I ended up staying 3 nights at the Movenpick and was delighted with the service and facilities. The staff was very friendly and helpful. My room was cozy and the bed comfortable. I enjoyed the beach and hot tub two mornings and found the breakfast buffet good. I would stay again.
My son and I stayed here and had a wonderful time. The staff were great. The facilities and room were modern and clean. The only downside might be the AM/PM restaurant for dinner; I wouldn't recommend it.
Enjoyed hotel's facilities and spa. Great hospitality service from front desk, to housekeeping, to concierge and an impeccable guest relations service.
The concierge helped us arranged for a private car to drive us north from Aqaba to Petra (with an overnight in Petra), and then via Wadi Rum (they arranged for a 3-hour jeep tour of the desert /mountains/dunes and rested a short while at a Bedouin base where they offered us a most fragrant tea) and to our final destination in Amman...a most adventurous trip at a very reasonable price for the four of us.
Love their fresh flower arrangements everywhere.
Complimentary newspapers after signing for IHG membership, their loyalty program which encompasses many brand hotels internationally.
When the front desk heard we were staying at their hotel for our honeymoon - they pulled out all of the stops. A suite with a view of sunset over the Red Sea and "honeymoon" cake. They were also helpful figuring out how to return rental car (Avis is next door!) and get to the border crossing with Israel.
The rooms, however, are a big tired and need renovation. Still for the money it was a very good choice.
Great location for the markets, night life and the beach is close enough. You want the spirit of Aqaba captured in your hotel and this is it. The staff just make it. There are flashier hotels, but they could be any where.
I got a room for 3 and the room was nice booked through expedia. The area surrounding the hotel is a little shabby but the staff does their best to be hospitable and welcoming. They let me bring food in so that was a big plus and if you know Jordan... Liquor is crazy expensive but the bar at the golden tulip has some pretty good deals comparatively. It's also 2 minutes walking distance from double tree hotel and 5 minutes from the public beach. They have beach trip deals that include boat riding and scuba diving that are pretty good prices. A trip out on the boat with diving and a meal included, also if you JUST want to go to the private beach they'll take you for a small fee that including the entrance fee. Which is good considering its a 15 minute taxi ride and the entrance fee is kind of expensive. Again, the staff was pretty cool... they put on karaoke for me and my friends and tried to teach us Dubka dancing!
It was clean, grand, the breakfast buffet superb, the staff extremely welcoming. We arrived early and were given towels to enjoy the pool and beach. The day we checked out was the same, our suitcases were kept in a safe place and we could enjoy the hotel facilities until the evening.
We were only here for a night, but we had a very nice stay. Our host was friendly and helpful and gave us a map of the downtown area, pointing out all we needed to know. There are several ATM's within one or two blocks, and it is easy to walk to the Red Sea or the shopping areas. The beds were comfortable and the breakfast was good--the same basic breakfast as everywhere in Israel & Jordan it seems--hummus and dips, tomatoes and cucumbers, pita bread, yogurt, and Corn Flakes. We made a request for an upper-floor room with a balcony, and that's just what we got. Our host pointed us in the direction of the vans that head to Petra/Wadi Musa, and that worked just fine.
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