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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #80 on: February 27, 2011, 12:20:00 PM »
float
Like I said once and done.  Went with 2 of my brothers in '07 and we all felt the same way.  It was cute to float, but not a place worth returning to.
The dead sea did manage to help me find cuts in places I didn't even know I had...burned like hell!
And I also managed to ruin the pair of Naots that I had just purchased.  Instantly corroded from the beach there.
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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #81 on: February 27, 2011, 12:21:23 PM »
like i said, im sure many will disagree with you.

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #82 on: February 27, 2011, 12:27:18 PM »
like i said, im sure many will disagree with you.
Anyone else here care to chime in?
Is the Dead Sea something you did once and felt that you experienced it or is it a place that you would keep going back to vacation at and float again?
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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #83 on: February 27, 2011, 12:35:47 PM »
The main problem was,I didn't know how to handle the OPEN cold showers by the mhadrin place!! Hope  you know what I'm talking about!!oy did it burn

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #84 on: February 27, 2011, 12:50:25 PM »
I am with dan on this one, the only reason I would go back is bec the sun is really strong and can give great color- but I would rather do that somewhere no sooo salty

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #85 on: February 27, 2011, 05:20:51 PM »
going into the dead sea at least for me was a one time thing, but the dead sea is a nice place to go especially in the winter to get some sun. there is really nothing to do there though.

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #86 on: February 27, 2011, 07:36:51 PM »
I'm with Dan on this one, was there once or twice but nothing amazing to go back for...

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #87 on: February 28, 2011, 01:17:03 AM »
Excellent place to get rid of metal evidence (see: talmud).

I was talking about the actual hotel.

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Re: Eilat Israel- Who has the better property, Spg or Priority Choice?
« Reply #88 on: February 28, 2011, 11:39:18 AM »
I would skip Eilat and Taba.
If you want a good beach vacation go to the Carribean or better yet Hawaii.
Otherwise tour the fantastic Golan Heights, or other parts of Northern Israel like Tzfat and its environs.
The Holiday Inn Tiverya is a great base (for a point accepting hotel) to tour the Golan.

Eilat's beaches are rocky, polluted, and not worth the 7 hour drive from J'lem, especially with $7/gallon gas.

I only regret that I still haven't made it to the Rosh Hanikra region of northern Israel.
Yes Rosh hanikra is truly beautiful. I hear that its even more special at sunset.

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #89 on: February 28, 2011, 12:42:42 PM »
Yes Rosh hanikra is truly beautiful. I hear that its even more special at sunset.
Yup it is!

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #90 on: April 28, 2011, 12:50:35 AM »
I'm spg gold,going with 3 adults from 5/15-to 5/19looking for a suitable comfortable 2room suite,any suggestions,connections as how to get the best room for the best deal?
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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #91 on: April 28, 2011, 02:18:14 AM »
any suggestions
Skip Eilat and explore the Golan?
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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #92 on: April 28, 2011, 08:27:08 AM »
Skip Eilat and explore the Golan?
I'm with you about eilat & there is definitely alot more interesting places to go and explore (i read all the posts)
But here's my situation, I'm looking to do nothing all day besides relaxing,sitting at pool and resting, without bumping into a ton of people it's been a tough yr
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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #93 on: April 28, 2011, 10:39:59 AM »
Le meridien has 2 bedroom suites. Hotel is not the nicest, but 5 star. As a spg plat u will get free internet and lounge

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« Reply #94 on: April 28, 2011, 04:45:55 PM »
Le meridien has 2 bedroom suites. Hotel is not the nicest, but 5 star. As a spg plat u will get free internet and lounge

Im checking the spg site and very high priced. Any connections to getting upgraded from a reg suite as im spg gold to a 2 bedroom suite? What r my chances?
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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #95 on: April 28, 2011, 04:48:50 PM »
Hotel is not the nicest, but 5 star.

Is it nicer then the Hilton queen of sheba?
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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #96 on: April 28, 2011, 04:48:51 PM »
Heard the architecture of sheba is supposed to be wow, but the tachles a bit less.

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #97 on: April 28, 2011, 04:50:49 PM »
So ur vote is for Le Meridean?
Heard the architecture of sheba is supposed to be wow, but the tachles a bit less.
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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #98 on: April 28, 2011, 04:51:49 PM »
As a spg plat u will get free internet and lounge
So how do i book thru Plat. if im Gold?
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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
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