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“One of the best options on the Dead Sea”

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Hod Hamidbar Resort and Spa Hotel
Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Ein Bokek
Certificate of Excellence
Tel Aviv, Israel
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69 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“One of the best options on the Dead Sea”
Reviewed March 6, 2007

Staying at the Dead Sea can be disappointing, since the hotels there are not on par with other hotels in Israel (standards in Eilat, for example, are much higher). Other problems are that most of the hotels are not directly on the beach, and weekends and holidays can make the hotels packed and terribly noisy . Since there are virtually no attractions outside of the hotel, guests tend to stay in.
The Hod Hamidbar Hotel has it's own ajacent beach, and does not really cater for children, so it tends to be much quieter than other places around as most of the guests are middle age with no children. The spa is very clean and well kept (something not too common at other Dead Sea hotels).
Rooms are average, and don't have a balcony (although there is a nice one next to the lobby), food is ok, lobby is nice and the beach is terrific.
I would recommend this hotel for couples without children, who want a quiet stay at the Dead Sea, and who are looking for a good spa and easy access to the beach.

Stayed May 2006
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Reviewed January 21, 2007

A beautiful hotel right on the shore of the Dead Sea.
The lobby area is beautifully appointed, roomy, clean and welcoming.
The dining area overlooks the sea. Food is scrumptious. Buffet style.
Especially good is Shabbat diner.
Rooms are fairly large, clean and modern.
The hotel has multiple spa facilities and a huge menu of spa treatments.
Relatively cheap considering US prices.
Staying there was a truly relaxing experience.
At night we had entertainment such as comedian show, Israeli singers and even a fashion show. Only 15 minutes from Masada and 25 minutes from Ein Gedi Oasis.
Great value for your money.

Stayed December 2006
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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
#6 Luxury Hotel in Ein Bokek
#6 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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Also Known As:
Hod Hamidbar Hotel Ein Bokek
Hod Hamidbar Resort And Spa Hotel Dead Sea, Israel

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