Ein Gedi Spa

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Beatriz Gomes
Rio de Janeiro, RJ15 contributions
Feb 2020
The spa is far away from the beach. You need to get a lift by a train. The restaurant was ok, the bathrooms were also ok. Don't forget to get flipflops to walk in the dead sea because the floor is very unconfortable to stand up with barefoot.
Written February 10, 2020
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DonnaE
Vienna, VA171 contributions
First, the dead sea salts and high mineral content of the therapeutic waters and hard to duplicate anywhere in the world. If you travel to the Ein Gedi Spa for these natural remedies and healing properties, you'll be pleased. The spa facility is not much and definitely not luxurious. It's basic (like an old YMCA instead of an elegant spa.) You'll find rows of worn wooden lockers (some work, some don't) in the changing rooms. There are chaise lounge chairs in the main room to rest but instead of soothing music, you'll hear echos from the changing rooms, cell phone conversations, snack bar noise and doors opening and closing. Massages could only be booked 1-2 days prior and only by telephone. However, upon arrival, they had booked the wrong massages but eventually we worked it out. The massages are done in small, pleasant rooms outside of the main spa. The massage therapists are not great and you need to tell them if they're using stones that are burning your skin (in the Hot Stone Massage) or working a muscle incorrectly that is causing pain. They don't seem to be well trained, but they do respond to your requests. Again, just lower your expectations or skip the massage and stick to what's natural: muds, floating in the dead sea, and soaking in the indoor sulphur pools. Overall, the Ein Gedi Spa provides a base in the middle of nowhere to enjoy the incredible Dead Sea, and for simple pleasures like showers, lockers and restrooms, you'll be grateful. Just don't expect a real spa.
Written February 27, 2006
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Eva S
Atlanta, GA17 contributions
Sep 2012 • Solo
I traveled to the Dead Sea Spa by public bus (Egged). It is not a traditional American Style Spa, it's very Israeli. There are three hot mineral pools indoors, one for women, one for men, and one mixed. There is also a nice outdoor pool with plenty of shaded areas and chairs. To get to the Dead Sea, you ride on an open air shuttle, which runs every 15 minutes. The beach and the pools are monitored by life guards. There is also access to black mud.

The Dead Sea is fun, but should not be underestmated. The water is so salty that you float easily, however, if you slip, it could be dangerous. The muddy beach is covered by salt deposits, so bring swim shoes, otherwise it hurts to walk into the water.

There is an entry fee. For 150NIS (approximately $37US), you can enter all of the facilities which include a nice locker room, and showers. You also get a towel, a key to a locker, a sample Dead Sea cream, and a full lunch in the restaurant. The food is average Israeli food, which means that it is good but unconventional for that country.

All in all, it's a wonderful way to spent a few hours. Oh, and you get to watch the tour groups rush because typically they are given three hours, not enought time. Also, following your visit, your skin will be smoother and softer than it has been in years. It's very therapuetic.
Written September 21, 2012
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Daniela V
2 contributions
Dec 2019
The internet description is far away from the reality. They only have sulfuric pools and one external regular pool. Every Dead Sea Spa has a pool with warm water from the Dead Sea, but not this one. The price does not include anything but entry to the sulfuric and outside pool, and every other service is on cost : towels, locker box. The food is very simple, a "kibbuts" service, no drinks included (not even water). The shuttle to the sea shore is actually a tractor with two carts, one after the other. There are some stools on the beach, but no toilets, so you cannot stay long. Besides, the service at the reception was very unpleasant, no interest in explaining, they just put a leaflet in front of me, and told me to read it. There are so many other wonderful spas, at the same price, offering inside pools, Jacuzzi, great buffet for every taste, no need to pass through such impassive treatment. I'll never go there again!!
Written January 1, 2020
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LSweet
New York City and CT22 contributions
On February 22nd 2010, my husband and i stayed in Kibbutz Ein Gedi. We stayed in an Arugot room. Was very nice, meals were also nice, but I am very saddened and angry at how ripped off we were at the Kibbutz owned spa store at the dead sea ( they won where you go in for the mud) that i refuse to leave a favorable review.

I live by Trip advisor, so i hope that people read my review ( and Ein Gedi kibbutz as well) so hopefully other people will heed my words and NOT buy anything at the store at the spa where you go into the mud. THEY ARE COMMITTING HIGHWAY ROBBERY!

