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“Good value” 3 of 5 stars
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Kibbutz Ein Gedi
3.5 of 5 Kibbutz   |   P.O. Box 32169, Ein Gedi 61320, Israel   |  
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“Good value”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

This was an economical and pleasant way to experience the Dead Sea and Spa. The rooms were simple but adaquate with excellent air conditioning. The shower was difficult without a lip on the floor. The pool was crowded with children as was the restaurant. Food was decent in the dining room with good salad offerings. The lobby bar was good with a nice outdoor area for an evening cocktail. The vistas are incredible!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

We were 4 families staying at Arugut complex. Unfortunately the rooms were very poorly maintained. The paint is peeling down, the shelves are shaken, and there is only one electric plug that is available for use. Around the rooms there too many cats which jumping al around. The water in the bathroom are flooding all the room.
The garden and the view around is lovely. The is variety of good food in the dinning room.
In total we paid far too expensive for what we got.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

I agree with previous reviews. The older rooms are very basic but staying in those beautiful surroundings compensates for all this!
An absolutely amazing oasis in the middle of a desert!
Be prepared that the Ein Gedi spa is not exactly how you had possibly imagined it. Keeping this in mind low your expectations and enjoy this unique experience.

Room Tip: If I was to book now i would book a room with the mountain view
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Stayed for one (Friday) night in early November. The older, simpler rooms have got the feel of an old Club Med (as has the whole Kibbutz, in a way); somewhat spartan for the money one pays (i.e. not worth the money).
However, it is the outside that counts: the lush subtropical gardens in the middle of an otherwise hostile desert, two fantastic wadis to hike up in at your doorstep, the still communal Kibbutz atmosphere. Lots of wild gazelles and ibexes are roaming the grounds to graze, there is a brand new nice spa in the grounds, a sizeable if simple pool, and a few kilometres away, the dead sea spa.
Despite the prize I'd go back here anytime rather than choose the bland mass tourism sites at Ein Bokeq.

Room Tip: Try and get one of the brand new valley view rooms - the view is amazing, and it is closer to the co...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

I reserved my room via booking.com and I did not get the room that I reserved. They gave me the cheapest room they have and told me to complain to the the agent (booking). The room is very old from the 70's and overpriced. The property is poorly maintained and the internet does not work. The place is very disappointing.
The only good things are the restaurant were the food is good and the young waitresses are very polite. The young guy at the reception at the night shift is friendly and professional, but he was not there once I did my check-in.

The SPA at the hotel is new and well designed, nothing to do with the SPA at the beach.

Room Tip: The 80's and 90's rooms are terrible.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Great location. Great food, suggest getting 'half board' as not really anywhere else to eat and food is fresh, tasty and plentiful. Many choices for all food preferences, we are vegetarians and had lots of options. Nearby to swimming in Dead Sea and they provide passes for free access. Also close to Massada and some great hikes. Downside was it was expensive and room was quiet small, old and spare, we went at a popular time but very high price for the accommodations.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Other than Ein Bokeq hotels, this is pretty much the only accomodations in the dead sea area. However, that is not the reason to stay here. How many places can you stay that are botanical gardens in the middle of a desert? Of the several hotels we booked in our travels of fantastic Israel this was one of the best. Accomodations are not "high end" but good. As usual a very good Israeli brekkie is included but shell out a few more shekels for the dinner as well no other options in the immediate area. Dinner was also very good (buffet which changes nightly). Of course, staying here grants free entrance to the spa which is right on the dead sea. Again another magical place in a fantastic country.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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 Kibbutz Ein Gedi

Address: P.O. Box 32169, Ein Gedi 61320, Israel
Location: Israel > Dead Sea Region > Ein Gedi
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Specialty lodging in Ein Gedi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kibbutz Ein Gedi 3.5*
Also Known As:
Kibbutz Ein Gedi Hotel Ein Gedi

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