We spent a week in Gaza City at the Al Deira Hotel. Our room had a sea view with windows and sliding glass doors to allow in the lapping (and a few times roaring) waves. The room was well furnished, the bed extremely comfortable, plenty of hot water, and fantastic room service. While the food is expensive in comparison to local prices, it is not unreasonable given the proportions. We had dinner there 3 evenings and tried different dishes each night...all were delicious. Breakfast comes with the reservation, something we didn't know and all meals can be delivered to your room. This would be advisable if you do not like the smoke from the traditional pipes. While the wireless connection did not work in our room, we just took out laptop out into the hallway where there was a sitting area and we had no problems. Last if you want to work out and you are foreign, you can wander down the road about a block on the same side of the road as the Al Deira and find the UN Beach club. You
need to sign in and then you can use the very basic gym. Or you can go to Rozi's which is also basic and woman can attend only 10:30-6:00 and men before and after this time. Remember you are still in Gaza City.