Leonardo Hotel Negev0.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
There are not a whole lot of options of places to stay when coming to Beer Sheva, but my advice is to get creative and perhaps maybe find a nice BnB outside of the city instead of staying at this hotel. The staff are super friendly and the pool is nice but crowded and allows smoking. Not a spot for relaxing but more like a refreshing dip. The rooms are mostly clean but definitely filled with signs of wear and tear. This place is fine for a night, but if you plan to spend a few days exploring the Negev I would not make this your home base.
We were moving house and only wanted to sleep there one night. We were upgraded to executive room which was very nice but for the short time we were there was not really necessary. Problem was with check in receptionist an the Guest Relationship Manager Oranit Gahari. My voucher from Agoda clearly stated, that as an Israeli citizen, I must pay 17% VAT to the hotel on check in. FINE. After discount I paid Israeli shekels 373.57 . !7% VAT on this amount was IS 63.51 (Approx. (18.14). I was told I must pay IS 84.11 ($23.36). REASON BEING that was what the computer said. Full Agoda price before discount was IS $558.20. VAT on this amount was IS 94.89. ($26.35). After arguing the difference I was sent to speak with Guest Relation Manager Ms Gahari. She wanted to see the receipt from Agoda, which I showed her. She then claimed that she has never heard of Agoda and how was she to know that I didn't fabricate the receipt. (Really for $5.-difference). She tried to explain that the computer does not make mistakes and that waswhat I must pay. She did promise to heck it out and give me an answer that evening. It is now 4 days and no answer. In the end I paid the full amount.
A night in Leonardo ,with an amazing service,clean and very nice workers specialy in the front desk!! We got a great help from Nataly who was very kind and helpful! Of cours we are going to go there again
Had the pleasure of staying at Leonardo for a business trip in which my fiancee accompanied me. The room was clean and comfortable, and the breakfast selection was impressive and quality. Thanks to Natalie K. for helping plan activities for my fiancee and making our trip so much more successful!
Nice hotel in a very modern city in the Negev. Clean and comfortable room with Wi-Fi. Great selection at both the dinner and breakfast buffet. Would be very pleased to stay here again. Staff well prepared for our small tour group.
I travel to Beer Sheva every other year or so for work. I've been doing it for over 15 years. The hotel has had its ups and downs. On my most recent visit I can say that it was the cleanest I have ever seen it. It is not opulent, it could use refurbishment in some areas, the towels and linens are a bit thread bare, but it is clean. That hasn't been the case a few years ago. They have no real competition and they survive it seems on the social events of weddings and such on the weekends and the few business travelers during the week. There are rumors of a new business hotel to be built in the new tech center. It will be interesting to see. But until then, you have the Leonardo if you must stay overnight and don't catch the train into Tel Aviv. Don't expect much and you will not be disappointed. It's a clean place to shower and sleep.
I spent a total of 27 days/26 nights at the Leonardo Hotel Negev in Be'er Sheva last April and really enjoyed my time there. They have an excellent customer service team plus the Hotel staff members and Management team are great and really helpful too. The only thing to keep in mind is that that this Hotel doesn't offer self-serve laundry ... as Laundry here can be expensive at the hotel so many residents use “Mr. Bubbles” located near the hotel. All traffic lights are numbered here in Be'er Sheva, so go right out of the hotel to light number 12 and then go right to light number 11. Turn left and proceed to the next traffic light. Turn right and go towards the end of the street. You should park before you reach the end of the road. It is on the corner on the left as part of a small corner store with a local restaurant. Oh, DON’T FORGET TO BRING AN ADAPTER (or two) with you FROM THE US TO EUROPEAN TYPE, NO "GROUND" IS NECESSARY ... as they are not locally available here ... Plus, you can't find it at the nearby Shopping Mall either.
It has been a year since I last visited Beer Sheva and stayed at the Leonardo. The public areas are upgraded and (at least some of) the rooms have been refurbished. My three-day stay was comfortable. [I stayed on the 'club' floor, which was a nice added amenity.] The buffet breakfast was fresh and delicious with a wide assortment of choices. The staff were ALL pleasant, helpful, responsive and attentive. I was pleasantly surprised by all aspects of my stay.
So, as a party of three, booked what we thought would be one room with two sleeping areas, called by their terminology a suite. Alas, we were upgraded (hard to imagine) to a business suite and one large room with a very uncomfortable pull out sofa with a wafer thin mattress. When asking the front desk, they said there are no two-room suite configurations in the hotel and that the word suite referred to the type of accommodations we had. OK, live and learn, but really not quite what we had imagined suite to be. Otherwise, pretty ordinary place. Not a lot to choose from in this small city. Bed and pillows truly lacking, but clean, and for one night, was fine. Very nice breakfast included and free wifi.
Very well kept. Both rooms and common areas look renovated and clean. Service was very good. I was repeatedly asked to call the reception if I need anything. They came to open the extra bed without me needing to ask for it. In the lobby there is a small complementary buffet with jueces, cake and dried fruits. Large pool and relatively large gym with jacuzzi. I will be coming again. Also I got a great price although it is a weekend.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Leonardo Hotel Negev is located within a mile (2 km) of One Plaza Shopping Center and BIG Beer Sheva Shopping Mall. This 244-room hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, a full-service spa, and free in-room WiFi. Negev Museum of Art and Soroka Medical Center are also near this Beersheba hotel.
Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.
All 244 air-conditioned rooms provide sofa beds, coffee makers, and free newspapers. TVs come with pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bathrobes. Safes, ironing boards, and desks are also available.
Guests of Leonardo Hotel Negev enjoy a full-service spa, a children's pool, and a health club. There's free parking and an area shuttle for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a spa tub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.
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50% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 512 reviews