We are here now...spent a little time in the sea, then spa, then a GREAT dinner. Oddly, the hotel has no rooms facing the sea. We are on the end with a 3 foot window in the corner facing the water, even though we have a 15 foot wall which could have windows with views.
This area is extremely expensive...we are paying $277/night for a double room which is what they had available last minute. The room is sparse but comfy. Only two bath towels in the bathroom, no soap dish, and plastic furniture, which I realized was because of the waters. Still seems odd :)
We enjoyed the spa..quite beautiful with the sea waters in the swimming pool.
The dinner at the hotel was going to be $30 per person which we didn't want to pay...for a buffet, so we ventured out across the street to the sea side. We found a GREAT cafe called "CafeCafe". Incredible menu and the food was the best I've had in two weeks in the Middle East. They also have a full bar if you care to indulge. The place doesn't look like much, and the service is so-so, which it seems to be in general around here, but the food is amazing.
SO, without thinking about it, we walked across the street, plopped down in a chair, then walked into the sea. Very dumb! You really need shoes unless your feet are tough. Then I decided to swim because I couldn't walk. Dumb again. I smacked my hand on a salt crystal and cut it up pretty well. I have a cold and have been blowing my nose. DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE with the salt water on your hands! My nose was burning, my eyes, the new cut on my hand, and also my feet.
I'm not usually a klutz...but this place needs user friendly directions rather than just being handed a very skimpy towel.
There is a hotel next door...Rimini or something that has balconies and every room has a sea view if you go out on the balcony. I don't know the pricing over there, but that is where I would look into next time.
There is a hotel called the Gardens that looks like an old hospital...really dreary. AND some people have written about the age of the guests here...guess I'd have to agree, but I'm in my 50's and felt right at home. Funny people, right out of Central Casting... "People who go to European Spas and are over 50". Lots of New York Jews ...doing their New York thing.
Overall good experience. Just a little austere in service and comforts.
And in response to noise...Walking down the hall on the way to our room, I could hear people in the rooms...including loud TV's, but we don't hear anything in our room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Spa Club hotel is the first spa hotel of its kind in the entire Dead Sea region. Situated on the shores of the Dead Sea. The Hotel also holds a VIP lobby and spa facilities designed in authentic Moroccan style, fitness center, private beach, and outdoor pool. No smoking, no cell phones, age 18 and up only. . • 91 Rooms (2 Wheelchair Accessible Rooms) • 7 Delux Rooms • Daily VIP treat, daily newspaper in room • Courtesy Tea & Coffee making facilities in room • Mini refrigerator in room • Multi channel TV • Safe deposit box in room • Breakfast buffet served until 12 noon • Healthy tea infusions served throughout the day (complimentary) • Free access to a deluxe Spa featuring: Personal sulfur baths, wet & dry Finnish sauna & Turkish Hamam Heated indoor Dead Sea water pool and outdoor swimming pool Fitness room VIP spa-suites with private Jacuzzi, for couples massage • Solarium • Private beach • Free wireless internet in public areas ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Spa Club Hotel Ein Bokek
- Spa Club Hotel Dead Sea, Israel