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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The hotel was located close to restaurants, shopping, and main streets... You can take a taxi and go to the beach or any other attractions in the area within few minutes... The rooms were clean and staff were friendly and helpful. The only thing we did not like about the hotel is the air conditioning not running while we were out, which left the room pretty hot when we got back and had to wait for it to cool down.
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