Best hotels in Eilat – ISRAEL21c

The resort town of Eilat, in Israel’s southern Red Sea, is a fantastic vacation destination with beautiful beaches, scenic mountains and a fun boardwalk where you can shop for souvenirs and hang out. But there is so much more to do.

Eilat offers a wide variety of water sports and hiking trails, the Coral World underwater observatory, Dolphin Reef, an indoor ice rink, a bird watching station, the Coral Beach nature reserve and, as a bonus, tax-free purchases.

It’s easier than ever to get to Eilat, perpetually sunny since the opening of nearby Ramon Airport in 2019. This winter, a record number of direct flights are heading to Ramon Airport from European cities and from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, in addition to train and bus.

Where to stay during your vacation in Eilat?

There are plenty of choices to suit all budgets, from huge 5-star resorts to small boutique properties and hostels. Eilat has about 11,000 rooms spread across almost 50 hotels. In the coming years, a new golf and tourist complex will be built in Eilat with around 560 hotel rooms.

Many of the hotels in our list below are aimed at families, while some are aimed at a romantic getaway and others at students and backpackers.


Hotel Aria

Aerial view of the Aria Hotel, Eilat. Photo by Hadar Yacov

Astral Hotels’ 246-suite Aria is billed as a luxurious family destination. With direct private beach access and a variety of spacious suites – including a honeymoon suite with double outdoor jacuzzi on a balcony overlooking the Gulf of Eilat – Aria has the added appeal of an outdoor stage and a dance bar for after-hours entertainment.

Address: 9 Derech Mitzrayim

Approvals: Outdoor pool and paddling pool, kids’ club and games room, spa, dance bar, business lounge, event rooms

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Game zone of GREEN Eilat. Photo courtesy of GREEN Hotel Eilat

Formerly the Crowne Plaza, GREEN is committed to environmental awareness (“vert” means “green” in French). The 266-room luxury hotel has pledged to implement a paperless check-in process and information service, use more natural and biodegradable materials, reduce the use of plastics, use l solar energy and save energy.

Address: Kamen Street, North Beach

Approvals: Two kosher restaurants, swimming pool, paddling pool, pool snack bar, spa, gym, conference rooms, accessible rooms and services, play area for children and teenagers, babysitting service private available

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U Coral Beach Club

AU Coral Beach Club staff member with guest children. Photo courtesy of Fattal Hotels

This Fattal 282-room property emphasizes “all-inclusive,” offering a private beach and activities for the whole family, from windsurfing and snorkeling to dancing lessons and archery bow, cooking workshops and social games. There’s on-site entertainment for adults and kids, and up to five meals a day (special meals can be pre-ordered).

Address: Almog Beach Marina

Approvals: Outdoor pool, gym, spa, kosher Italian dairy restaurant, kids club, babysitting, tennis/football/basketball/volleyball, baby equipment (cribs, baby baths, bottle warmers) on request

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Queen of Saba

The Queen of Sheba Hotel, Eilat. Photo by Amir Ehrlich

The 12-story, 481-room luxury hotel features a domed entrance pouring natural light onto the floor decorated with animal mosaics, while the pool is surrounded by animal statues and fountains symbolizing the charms of the legendary Queen of Sheba, who brought King Solomon an exotic spices from his land and was charmed by her wisdom.

Address: 8 rue d’Antibes, Eilat

Approvals: Three kosher restaurants and two bars, spa, pool, executive lounge, conference and meeting rooms, paid childcare, free kids’ club

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King Solomon Hotel

The King Solomon Hotel in Eilat. Photo courtesy of Isrotel

Opposite the Queen of Sheba is the King Solomon Hotel by Isrotel, consisting of 415 suites and rooms with balconies overlooking the swimming pool or the mountains of Edom. The top three floors (10-12) are aimed at business travelers and include free access to the King’s Lounge and its sun terrace as well as an exclusive cafe. The King’s Wharf at the foot of the hotel offers leisure, shopping and water sports.

Address: 1 rue d’Antibes

Approvals: Cafe Royale, Angelina Restaurant, The King’s Table, Lobby Cafe and Espresso Bar, Gym, Outdoor Pool with Slides, Kiddy Pool, Kids Kingdom, Disabled Services

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U Magic Palace

The Fattal U Magic Palace in Eilat is a family resort. Photo courtesy of Fattal

The 322-room U Magic Palace is designed as an all-inclusive family resort, with on-site shows, a kids’ club, cooking workshops for teens, and poolside shows — something to keep everyone entertained day and night. night.

