For sheer natural magnificence, few venues can top the splendor of the most luxurious lodging in Mitzpe Ramon. The blink-and-you-miss-it driveway—you'll know you've gone too far if you see the sign pointing to Eilat—doesn't befit its standing as one of Israel's most expensive hotels. The sweeping lobby has glossy marble floors and smashing views of the crater beyond, as do the terraces found in many of the rooms. The private cabin are designed to resemble modest Nabatean
huts, but the interiors feature whirlpool tubs, handsome showers, and wooden shutters that open up into the well-appointed sleeping areas. The gorgeous outdoor pool areas are a great perk in the warmer months, while in winter you can swim laps in the candlelit indoor pool. Dinner at the restaurant is better than serviceable, but pales in comparison to breakfast, which features lavish and delicious offerings, from tomato jam to locally baked breads to individual omelets delivered to your table. Downstairs there's a small sauna and a children's play area.