or: why our addresses are so funny

For historical reasons, much of the city doesn’t use the traditional street-name-and-number address system. For years, people referred to locations by number – each building had its own number, and many Eilatis didn’t even know their proper address. If you wanted to go somewhere, you simply hopped in a cab and asked to be taken to “1024″. The driver usually knew where it was, or one of the nearby numbers.

Now, that would be fine, if the streets were sequentially numbered; that is, if the 1100s block were anywhere near the 1200s. Indeed, that would be a reasonable assumption – but it would be wrong. While there is some grouping, you would often find the next sequence across town from where you were. Somehow, though, everything just worked.
Nonetheless, over the years new neighborhoods have been built that follow the familiar pattern that you’d expect. In reality, streets always had names, we just didn’t used to know them.
This is why Arie’s Awesome Eilat Guest House is located at 7035/2 (read “7035 over 2″ or “by 2″): lot number 7035, unit 2, though the actual address is located on Ochem Ln.

Internet & Entertainment

Internet & Entertainment

Free WiFi throughout the house and a free computer station will keep you connected to your friends and family, and DVD, stereo and satellite TV in the common area and select rooms will keep you entertained on those afternoons when you’re recovering from a long hard night of partying. More info about our facilities here.

Laundry Facilities

Laundry Facilities

A washing machine is available for use by guests, for a nominal fee. Want to know more? Read about the best facilities available at the Awesome Eilat Guest House.

Home Cooked Meals

Home Cooked Meals

A few times a week, Arie cooks his specialty Weird Menu:
Arie’s Weird Goulash, Arie’s Weird Spaghetti Bolognese, Arie’s Weird Chili con Carne, and more. (Additional symbolic fee applies)