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Kibbutz Ein Gedi
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

We stayed in a delux room – a huge room with a balcony and an amazing view of the Arugot wadi with a huge bathroom that include both a bath tab with a view, as well as a large rain-shower. The hotel has a new beautiful spa with a view to the Dead Sea. The guests of the deluxe rooms get a free entrance to the spa and one treatment for each night they stay. The food was good. The hotel offered many activities for kids – Jamboree, drawing, and trips to the kibbutz botanical gardens and to the David wadi. The swimming pool is nice but it was just too cold when we got there. We plan to return next year as well, even if we have to settle for a standard room – which is much more modest but still cozy and has everything you’ll need, depends on the budget.

Room Tip: Choose a delux room if your budget allows, as it will upgrade your vacation. But the location is so...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

I do not have words for describing the awesomeness of Ein Gedi. Great climate (25°C max in November), amazing nature (plants from all over the world), the unique beauty of the Dead Sea, the wonderful sensation of being out of the "real" world. Furthermore, the Kibbutz offers a great variety of foods (both local and not so local) in its restaurant, there is a little spa, the service is good (even if not excellent) and there are many buses connecting Ein Gedi with Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, in order to visit other worthy places in Israel. The rooms are not so big (I stayed in a regular room, not the suite) but satisfactory, considering that the Kibbutz is in the middle of a desert. They are equipped with air conditioning (very good) and with the usual accessories (tv, coffee machine, etc). The main issues I observed are: a) the "weakness" of the wireless connection that, in the case of business trips/men, can be annoying b) the cost of the room, with respect to the provided services: I know that the place is unique and that they provide "room and board" but two hundred dollars per night per room seems a little bit too much to me.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

I have stayed here many times over recent years.
Pros: incredible location, beautiful grounds and scenery, free access to the dead sea spa. The modern and upscale rooms are very nice. Breakfasts are good, but dinners overpriced.

Cons: reservation system and staff. People are not friendly nor efficient. Make sure that you check your reservation for accuracy. When you check in make sure that they give you the kind of room you requested, and if you paid for a view, that you get one. Unless you love cats, upper floor rooms are best. When you check out review your bill carefully, challenge any errors and do not back down. The last two times we stayed there the prices 'changed' between check in and check out and of course it was not their fault (it really was).

If the staff was more professional it would be a five, but they have a long way to go.

Room Tip: In Arugot and Deluxe rooms you are best off with a second floor room.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

I've been at this place to stay 4 separate times over the last 8 years and each time I wonder why. It's going down hill and will probably never change. The reason is they have no competition. They are the only place on the Israeli side of the Dead Sea that is in between the north and the south ends. The older people working there are nice but only if they have to be. All of the young people feel penned up and seem a little miserable. The accommodations are dirty and run down. The walls are thin and it's junky all around. There are 40 cats running all around the grounds and in ALL of the dining areas. Some of them are actually mean and scratched my pants because I would not feed him. It was craziness. DO NOT STAY HERE!

Room Tip: I went with my aged mom. There is no gym. If you have to stay there, Skip going to their free seasid...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

If you want to experience something different than the usual urban hotels, Ein Gedi resort is the one for you. Located near the Dead Sea, this calm and simple hotel can answer the expectations of travelers and people who are looking for calm and simple atmosphere. I surely recommend this hotel for people who love hiking in desert areas. In a minimal distance, one can find plenty of hiking trails vary from easy to the most difficult ones. Enjoy your stay.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Great place, Good hospitality.
Tours that are arranged by the hotel are full of experiences
Kids loved the place, the silence and calmness are valuable.
The hotel gave full options to all ages.
the restaurant gave options to many kinds of foods with very nice dishs

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Despite expectable limitations in staff and services (due to its remote location, socialist origins and limited capacity), the hotel at Kibbutz Ein Gedi gave us a comfortable and decidedly non-commercial launching point for a desert hike and soak in the Dead Sea. We didn’t even consider staying at the presumably luxurious spas that sit directly on the Sea because we had already experienced 5-star coddling in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and wanted a quieter, more authentic weekend excursion that brought us closer to nature and closer to locals. We found both at this hotel and spa, with the unexpected twist that “local” here means German, Dutch, Hungarian and French travelers, since the spa is ever-popular with the cure-by-water club and European insurance companies who—hard as it is to believe—pay for the trip in full. Most of these travelers stay in barrack-like older rooms which we do not recommend. Splurge for the Arugot Rooms, which are recent additions and bring hotel facilities into the modern age. They are on the edge of a cliff and offer dramatic views and terraces that open onto the Arugot canyon—the very canyon that you ought to make the centerpiece of your trip since it is spectacularly beautiful and less crowded than the Ein Gedi canyon proper. The hike takes four or five hours round trip, and should be taken earlier rather than later in the day to avoid ubiquitous high school groups whose whoops and yells spoil the desert peace. The room itself is a little sparse and is overpriced at $300 a night. But it was spotless and feels brand new. Two meals are included with half-board (you don’t need full-board which adds lunch) and these are a mixed bag. The food, served buffet style, is plentiful and varied with a few notably good dishes (braised chicken and Asado, a tender, slow-cooked spicy joint of beef), but otherwise resembles cafeteria fare.Another downside to communal dining is that there really is only one seating; tables are abandoned and left uncleared by staff and the result is a little unsightly. But this is a small price to pay for a sample of kibbutz life, a trip to the spa (two pools, two saunas and great views) and proximity to the desert and the Sea. P.S. In case you don’t know it, you MUST where sandals at the Dead Sea whose floor is sharp and coral-like and whose tide will sweep away simple flip-flops. The public bath facilities there are a little difficult to shower in but are adequate otherwise and give you access to the mud, hot sulfur and fresh water showers and a chlorinated pool.

Room Tip: Among the high-end Arugot rooms, numbers 5-8 and 15-20 are on the upper level and offer the best vie...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kibbutz Ein Gedi

Address: P.O. Box 32169, Ein Gedi 8698000, Israel
Location: Israel > Dead Sea Region > Ein Gedi
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Ein Gedi
Price Range: $181 - $351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kibbutz Ein Gedi 3*
Number of rooms: 120
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