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Ein Gedi Hotel

The Ein Gedi Hotel is located in the land of Genesis – between the Dead Sea, flowing rivers and green gardens. Here in the magical regions where Abraham, King David and Jesus Christ walked, our guests enjoy natural springs, a modern spa, a beautiful swimming pool, tours throughout the year, and wild, exotic nature.

The hotel offers accommodation and activities for all visitors, from standard rooms to luxury ones, so that each guest can plan his or her desired vacation. All guests are ensured of an unforgettable experience meeting the wild animals that roam between the rooms, strolling through the luxuriant botanical garden that encompasses the paths of the compound, and much more. The hotel staff is at your service to assist you in planning your stay, because Ein Gedi offers you the best available options for a perfect vacation.

This is you and nature, side by side, with no fences. Waiting for you to enjoy.

EIN GEDI HOTEL​
Ein Gedi Maale, Arugot

GALLERY

THE STORY

The Ein Gedi Hotel was established by our guests, not us. To be more precise, it started with seven women from Rehovot who had heard about the healing qualities of the Dead Sea and decided to take a vacation in Ein Gedi. At the time, the town was a small Kibbutz, with no paved road or organized transportation.
Each and every morning, one of the Kibbutz members would take these women down to the beach with the Command Car. The women would ask for holes to be dug in the sand by the spring, one for each of them, and they would sit in the holes until the Command Car returned to take them back to the Kibbutz. Word about this magnificent remote location spread, and soon there was a growing demand to visit this place.
One of the more enterprising Kibbutz members decided to relocate two wooden cabins from the old to the new settlement on the hill on which Ein Gedi is now located. He added a concrete building for showers and toilet, for the common use of all guests, and in this way the Ein Gedi guesthouse was established.
The beginning was modest and simple. Hosting was always for a whole week, since the Egged bus arrived only once per week. When a new group would arrive, the entire staff, composed of four people, would climb on the bus to unload the luggage and take it to the rooms. After the guests’ departure, the women of the kibbutz would clean the rooms and ready them for the next visit.
During the rest of the week, the guests were responsible for cleaning their rooms and changing their sheets themselves. There were no towels and each guest had to bring his or her own. The guests had one table in the kibbutz dining room, and a kibbutz member was appointed to cook them special food and serve it to the table. As the guesthouse grew, so did the need for additional tables. Stormy meetings were held at the kibbutz until it was decided to simply build an additional separate dining room, and from that moment onward the members of the kibbutz were no longer able to enjoy the same delicious specialties that were prepared for the guests…
Later on, a wooden cabin in the style of the old settlement was added. The Command Car saw constant use and was eventually replaced with a Studebaker. On the beach, showers were installed, a better access to the beach itself was constructed, and a large raft was added on which the guests spent many pleasant hours until the Studebaker arrived to take them back to the kibbutz.
At this stage, it was decided to build a spa with pools of hot sulfur water. The manager of the guesthouse would go down each morning to operate the sulfur pools’ pump and return after two hours with the guests when the pools were full. At the end of the day he would go back to drain the pools and return the guests to their rooms.
 
The high demand for vacation in Ein Gedi was surprising and unexpected. It grew to the point at which the kibbutz couldn’t accept more guests. Most of the bookings were to a group of senior guests who arrived twice a year on fixed dates. Around this group, an entire folklore was created. People used to bequeath their “membership” in Ein Gedi to their children, and this was once even discussed on the Kol Israel radio station, which required some explanatios from the guesthouse manager as to why other guests were not accepted.
The guesthouse continued to grow. The wooden cabins were replaced with concrete buildings. In the center of the guesthouse yard a large grassy area was planted along with two small trees – less than one meter high – nothing comparable to the huge baobab trees. The grassy area became the focal point for guests and their social and cultural life. Every afternoon, the guests would go to this natural area to meet, sing, tell stories and create the unique and intimate atmosphere for which Ein Gedi is known. People from all levels of society and from different places and cultures would meet barefoot on the grass, in short pants and shirts, and spend long hours together.
 
With the passing years the place expanded further. Ein Gedi became a synonym of health, tranquility and blessed simplicity. Yoske Arieli, the father of one of the kibbutz 
members, made contact with people from Germany, his place of birth. He started bringing over people from Germany, who loved Ein Gedi and returned for dozens of 

years with the same affection and dedication. Many of them considered Ein Gedi their second home. 

