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Orchid Reef Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Almog Beach | PO Box 651, Eilat 88105, Israel   |  
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Ranked #17 of 65 Hotels in Eilat
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This hotel was excellent. Great views of the Red sea and very nice room. The staff were friendly and helpful. The only problem is it was a bit far out of town and pool closed too early.There was a most excellent Fish Restaurant next door and a great coffee shop over the road, plus other things more local.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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lauren z, Manager at Orchid Reef Hotel, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay at Orchid Reef Eilat and for taking the time to share your feedback. We are dedicated to provide a high level of service and standards as in all of Orchid Hotels. I am happy to know that you had a good time and I would like to thank you for your positive feedback and kind compliments regarding our hotel service and location.

I would like to thank you again, and look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Sincerely,
Lauren Zhavi
operation manager of Orchid Hotels
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

I strongly dislike mass tourism so going to Eilat in July was a stretch already. But the Orchid Reef is just south of Eilat and even though a big hotel, as private as you can get there. It is the only hotel in Eilat with direct beach access.
The staff are really nice and helpful, even if u look for cheap local hommos places (Joel at reception is especially helpful with any little or bigger question). the beach bar staff are great fun and the food is very tasty and good size portions.
We stayed on the first floor on the side that has the private pool. Fantastic rooms there!
Free goodies in the hotel: kayaking, WiFi, international phone calls...

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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lauren z, Manager at Orchid Reef Hotel, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay at Orchid Reef Eilat and for taking the time to share your feedback. We are dedicated to provide a high level of service and standards as in all of Orchid Hotels. I am happy to know that you had a good time and I would like to thank you for your positive feedback and kind compliments regarding our hotel service and location.

I would like to thank you again, and look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Sincerely,
Lauren Zhavi
operation manager of Orchid Hotels
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Petach Tikva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

If you love swimming in the ocean, this hotel is for you! The Orchid Reed hotel has a pool that is fine, but the ocean is definitely the place to be! There are lounge chairs and even beds on the hotel's beach. The beach restaurant has a great laidback atmosphere , good music, and tasty food at reasonable prices. The rooms are very nice! Joel at the front desk is very friendly and helpfull as other reviewers stated. The entire staff was accommodating. It's wonderful that the hotel lends the guests snorkels for free! You can see a variety of fish as soon as you put your head in the water! I loved the fact that this hotel is far from the noice of the city. The hotel does offer free transportation downtown , but only at certain times and the service ends early. We enjoyed our vacation very much and plan to return !

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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lauren z, Manager at Orchid Reef Hotel, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay at Orchid Reef Eilat and for taking the time to share your feedback. We are dedicated to provide a high level of service and standards as in all of Orchid Hotels. I am happy to know that you had a good time and I would like to thank you for your positive feedback and kind compliments regarding our hotel service and location.

I would like to thank you again, and look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Sincerely,
Lauren Zhavi
operation manager of Orchid Hotels
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

If you are looking for peace and quite thats the best choice we even had a private pool for ourselves never seen anything like that in a hotel, rooms are very luxury very good breakfast
excellent private beach they even give free snorkel, bicycle, WiFi in every room, free international calls, highly recommended will defiantly be back

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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lauren z, Manager at Orchid Reef Hotel, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay at Orchid Reef Eilat and for taking the time to share your feedback. We are dedicated to provide a high level of service and standards as in all of Orchid Hotels. I am happy to know that you had a good time and I would like to thank you for your positive feedback and kind compliments regarding our hotel service and location.

I would like to thank you again, and look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Sincerely,
Lauren Zhavi
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

My family and I have been traveling thru Israel using Airbnb apartments. The level of quality has been a little spotty. When we arrived in Eilat Friday afternoon after a long 3 hour drive from the Dead Sea area, it was a typically toasty 106 degrees. The apartment that we had booked was a decent place but the a/c was blowing warm air! Tried to reach the owner but was unsuccessful. Called a bunch of hotels but the rates were prohibitive. We drove to Orchid Reef and were fortunate enough that the last 2 rooms in the hotel were available. Joel at the front desk gave us keys to take a look at the rooms before we paid. The rooms were perfect for our family of 5 and Joel was nice enough to give us a decent rate considering it is pretty much high-season in Eilat. The rooms included a great breakfast and a beautiful little beach with thousands of fish swimming literally ten feet from shore. That, coupled with Yan's beachfront restaurant and Saturday live music has made for a fantastic 2 day stay here in Eilat! Thank you Orchid Reef and thank you Joel! We are loving our trip!

