was really nice and warm.
There are free computers in the main lounge, free wifi (not the best reception in the private rooms admittedly) and a pool table and table hockey for a small fee.
We went into town at night for the restaurants and bars, but the hotel has advertised that there is live music everynight of the week except Friday night.
The scenery was beautiful, the architecture and layout of the hotel are really unique. It is soo tranquil.
choose a high room (the 800's)!! gives you an excuse to ride the tuk-tuk and you get an amazing...
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