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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #60 on: February 21, 2011, 06:29:24 PM »
american living in israel + situation in egypt = eilat
Yes, I meant for an American visiting Israel short-term.
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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #61 on: February 22, 2011, 02:41:00 AM »
american living in israel + situation in egypt = eilat

Sorry. Its still a mighty waste of time

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #62 on: February 22, 2011, 02:46:02 AM »
its not a bad place to take a kid there. the underwater observatory, glass bottom boat, the dolphin reef etc

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #63 on: February 22, 2011, 05:01:36 AM »
To me, the very definition of vacation is getting as far from Israelis as possible. That's why I stay home... :)

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #64 on: February 24, 2011, 07:17:26 AM »
I was very disappointed in Eilat.

LM-ex hyatt dead sea I enjoyed a lot x 2

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #65 on: February 24, 2011, 07:42:02 AM »
the lm is not the ex-hyatt. i believe its now called the daniel

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #66 on: February 27, 2011, 06:24:31 AM »
Le meridien used to be hyatt, that's for sure, unless they shuffled all the names around, since they introduced those leonardos.

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #67 on: February 27, 2011, 07:09:38 AM »
I stayed there when it was a hyatt, so yes the LM was a hyatt

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #68 on: February 27, 2011, 07:17:06 AM »

 

LM-ex hyatt dead sea I enjoyed a lot x 2

Seriously? You've got to get out more!

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #69 on: February 27, 2011, 10:51:10 AM »
i, too, enjoy it

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #70 on: February 27, 2011, 11:24:43 AM »
i, too, enjoy it

Which part, the half-naked Russian submarines, large groups of rude Yeshiva Guys or the "impeccable service"?

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #71 on: February 27, 2011, 11:28:10 AM »
all three combined make the perfect combination

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #72 on: February 27, 2011, 11:28:31 AM »
Which part, the half-naked Russian submarines, large groups of rude Yeshiva Guys or the "impeccable service"?
I personally loved that the check-in line took over 1 hour and that the SPG elite line was unstaffed.
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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #73 on: February 27, 2011, 11:29:38 AM »
I personally loved that the check-in line took over 1 hour and that the SPG elite line was unstaffed.
theres it is. thats why you hate it so much. it was a bad day.
in the 5-7 times ive been there i never had to wait

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #74 on: February 27, 2011, 11:36:40 AM »
theres it is. thats why you hate it so much. it was a bad day.
in the 5-7 times ive been there i never had to wait
It wasn't just that, but that was enough to taint the entire stay there.  Personally though I don't really see the attraction of the place.  I went once but wouldn't return.
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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #75 on: February 27, 2011, 11:37:24 AM »
the hotel or the dead sea?

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #76 on: February 27, 2011, 11:42:44 AM »
the hotel or the dead sea?
Both.
We did Mesada, the dead sea, and those 2 horrible nachal dovid hikes.  What is worth returning for?
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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #77 on: February 27, 2011, 11:45:56 AM »
i think many would disagree with you regarding the dead sea.

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #78 on: February 27, 2011, 12:00:06 PM »
i think many would disagree with you regarding the dead sea.
That's what I'm asking, what do you do there that makes it worth returning to?
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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #79 on: February 27, 2011, 12:05:43 PM »
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