Last summer, we gave ourselves a little weekend of well-deserved holidays under the sun of Eilat. For this stay, we decided to try the hotel U Suites of the Fattal Hotel Chain which is reputed to be one of the best of this seaside resort. And let me break you the news: we were not disappointed.
A 5 star-hotel
U Suites does not have to be ashamed of its 5 star hotel reputation. Passing the front door, everything is luxurious and the service irreproachable, despite the period of high season and the astronomical amount of guests there. We particularly appreciated its strategic location with access to the beach from the hotel and also the fact that it is only a few meters from the city’s main attractions (shopping center, restaurants, boardwalk…). The pool dazzled us, its deckchairs, palm trees would have almost remind us the beautiful beaches of Thailand.
Quality / price ratio
The hotels in Eilat are overpriced. Of course, the fact that we stayed there in the middle of August surely did not help. However, compared to market prices, we closed a pretty good deal (and we have benefited from a reduction thanks to our membership card of the Fattal hotels chain). We paid 700 EUR for a duration of 4 days and 3 nights, including breakfast and dinner at the hotel restaurant (which was also exquisite). In comparison, other hotels of the same rank (5 *) and located only a few meters from the U Suites offer the same services for a much higher rate.
The Pros of the U Suites:
• Pool and terrace of the hotel with access to the beach
• The restaurant and its wide variety of food both for breakfast and dinner (the grilled meats at dinner were excellent)
• The little snacks given (free) next to the pool during the day: ice creams, fruits…
• Its geographical situation a few steps from the shopping center
• Spacious rooms (suites) with small lounge and kitchen
The Cons of the U Suites:
• The room with furniture and carpet are a little outdated
• Magnetic cards too often demagnetized making it impossible to open the door
• Not enough parking spots compared to the number of guests. It was annoying to search for a parking for sometimes 30 minutes before finding one.
• No Jacuzzi – you kind of expect one free next to the pool for a 5* star-hotel