We chose to stay at Kibbutz Ein Gedi Hotel because we didn't want the "Atlantic City", over commercialized beachfront Dead Sea experience that Ein Bokek appears to be, and it was close to Ein Gedi hikes and Masada.
It's not really a "resort" in terms of the rooms, facilities and perks but it's a lovely place to stay, far from any hustle and bustle. The room was nice enough and efficient but of course we spent very little time there. The grounds are well maintained, and provide a wonderful connection to the desert surroundings, mountains and sea.
The hotel provides free access to the Sea of Spas a few minutes down the road which gives you everything you'd want from the Dead Sea--a quiet beach and bathing, black mud area and a pool. The facility has food and a store, with great prices on all Dead Sea health and beauty products. We stocked up on a bunch of gifts for family without breaking the bank.
The dinner buffet (kosher meat) and breakfast buffet (kosher dairy) were ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! If I could eat there once a week I would be very happy! So many amazing entrees, salads and desserts to choose from.
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- Kibbutz Ein Gedi Hotel Ein Gedi