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When crossing to Taba:
Bring a pen.
If you have luggage israel might make you pay the 106 shekel exit fee. You can receive a refund on your way out if you save the stub and show your hilton reservation.
When leaving egypt you need an exit stamp and (currently) they give you those in the arrivals hall.
The hilton is usually cheap or 5,000 hilton points.
Everyone knows your jewish.
The casinos use USD and have exchange places in them.
You can also use visa/mc for a 2% fee.(purchase, not CA)



Author Topic: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread  (Read 119807 times)

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #140 on: January 22, 2013, 01:22:29 AM »
I would say that is true of Israel as a country
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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #141 on: January 22, 2013, 03:22:35 PM »
I just called them about booking next week, and they told me that if I booked it now, they would confirm an upgrade to the suite w/ 2 bedrooms!
Rates are currently $225 including breakfast.

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Re: Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #142 on: January 27, 2013, 03:51:31 PM »
IME when looking for deals for Eilat your best off talking to a TA there. Or you can check Arkia.com. They use to have some decent deals.
Or Israir, they have packages including flights.

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #143 on: January 27, 2013, 08:28:52 PM »
sorry, been having fun.

1) i am just an SPG Gold, but they responded to my email after 3-4 days saying they will try to accomodate me. when i came in they said they had upgraded me to the 2br with view, but note that i didnt get the jacuzzi suite (and didnt ask for it, didnt want to be too greedy).
Awesome, I am going to email them now asking for some perks if possible.

Hope you had a great time!

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #144 on: January 28, 2013, 12:19:36 PM »
we had a great time, only problem was the water was too cold for swimming comfortably even in the 4 day stretch of 75-84 degree weather of our stay. there appears to be not heating, and the sun only hits the pool through about 1pm.

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #145 on: January 28, 2013, 01:31:03 PM »

we had a great time, only problem was the water was too cold for swimming comfortably even in the 4 day stretch of 75-84 degree weather of our stay. there appears to be not heating, and the sun only hits the pool through about 1pm.
Thanks for letting us know about the suite.
My family is staying there now at the suite, which i requested after seeing your post.
They love it.

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #146 on: January 28, 2013, 01:31:43 PM »
Thanks for letting us know about the suite.
My family is staying there now at the suite, which i requested after seeing your post.
They love it.

Where are you? ???

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #147 on: January 28, 2013, 01:55:12 PM »
Where are you? ???
Enjoying some beer in Yerusahalyim
i only receive so many vacation days...
wanna host me for dinner?

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #148 on: January 28, 2013, 02:03:23 PM »
Enjoying some beer in Yerusahalyim
i only receive so many vacation days...
wanna host me for dinner?

Sorry, dinner is a has-been at this point. :(

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #149 on: January 28, 2013, 02:06:09 PM »

Sorry, dinner is a has-been at this point. :(
  beggars cant be choosers.. I'll accept leftovers

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #150 on: January 28, 2013, 02:35:31 PM »
  beggars cant be choosers.. I'll accept leftovers

There aren't any, for a change.  :-[

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #151 on: February 28, 2013, 11:59:05 PM »
How long does it take them to give you a spg stay credit, at the le meridian Eilat? Does it take a couple of weeks?

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #152 on: March 01, 2013, 12:15:04 AM »
How long does it take them to give you a spg stay credit, at the le meridian Eilat? Does it take a couple of weeks?
Why should it be different than any other hotel.

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #153 on: March 01, 2013, 01:17:39 AM »
Why should it be different than any other hotel.
I stayed in August and it took nearly 2 weeks to post. Anyone stayed there recently that knows?

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #154 on: March 01, 2013, 01:26:01 AM »
How long does it take them to give you a spg stay credit, at the le meridian Eilat? Does it take a couple of weeks?
The max per SPG is a week.
If it takes longer, follow up with them.
My latest stay there needed back n forth w/ SPG to be credited.

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #155 on: March 01, 2013, 07:03:28 AM »
Important: If you go to Eilat in the winter, make sure the pool is heated. If its 80 outside, like we had in Feb with a heated pool its amazing. But at night it cools off alot and if the pool isnt heated, its very cold during the day
The royal beach and dan does, cant tell you about others

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #156 on: May 04, 2013, 06:15:52 PM »
What is the best way to drive to Eilat from Jerusalem?

Via the Dead Sea Route 90

or

Via the 6 to the 40 to the 90 (Ber Sheba, Mitzpe Ramon)

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #157 on: May 04, 2013, 06:19:12 PM »
Defiantly  quicker 90 direct , However the 6 and the 4 are nicer (meaning lighting and have 2 lanes!)


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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #158 on: May 04, 2013, 07:07:14 PM »
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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #159 on: May 04, 2013, 07:41:26 PM »
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+1 anyway check waze before you go, if there is an accident you can sit in traffic for 3 hours, its one lane route