I and my boyfriend stayed at this hotel in June 2011. The hotel is ideally located next to the coral reef, which means you don't have to go anywhere to see all the wonderful tropical fish - just walk down to the beach and enjoy! Scuba diving equipment is available for free from the swimming pool guard, however, the amount is definitely not enough, so I'd recommend getting one first thing in the morning. You can also get beach towels there.
The hotel is a 10 minutes drive from the centre of Eilat, a taxi costs about 30 shekels (less than 10 dollars). The famous marine observatory park is at a short walking distance.
The rooms are clean, modern and well-furnished. Our room was cleaned daily, the towels were changed each time. The hotel restaurant, where we had breakfast and dinner, provides delicious and varied food, the service is quite good. There are also some good restaurants in the area, including a beach restaurant and a beach bar.
The receptionists were very friendly, except for one lady, who was a bit uncooperative and didn't seem to know much.
The hotel has a spa, but we didn't use it. It also provides guests with free bikes. There is a free shuttle to and from the city centre several times a day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Orchid Reef Hotel Eilat Looking for a dream vacation that feels like a holiday abroad, right here in Israel? Then look no further, the Orchid Reef Hotel Eilat, Eilat's first and only boutique hotel located on the beach near the Coral Reef Reserve. 79 rooms and suites that will ensure that your next vacation is a dream come true. Choose from our luxurious deluxe rooms, deluxe pool rooms, deluxe direct pool access rooms or prestigious suites with a private pool suitable for two adults and two children. The rooms are equipped with a king-size bed, a luxurious and well-equipped bathroom, a cozy seating area, LCD screens and balcony with sea views. The hotel offers a swimming pool, sun beds, swings and seating areas and a modern fully equipped gym and beach access. Those who prefer to spend a tranquil holiday soaking up the warm Eilat sun can do so on the nearby beach. The hotel offers a range of complimentary services for the benefit of hotel guests that include high-speed Wi-Fi access in all rooms , computer and internet stations, a fully equipped children's club (in August), international calls from rooms and bicycles loan services at the hotel lobby. For those seeking a more extreme vacation, the hotel offers a variety of sea sport attractions including kite surfing, windsurfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing boats, water skiing, canoeing, sailing and more. The only cost is for insurance. If all the extreme activities have made you hungry, hop over to the hotel's restaurant, which serves an appetizing Israeli menu and scrumptious breakfasts or the stylish beach restaurant serving a wide variety of lunches and dinners for hotel guests. The hotel allows you to relax in Eilat's tranquil paradise, just 4 km from the city center where you can enjoy a vibrant nightlife, parties, pubs and bars, restaurants and clubs and of course VAT free shopping. *Smoking in the hotel and it's grounds is strictly prohibited. * Please note that pets of any kind are forbidden in the hotel, other than guide dogs for guests who are registered disabled ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Reef Hotel Eilat