Dan Eilat Red Sea Hotel.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
One of the top hotels in Eilat, the Dan Eilat Red Sea Hotel, has high occupancy year round, as guests from Israel and abroad keep returning.
Part of the Israeli-owned Dan chain, this is a family-oriented hotel that blends luxury and style with ongoing activities for children and teenagers. The hotel’s CEO Lior Muchnik is especially proud of the play areas and says they spared no expense in developing them, investing in equipment, design and safety. There are three playgrounds – one for toddlers, one for young children and one for teens. Each addresses age-appropriate interests, offering everything from books and toys to electronic games. The playgrounds, called Danyland, are supervised, allowing parents to relax by the pool while the kids are kept happy as well.
Some of the many other features the hotel offers are an outdoor swimming pool (heated in winter) and children’s pool, a beauty salon, drugstore, cascading waterfalls, a water slide, squash, disco, spa and state-of-the-art conference facilities.
Entering the hotel lobby, the dramatic public areas and special light effects welcome the guests, who are eager to get out of their travel clothes and into vacation mood.
The rooms vary in size and style, but they all have balconies that look out onto the Red Sea. The guest rooms, executive rooms and suites all boast state-of-the-art amenities.
Guests staying in the executive rooms, terrace rooms or suites have complimentary access to the Executive Lounge, which offers snacks and beverages throughout the day.
The breakfast at the Dan Hotel, served until noon, is unsurpassed. The sumptuous selection includes fresh vegetables, salads, fruit, breads, eggs, cheeses, fish, yogurts, creals and cakes, extending to what could be perceived as a lunch menu, including pizza, pasta dishes and rich cooked dairy dishes.
As the hotel is situated on the beachfront, the management recently renovated the beach strip adjacent to the hotel, adding wooden decks integrated with soft sandy strips, which allow for sunbathing in comfort and style under the white umbrellas.
Added paved walkways make the beach accessible to wheelchairs and baby carriages.
The beach is public, but Dan Hotels invested millions to improve it for the benefit of their guests, as well as other beach goers.
Another development taking place by the beach is a huge air-conditioned game arcade that will open soon on the promenade below the hotel.
The writer was a guest of the hotel.