Offering complete sporting facilities, the Sport Club is a great destination for all those seeking active holidays. Everything is ''all inclusive''.
This hotel review is a translation from the French published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.
In the heart of the sea resort of Eilat, 100m away from the beach. Allow about 5 minutes for transfer from the airport. The hotel is located close to shopping centres, bars, restaurants and all the nocturnal animations of Eilat.
Entirely dedicated for sports, this hotel offer complete sport facilities, but it is quite old-looking. Tennis, soccer, basketball, archery, racquetball, ping-pong, climbing and some water activities are available free of charge thanks to the ''all inclusive'' holiday formula. Some of the facilities, including the rooms, are scheduled for renovations this winter.
Once you get here, you can feel the atmosphere: concrete soccer, basketball or handball balls are strewed on the walkway to the reception. The hotel is a huge charmless 8 level building, housing 327 rooms, a large restaurant room, a sports shop, two racquetball fields and a rather spacious fitness centre. The decoration has a sports theme, but is a little outdated. Outside, the clients can enjoy a semi-olympic swimming pool, along with a pool for kids, and different sport fields including 6 tennis courts and a climbing wall. A club for children is also available for families.
There are four types of rooms: standard rooms, (with or without balcony), the Deluxe rooms, the Junior Suites ( living room + 1 room) and the Deluxe Suites ( living room + 2 rooms). The amenities will include at least air-conditioning, TV and facilities for tea and coffee. Each floor of the building offers a personalised decoration based on a sport.
Three kosher buffets are served every day, for breakfast, lunch and dinner, in a restaurant room with large bay windows. The Israeli and international specialities are presented on small stands so that they look like a village market. Thanks to the '' all inclusive'' formula, everything here is available at will, including the ice creams, drinks and local alcohols.
The clients of the Sport Club can take advantage free of charge of the searesort facilities of the Royal Beach hotel, located on the other side of the street. Covered with sand and pebbles, the beach offers clear water and full facilities: deckchairs, sunshades, bars... Lots of water activities can also be enjoyed for an extra fee. It is, however, very noisy because of the loudspeakers that offer a continous music. The beach is quite rocky: be careful if you have sensitive feet !