The Best Luxury Hotels in Eilat, Israel

Get thoroughly pampered at the Herods Vitalis Spa Hotel Eilat
Get thoroughly pampered at the Herods Vitalis Spa Hotel Eilat | Courtesy of Herods Vitalis Spa Hotel Eilat / Expedia
Culture Trip Travel Team

A fabulous beach holiday is all about treating yourself, right? And there’s no better way to indulge than by booking into a luxury hotel. So, when you come to Eilat, by the Red Sea in Israel, bed down at one of the best options for a 5 star hotel in Eilat.

From first-rate amenities – like pampering spas or gourmet restaurants – to magazine-worthy interiors and super-attentive service, a top-quality stay can turn a good holiday into a great one. Check out these luxury hotels that will make your time in Eilat an unforgettable one.

1. Queen of Sheba Eilat Hotel

Chain Hotel

A spacious bedroom at Queen of Sheba, Eilat, with a cushioned bed, a sofa, coffee table, TV and lamps
Courtesy of Queen of Sheba Eilat / Hotels.com

Named after the biblical figure (said to have journeyed to Jerusalem with mounds of gold and precious stones in tow), it’s little wonder that the Queen of Sheba is one of the best luxury hotels in Eilat. Set just off a central beach, and flanked by the yacht-stuffed Lagoona, this grand pile impresses from the moment you walk through its doors. The Sheba Spa is decked out with a Jacuzzi, a steam room and a sauna, while bedrooms afford postcard views over the Red Sea and the surrounding peaks.

2. Herods Vitalis Spa Hotel Eilat

Hotel, Luxury, Spa Hotel

Large outdoor swimming pool area at Herods Vitalis Spa Hotel Eilat with palms
Courtesy of Herods Vitalis Spa Hotel Eilat / Expedia

Herods Vitalis, set by a honey-coloured fringe of beach and lapped by the blues of the Red Sea, is all about pampering. The spa is its main focus, with indoor and outdoor pools, hydrotherapy waterfalls and a sauna on tap to help you unwind – not to mention shoulder-unclenching massages and skin-soothing facials. But the wellness vibe extends to some of the bedrooms, too: the Rain Suite features a double whirlpool bath, a rain shower and a balcony with pool views.

3. Astral Palma Hotel

Hotel, Resort, Luxury

Outdoor swimming pool with palm trees and sun beds at Astral Palma Hotel
Courtesy of Astral Palma Hotel / Expedia

Astral Palma, in the heart of the marina, is a great bet for travellers looking to do a spot of holiday shopping – you’re sandwiched between stores galore, right next to the popular Ice Mall. Not that you’ll necessarily have time for shopping sprees, mind you. Besides great views, at Astra Palma, you’ll find a private marina with water sports to fill your days and a pool lined with sunbeds and lush greenery. Lovely contemporary bedrooms feature subtle seaside tones and soft lighting.

4. Dan Eilat Hotel

Chain Hotel

Small double bedroom at Dan Eilat Hotel, Israel with grey and green colour palette and view over water
Courtesy of Dan Eilat Hotel / Hotels.com

If your definition of luxury includes waking up on the beach, then Dan Eilat, perched right on the sands of HaZahav, is a prime pick. Two central swimming pools, fringed in palms and atmospherically landscaped with boulders, make it a natural choice for families. A children’s play centre comes as a bonus, so you can slip away to the spa, a romantic lunch at one of the many onsite restaurants or rest up ahead of an evening at the onsite disco.

5. Royal Beach Eilat

Resort

A stylish bedroom at Royal Beach Eilat, with a cushioned bed, a sofa, a coffee table, desk and large windows with sea views
Courtesy of Royal Beach Eilat / Hotels.com

With its private stretch of beach, selection of restaurants, tranquil spa and even its own nightlife location – the popular Three Monkeys Pub – the Royal Beach has got everything you need for a prime Eilat holiday. This includes spectacular views: many of the rooms enjoy uninterrupted vistas towards the sparkling blue sea and out to the nearby mountains. When you do head out, you’ll have a buzzing beachside promenade to enjoy just a few steps away.

6. Isrotel King Solomon

Hotel, Luxury, Chain Hotel

Large outdoor deck with sun beds and view over Eilat over Isrotel King Solomon
Courtesy of Isrotel King Solomon / Expedia

Families are treated like royalty at Isrotel King Solomon. From the series of pools to the decked-out kids’ club and poolside snack bar – plus plenty of family-sized rooms with separate children’s sleeping areas – the resort is well-placed to help your brood make lasting beachside memories. Little ones will adore the water slides in particular; parents will love the opportunity to sneak away to an onsite spa with a hot tub and a relaxation area.

7. Herods Boutique Hotel Eilat

Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Luxury

Grand exterior of Herods Boutique Hotel Eilat with swimming pool and fountain
Courtesy of Herods Boutique Hotel Eilat / Expedia

You’ll feel like you’re staying in the middle of nowhere at this hotel, ringed in palms and russet earth. And, yet, you’re still only a short walk from the beach and the glassy expanse of the New Marina. Herods is a popular pick with business travellers who want to mix its conference facilities with the sun-drenched location – but the balcony-lined rooms, with hues of blue and gold, suit leisure travellers just as well.

8. Herods Palace Hotel

Hotel, Luxury, Resort

Large and grand exterior at Herods Palace Hotel with palm trees and water in the distance
Courtesy of Herods Palace Hotel / Expedia

With a prime location right on the sands of HaShchafim Beach and a spectacular palm-fringed pool stretching theatrically towards the water, it’s easy to see what makes Herods Palace such a popular stay. Plenty of poolside loungers, plus alfresco dining areas and a beach area with thatched umbrellas, mean you can basically spend your entire day outside. And, with average temperatures in Eilat upwards of 24C (75F), who wouldn’t want that?

9. Istrotel Lagoona

Resort, Hotel, Luxury

Small double bedroom in simple at Istrotel Lagoona with balcony and view over city
Courtesy of Istrotel Lagoona – All Inclusive / Expedia

All-inclusive resorts, when done well, can provide the ultimate luxury: the opportunity to eat and drink to your heart’s content – without ever having to worry about the final bill. And Isrotel Lagoona, set by a yacht-filled marina, does just that. From popsicles and ice cream to beers and wine, all your daily snacks, meals and bevvies are included, so you can just kick back and enjoy. The only wallet worry? You’re a mere 2-minute walk from some of the finest shopping in the city.

10. Astral Maris Hotel

Hotel, Chain Hotel, Luxury

Stylish sun beds on deck with plants and refreshments beside at Astral Maris Hotel
Courtesy of Astral Maris Hotel / Expedia

You won’t want to leave the pool at Astral Maris – and, with rich views towards the Red Sea right from here, as well as a waterside bar and food menu, you’ll rarely have to. When you do finally budge from your lounger, enjoy the full onsite restaurant – serving up everything from freshly baked bread to fishy feasts – and modern rooms, decked out in crisp whites. If you’re travelling with little ‘uns, you’ll appreciate the onsite kids’ club.

For some stylish options, discover our guide to the best boutique hotels in Eilat and book now on Culture Trip.

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