We booked the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Eilat mainly because of price linked to the Crowne Plaza brand. Big mistake.
One of the discussions (arguments) we had with a member of the management was over her insistence that they had a 5 star hotel. We showed them, in the dining room, where the discussion took place, why this can not be considered higher than 3 star. Stained chairs, scratched and scruffy tables, smelly parts of the dining room.
The fault lies in the quality (read poor quality) of the hotel guests.
This hotel caters for a local clientele. In order to keep their prices down they need occupancy as full as possible. This attracts noisy and undisciplined Israels. (I can say that because I am Israeli).
Meal times in the dining room feels like you are in a menagerie with screaming kids and loud parents. It seems that some Israelis have to express how much they are enjoying themselves by raising the decibels, or maybe they actually live like that.
The same went for the lobby area where little kids were allowed to gallop and scream to their hearts content.
The final noise blow came when I was walking back to the hotel and, from a distance of 500 meters, I could hear the entertainment team keeping the guests amused at the pool with shouted exhortations bellowed over mega-blasters.
I ran away to a coffee shop for an hour until the commotion died down.
The price is cheap but so are the guests.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inspired by the splendor of paradise, the renovated Crowne Plaza Eilat hotel is located on the Eilat Promenade across from the Lagoon s rolling beaches. The hotel offers lavish, spacious rooms, perfect for a heavenly vacation the whole family will treasure.Crowne Plaza Eilat hotel houses a large swimming pool, surrounded by lawns.The hotel s Adam and Eve restaurant serves three meals a day. The rich and varied breakfast includes a salad bar with a selection of cheeses and breads. At lunch and dinner, a rich meat menu is offered. Lobby Restaurant is the hotel s dairy restaurant, serving an assortment of salads, sandwiches, toasts, pizza, ice cream, homemade cakes and a selection of hot, cold and alcoholic beverages. The spa provides treatments in an intimate ambience while maintaining a tranquil atmosphere and includes an aerobic fitness room with treadmills, steppers, bicycles and wet and dry saunas as well as rooms for massages and cosmetic and mud treatments. The hotel s entertainment staff offers a varied program of activities including shows, guest artists, games, workshops, trivia games, cocktails, pool activities, music for dancing and more. Wireless High Speed Internet Access (WiFi) is available.** Check-in time update : for saturday evenings is 19:00. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Eilat
- Eilat Crowne Plaza