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“Great location, nicely revamped hotel”
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Orchid Reef Hotel
Ranked #13 of 62 Hotels in Eilat
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140 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Great location, nicely revamped hotel”
Reviewed 26 August 2013

The hotel is very well located on the southern part of Eilat, on the coral reef, just on the beach. This is the only hotel in Eilat just on the beach. You must take into account that jts not near any shopping or the town of Eilat and a car or taxi is needed. We were in last week of summer holiday, so the whole of Eilat was very packed and so was the hotel. This made , the breakfast room full and you had to wait a few minutes for a table, but it was all like a factory. The breakfast was nothing special but you could order fresh eggs, all very ordinary. You could see the hotel was trying its best to keep the site as clean as possible, but they found it difficult as there was a constant flow of people from the pool and the beach, and being a small hotel so a bit messy.
The staff is not too professional which makes them extremely nice and helpful.
The rooms are spacious and modern design, very pleasant bathroom and all have either a balcony or ground floor to the pool. I recommend ordering the south side, as the view is nicer, the north side rooms face the sea and a car park.
The best is the beach and the restaurant bar on the beach. You can snorkel, the hotel lends you a mask and you can also try to windsurf if any are available. There were none available when we were there, as its free of charge, but you have a windsurf club just next door.
All in all very recommended if you like small hotels. This is not a boutique hotel.

Room Tip: North facing have a better view
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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lauren z, Manager at Orchid Reef Hotel, responded to this review, 8 September 2013
I am writing in regard to your recent stay with us here at the New Orchid Reef Eilat Hotel.
Thank you for choosing to stay at the New Orchid Reef Eilat Hotel and for taking the time to share your feedback. We are dedicated to provide a high level of service and standards as in all of Orchid Hotels. I am happy to know that you had a good time and I would like to thank you for your positive feedback and kind compliments regarding our hotel service and location.

I would like to thank you again, and look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Sincerely,
Lauren Zhavi
operation manager of Orchid Hotels
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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

Very nice location right on the Red See. Has private beach, bar, beds, etc. Rooms are clean, service is great. Breakfast (included in room prices) is fantastic. Great value for money. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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lauren z, Manager at Orchid Reef Hotel, responded to this review, 21 August 2013
I am writing in regard to your recent stay with us here at the New Orchid Reef Eilat Hotel.
Thank you for choosing to stay at the New Orchid Reef Eilat Hotel and for taking the time to share your feedback. We are dedicated to provide a high level of service and standards as in all of Orchid Hotels. I am happy to know that you had a good time and I would like to thank you for your positive feedback and kind compliments regarding our hotel service and location.

I would like to thank you again, and look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Sincerely,
Lauren Zhavi
operation manager of Orchid Hotels
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

This hotel was excellent. Great views of the Red sea and very nice room. The staff were friendly and helpful. The only problem is it was a bit far out of town and pool closed too early.There was a most excellent Fish Restaurant next door and a great coffee shop over the road, plus other things more local.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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lauren z, Manager at Orchid Reef Hotel, responded to this review, 30 July 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay at Orchid Reef Eilat and for taking the time to share your feedback. We are dedicated to provide a high level of service and standards as in all of Orchid Hotels. I am happy to know that you had a good time and I would like to thank you for your positive feedback and kind compliments regarding our hotel service and location.

I would like to thank you again, and look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Sincerely,
Lauren Zhavi
operation manager of Orchid Hotels
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Reviewed 27 July 2013 via mobile

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...

  • Stayed July 2013
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lauren z, Manager at Orchid Reef Hotel, responded to this review, 30 July 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay at Orchid Reef Eilat and for taking the time to share your feedback. We are dedicated to provide a high level of service and standards as in all of Orchid Hotels. I am happy to know that you had a good time and I would like to thank you for your positive feedback and kind compliments regarding our hotel service and location.

I would like to thank you again, and look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Sincerely,
Lauren Zhavi
operation manager of Orchid Hotels
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Petach Tikva
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2013

If you love swimming in the ocean, this hotel is for you! The Orchid Reed hotel has a pool that is fine, but the ocean is definitely the place to be! There are lounge chairs and even beds on the hotel's beach. The beach restaurant has a great laidback atmosphere , good music, and tasty food at reasonable prices. The rooms are very nice! Joel at the front desk is very friendly and helpfull as other reviewers stated. The entire staff was accommodating. It's wonderful that the hotel lends the guests snorkels for free! You can see a variety of fish as soon as you put your head in the water! I loved the fact that this hotel is far from the noice of the city. The hotel does offer free transportation downtown , but only at certain times and the service ends early. We enjoyed our vacation very much and plan to return !