The deep connection between the Israeli and German guests and the kibbutz members was extraordinary, and gave the place a unique atmosphere of friendship and love for humanity, overcoming historical, cultural and geographical boundaries. 

In 2000, the “Arugot” wing of the guesthouse was constructed with 32 spacious and elegantly designed rooms; the swimming pool was renovated and expanded; the gardens were lovingly landscaped and the large reception wing was built, including a small shop and bar in which to spend the evenings. At the same time, the staff increased with the addition of new members. 

The coming years were ones of expansion and construction. In 1984, the old spa building was abandoned and replaced by the current one, with six pools, a restaurant, a freshwater pool, and a large cosmetics boutique.

In 2012, it was decided to transform the guesthouse into a full-fledged hotel and establish the new boutique wing. Today this wing includes the Arugot rooms, the mini suites and rooms, the deluxe rooms, and the highlight of the establishment – the luxurious synergy spa. The staff was joined by a new chef, who has designed an original menu based on fresh, healthy ingredients with a wide variety of vegetables. Despite its expansion, the hotel has kept its original intimate village character. Today, it features 166 rooms spread over buildings of up to two floors, in a landscaped setting with green gardens, huge trees such as the baobab and Ficus Benghalensis, and most of all – the quiet peace and tranquil desert beauty.

ROOMS

DELUXE ROOM + BALCONY
DELUXE ROOM + BALCONY
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The spacious, well-appointed rooms face the primordial vistas of the Judean Wilderness and the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, providing a glimpse of untamed nature from the comfort afforded by all the modern amenities. The rooms have two floors: on the upper floor there is a balcony that directly faces the cliffs of the Judean Hills. On the lower floor the terrace is located within a well-kept garden with a view of the nature reserve. Both floors are easily accessible to people with disabilities. It is possible to reserve two Deluxe rooms with a connecting door (by telephone only). Room size: 31 square meters (334 square feet). Maximum occupancy: Two adults and two children.
JUNIOR SUITE + TERRACE
JUNIOR SUITE + TERRACE
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The Junior Suites offer an exceptional, exclusive vacation in the heart of the green botanical garden close to the swimming pool and the Synergy Spa, allowing you to enjoy a truly indulgent, relaxing stay with all the amenities right outside your door. Room size: 31 square meters (344 square feet). Maximum occupancy: Two adults, two children, and an infant.
SUPERIOR ROOM
SUPERIOR ROOM
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The Superior Garden rooms, with their contemporary elegant design, were inspired by the colors of the botanical garden surrounding them. A large sliding glass door takes you directly to a wooden deck where you can sit and enjoy a romantic getaway. Room size: 25 square meters (269 square feet). Maximum occupancy: Two adults and one child.
STANDARD ROOM
STANDARD ROOM
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The Standard rooms invite you to take a relaxing vacation amid large lawns, unique trees, and a wealth of flowers and shrubs. Room size: 22 square meters (237 square feet). Maximum occupancy: Two adults and two children.
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Ein gedi hotel's offers

Special February offer
02.02.2019 - 28.02.2019

Book your stay and enjoy a special rate of 245$ per night on Room Only basis. This offer is a non refundable offer, after booking your credit card will be charged and no cancellation or modifications are allowed

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$245

per night

Special February offer
02.02.2019 - 28.02.2019

Book your stay and enjoy a special rate of 245$ per night on Room Only basis. This offer is a non refundable offer, after booking your credit card will be charged and no cancellation or modifications are allowed

from

$245

per night

Special February offer
02.02.2019 - 28.02.2019

Book your stay and enjoy a special rate of 245$ per night on Room Only basis. This offer is a non refundable offer, after booking your credit card will be charged and no cancellation or modifications are allowed

from

$245

per night
    • Full breakfast
    • Full service housekeeping
    • Grocery shopping service available
    • Hairdresser/barber
      • Air conditioning
      • Ceiling Fan
      • TV
      • WiFi
      • Seating Area
      • Closet
      • King/Queen Size Bed
      • Telephone
      • Mini Fridge
      • Coffee Station
      • A double bed and a couch that opens into a bed
      • A bathroom with a shower stall and hairdryer
      • Private balcony surrounded by gorgeous gardens
      • Bathrobes
    • 24/7 Front Desk Service
    • Tour Booking