Ein Gedi hotel dead sea Review - 52% stars hotel

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Address: Ein Gedi Country Kibbutz Ein Gedi MP Dead Sea Ein Gedi, Israel
Holiday Village, Kibbutz Hotel
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"We had a great time! The rooms are "fine" if you have never been to Israel, expect a glorified ..."
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24 July 2015
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29 January 2015

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Traveler Rating:


  • Rating 2/5Hotel (overall)
  • Rating 4/5Food
  • Rating 4/5Public areas (Pool, Lobby, Bar)
  • Rating 4/5Cleanliness/Hygiene
  • Rating 1/5Room comfort
  • Rating 3/5Atmosphere and design
  • Rating 1/5Bathroom
  • Rating 1/5Service
  • Rating 4/5Location
  • Rating 2/5Value for money

I recommend this hotel for:

  • Rating 1/5Traveling alone
  • Rating 2/5Families with young children
  • Rating 3/5Families with older children
  • Rating 3/5Romantic vacation
  • Rating 2/5Seniors
  • Rating 1/5Business
  • Rating 3/5With friends

Would stay at this
location again:

The only choice because there is nothing else around

Posted by Emery

So the Kibbutz Ein Gedi is way over priced for what you get. The rooms (had to book the more expensive "renovated" desert rooms since the others were not available) are so very 2 star basic. There is a fridge, old TV and bed is motel basic. The shower and bathroom are also older and could be replaced. The air conditioning thankfully worked well. The gardens are very nice and well kept. The pool is nice, quite large and nice to lounge about, though the water is very warm and not very refreshing. The pool bar is VERY expensive with hot dogs around $6-7. The cafe bar at the lobby is very basic and not cheap either. The food is barely edible. Drinks ok. The best is the chilled watermelon. The food at the restaurant is stunning. Breakfast buffet is very large lots of food, many different options and became our main meal for the day. The dinner is definitely worth the price. The hard part is that if you aren't that hungry you don't have any other options. The Spa is free for the guests and 5 km down the road. The facilities are pretty disgusting in that it's old, loud and hardly soothing. It's like an old community spot rather than a Spa. The sulfer baths are available. They are doing some remodeling but really the whole building should have been torn down and redone. There is an outdoor pool that is pretty decent. There are some sulfer showers and other waterfalls as well. To get to the Dead Sea it's a 10 minute walk or there is a tractor that takes you regularly. There are only basic plastic chairs and shade at the Sea, the the mud is FABULOUS!! The water is quite hot and don't have any cuts nor shave prior to getting in, otherwise it will sting. Overall, service was lacking, not friendly but seems standard Israeli indifference. The rooms are horribly overpriced for what you get. The experience was decent for the hike up to Masada and the mud but really not worth two nights. Just stay one. Recommend having your own car too if possible.

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Ein Gedi hotel dead sea responds:

Dear Emery Thank you for comments regarding your stay with us. Although we are comparable in price to many of the hotels in the Dead Sea area we do stand apart in many important ways.All our room are on the ground floor and are sorrounded by a lush botanical garden.We provide free shuttle service to the spa every hour between 8am-5pm.We appologize for the inconvenience of the renovations at our spa,ultimately it is to benefit guests of the spa. We are very proud of our Chef and our dining room as a whole:Delicious food,clean facilities and proffessional staff provide for a great culinary experience. As far as for the lack of service you received at the spa or the"Israeli indifference" as you put it.We are deeply sorry for any such unproffesional behaviour exhibitet by the staff in the spa and I assure you that it is not the acceptable norm at our resort. Yours Truly Ilan Sonderling-Guest Relations Manager