As the previous reviewer noted Eilat airport terminal is in the centre of the city and surrounded by hotels: I didn't believe the taxi driver for a few seconds when he dropped us there! Once inside we got a thorough grilling by security and our bags swabbed throughout for explosives. I think we got extra attention as foreigners but the female security official was very friendly and jovial - much nicer that the humourless officials who you normally meet. Checkin and hand baggage checks were quick and easy as the only flight was our 72-seater Arkia departure. There is a shop/cafe on both landside and airside parts but we didn't get a chance to try either. Overall it does the job well - just be prepared for the security.