I visited Eilat as I heard the southern Israel/Jordan border was the easiest to cross. I had no expectations of Eilat, and I was pleasantly surprised. Eilat is a laid back surf town (see blog) where there is always something happening on the boardwalk.
I booked the motel on a last minute website, and was really impressed. I was greeted by the man behind the counter and easily shown to my room. The whole place was clean, and had a really pleasant vibe about it. As well as private rooms, there was a shared room with 3 beds (at hostel rates, which is where I stayed for $25USD). Breakfast was included each morning, and the motel has a swimming pool, and parking for rental cars.
I was most impressed by the staff, they were all very friendly and happy to point you in the right direction (including a really nice falafel place nearby)
Staff: Very helpful and friendly, reception is open 24hrs
Room: Shard room with a single bed. It was clean and tidy with linen provided. There’s also private rooms and family rooms. Rooms have TV with sky and refrigerators.
Location: 15min walk to the boardwalk and 2min walk to one of the main streets for food and shops. See location via map below. (126 Ofarim Lane, Eilat 88112, Israel)
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast 7-9am, included bread, eggs, tomato, cucumber a range of spreads with tea and coffee etc
Rating: 5 out of 5