Ibike is the kind of hotel where you don't need room keys (it was the only time in all the traveling experiences I've had when I left a room unlocked for 2 full days)
Ibike stands for the slogan they have written on a wall and which I loved: "Friends are family we choose".
The wonderful owners, Aviva and Menachem created a friendly, welcoming, fun place that makes you want to stay as long as possible.
They gave us tips for areas to visit and explained thoroughly and patiently, they gave us 2 bikes for exploring the area and most of all welcomed us as in a home
- very nice and friendly atmosphere
- great decor, cheery and colorful, yet cozy and welcoming, upstairs they have book shelves and pillows to sit on.
- delicious breakfast, the best we had in all Israel
- very good wifi and a laptop for all guests in the living downstairs
- the little details that make the difference: milk, coffee, tea and cookies in the common area downstairs
- just across the street there is a kind of "oriental" corner outside with a vintage car, flowers, colorful carpets, a tent, pillows and a couch. Must be great to just stay there in a summer evening, reading or enjoying time with friends.
The only minor observation is that the standard rooms are quite small and do not have natural lighting, nor the charm of the common areas, but for us it wasn't a big thing.
It's doesn't seem cheap at first sight, but compared to the rest of the options in the area it is the best option.
I totally recommend this hotel and even make time to visit the area since it's fabulous. I would like to return and stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The ibex Inn aims to provide its guests with the most memorable desert stay. Our location combines mild climate, exquisite desert scenery, exotic flora and fauna, thousand-years-old archeological sites, as well as exciting activities and trips. Our hotel space creates a ‘get-together’ ambience thus providing our guests with a relaxed ‘feel-at-home’ vacation experience. The rooms are spacious and inviting. Coffee and sitting corners are readily available, and our Conference & Event Hall enables group activities in a unique desert atmosphere. Your satisfaction is guaranteed in our both modern and cozy hotel that also offers you full assistance with planning your perfect desert experience: Recommendations about activities available for all age-groups and fitness levels - hikes, bike and horseback riding, Jeep rides, etc. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- iBex (iBike) Unique Desert Inn Israel/Mitspe Ramon