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3 of 5 bubbles Review of Isrotel Ramon Inn

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Isrotel Ramon Inn
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Mitspe Ramon
Hadera, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“not much choice”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

If you are traveling to Mtzpe Ramon to view the wondrous maktesh (natural crater) you have two choices: the new Beereshit Isrotel with hideously priced rooms (and a required 2 night stay minimum) or the Ramon Inn which is a converted apartment building. The lobby and dining facilities are perfectly fine but there are no elevators in the entire hotel and depending on yur room, you can end up carrying luggage up four narrow flights of stairs. The rooms are small suites--VERY small suites with a tiny kitchen. This was our second stay at the hotel. Our first visit was three years ago and the hotel has gone downhill a bit. The room temperature was 30 C. (86F) and the air conditioning did not work. (Others in our group told us their air conditioning was so loud they couldn't sleep so they turned it off anyway.) The tap water was salty which I realized after the first swallow--and paid the price for the next full day. The food in the dinner and breakfast buffets was very good and more than adequate. There is virtually no place to eat in Mtzpe Ramon except the two hotels. IIt took forever and a half to order a glass of red wine at the bar and it could not be charged to the room because it was a group check in and no one's individual credit cards were processed.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Jerusalem, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

We had a room on the first floor so was useful with the baby carriage but annoying to carry it up and down all the time. We had a suite which was large and comfortable. Problem was room was off main stairwell I guess they all are and you can hear others going up and down and also no hair dryer in room which I think is a basic for most hotels.
Food was ok the kids selection was pretty poor. Don't expect too much for breakfast they had plenty but it wasn't like other places, lack of salads and hot food selection was pretty boring.
Pool was great for kids as they have a shallow section.
All in all it's great for a family vacation for a night or two but definitely not for a romantic weekend for two I would prefer a spa hotel.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Herzliya, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

MItzpe Ramon is simply awesome. Go there if you can.
Ramon Inn is actually priced well for the area it is in -- there are lower priced but really bush-level housing and there are some amazing spa type hotels with spa pricing too. So, for the price this is a good place to stay and I will probably go again some time BUT I would only rate it as a reliable 3-star hotel.
We were in what they call a mini-suite - a small bedroom (double bed) and a small living room with a couch that could open up to sleep two. Simple and clean. Little (very little) kitchenette. Air conditioning worked. I hated the pillows but then I often do so that is not a sign of much of anything.
BIggest problem -- the hotel is four floors and there are no elevators. Keep that in mind.
We had half board and the dinner was nice (again, not amazing but simple and good) and breakfast was very nice. We ended up coming back to the hotel for lunch and that was a disaster. We were the only ones in the lobby having lunch -- it still took forever and was, to put it nicely, far from tasty.
Service at the desk was good. The staff seem to care.

Room Tip: Make sure to ask for 1st or 2nd floor when booking -- there is no elevator
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

I had to live there while my housing in Beersheva was being taken care of. Its a refurbished apartment building. Not a good mix no elevators. Small kitchen and very small fridge.. Not very welcoming.. Staff was hit or miss. Mitzpe is a boring town but the crater is Amazing.. I have some good pics at jordanmking.com

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

This hotel is just average. However, there aren't many choices here so you have to take what you can get. The rooms were clean and the buffet was good. But no air con in the desert. Can you believe it? If you can find a better place, grab it.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Davenport, IA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013

The room was spacious and included a dining room/kitchenette. The bed was comfortable. I enjoyed swimming in the pool and spending time with friends by the round fireplace in the lobby. The best thing about this place though is the restaurant. Food was delicious, and service was superb. Will stay again if given the chance!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

Stayed there with the family on Passover 2013. Took the 2 bedroom suite, so the kids and us had the privacy (and peace) we needed (for whatever little time we've stayed in the room, which was mainly for sleeping - a waste to spend time in the room when you have such a great desert just outside).
The pool was very good for the kids. The en-suite kitchen was very useful for us - took only breakfast from the hotel and mainly cooked the other meals.
The main minus is the lack of elevators, but the hotel staff was very helpful in getting our luggage to our room.
All in all, we got what we paid for and had a great vacation.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Isrotel Ramon Inn
Address: 1 Ein Akev, Mitspe Ramon 8060000, Israel
Location: Israel > Southern District > Mitspe Ramon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Mitspe Ramon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Isrotel Ramon Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 96
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