Room Tip: The higher the room number, the closer to the ocean.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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lauren z, Manager at Orchid Reef Hotel, responded to this review, 30 July 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay at Orchid Reef Eilat and for taking the time to share your feedback. We are dedicated to provide a high level of service and standards as in all of Orchid Hotels. I am happy to know that you had a good time and I would like to thank you for your positive feedback and kind compliments regarding our hotel service and location.

I would like to thank you again, and look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Sincerely,
Lauren Zhavi
operation manager of Orchid Hotels
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2013

If you are looking for peace and quite thats the best choice we even had a private pool for ourselves never seen anything like that in a hotel, rooms are very luxury very good breakfast
excellent private beach they even give free snorkel, bicycle, WiFi in every room, free international calls, highly recommended will defiantly be back

Room Tip: the room with private pool you will never have such an experience
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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lauren z, Manager at Orchid Reef Hotel, responded to this review, 2 July 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay at Orchid Reef Eilat and for taking the time to share your feedback. We are dedicated to provide a high level of service and standards as in all of Orchid Hotels. I am happy to know that you had a good time and I would like to thank you for your positive feedback and kind compliments regarding our hotel service and location.

I would like to thank you again, and look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Sincerely,
Lauren Zhavi
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long island, ny
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2013

My family and I have been traveling thru Israel using Airbnb apartments. The level of quality has been a little spotty. When we arrived in Eilat Friday afternoon after a long 3 hour drive from the Dead Sea area, it was a typically toasty 106 degrees. The apartment that we had booked was a decent place but the a/c was blowing warm air! Tried to reach the owner but was unsuccessful. Called a bunch of hotels but the rates were prohibitive. We drove to Orchid Reef and were fortunate enough that the last 2 rooms in the hotel were available. Joel at the front desk gave us keys to take a look at the rooms before we paid. The rooms were perfect for our family of 5 and Joel was nice enough to give us a decent rate considering it is pretty much high-season in Eilat. The rooms included a great breakfast and a beautiful little beach with thousands of fish swimming literally ten feet from shore. That, coupled with Yan's beachfront restaurant and Saturday live music has made for a fantastic 2 day stay here in Eilat! Thank you Orchid Reef and thank you Joel! We are loving our trip!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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lauren z, Manager at Orchid Reef Hotel, responded to this review, 26 June 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay at Orchid Reef Eilat and for taking the time to share your feedback. We are dedicated to provide a high level of service and standards as in all of Orchid Hotels. I am happy to know that you had a good time and I would like to thank you for your positive feedback and kind compliments regarding our hotel service and location.

I would like to thank you again, and look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Sincerely,
Lauren Zhavi
operation manager of Orchid Hotels
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Property: Orchid Reef Hotel
Address: Almog Beach, Eilat 88105, Israel
Region: Israel > Southern District > Eilat
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Eilat
#11 Spa Hotel in Eilat
#15 Romantic Hotel in Eilat
#21 Family Hotel in Eilat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Orchid Reef Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The newly refurbished Orchid Reef Hotel, part of Orchid Hotel Management's luxury hotel collection, offers its guests all the advantages of Eilat's finest location, right next to the spectacular beauty of the Coral Beach Nature Reserve. The Orchid Reef is Eilat's only boutique hotel, with 79 spacious rooms and suites featuring a luxurious modern design. Only a few steps away you will find the intimate beach, while the Orchid Reef itself offers a swimming pool, pleasant relaxing and sunbathing areas, a spa complex, a fitness room, an open-air Jacuzzi (coming soon), a restaurant, and a dining room. Here you will discover the perfect vacation that combines all the peace and tranquility of the Red Sea with the excitement of extreme sports on a gorgeous beach ideal for a full range of activities – kite surfing, windsurfing, diving, sailing, and more. The hotel also offers the following services free of charge: Wi-Fi internet access in all areas of the hotel. International phone calls from the hotel lobby. Computer and internet stations in the hotel lobby. Bicycles to help you explore the local area. Beach services, including beach umbrellas, snorkels, and masks State-of-the-art fitness room. Watersports – Sailboards and double kayaks ... more   less 
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