“Best hotel in the area but not up to international standards - good breakfast though!”
Most of the standard rooms face the car park or tennis centre in the main hotel, there are newer rooms which have a view of the sea to the left of the hotel. We had an unimpressive view of the AC on the roof and cars parked on the street.
It was winter so the hotel swimming pool was closed and the door to the beach was locked as they were in the middle of renovating the pool area. Not what we expected for a beach hotel but I guess they are only set up for summer. As the beach door was closed we had to go out the front door onto the street and walk around to the public walkway to the beach. The front entrance of the hotel was strewn with rubbish and call girl cards which wasn't exactly welcoming. However Israel is a very dirty country.
Check in was fine, but we had trouble with the main desk once or twice, it all depended upon who was on duty. We used them for currency exchange which went smoothly, but they didn't want to help with posting a postcard. The business centre and the main desk both refused.
The business centre is a good haven, free internet and printing, finger foods and drinks available, papers and TV and peace and quiet most of the time. Although they should enforce the cell phone ban which they have posted on all the tables and at the welcome desk.
Our room was OK, coffee maker and fruit plate, big bed with decent linens, safe, large screen TV wall mounted. The bathroom was small and the shower glass did not stop the water from flooding the whole bathroom. Toiletries not great but replenished when needed. The decor was a bit shabby with wall paper peeling and the carpet was filthy where someone had dropped something which had also splattered on the wall. We had sand in our shoes on the first day which fell onto the floor and it was there the whole 5 days of our stay so not much cleaning goes on other than the obvious.
Our 5 day stay included a weekend and it was absolute chaos. This is the mitzvah hotel for the area so it was heaving with excited families, kids running all over, shouting down the corridors at 4am, the walls are thin so you could not sleep at all. Shabbat lifts run so you have to visit every floor before you get to yours and the lifts are tiny. Breakfast, which is buffet style was huge but get there early as the weekend guests are like locusts and they leave spoons all over and kids have their hands in the food.
Once the business week started on Sunday it was a totally different hotel. Breakfast was served in the restaurant overlooking the sea with beautiful table settings and peace! The buffet was clean and the coffee machine was working for that welcome early morning expresso. The only thing that gave away the weekend crowd was the pudding splattered across the floor length curtains framing the sea view.
The beach is not a great swimming beach but is good to walk along. If you turn to your right once you get onto the beach and walk for about 20 mins you will come across the remains of a Crusader's castle. Everyone uses the beach for walking/running and it is busy in the am.
Plenty of restaurants in the area, right on the beach and across in the shopping centre on the front of the harbour.
I would stay again, but only because the other hotels in the area aren't even up to the standard of the Dan Accadia.
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17 April 2012
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