We stayed at the Herods Resort for 3 nights, using it as our base to visit the sites around the Dead Sea. There was ample parking immediately outside the hotel for our rental car.
With its own beach, indoor and outdoor pools and Jacuzzi, its bathing facilities are excellent. And no need to cross a road, like a lot of other hotels in the area.
Floating in the Dead Sea (which we did several times) is an experience that should not be missed and really quite weird. The water feels oily and sticks to your skin. Whatever you do, avoid splashing or touching your face, because if you get any water in your eyes it really stings. Fortunately, there are showers on the beach. There was also an ample supply of the famous Dead Sea black mud, which is supposed to be good for the skin but if not, still makes for some funny photos!
In general, the staff were helpful but not necessarily as friendly as we found elsewhere in Israel. The exception was Yousef in the restaurant, who was incredibly nice and helpful.
The buffet in the hotel was outstanding, both for breakfast and dinner. Not good for the waist line though, with a huge choice of delicious food to suit all tastes.
Although the rooms were large, they were not what I would call 5 star. They just lacked a certain classiness that you would expect from a hotel charging these prices. And it said that there was an additional charge for Wi-Fi; this turned out not to be true but I only discovered that on the last day.
I suspect that this is the best hotel on the Ein Bokek strip (especially with its direct beach access) but there is some room for improvement.
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- Also Known As:
- Moriah Plaza Dead Sea Hotel
- Neve Zohar Sheraton
- Sheraton Neve Zohar
- Herods Hotel Dead Sea Israel