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“peaceful and comfortable oasis”
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Kalia Guest House
Ranked #16 of 17 Hotels in Ein Bokek
Tel Aviv, Israel
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“peaceful and comfortable oasis”
Reviewed October 5, 2010

Kalia was a lovely place to stay right near the dead sea, an oasis in a very hot summer desert. We were two couples travelling together, and had a shared little balcony with our two rooms next to each other. The room was a little small but had a very comfortable large bed (two singles joined together), and a small table and two sitting chairs, a flat screen tv, great airconditioning, a small kitchenette area with tea and coffee making facilities, a bar fridge and a sink, and a small bathroom. All together very comfortable. The pool was great. Breakfast was a buffet, and ok. They also gave us free entry to the Kalia beach, which was a nice beach for dipping into the dead sea. Overall a pleasant place to stay, quiet and natural compared with the big dead sea hotels you could get... 40mins drive from Masada, 40mins drive from Jerusalem.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, CA
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Reviewed June 18, 2008

Kaliya (Qalya) Guest House was a pleasant surprise for us. Our room had a bedroom, living room (which had two fold out single beds), fridge, television, large grassy patio, and electric coffee pot stocked with tea and coffee. On the kibbutz (Kibbutz Qalya) there is a pool, pub, mini-mart, playground and horse stables. The guest house also provides guests with tickets to Kalia beach for a dip in the dead sea. Breakfast is included in the price and dinner (in the Kibbutz dining hall) was $12 per person, which is a deal at the dead sea. It is also possible to grill on the patio as we had seen a previous guest had done, but you should probably plan to bring your own grill. We have stayed in En Bokek before, but this was a refreshing break from the hordes of tourists and price gouging that goes with a resort area. It was a lovely time and we wish we could have stayed another day or two to take full advantage of the location.

  • Liked — The kibbutz environment was wonderful
  • Disliked — We had two single beds instead of a double or queen.
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 5, 2008

Just above Dead Sea and two minutes from Qumran and about 25 to 30 minutes from Jerusalem. Comfortable room with bath, television, coffee maker.. Small mini store to purchase items if needed...excellent dinner and breakfast in the kibbutz dining hall...lovely lush surroundings...will certainly stay there again and for a longer time to take advantage of horseback treks into the Judean desert...

  • Liked — Lovely surroundings, located near other sites (Dead Sea, Qumran, Jericho) and close to Jerusalem
  • Disliked — Need better signage indicating where hotel is on both main road and sideroad that leads to Qumran
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Kalia Guest House
Address: D.J Kikar Hayarden, Ein Bokek 90666, Israel
Location: Israel > Dead Sea Region > Ein Bokek
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #16 of 17 Hotels in Ein Bokek
Number of rooms: 64
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