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“You're Kidding, Right?” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Holiday Village Dor
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Dor
Orlando, Florida
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182 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“You're Kidding, Right?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

Concrete igloos might look fun, but this place is definitely off the list. Cockroaches, banging your head on the curved walls, a mirror that reflects only the waist down, shaving while on your knees, the constant promise of internet that never came to pass and a mob scene at the beach that reminded me of the New Jersey shore in high season (along with all the garbage) would be enough to send me someplace else - permanently. And the shower came with a floor squeegee because the water runs all over the bathroom floor.

The air conditioner worked. Thank God!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank skip15000
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Bucharest, Romania
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78 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2012

the area is nice, and the beach of mediterranean sea is warm and silent, but the cost of this is to much, really to much.

Room Tip: try to spend money on other place, here its just to much......
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Isaac K
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Travellers are raving about these Dor hotels

Toronto, Ontario
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2012

We stayed at Hof Dor in 2006 and planned to return with kids and grand kids this May. I was a bit concerned after reading recent reviews, but was very pleasantly surprised.

We found the cabins had been upgraded since our last visit. Our cabin was clean, the kitchen and bathroom had been renovated and we had high-speed internet. And the staff were accommodating and helpful. With the gorgeous beach a few steps away, it proved to be a wonderful weekend for the entire family.

We loved it and will return next year!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Weezie010
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tel aviv
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2011

I spent last weekend at Hof Dor with my family. The negative reviews are much exaggerated. The place is simple, but pleasant and perfectly clean. The big advantage is the beach, which is wonderful and the accomodation is steps from the beach. Hof Dor is a perfect family holiday venue.

Room Tip: Ask for one right on the beach.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank natashadog
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Florida
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262 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2011

It’s hard to decide where to begin when describing a beach resort as disappointing as the igloos at Holiday Village Dor.

We were shocked when we entered our igloo – it smelled of dampness, the walls were patched up and ugly and the air conditioner wasn’t cooling (we would have called the front desk but there were no phones in the igloo) so we removed the AC cover and found filters thick with dirt...we washed them in the sink.

One of the slats in the AC was missing and the air flow was uneven. A kind of trellis hung over the bed and it was filthy.

There was no shampoo and no hairdryer in the bathroom. The water backed up to the sides of the shower stall whenever someone took a shower. There was no safe to leave valuables in and the room key was the old fashioned kind with the room number on it.

Instead of feeling like we were on a beach vacation with a view of the sea, the nearly windowless 50 year old cement dome made us feel like we were in a prison.

Unfortunately the beach was no better.....the sandy area was narrow and strewn with trash. People were barbequing everywhere and the smoke was annoying.

The lifeguards on Dor beach went off duty while the sea was still full of bathers at 6:30 pm -- the nicest time of day to swim as the sun isn’t harsh.

All of these minuses might have been tolerable if the price had been very low ...but the price was exorbitant – nearly $300 per night.

The next time I want to spend almost $300 a night for a beach holiday in Israel I’ll go to a luxury hotel on the beach in Herzliya or Eilat.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Shar1805
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London
Level Contributor
42 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2011

The website pictures must have been taken 25 years ago. The access to the place looks like and is treated like a communal dump. The staff are totally unhelpful and are prone to give the answers they feel would make you happy (although they are oftenvery inaccurate). As an example, there is a restaurant for dinner and breakfast but it looks as if it hasn't been operational for some time. the bedding is like partially burned Brentford Nylons reject stock - but that's enough of the good bits!

Room Tip: Go next door and book into Nachsholim Village!
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank flipandjude
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Heidelberg, Germany
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2011

I stayed for 3 days in December 2011 and found the location nice, the staff helpful when there were problems (and there were) and the white igloo rooms interesting, both outside and inside.
The infrastructure was run down, however. The door didn't lock at first. On windy days the cold winter wind came through the windows. And on days with few people breakfast wasn't readily available when I got there.
All in all it's probably still good value for money, especially in summer. But don't expect a high level of comfort and convenience.

  • Stayed December 2010
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank skyblue-hd
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Property: Holiday Village Dor
Address: Moshav, Dor 3082000, Israel
Region: Israel > Haifa District > Dor
Amenities:
Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Dor
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Village Dor 3*
Number of rooms: 66
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