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Beyond Eilat

Strategically located, Eilat provides easy access to the Arava Valley, the heart of the mighty Negev desert. Popular day trips from Eilat include a camel ride to the Eilat Mountains Nature Reserve and a safari trip to Timna.

The distance from Eilat to the Dead Sea is about 200km (124 miles), 2 hours 15 minutes by car. You can definitely make a day trip to the Dead Sea, though you may want to spend more time around the area and visit stunning sights. Make sure you visit the ancient fortress of Masada and experience the way of life at modest kibbutzim (collective communities) dotted around the valley.

It is also possible to make a day trip to Petra in Jordan – a rust-red city hewn from solid rock. Citizens of many nations are required to have a visa to enter Jordan. Obtain one before your trip since the Wadi Araba Crossing no longer issues visa on arrival. There are some exceptions though, so check with a tour operator in Eilat.

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Isrotel Riviera Club

A relaxed 3-star hotel with all the touches of comfort. Reasonably-priced self-catering apartments with kitchenettes are the biggest draw, though studios are also available. The location is ideal, as the beach is only two minutes' walk away.

C Hotel

Right in the heart of Eilat amid a myriad of cafés and shops, this friendly hotel has 153 rooms in various sizes and offers good-value facilities such as two pools, a kid’s club and a wet sauna.

Comfort Hotel

This budget hotel is well-equipped with a swimming pool and a spa centre offering services from reflexology to deep-tissue massage. It is also just around the corner from the Central Bus Station, giving you quick access to local and regional bus services.

Dan Eilat Hotel

A leading hotel brand in Israel, Dan lives up to its reputation by providing five-star service, facilities and setting in Eilat. All 375 rooms have sea views and each room features a painting by Israeli artist Natan Yosef. Checking into a suite provides you with access to the VIP lounge on the 14th floor, where you can enjoy free food and drinks with unbeatable views across Eilat.

Royal Beach

This 364-room luxurious resort enjoys an exclusive spot overlooking the Red Sea. Facilities include three swimming pools, two saunas and a spa offering more than 70 body, health and beauty treatments. The dining options and nightly entertainment are superb too. Reserving a suite gives you access to the VIP lounge by the pool.

Aviv Motel

Located about 2km (1.2 miles) from the Marina, this motel is clean, comfortable and affordable. Accommodation ranges from standard rooms to suites with a kitchen. Other facilities include a swimming pool and free WiFi.