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Review of Ein Gedi Spa

Ein Gedi Spa
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$307.00*
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Ein Gedi and Masada Day Trip from Eilat
Ranked #6 of 6 things to do in Ein Gedi
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

It is NOT very good for the price it charged.
1. Need to wait for the trolley cart to get to the dead sea, and of course to wait again when you get back with the seasalt /mud deposit on your body. Although it took only 5 mins drive, not many people like to walk upslope with the deadsea deposit on the body that made the about 15 mins walk so uncomfortable. I did not walk up, I guess it is 15 mins' walk.
2. The change room is packed, wet and messy. I remember the Hot Spring Resort in Japan is very neat and dry. One section for small lockers for precious things like passport and cash, one area for showers, and one for changing clothes/hairdressing room. Straw-mattress carpet on the changing clothes/hairdressing room that make the place dry all the time.
3. After all, you have to line up in the cosmetics shop to the back register in order to get the locker deposit money back. What a management.
4. To be fair, it got some facilities, there is restaurant, indoors surphur pool, outdoor swimming, deadsea mud prepared in a big box to cover yourself up, showers next to the big box, therapy fish tank.

3  Thank nice k
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

There is more junk for sale there than you can possibly imagine. And you have to walk through it all to get to the place where you leave a deposit for your towels and your locker. Then, when you want your deposit back, you have to trek through the cosmetics shop to the back register in order to get it. The Dead Sea is a mile away, you have to take a tractor drawn train to get there. Be sure to wear crocs or flip flops, or your feet will be totally shredded.

We escaped with our wallets intact, but not because they didn't try!

2  Thank DWolf1
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

There was a posted price for a "kit" that included towels and a locker. I asked for that but was told I needed to pay an even higher price to use the changing room. That price was posted nowhere and then I was told that since it was late in the day I could have a discount. Never got the towel and was told that the towel was extra. Changing area is sort of disgusting and never did find our locker. The way you get to the dead sea is a ridiculous assortment of carts attached to a tractor. Once the tractor driver was finished with his personal conversation he slowly drove us down to the dead sea. There was no mud anywhere - the bottom of the sea was all sharp crystals. Water shoes are a must. We wore flip flops which kept floating away - no fault of spa - just a trip for travelers. There was a place to shower off but it was up towards the top so you need to be dirty on the tractor ride back. I do remember going somewhere around 25 years ago that was nicer - wish I had remembered where it was.

1  Thank workl8
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

Although the changing facilities seem to have been recently updated, this is in my opinion not the best place for a visit. The main problem is that you need to take a little train to the water, as the Dead Sea has shrunk a lot since the facilities were built. Once at the water, there are a lot of salt deposits that can be very sharp. We all came out with cuts on feet and fingers. Contrary to other beaches, the mud is also far from the water.

1  Thank Belgianz
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

We called in to the spa after a visit to Masada. The changing rooms were littered with wet paper and the toilets were dirty. There was no visible signs of anyone cleaning in the changing rooms.
The dead sea has lost much of its water. As the water is shallow it is difficult to avoid the rough salt on the bottom. Three of our party received cuts to their skin. On the day we visited the water was rough (no warning signs at reception) which made it difficult to exit the water. Entry fee is expensive and the food and general ambience poor. All in all rather a disastrous and unpleasant experience.

1  Thank Angela S
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