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Kibbutz Lotan

DN Hevel Eilot, Eilat 88855, Israel
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kibbutz Lotan is what they call a ecological Kibbutz. It is a cooperative Kibbutz situated in the Arava desert, about 30 minutes from Eilat resort city. I think it was started by some long haired hippies who wanted to get back to nature. They were very concerned about the environment, and recycling. This is actually the place where the environmental... More 

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Jerusalem District, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

HI! Lotan is a special place- worth visiting! Learn about the environment and how to protect it...very educational and lots of fun for adults and kids. Beautiful and charming atmosphere....artsy tea room where breakfast is served...had a very informative and incredibly interesting tour with Ariel - offered free with your overnight stay. See the wonders that a small number of... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I arrived just after the heaviest storms they've had in years - over a year's usual (desert) rainfall in a day. Another indication of changing climate, perhaps? But here on Lotan, an 'Eco-kibbutz', they are trying to do something about it. So you'll be comfortable, but don't expect excessive luxury. I stayed in one of their adobe rooms, which was... More 

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is a nice place to stay at! I've been here twice with my family. Rooms are nice, comfortable & clean. Breakfast at the tea house is great! The eco-tour at the kibbutz is interesting - both grow ups & kids enjoy it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

So I stayed for almost two months in the Bustan, self sustainable neighborhood on the Kibbutz as part of a Green Apprenticeship program. Learning and living so many life changing sustainable living principles and concepts. From making your own bio gas for cooking, to maintaining and using the compost toilets. Not to mention the kick of putting beans, a cake... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

this is kind of an odd place to rate. it certainly isnt a hotel or motel by the typical definition. it also inst a kibbutz guest house. there is a clutch of small one story building in the middle of the kibbutz. rooms: the rooms are very spartan. because of the local water supply there is a constant smell of... More 

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Hannover, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We have been in Kibbutz Lotan for one week and felt very comfortable in the aesthetic equipped room. The Kibbutz reflects the fantasy and the innovation of the members. There are many possibilities to keep yourself busy or to calm down off the heat in the swimming pool. Our son has worked there as a volunteer for half a year... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

We made the ad hoc decision to visit Kibbutz Lotan on our trip through Israel and it really paid off. You should stay at least two nights for example in the amazing eco dorms and take the opportunity to talk with nice and open people hangin' around you. Kibbutz Lotan seems to be a pioneer and kind of a learning... More 

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Portland, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My family and I enjoyed learning about Kibbutz Lotan's ecologically oriented ways to minimize their impact. We received a nice tour of the kibbutz. Food is very good and they offer swimming which is plus for kids and adults tryingto stay cool in the desert. My biggest suggestion would be to the staff who coordinate the visit. We didn't get... More 

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Thank George S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were so happy to stay at this tiny kibbutz "desert oasis". We met Mike, one of the founders who generously shared with us his-tory of how Lotan came to be. Fascinating! Everyone we met was kind, friendly and went out of their way to help us and show us the ins and outs of sustainable living. Even our 20... More 

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