I'm all for people making a profit, but this kibbutz is not only unfairly raises their prices, but are basically stealing from tourists. I spent almost $600.USD on mud, creams and potions that i bought at the Ein Gedi store. When asked I was told that these prices were very good and the cheapest around. BOY was I not only overcharged..but i paid 5 times more. YES 5 TIMES MORE for the exact product that I saw in Eilat, down the road at Yotveta AND on the internet once I got home.

I.E. Dead sea Mud: They charge 75NIS for the same exact product and package that the rest stop 1 hour away charges 15NIS for. How much of a profit is this kibbutz making off off tourists who are trying to he;p the israeli economy? Lets see I could have bought 5 Muds for what I paid for one.

I also paid 249NIS for Black Pearl light day cream (67 USD) which is the same product they sell down the block for 20 USD and on the internet for 29USD. How bad is that!!!!

Everything at this store is so inflated that it should be illegal. My advice is to either wait to buy at Eilat ( which was also 5 times cheaper for the same exact products) or buy when you come home.

DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM THIS KIBBUTZ STORE. USE THE SPA TO GO INTO THE MUD/DEAD SEA AND THAT'S IT.

The kibbutz was fine, but i will never stay there again due to highway robbery. It's a huge embarassment being a jew and being so ripped off by my fellow Jews. I am all for helping out the israeli economy, but I refuse to stay quiet about this kibbutz. i am so angry I am going to contact Maariv and the Jerusalem Post.
Written March 14, 2010
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JJLeRider
Paris, France27 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
95 shekels per adult is a rip off for the worse Dead Sea and so called mud bath experience. The mud bath is actually consisting of 2 wooden buckets in a rocky sandy zone that looks like an unfinished construction site. The guy before me in the mud bucket brushed in balls in it and then dove in again. By the time you reach the showers, your feet are burnt walking on these rocky area. If you want to swim in the Dead Sea, you need to take a cattle train pulled by a tractor. There, if you want to swim, you have to walk in the water on the salted rocks and the water temperature is around 60 degrees. The whole thing is a farce!! If you want to experience true mud bath, buy some argile in a pot and spread it in your own bathroom. I have been traveling around the world for 50 years and some of the craziest places on earth and I have seen some rip off places, but Ein Gedi Spa deserves the number 1 spot of the worst place to spend your money on earth.
Written July 6, 2017
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Anna0000000
Phuket, Thailand12 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
My Boyfriend and I went to the Ein Gedi Spa for a relaxation day. When we arrived we were told that there were four Spa's we could go into. There was supposed to be a mud spa, two sulphur pools and a regular pool. Once we had paid entry and were not even given a towel with it..we entered the resort to find one sulphur pool which was so packed there was no room to enter and an outdoor swimming pool. There was no mud pool and no other sulphur pool. When we investigated further outside we found only a bucket of mud that we could put on ourselves if we wanted. The beach is a 15 min walk from the resort or you can take a shuttle tractor/train but you have to wash off all the mud before you can get on. The beach was pleasant and fun but no different from a beach that you will find further down the road free of charge. The showers and bathrooms were filthy and disgusting and the water in the showers were luke warm. Overall we were very dissapointed with the Ein Gedi Spa and wouldnt reccomend anyone to go there. It is overpriced and a waste of your money.
Written January 15, 2017
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FTB
London, UK18 contributions
Oct 2015 • Solo
This place has of SPA only the name.

There are two poor pools full of microbs and an access to the beach with showers which are barely working. The showers and toilets were extremely dirty despite the hard work of the underpaid and exploited african workers there.

The stuff was unfriendly if at all there.

The beach is by the way also accessible without getting in that "thing"...so really if you want to spare money and stay healthy better, do it.

Oh, and did I mention it was overly expensive?
Written October 11, 2015
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kali20
mallorca2 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
The whole complex needs a full refurbishment.
Piles of scrap and junk all over the place. The place was filthy with cigarette butts everywhere. Suspicious dirty water pipe draining onto beach. Looked like water came from showers at the "resort".
Very run down and for what they charge you ( 35€ ) looks like they haven't spent a penny in modernizing the place.
Swimming pool full of drunk Russian tourists.
No wonder there's no photos on their website.
Wouldn't go back even if they paid me.
Written September 5, 2017
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Reinalinda
Zurich, Switzerland6 contributions
Sep 2011
I'm sure there must be better places to experience the dead see. Ein gedi spa has the charm of a Russian highway pit stop and everything from the changing rooms, lockers, showers to the spa areas is unbelievably dirty.
Value for money is basically zero, 2 km further north you can access the dead sea for free and in a much cleaner setting - unfortunately we only saw this when driving back to Jerusalem.
Written September 24, 2011
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