9 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"One of the worst hotel experiences ever. Mattresses left in the hallway. Used trays from room service left out for more than 24 hours. A/C wasn't working. TV not working. Expensive internet. Pebble beach- no sand. Poor service. Dining room chaos resembles a university cafeteria."
- Travel date: Mon 28th of July 2008
Hated this hotel
"This hotel is like staying in a hotel six in the states. The public areas are ok but the rooms are in big time need of renovating. We paid $240 a night and expected a nice place. were we disappointed. Wish we had stayed at the Dan Eilat"
- Travel date: Wed 16th of April 2008
Happy to find this place
"I am here now. We found this through this website and then went direct. The price is great $144 per night. From what I understand it was one of the first hotels. It has either been renovated or has "stood the test of time"..the lobby is very nice with no complaints.
The room is neat, clean, well appointed with all amenities. It has a beach area that I think is private or ?. But in any case there are lounge chairs for your exclusive use., pool, restaurant etc, all the things you need if you don't want to leave the hotel including chocolates for your pillow. There is security and if you want to enter from the beach you need to use your electronic key
We did not have any parking problems and our car is underground in the hotel property. I have no idea what happens during the season. On the other hand most tourists don''t seem to drive here, they are on tours or fly in.
Internet is extra, 1 hour, 2 hours, or 24 hours ($15US)
The biggest positive, it is in the center of everything. The negative, it is the center of everything. If you are on the beach there is foot traffic in all directions. Our room was on the West side facing the malls, with music coming from somewhere late at night .If you don't want to listen, shut the windows and put the air on..or tv on low, or ask for another room.
I also don't think they use the word Moriah within the name anymore. The girl at the desk thought they had dropped it when I walked in and asked if this was that hotel as there was no "Moriah" Sheraton"
- Travel date: Wed 19th of March 2008
"We stayed there last year and this year we have changed the hotel.
The Sheraton Moriah Hotel is in a great position and has everything you want: two beautiful pools, a video room, a restaurant...The rooms
are very clean and the service is very good. The prices for all that are the best thing: it isn't expensive! One of the best Hotels!"
- Travel date: Mon 1st of October 2007
"The Sheraton Eilat was the best hotel we stayed at in Israel. It is a little older, and like all the other hotels, the "king" bed is two twins pushed together. The pool was very nice, as was the staff. One note: this is a bad hotel for light sleepers. The fun in Eilat goes on quite late, and you can hear music from the hotel rooms quite clearly."
- Travel date: Sat 4th of August 2007
Needs serious renovation and sound proof improvements
"Israeli like noise, and the "boardwalk" in front of the Sheraton is Eilat noisiest place with load music from surrounding beach bars/shops/discos (day but mostly between 10pm and 4am at night).
First night we were "upgrated" to a junior suite in the old building. The view on the sea was fantastic, the room large and bed very very confortable. But the rest of the room greatly need renovation.
The "bad surprise" started at 10pm, the room became an annex of two discos on the beachfront and till 4am we had loud music within the room (very bad sound proof from external noise).
Next morning we obtained to be moved to the "new wing". Room was newer and better maintained, but very small for a 4 star hotel. The view on the sea was less impressive but, at least, less noisy.
The hotels semi-private beach is fine and hotel's personnel cleans it up frequently. But just a few meters from the beach cans, bottles and other waste lies on the sea bed."
- Travel date: Tue 29th of August 2006
Not like Sheratons back home
"This hotel looks great on the outside. The lobby is very nice and there is easy access to a beautiful pool and to the beach. The hotel is well located and near the airport, the shopping mall and the "boardwalk."
The rooms are rather shabby. The carpets are badly worn. The beds, however, were comfortable and the air conditioning was effective against the 100 degree F temps during our July stay. I was surprised that the only soap in the bathrooms was the wall mounted soap/shampoo dispensers that you'll find at a Red Roof or Motel 6. We asked the maid, who spoke little Hebrew, less English, but fluent Russian, and she found us a bar of soap. Also disappointing was the Israeli breakfast. It was OK. Certainly adequate. But, no fresh squeezed orange or grapefruit juce, just an orange juice drink. The omelette chef had only 3 things to put in the omelette. There was no lox. Definitely not up to the standards of the Carleton or Rennaisance breakfast in Tel Aviv. The staff including housekeeping was very friendly."
- Travel date: Thu 13th of July 2006
Worst Starwoods Property I've Stayed At
"One expects a certain standard of quality from Sheraton and the Starwoods Hotels Group, so be warned that this hotel is probably one of the worst Starwoods properties that you'll come across. The front desk staff are unbelievably unfriendly (they're probably overworked), the hotel is in need of renovation (beware of mold in bathroom), and the noise from the lobby (loud music) and the number of children running around in the halls make this a maddening experience. If you're like me and generally like to stay at Starwood hotels, consider Le Meridien, or, if you're a big spender, the Sheraton Herod's Palace. The Hilton, which is right beside the Sheraton Moriah, is also one of the few hotels on the sand beach, and is great from what friends have told me, although it is more expensive. In brief, I'm dissappointed that Sheraton puts their name on this property. It's not what one expects from the company."
- Travel date: Fri 2nd of June 2006
Very good value
"Spent one week here. 10 days would do it more justice as 2 days are wasted either end travelling. Free upgrade to half board, so buffet dinner included (had option to switch to lunch). Free afternoon teas. This hotel attracted older guests and was too busy over the weekends in the dining rooms. There were alsways spaces around the pools and on beach. It is well located, but downside is that it is noisy with load music from surrounding beach bars/shops (day and night). The rooms are clean and the staff friendly. Had a room in west wing (which are meant to be nicer than the standard room), but they overlooked a building site. Had no problems moving rooms away from it though.They closed the main pool towards the end of my stay there and so I would not have been impressed had I arrived to find no pool!"
- Travel date: Fri 10th of March 2006