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Hod Hamidbar Resort and Spa Hotel
Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in Ein Bokek
Certificate of Excellence
Tel Aviv, Israel
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30 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“poor value”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

the hotel is very old,had some refurnishing but not enough.
the food can be better .
rooms are small.
the best thing is the location,has a private dead sea beach.
in my opinion other hotels on the area (as crown plaza,leonardo,etc) has better value for money.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Haifa, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2013

Very good location, private beach, free International phone calls service and free Wi-Fi Internet in the guest rooms, good SPA, BUT...
Disastrous service, mostly by service manager called Mirit.
Wasted potencial.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Yokneam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

God location and enviroment ,but....
Heated pool only for adults.
Stuf put barier chain on car and scratch him.Sr manager Hamid say it normal... so if you have car, it isn't "your" hotel. Perfect for pensioners.or non family turist.

  • Stayed March 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 799 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Checked in, went to room 927, no electric power. Maintenance comes to room, says nothing to us, then mumbles something about ten minutes. We sit there hot and tired from traveling. Wait 20 mins, maintenance man says big problem on roof, then says three hours to fix. Say what? Went down to front desk, total confusion, very rude, no idea how to deliver customer service. I tell girl we want another room, wait while she yaps on telephone to someone. Finally, after 15 mins, I demand to speak to manager. Girl then hands me key cards to room 926, no apology and no explanation. Room 926 has no towels and no toilet items. Finally go down to spa and pool. Guy on duty demands to see some sort of card in order to give us towels. I show him the room key cards, no good. Wife is really upset and angry, nothing but grief since we checked in. Went up to front desk, same girl on duty, she forgot to give us towel tickets. Wife is furious at this point. Go back down to spa and now there is no one checking for towel tickets. I grab four towels, some spa girl mumbles something about two towels, I tell her to get the manager, but of course, no one ever shows. No wake up call received, due to our room change, desk girl never bothered to update the info. Rooms and the hotel show much wear. Place really needs a renovation and updating. Evening buffet is ok, nothing to get excited about. Some pushy obnoxious girl bothering people to buy alcoholic beverages from her booze cart. Told her twice we don't drink, third time I asked her if she understood English, no reply, but she never did come back. Only good thing to say about this hotel is the free internet and overseas phone calls. Good riddance, I would never stay in this dump again.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Neve Monosson
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2013

We chose the hotel without knowing or reading about it and... we enjoyed it very much. It has its own beach,spa and very good food. The place is clean and quiet. The people who serve you are prefact and try to help you the best. Omar, Omran, Sarit, Ella, Sapir and its not possible to enter all the names but there are many more Although you are not in the center of a big town you have connection out of Israel through telephone without paying of it and of course internet. Because it is far from entertaingnatig places they try to bring every evening something to entertain you. To add up is a nice hotel you enjoy it and feel much better after being in tha spa.

Room Tip: all the rooms are are good, but better to choose the north east side.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Santa Monica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2013

I have been a regular at this hotel for several years and just returned from yet another great vacation. It is still, in my opinion, the best option at the dead sea. It is not overpriced, the food really is good, maintenance is good, the hotel is clean and the staff friendly. The spa is fantastic and the sulfur bath now is included in the price.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Timisoara, Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2013

My short vacation with my spouse was perfect at Dead Sea, especially due to all the facilities of this very nice hotel. The room was spacious and clean! free Internet and international phone calls to Europe!, free bicycles, the food very nice and various, the spa not big but very well organized and clean, the private beach very close to the hotel, and, above all very friendly and attentive service. I'll deffinetly want to stay again at this hotel in my next visits at Dead Sea.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hod Hamidbar Resort and Spa Hotel

Property: Hod Hamidbar Resort and Spa Hotel
Address: Ein Bokek Dead Sea | Ein Bokek, Dead Sea, Ein Bokek 8693000, Israel
Location: Israel > Dead Sea Region > Ein Bokek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Ein Bokek
#1 Romantic Hotel in Ein Bokek
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Ein Bokek
#5 Luxury Hotel in Ein Bokek
#5 Spa Hotel in Ein Bokek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hod Hamidbar Resort and Spa Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 213
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on the Dead Sea shores in the north of Ein Bokek region, the Hodhamidbar Hotel has free Wi-Fi in the lobby and includes a sea-view terrace with a salt-water swimming pool. The free spa area includes a sulfur pool, sauna, hot tub and fitness room. Hodhamidbar Resort & Spa Hotel also provides free access to its private beach with lounge chairs and sun umbrellas. The staff provides entertainment activities in the evening. All rooms at the Hotel Hodhamidbar include satellite TV with international channels, air conditioning and private bathroom with a hairdryer. Some rooms offer views of the Dead Sea. Free phone calls to various international destinations are available. The hotel has 9 internet points and bikes for touring the area. Parking is possible at the hotel, subject to availability. Public parking in front of the hotel is charged extra. ... more   less 
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Hod Hamidbar Resort And Spa Hotel Dead Sea, Israel

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