I strongly dislike mass tourism so going to Eilat in July was a stretch already. But the Orchid Reef is just south of Eilat and even though a big hotel, as private as you can get there. It is the only hotel in Eilat with direct beach access.
The staff are really nice and helpful, even if u look for cheap local hommos places (Joel at reception is especially helpful with any little or bigger question). the beach bar staff are great fun and the food is very tasty and good size portions.
We stayed on the first floor on the side that has the private pool. Fantastic rooms there!
Free goodies in the hotel: kayaking, WiFi, international phone calls...
- 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