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“Excellent hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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126 Ofarim Lane, Eilat 88112, Israel   |  
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Ranked #8 of 18 Eilat B&B and Inns
Jerusalem, Israel
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43 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Excellent hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

We have been staying in Aviv hostel for years on every vacation to Eilat. I was astounded to see the reviews from before the last January, it was so not true. Glad to see that people started to appreciate the place.

Overall - the hotel is conveniently situated just 3 minutes walk from the central bus station in Eilat. The hotel is a family-run establishment with caring and professional staff. The hosts are hospitality itself. The building is new and kept in good condition. The rooms offered in a range of accommodations, starting from basic rooms without balconies to large family suites with plenty of space, balcony and even a sea view (stayed in them all, on this visit in a family suite). The rooms are equipped with great air conditioning, kitchenette, small refrigerator, cable TV (never used them though), and of course en-suite toilet and shower. The rooms are spotlessly clean, the beds offer great quality of sleep. The hotel offers free wi-fi (on every floor), a cosy swimming pool and a breakfast.
Excellent hotel at most reasonable price (for Eilat).

In details -
The area
The area is a typical old-Eilat residential area with low buildings, bordered by higher (3-4 stories) hotels. Currently many of the buildings are let as backpackers' hostels, but the area is perfectly safe. It also offers free parking, if needed.

The building
The building of the hotel is a newly reconstructed building with 5 floors. The lower floors offer simpler rooms, the upper floors offer family suites. A small swimming pool is located on floor 1. The pool is shallow, and the hotel policy is to restrict the access to the pool to several hours in the afternoon, to avoid noise and nuisance to a variety of hotel's guests. There is an elevator on one side of the corridor, and a stair-case on the other.

The rooms
The rooms are well air-conditioned, at every season, you get heating at winter and cooling at summer. The conditioning is individually controlled from every room (family suites boast two air conditioners). The beds are simple but comfortable, every once in a while you may come against a flat pillow, which will be with great apologies replaced at the reception desk. A bureau with a mirror is also in every room. The larger suites have a table with chairs in the room. Larger rooms also offer balconies that are not very large but allow great leisure once the sun is not scorching (in the morning or at dusk). Balcony furniture includes a plastic armchair and a plastic low table. The rooms are well cleaned before the check-in, and at least once during the stay, but can be also cleaned daily upon a request. A kettle and a small refrigerator are provided in every room, and larger rooms provide also a sink and a set of kitchen utensils. However, cooking is impossible, so only cold snacks or hot meals from elsewhere.

The services
There is a free unprotected wi-fi on every floor, a swimming pool on the first floor and a billiards table in the lobby. Clean towels are supplied upon request (we just use our own, but not due to a faulty handling by a hotel, just our own habit), and the bed sheets are changed every time the room is cleaned. The breakfast is simple but ample, although we do not usually take it, once again - due to our habits. The room keys are to be deposited at the reception desk when leaving the hotel. The check-in time is usually 14:00, but early arrivals are almost always possible, even without prior notice. The check-out time ranges from 9:00 to 10:00, depending on the season and the occupancy, but occasionally late check-out is possible.

The staff
The staff is very friendly and obliging. The family (Jane and Gadi) are most pleasant people to be met. The hired staff is also keeping up to the high standard of service and knowledge. All the staff is fluent in English and Hebrew, and possibly in other languages (never needed more than that). :) The reception is occupied 24/7, and every issue is handled carefully, thoroughly and courteously to the utmost satisfaction of the guest. Insiders' tips are gladly provided, be it a good restaurant to eat, a good beach to go to, or any other fantasy, such as a musical instrument shop in Eilat.
At least for these reasons it was hard for us to believe to other travellers' allegations regarding the hosts/staff. I still doubt their veracity, on the frank side.

To conclude - I would gladly recommend the place to anyone coming to Eilat either on business or leisure.

  • Stayed July 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
117 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

I arrived at the Aviv without any reservation at midnight at the end of February 2012 and was quoted 150 NIS bed and breakfast for one person in a twin-room. It was the cheapest of the trio of motels and hotels along that street, and the location is very convenient as the central bus station is barely five minutes away on foot.

The motel is clean, has free wi-fi throughout the building, air-con in the room, hot water all night (let the tap run a little bit first) and the bathroom was pretty functional. Good beds (one single and one double) and there’s enough space for luggage. Staff are friendly – and they speak English, too. There’s a fridge, two sockets and a cable TV (which I had no idea how to use) but as my stay was limited to ten hours or so, I’d say the Aviv is a fine place to kip for the night.

Good amenities nearby with a 24-hour shop just 50 metres away, and the city centre is not much further either.

Next door motels were similar and ranged from 150 to 250 NIS per night.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Montgeron, France
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012 via mobile

This motel is very quiet and the staff is very nice... They give you good advices of what to do...
Rooms are clean and fully equiped (Tv, refrigerator, A/C), even the smallest ones.
The breakfast is very simple but it exists, but you can find a very nice and cheap bakery at 2mn walking (2 NIS for one chocolate croissant !)
The swimming pool is very small and opened only from 4pm to 8pm... Also, it's an extra !
Wifi is provided for Free in all rooms...
Good address in Eilat, a little bit far from the center and the beaches... But it's the price to be quite !

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

I read the frightening reviews below and as others have written- maybe the ownership has changed?
I have stayed here 3 times and have always had a good experience.
The place is very clean, the room I got last time was very big and included a kitchenette.
There is a relatively small "motel style" pool which is nice but I've always preferred the beach.
A basic breakfast is also provided.
Location: on a quiet street with ample parking space. It's a 15 minute downhill walk to the beach, mall and nightlife area. there are many more centrally located options but they will usually be more expensive.
I would say this place is best for people who want a good clean base to explore Eilat and its surroundings, not for someone who want a resort hotel where you spend most of your day.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Erlangen, Germany
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

We stayed here (Motel Aviv) for two nights. I can just support the last rating, no idea what the older entries are complaining about. The owner was very friendly and helpful organinzing a trip to Petra. The rooms and corridors were extremely clean, with a good atmosphere. There is a swimming pool but we didn't use it. Breakfast could have been better, though it was acceptable. Price rates are okay.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milano
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27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

I had a very nice stay there. Staff are gentle and always at your disposal. Wi-Fi, towels and sheets included.
The price was about 150 shekels per night.
They even woke me up when i had to go to Petra at 7.00 am and the Argentinian clerk gave me a drawing of the chamber of treasure in Petra as a present!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chapala, Mexico
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35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

We did not book ahead, but the motel / hotel is very close to the bus station, so we decided to check it out. It was clean, bright and seemed newer than other hotels in the area. The price was right, so we stayed. We had to get towells at the reception, and suprisingly they did not provide soap or shampoo. But the recepcionist was very nice and helpful, giving advices on where to go and what to see. And the breakfast was also great. Simple but highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Aviv Spring Hostel

Address: 126 Ofarim Lane, Eilat 88112, Israel
Location: Israel > Southern District > Eilat
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Eilat
Number of rooms: 26
Also Known As:
Aviv Spring Hotel Eilat

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