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Royal Beach by Isrotel Exclusive Collection
Ranked #18 of 62 Hotels in Eilat
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“Very pleased with the Royal Beach”
Reviewed February 18, 2007

Just came back from a week at the Royal Beach with my wife, our family and in-laws: a party of 8. I am very widely travelled, have stayed in many 5* DL and boutique hotels and was generally very happy with the hotel.

A few points to bear in mind: we went in relatively low season. It was half-term for some schools, so perhaps not absolutely the quietest time of year, but not far from it. Hence, I found the service very attentive and pleasant. No, they don't know you by name unless you're a regular guest, but then one can hardly expect that in such a large hotel. The property was generally immaculate. We all stayed in Bella Vista rooms: great sea views; clean and comfortable, quiet and good air-con; no real "wow" factor though, but then I wasn't expecting it. Having visited the Dan, Hilton and Queen of Sheba, I would say the pool area at the RB is the nicest: bigger pools, more spacious, nicer landscaping and better atmosphere. (The loungers at the Dan are tightly packed in military lines around the pool, like an amphitheatre).

Buffet breakfast was excellent - fresh and a wide variety. Can get busy at peak times though. The appeal of the buffet dinner started to wane a little after a week but generally a very high standard: everything fresh each day, but not enough for vegetarians and only limited fish dishes. If you are on HB you do get price reductions at Ranch House and Wangs next door - which are superb.

Overall, I was very pleased, but you have to set your expectations appropriately. This is not a 5* European boutique hotel where everything is absoutely perfect with white-glove service and the food cooked by Michelin starred chefs. It is a big, deluxe Israeli hotel where the service is efficient and friendly (and they really do their best to please) and the food plentiful, high quality and hearty. Of all the big 5* hotels in Eilat I would say it is the best. The trick is to get the best deal you can via an agent and go off season when it's quietest if you can. I can well imagine it being horribly overcrowded at Pesach and Christmas.

  • Liked — location, pools
  • Disliked — veggie and fish food options, slightly anonymous service
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 22, 2007

we just came back from a long weekend, the whole family, 4 couples in four presidential rooms. ONe room we booked was avista and was kindly upgraded for us unasked. But that is just about where the good things ended. There was a misunderstanding about our 3 month old granddaughter, the staff did us a favour by supplying a bed- she was not let into the business trakleen despite the fact that we paid for it in our room rate, and the fact that we were not warned, this put a damper on the holiday where myself and our 3 sons and the respective spouses wanted to sit around and be together. The manner in which it was handled was also offensive. The dining room on Friday night was packed, despite ordering a table @160shekels per person, and being assured that they would reserve a table for us, there was no table and we were put in the end corner, very hard for 8 people and a baby carriage to manouver to the buffet.

ON saturday at 2pm our keys didnt open our respective doors. The reception turned them off with no warning, we could not get our things, they said we had to pay an extra 150shekels per room in order to stay the extra 4 hours to 6pm. This is not the way to handle extra charges at a 5* deluxe hotel in presidential rooms at $305 a night.

  • Stayed January 2007
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Property: Royal Beach by Isrotel Exclusive Collection
Address: North Beach, Eilat 88000, Israel
Location: Israel > Southern District > Eilat
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Eilat
#8 Romantic Hotel in Eilat
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Eilat
#14 Spa Hotel in Eilat
#14 Family Hotel in Eilat
#17 Luxury Hotel in Eilat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Royal Beach by Isrotel Exclusive Collection 5*
Number of rooms: 363
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