Hi again, we are narrowing down our choices of where to stay for our family's (5 people) Dead Sea/ Masada / Ein Gedi visit. It will be in the end of Feb. We will be driving down from Jerusalem and can spend a night or two in the area.
What we hope to do in the 2 days we are there is: ein gedi hike; and use the Lot hotel's day pass for a float in Dead Sea, and swim in their outdoor heated pool; and climb Masada; and maybe tour the Dead sea works plant. Not necessarily in that order.
Because of food allergies we decided we will be more comfortable staying at a place with a kitchenette. So, the Ein Bokek hotels are out of the question. Also, because of dander allergies we need to stay at a place advertised as "no pets allowed" in the rooms.
As some of you may remember from my earlier post, we considered some nice looking zimmers in Arad. But as i have been learnng from some of you, Arad might not be the best base as the road up and down to the Dead Sea is twisty and may not be too pleasant to do back and forth.
So, the places that fit our bill seem to be: Maya's rooms in Neve Zohar. Or, alittle further south practically in Jordan, there are two nice looking accomodations at Moshav neot hakikar. One is called Gordon's. The third choice, also in Neot hakikar is Belfer's.
Gordon's and belfer's have very good reviews. Maya's, there is not a lot on it. And the photos of Maya's don't look so great. The only thing going for Maya's is that it is more north (ie closer to ein Bokek.)
So, experts, any advice you can give me?
Also, any advice on whether a tour of the Dead sea works would be fun for my "tween" age kids? One friend of mine said his children found it very interesting.
Thank you so much for helping me.