There’s no question that Israel is home to some of the world’s most awe-inspiring ancient Israeli sites, quirky Israeli art galleries and Jewish art museums, but when you want some R&R, do as the Israelis do, and drive (or hop a quick flight) over to Eilat. The southern Israeli port and resort town on the Red Sea boasts inviting calm waters, endless sunshine, plenty of activities (think snorkeling, diving and of shopping at some of the best malls in Israel) as well as a marine park making it a fantastic romantic or family destination. Don’t soil the experience, however, by opting for a subpar hotel. We’ve rounded up the best Eilat hotels so that you can make the most of your stay.
Eilat hotels: a life of luxury
Dan Eilat offers luxurious rooms with a balcony overlooking the sea or the swimming pool area. It enjoys a panoramic beach-front position on the Red Sea. Parking and Wi-Fi are free of charge.The elegant rooms have flat-screen TV and a bathroom with exclusive toiletries. They are decorated with warm colours and earth tones.The free form swimming pool features a slide. Leisure facilities include squash courts, an outdoor hot tub, and a modern wellness area. Children of all ages can have fun at the Danyland Club with professional staff and lots of activities.A varied and rich breakfast buffet is provided every morning. The Dan Eilat Hotel also offers restaurants and bars where international cuisine, drinks and gourmet menus are served.The hotel is 3 km from Eilat’s city centre. Eilat Airport is 5 minutes’ drive away.
Unique, luxurious, and impressive are just a few of the words describing the Hilton Eilat Queen of Sheba Hotel. With a superb location overlooking the Red Sea, this property offers one of the best hotel experiences in Eilat.The hotel is located in the centre of the North Shore hotel area, right by the promenade, and only a 2-minute walk from the beach. Eilat Airport is 5 minutes’ drive from the hotel. The hotel and the surrounding area offer lots of activities for the whole family, including exciting water sports.Hilton Eilat Queen of Sheba hotel presents a long list of excellent facilities, including a seaside swimming pool and a shopping mall. Guests can do business in the Executive Lounge or enjoy fine dining in one of the 4 restaurants. Visit the Sheba Spa for sauna, steam room, hot tub and massages, or stay fit in the well-equipped gym.Pets are not allowed, only guide dogs.
Royal Beach Hotel by Isrotel Exclusive Collection has its own private beach overlooking the Red Sea in Eilat. It features 3 outdoor pools, a sun terrace and a wellness centre. Free WiFi is available throughout.Rooms at the Royal Beach have views of the pool or the sea, and most have a balcony. All are equipped with air conditioning and tea/coffee making facilities.The on site restaurant serves a range of Israeli and international cuisine. Guests can relax in the contemporary lounge area where there is live piano music, or enjoy a drink from the pool view bar.Isrotel Luxury Exclusive Royal offers a private shuttle service from Eilat Airport. The Underwater Observatory Marine Park is 9 km away.
Offering spacious, modern rooms with sea or mountain views, Herods Palace is a seafront hotel located on Eilat’s North Beach, in the Hotel Area of town. It features an Arabesque pool area and a large spa.Rooms at the Herods Palace Hotels & Spa have balconies and LCD TV with cable and satellite channels. There is also a minibar and kettle for guests’ comfort.The hotel serves a daily Israeli breakfast, and guests can also enjoy snacks and drinks in the coffee shop or poolside bar. The restaurant serves both Middle Eastern and international cuisine.The wellness centre includes a gym, sauna and Turkish bath. The private beach is directly in front of the hotel.
5 minutes from Eilat's attractions, the Isrotel Agamim Hotel offers peace and quiet in tasteful settings. Enjoy relaxation by the poolside while listening to chill out music or a live saxophone player. Free WiFi is available throughout.The rooms are elegant and spacious. Some rooms are located on the ground floor with direct access to the pool and with their own private terrace.The hotel’s facilities include a spa where you can let yourself be pampered with a massage, gym, hammam, and a bar. There are no special activities for children.Breakfast is served till 12:00, so there is plenty of time to rest in the morning. Breakfast includes cheese, salad and fresh pastries as well as granola, fruit and omelet, prepared on request.
Right by the northern beach, the hotel is overlooking the lagoon and Eilat's famous marina. It is located in the hotel area, close to Eilat's attractions. Free WiFi is available throughout.The Magic Palace Eilat Hotel offers large and comfortable rooms, some with pool view and balconies. The hotel is perfect for a family vacation, and offers great facilities such as a large swimming pool and spa services (fitness, hot tub and saunas for additional fees). Entertainment and activities for both adults and children are offered.For those wanting to enjoy their time off and wake up late in the morning, breakfast is served every day until 12:00.
Offering a private beach, swimming pool and wellness centre, U Coral Beach Club is set on the shores of the Red Sea in Eilat. There's something for everyone, with a mini club, activities and entertainment.Rooms are air conditioned and feature cable TV and a minibar. They also include a sofa bed and an en suite bathroom with shower and hairdryer.U Coral Beach Club offers a full-board service with gourmet meals served at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Drinks are available from the bar and there are plenty of outdoor tables, chairs and comfortable sofas.Guest can also enjoy the beach bar and the poolside bar, as well as the non-kosher Beach Restaurant, providing a wide range of seafood and other specialties.The wellness centre includes a gym, sauna and massage rooms. You will also find a tennis court, children's playground and water sports equipment for windsurfing, scuba diving and snorkelling.Free parking is provided and a free shuttle bus is available.
Isrotel Yam Suf is 20 metres from the Red Sea. It features 3 swimming pools, and free parking. Free WiFi is available throughout.All rooms at the Yam Suf have a comfortable seating area with tea/coffee maker and cable TV. Some rooms also have a furnished balcony overlooking the hotel's private beach and the swimming pools.Isrotel Yam Suf Hotel also features a restaurant serving buffet meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.There is also a fitness centre with free entrance to the gym, while the spa and massages are available at extra costs.The hotel is just a short walk from the Coral Beach Nature Reserve, ideal for diving lovers. Manta Diving Centre is next to the Isrotel and here guests can rent diving equipment and attend courses.
Set right on the Almog Beach, the Orchid Hotel & Resort is a Thai-style holiday village on the Red Sea. It offers gourmet cuisine and a spa. A free shuttle to Eilat city centre is provided.The Orchid has an outdoor pool with sun terrace and a separate children's pool. Guests enjoy free use of bicycles, free Wi-Fi, and free international phone calls from the lobby.Most rooms have panoramic sea views and are decorated in Thai style. They are spread throughout the large resort, and a free shuttle service connects the mountainside rooms to the main hotel building.
Leonardo Plaza Hotel Eilat offers an outdoor swimming pool with loungers, overlooking the Red Sea and a private beach. All rooms have a sea view.Rooms at the Plaza Hotel Eilat are air conditioned and most rooms have a balcony. Each features an indoor seating area and some also have a spa bath.Guests can relax and keep fit in the wellness centre which features a gym, sauna and hot tub. Other facilities include a games room, and massage treatments are available.Hotel Eilat Plaza has many dining options including Chinese, Italian and an international menu. Guests can enjoy a drink from one of the bars, or a snack on the poolside terrace.Located 1.2 km from Eilat Airport, the Leonardo Plaza is just a 10-minute walk from Eilat city centre. Parking is free.