Address: 2 Kamen Street, North Beach

Approvals: outdoor pool, heated indoor pool, kiddy pool, spa, gym, lobby bar, kosher restaurant and dining room, beauty salon, Welcome Baby service, kids club, accommodation for the disabled

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royal garden

Isrotel Royal Garden suite hotel in Eilat. Photo: courtesy

The Royal Garden offers 331 suites located on an “enchanted island” with tropical gardens and multiple pools, including one designed to resemble the beach — though the real beach is also nearby. Each suite has a bedroom, living room, kitchenette and dining area. Next door, the Isrotel Theater offers Las Vegas-style shows.

Address: 5 rue d’Antibes, Eilat

Approvals: Swimming pool and children’s pool with slides, gym, spa, shopping boulevard, mini-market, kosher Mediterranean grill and dairy cafe, Playzone & Kiddos Club, services for the disabled

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A suite at the Now Hotel in Eilat. Photo courtesy of Now Hotel

Exclusively for guests ages 18 and older, the 19-room Now offers private balconies and pools, VIP parties, kosher chef dining and fine liquor, in-room spa treatments, and live entertainment and music constant ambient.

Address: 20 Derech Hayam

Approvals: Rooftop restaurant and pool lounge, two swimming pools, personal concierge service, specially adapted meals available by prior arrangement for vegetarians, vegans, and those with gluten or lactose sensitivities

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Herbert Samuel Royal Shangri-La

Between the Coral Beach Nature Reserve and the Coral World Underwater Observatory, the Royal Shangri-La offers 53 rooms and two villas with private pools on a hill above the 144-room beachfront Orchid Hotel. Unusual touches include an outdoor lobby, 24-hour up and down transportation via tuk tuk (motorized rickshaw) and all day buffet breakfast.

Address: South Beach, Eilat

Approvals: Outdoor swimming pools including infinity pool, children’s playground, billiards, table tennis, bicycles, in-room spa treatments

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Eilat brown

Brown Eilat is all about dusty pink and palm trees. Photo courtesy of Brown Hotels

This chain, which is growing rapidly in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, recently opened an 84-room boutique hotel in Eilat (formerly the Vista) designed to recall 1930s Miami South Beach. Brown Eilat is billed as a hotel for adult couples; for families, the Brown brand will soon open the Lighthouse Eilat hotel in the former Palms Hotel.

Address: 17 Kamen Street

Approvals: outdoor swimming pool, fitness room, chef’s restaurant coming soon

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The reef of Eilat

Photo of The Reef Hotel in Eilat courtesy of Herbert Samuel Hotels

Comprised of 79 rooms, The Reef is within walking distance of Dolphin Reef, Marina, Underwater Observatory and Coral Beach Nature Reserve, and close to water sports centers offering kayaking, windsurfing and diving. Most of the rooms have stunning views of the Red Sea, the mountains of Eilat, Taba and Aqaba.

Address: Almog beach

Approvals: Greek restaurant, outdoor pool, gym, spa treatments, free bike rental

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Comfort Boutique Hotel & Spa

Comfort Hotel, Eilat. Photo courtesy of Comfort Hotel

This budget boutique hotel offers 98 rooms, some with sea views, that can accommodate up to four people. What’s unusual at this price point is the full-service spa with wet/dry sauna, hot tub, and a choice of 10 treatments.

Address: 14 Sderot Hativat Hanegev

Approvals: outdoor swimming pool with snack bar, spa, shaded lounge, two bars, public computers/copier/printer, services for the disabled.

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Hi Eilat

A group/family room at HI Eilat hostel. Photo courtesy of IYHA

Managed by the Israel Youth Hostels Association, HI Eilat offers 104 spacious and pleasant rooms suitable for couples, families, groups and singles. All rooms have a shower and toilet, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, fridge, TV and coffee corner. Located near water sports, jeep and hiking trails.

Address: 18, Derech Mitzrayim St.

Approvals: outdoor swimming pool, gym, balcony, event/conference rooms, synagogue, kosher breakfast, lunch and dinner, accessible rooms and services

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Abraham Hostel Eilat

View of the lounge and bedrooms at Abraham Hostel Eilat. Photo courtesy of Abraham Hostels

From the brand that made hostels cool in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Nazareth, the vibrantly decorated Abraham Hostel Eilat offers independent travelers a full menu of daily tours and events, from pool parties , exhibitions and a huge lounge and bar. A variety of dorms, family rooms and private rooms can accommodate a total of 450 people.

Address: 3 Shfifon Street

Approvals: outdoor swimming pool, 24/7 communal kitchen, 24/7 reception, bar, TV room, luggage storage/cloakroom, travelers center, breakfast at 30 shekels, Shabbat buffet dinner at 60 shekels ( not kosher)

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