The hotel is of higher standard than the usual in Israel. It is Crown Plaza after all. The room is... See full review
Aug 31, 2012
Although the front desk could not locate my Orbitz reservation, the hotel management has accepted... See full review
Sep 9, 2009
Discover therapeutic spa treatments and exclusive beach access at the Crowne Plaza Dead Sea. You can look forward to a relaxing stay at Crowne Plaza Dead Sea , where our private beach and mineral-rich mud treatments will energise, rejuvenate and relax you. Our Lobby's fresh, bright colours and panoramic windows invite the outside in. Collect the key to your family room or suite, and when you're ready, you can shake off the heat of the day in our large freshwater pool and enjoy our theatrical evening entertainment. Crowne Plaza Dead Sea sits right on the Dead Sea against a backdrop of wind-sculpted desert cliffs, around 2 hours' drive from Ben Gurion International Airport . Our Concierge's advice is gold dust for trips to the lush oasis of Ein Gedi and hikes or cable-car rides to nearby Masada's clifftop fortress . Freckles Club's art, dancing and children's pool will keep the kids entertained while you unwind on the Lobby bar's balcony or refuel on Schnitzel and French fries at our poolside snack bar . Be sure to take time out at Crowne Plaza Dead Sea Spa , where our team will buff and polish you until you glow. Revitalise with luscious oils and cosmetic treatments or relax at our rooftop solarium. A plunge into our saltwater and sulphur pools delivers instant refreshment.
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The hotel is of higher standard than the usual in Israel. It is Crown Plaza after all. The room is clean and bathroom is v.nice. The view is out of this world with the Jordanian mountains in the background and the greenish waters of the Dead sea
before you. Some rooms have balconies, they cost a little more and you might have to fight for one. The hotel has a private beach which is outstanding and a very nice pool. There is also a spa and 3 dining options. The breakfast buffet is bountiful and excellent. However the hotel's clientel has less class than the establishment itself. People steal food and drink at the buffet packing cheese and cakes into bags and take it outside. Many guests come with bottles and fill them with juice for free. Fat men walk around the lobby in speedos. Wet underwear hangs from balconies and windows. The hotel staff has a little bit of a "French type" attitude.
If you can live with that it's an excellent choice at this unique and beautiful place.
The hotel was filthy (including rooms and many public areas).
Beyond that, I made the mistake of buying a backgammon set in their gift shop and having them mail it to me. It arrived months after they said it would and (since they wrapped it only
in paper for international shipping) it arrived shattered.
There are better hotels in this location.
The whole experience wasn't bad. Having stayed at different hotels at the Dead Sea, this one was average.
Bad: When they tell you that check-in is at 3pm, believe them. They do not budge. And they won't hold your luggage to let you swim in
the pool early. So make sure you get there on time. The people at the reception desk were not very friendly.
The spa was pricey. They charged for the sulfer pool, which is usually included in other hotels. The kind of treatments was limited, the availability was limited, and again, it was pricey.
The buffet for breakfast and dinner was waaaay to expensive and totally not worth it. The food wasn't anything to write home about, little variety, and at times, just not cooked well.
Given that I have stayed in several Israeli hotels, I should've expected this, but being my boyfriend's first time in an Israeli hotel, he was completely put off. There are no king size beds. Or queen size. It's just 2 single beds pushed together. And nothing holds them in place. So you roll around, you fall in the crack between the beds, you make it wider and wider, and eventually you are on the ground. Not fun.
Good: The pool and beach area was beautiful and clean. But get there early if you want an umbrella.
The hotel was clean in general. The rooms were clean, put together well, we were given bath robes and a gift of dead sea spa treatments.
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Don't do the buffet. There aren't many other options, but after spending a FORTUNE for an aweful dinner, the McDonalds across the street was looking mighty good.
Although the front desk could not locate my Orbitz reservation, the hotel management has accepted the printout and matched my Orbitz rate. My 2nd room was reserved using priority club points and, according to the "hotel policy", did not include
breakfast. On the positive side, the hotel was half-full and management upgraded my rooms to deluxe interconnecting and facing the sea. The rooms were spotless, the whole facility (including the spa) is well maintained, steps from the Dead Sea and with unforgettable views. Kids loved the pool and evening entertainment (a decent show/musical revue). The dinner at the (Chinese Kosher) restaurant was quite tasty and so is the breakfast buffet. My wife had booked a 60 minute massage at the SPA, and it was average. Be aware that you will be asked to check-out by 11 a.m. - we had been pressured to vacate at the time of the overlapping SPA appointment. Overall enjoyable stay in-spite of hiccups during the check in/out process.
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Save money by booking a meal plan. The breakfast buffet is a must, and will cost you 3x at the door. The prepaid dinner buffet could also be a great option unless you prefer to dine "a la carte".