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Isrotel Royal Beach, Eilat

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North Beach
Tel: 972 8 636 8888's insider take:

The Royal Beach serves complimentary drinks and snacks twice a week in its towering atrium lobby, setting the tone for a level of service that is unusually spot-on in a city—and country—where service is rarely done right. The angular white-on-white hotel isn't as well-known as nearby Herod's Palace, even though it's home to Eilat's most tranquil spa: Book one of the 11 treatment rooms (perhaps the couple's suite) for a Decleor or Maria Galland service, or bake in the traditional Turkish hammam. Families dig the four pools and private beach. Of the 363 surprisingly large, whitewashed rooms (some of which were renovated in 2005 and now sport flat-screen TVs), opt for one on a high floor that faces south for the Red Sea views. The hotel's Vista restaurant is a buffet—but an elevated one, with fresh ingredients prepared into a dozen types of salads and traditional Jewish fare such as cholent.

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