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Astral Nirvana Club
Ranked #29 of 62 Hotels in Eilat
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Rishon Lezion, Israel
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“If you're looking for a nice and not too expensive hotel, it's a good choice”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

We stayed at the hotel for 3 night in the weekend, all included. Last year we were at the Astral Nirvana hotel, the attached hotel, so we already knew the place. Overall, The Astral Coral is not a great hotel, but if you're looking for a nice and not too expensive one, it's a good choice. The service was fine, the room was tiny but clean and good for sleeping, the bathroom was small and there weren't enough towels.
The swimming pool isn't big, and is shared with the Astral Nirvana Hotel, but we had enough space to swim. Maybe in july-August it is different...
Near the children's pool, There were new water games, great innovation!
The children's club was nice, a bit small, but my girls enjoyed it. The Dining room was clean, the food was ok, nothing more. I had a problem as a vegeterian, because there were a lot of meat dishes, and not many vegeterian alternatives... and no fresh fruits!
in summary, it's a nice and cheap hotel, not too far from the sea, and we enjoyed our stay, mostly the girls.

Room Tip: The rooms are very small, so i believe that the suites are the best choice.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Astral H, Guest Relations Manager at Astral Nirvana Club, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Dear Smadushka,
Thank you so much for your review and remarks,
We're glad you spent a nice vacation at Astral Coral and we hope to see you again very soon!
All the best!
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Karmiel, Israel
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Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

This hotel is the worst hotel I have ever been to. We ordered a room for 2 adults and 2 kids, we got a small room with double bed and one extra bed fo 2 children, yeah one single bed... When we called reception they said that they will bring an extra bed in to the room please keep in mind as I said it was a very small room plus in this room we had a broken mirror and a nice graffiti writing on the wall that the hotel tried to remove but something went wrong and from harmless graffiti with someone's name on it, it became an ugly stain with someone's name on it... Well after some arguing with the reception we got an upgrade and were told that we are very lucky because we'll get the "suite"!! To bad no one in this hotel knows that you should no call a room suite just because they feel like it is appropriate, don't get me wrong if you compare the new room to the previous one you'll feel the difference.
The suite has a very nice and tiny living room and a bedroom to match (I mean tiny) , the doors looked like they have seen better days but it was a long time ago
Finally we settled in, the check in process took us about an hour of time and about few months of life I mean the shock and the arguing with the reception took their tall. I could write more about this "epic fail" of the hotel but I'll be short, the stuff is not friendly the elevators and most of the hotel looks like it is going to fall apart. The swimming pool was very crowded with loud music, the "suite" had no hair dryer no glasses it did have something that was a shampoo a hair conditioner and a soap in one bottle. Basically I think this hotel should be renamed in to fancy hostel.
I will NEVER bring my family to this place again!

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Petach Tikva, Israel
Level 4 Contributor
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Reviewed 31 January 2013

If you come to this hotel, there are some things you can bring along to make your stay more pleasant:

1. Several lamps. Those in the room do not give enough light to read by. The bed-lamp (a goose-neck lamp affixed to the wall) which might have been directed at a book, say, had lost whatever vigor it may once have had, and lay limp against the wall, shining a bit on the floor. Perhaps some Viag... Oh, never mind.

2. Batteries for the lamps. Of the several electrical sockets in the room only one worked. If you are woman, or grow a beard, you will not need that socket for your shaver.

3. A lock for the door. The friends we went with found that their door did not lock. The maintenance man told them no one else knew the door was unlocked , and that the secret was safe with him.

4. A lunge chair. There was one straight-back chair in the room. Otherwise nothing to sit on comfortably.

4. A spare flush toilet. The one in our room worked most of the time, but not always.

5. Soup. Though the food generally was good, the soup was obviously nothing but boiled water with much too much soup powder.

6. Scouring powder. We found our room perfectly clean. However other friends we went with had to scrub their bathtub before they could shower.

No need to bring linens and towels. When we came there indeed were not enough towels in the bathroom, but we requested more towels at the desk, and they arrived instantly.

No need to bring your own Italian restaursnt. Around the corner is a great, and not expensive Italian-style dairy restaurant, Il Pentolino.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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8 Thank Noseah
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Beit She'an, Israel
Level 6 Contributor
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Reviewed 12 January 2012

This was a family holiday of 4 days/3 nights over Chanuka. We were looking for something cheap and chearful. We got the cheap, but not the Chearful bit!

We booked the package ( Bed, Breakfast and Supper) through an agent. We knew that there would be lots of families and activities in the Hotel and the Sister Hotel next door(Astral Nirvana).

We arrived on the Sunday afternoon and check in went OK. We were given our "Suite", which happened to be the first room on the same floor as reception ...i.e. the other side of the wall from the Managers office behind reception. The "Suite" had a bathroom ( small, clean, but with 4 tiny towels and a single glass next to the sink), the main bedroom was small (with no wardrobes, 2 simple bedside tables, bedside lamps that had fixed switches about 1meter away from the bed and no electrical sockets), there was a small kitchenette with gas stove ( didn't work), sink and cupboards, the main room had a sofa and armchair ( both of which were now open to provide a single bed and a double bed) and a baby cot wedged in the only floorspace remaining. In the crowded Main room there was also a small coffee table ( pushed to the side), a desk and chair, a tiny ( 21") LCD TV with about 10 channels on and a door leading out to a small balcony ( the door was crooked and virtually impossible to open and the view was mainly the building site next door, with a little bit of the mountains of Jordan).

The only benefit of being in the room where we were was that the we were in range of the free Wifi in the lobby. This meant that at least we had internet in the room.

Noticing that we were short of towels and blankets, I made the long walk ( 6 meters!) to reception and asked them to arrange for more of them. It took me 5 attempts and 3 hours for them to sort it out.

Supper in the evening was plentiful, but poor. Food was of a low quality and not tasty.

Breakfast in the morning was adequate. Plenty of food, salads and other things....but once again, low quality and taste.

The Hotel is opposite the front entrance to the airport , which is not a problem because there are only a few flights a day, and mainly small-ish planes. The Hotel is about a 5 minute walk from the promenade and near the market and some restaurants and shops.

Parking seemed plentiful, and I was never more than 25 meters away from the entrance of the Hotel.

Activities - Even though it was winter, my boys wanted to try out the pool...and we did. It was freezing, but clean. No Towels were available and we had to bring from our room. The boys also tried out the kids room where there was a WII, a ball pool and some basic colouring and arts and crafts activities in the morning.

In the evening there were activities for the kids ( that took place in the Hotel next door) . Mainly a film on a big screen, but on the last night there was a performance with a Magician.

During the day, we were out of the Hotel doing other things. There is not much to do at the Hotel if you just want to hang around.

Summary - Service was poor, food was plentiful- but poor, rooms were poor. I have stayed in worse places...but not many. I will definitely not be back.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Astral Nirvana Club
Address: Rehov Shfifon 9, Eilat 8016, Israel (Formerly Astral Coral)
Region: Israel > Southern District > Eilat
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #29 of 62 Hotels in Eilat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vacationers in search of the perfect combination between a tranquil, peaceful indulgent vacation needn't search any further; Astral Coral guarantees an unforgettable vacation in one of the most unique cities in Israel. The hotel is located in the center of Eilat, near shopping centers and the airport. ... more   less 
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