  • Stayed June 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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lauren z, Manager at Orchid Reef Hotel, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay at Orchid Reef Eilat and for taking the time to share your feedback. We are dedicated to provide a high level of service and standards as in all of Orchid Hotels. I am happy to know that you had a good time and I would like to thank you for your positive feedback and kind compliments regarding our hotel service and location.

I would like to thank you again, and look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Sincerely,
Lauren Zhavi
operation manager of Orchid Hotels
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

My wife and I spent three nights at the Orchid Reef and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. There is good snorkeling at the beach and the hotel is situated away from the strip in a less busy part of town. We did have one night where the establishment next door had a loud party that lasted until about 1:00am other than that sleep quality was very good. The rooms appear to have recently been renovated so everything is up to date. The hotel had excellent wireless service throughout and offers free international calls from phones in the lobby. This was a great way to check in with everyone at home. The breakfast is good and was a great way to start the day.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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lauren z, Manager at Orchid Reef Hotel, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay at Orchid Reef Eilat and for taking the time to share your feedback. We are dedicated to provide a high level of service and standards as in all of Orchid Hotels. I am happy to know that you had a good time and I would like to thank you for your positive feedback and kind compliments regarding our hotel service and location.

I would like to thank you again, and look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Sincerely,
Lauren Zhavi
operation manager of Orchid Hotels
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Myself and some friends stayed here for one night in July last year. We were travelling across Israel and crossing the border the following day into Egypt and needed a place for the night. We hadn't booked anywhere but turned up early in the evening and got two rooms at a very reasonable price, without an issue.

I was more than impressed when I arrived at my room. Clean, stylish, spacious and a fantastic view overlooking the pool area and the Red Sea. We didn't get to use the pool facilities due to the short nature of the stay, but it all looked very pleasant.

Staff were friendly and helpful throughout the trip, the breakfast buffet was excellent and internet access in the hotel was good.

Only slight downside was it's location, quite a way out of the main area of Eilat. For one night that was fine, but if I was staying in Eilat for an extended period of time, i'd prefer something a bit more central.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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lauren z, Manager at Orchid Reef Hotel, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay at Orchid Reef Eilat and for taking the time to share your feedback. We are dedicated to provide a high level of service and standards as in all of Orchid Hotels. I am happy to know that you had a good time and I would like to thank you for your positive feedback and kind compliments regarding our hotel service and location.

I would like to thank you again, and look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Sincerely,
Lauren Zhavi
operation manager of Orchid Hotels
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Address: Almog Beach | PO Box 651, Eilat 88105, Israel
Location: Israel > Southern District > Eilat
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Eilat
#8 Spa Hotel in Eilat
#10 Luxury Hotel in Eilat
#14 Family Hotel in Eilat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Orchid Reef Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The newly refurbished Orchid Reef Hotel, part of Orchid Hotel Management's luxury hotel collection, offers its guests all the advantages of Eilat's finest location, right next to the spectacular beauty of the Coral Beach Nature Reserve. The Orchid Reef is Eilat's only boutique hotel, with 79 spacious rooms and suites featuring a luxurious modern design. Only a few steps away you will find the intimate beach, while the Orchid Reef itself offers a swimming pool, pleasant relaxing and sunbathing areas, a spa complex, a fitness room, an open-air Jacuzzi (coming soon), a restaurant, and a dining room. Here you will discover the perfect vacation that combines all the peace and tranquility of the Red Sea with the excitement of extreme sports on a gorgeous beach ideal for a full range of activities – kite surfing, windsurfing, diving, sailing, and more. The hotel also offers the following services free of charge: Wi-Fi internet access in all areas of the hotel. International phone calls from the hotel lobby. Computer and internet stations in the hotel lobby. Bicycles to help you explore the local area. Beach services, including beach umbrellas, snorkels, and masks State-of-the-art fitness room. Watersports – Sailboards and double kayaks ... more   less 
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