I am writing this review not so much because of the great time we had (and we did), but because I saw a terrible review before I left, and it was SO not true. Eilat in the summer is worse than being on a subway in NYC during rush hour. Anyone who goes on vacation during this time, especially during end of July and August, have to do this with the downside in mind. All hotels are fully booked, with millions of children (and usually a bit over the capacity of things like the dining room and pools), the heat is always over 40C, and everyone thinks that they paid the most for their vacation, and so deserve more than the next guy.
Well I would like to tell you that this hotel - Leonardo Plaza, situated in the best place in the city, managed to rise above all of these problems. I am not saying that they were absolutely no glitches, but the service was great, everyone employed by the hotel - from the kitchen staff till the pool and beach boys, were as helpful as can be, and we really had a great time. All this in 40 degree (104 F) weather! The rooms were clean, the staff did everything they possibly could to make our vacation a breeze, the service people called to make sure that what we requested was actually done. The food was fine, (working at over 100% capacity and STILL SMILING - I think is an accomplishment in itself!)
So if you are in Israel during any time of the year, but especially if you happen to have come during the summer months, this hotel is perfect. It has its own private beachfront, is on the "boardwalk", with a 5 minute walk from the Mall and City Center.
The only thing that could have made our vacation better - was to have the pool open during the evening - or for a night swim sometimes, but none of the hotels in EIlat have come this far, yet.
Again, I praise this hotel, and together with the price deal we found, the vacation was perfect.
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- Also Known As:
- Sheraton Eilat
- Eilat Sheraton