Fodor's Expert Review Ein Gedi Hotel

Kibbutz Ein Gedi, Israel Fodor's Choice

Desert ibexes walk the footpaths between the deluxe rooms of this hotel, which is surrounded by majestic baobab trees and overlooks the blue expanse of the Dead Sea. Sadly, the beach here is closed due to sinkholes, and the nearest alternative is a 30-minute drive away. However, on-site amenities include a half-Olympic freshwater pool overlooking the desert. You may want to reserve one of the superior rooms, which include espresso machines and entry to the Synergy Spa that's complete with a Dead Sea–water pool. Ask ahead about free activities, including guided tours by day and night on the paths of the nearby nature preserve. If you don't have a car, Egged public buses stop right outside the lobby.

PROS

  • Serene oasis atmosphere
  • Easy access with public transportation
  • Gorgeous pool

CONS

  • No nearby and usable Dead Sea beach
  • Rooms are small and some are quite dated
  • Comparatively expensive

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Family
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 08-659–4220
Website: ngedi.co.il

HOTEL DETAILS

166 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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