Fodor's Expert Review Herods Palace Hotel

6 Hayam St., 88000, Israel

Designed with the legendary king in mind, this massive hotel is all about over-the-top opulence and Vegas-style pizzazz. The dramatic, 12-story lobby, decorated with wrought-iron chandeliers, carved marble planters, and mosaic tiles, graces the main building. The spa wing keeps things serene with an adults-only policy. Touches of luxury are apparent everywhere, from the minaret towers that greet you outside to the Romanesque domes, arches, bridges, and niches inside, all designed by well-known architect Yoav Igra to convey Israel's archaeological heritage. Rooms are spacious, with elegant furnishings and lush fabrics. The pool sits at the end of an avenue of palm trees—it looks as though it flows straight into the sea. Note that the Herods chain has three hotels in Eilat, all in the same location; the Herods Vitalis and Herods Boutique are the others.


  • on the quietest beach in Eilat
  • wide choice of accommodations
  • largest hotel in the area


  • public areas could use a refresh
  • furniture worn in some rooms
  • lots of walking due to the hotel's massive scale




Phones: 08-638–0000


297 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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