We're soon going to Eilat for a week. We're planning on staying in the area and visiting the local sights (Underwater Observatory, Coral Beach etc.). I had a couple of questions - is it worth hiring a car for this, or will it be enough to get around by taxi? Also, if you hire a car, can you generally do it via the hotel desk, or do you have to do it via the car hire companies in town (I've noticed most have them have their offices near each other). We'll be staying in the north beach area. Many thanks for your advice!