None of the hotels in the Dead Sea area come up to international five-star standards. Having a built-in clientele, here to “test the waters”, they don’t have to try that hard. That being said, this one likely comes to the closest, with its location right on its own beach, its lovely pool areas, top-notch spa, and better-than-usual dining options. Rooms are large and very clean, recently renovated (they have a somewhat Scandinavian look with lots of blond wood), and boast huge windows, comfortable beds and free wifi. Search online for a discount, as the hotel often offers special deals which drop it into the moderate category.