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Get an overview of this hotel5-star resort with pools, private beach, full-service spa



Nestled on the beach, this Sweimeh resort is in the historical district, 13.7 mi (22 km) from Bethany Beyond the Jordan, and within 25 mi (40 km) of Mount Nebo and Basilica of Saint George. Amman Waves and Embassy of the United States are also within 32 mi (52 km).

Resort Features

Catch some rays on Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea's private sand beach or spend the day relaxing at the full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the resort's 4 restaurants.

Room Amenities

All 345 rooms boast deep soaking tubs and offer free WiFi and free minibar items. Free wired Internet and balconies or patios are standard, as are plasma TVs with satellite channels.

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea

Dead Sea Road Sweimeh 11194

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Step outside to unwind on the sand beach. Lie back and work on your tan with relaxing beach amenities like umbrellas and sun loungers. At Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea you can cool off in one of the 9 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa.

Dining is available at one of the resort's 4 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at one of the 3 coffee shops/cafés. The property also has a snack bar/deli. A poolside bar is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. This Belle Époque resort also offers a children's pool, a seasonal outdoor pool, and an outdoor tennis court. Onsite valet parking is complimentary.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Children's club (surcharge) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Total number of rooms - 345 
  • Number of floors - 8 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Number of coffee shops/cafes - 3 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 9 
  • Computer station 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • One meeting room 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Turkish bath/Hammam 
  • Hair salon 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Health club 
  • Garden 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • On private beach 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference center 
  • Outdoor tennis court 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Year Built 2006 
  • Number of restaurants - 4 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Beach towels 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Supervised childcare/activities 
  • Children's pool 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free WiFi 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free valet parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • DVD player 
  • Balcony or patio 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Minibar (stocked, free items) 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Bidet 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Slippers 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • Deep soaking bathtub 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Desk 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Pillow menu 
  • Plasma TV 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 6:30 AM and 11 AM.

Obelisk - Overlooking the ocean and pool, this buffet restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Codes - Overlooking the ocean and pool, this fine-dining restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Akkad - This poolside restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Ashur - This beachfront restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Isin - Overlooking the ocean, this lobby lounge serves light fare only.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Things to Do

A private beach, an outdoor tennis court, and a health club are featured at the resort. 9 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with an indoor pool. In addition to a seasonal outdoor pool, other recreational amenities include a children's pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Beach volleyball on site 
  • Beach yoga on site 

Spa Services

The Ishtar Spa by Resense has 20 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include hot stone massages, Swedish massages, Thai massages, and massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic, and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with hot springs/mineral springs, a mud bath, a sauna, a steam room, and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Thai massage 
  • Reflexology 
  • Detoxification wrap 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Hot springs/mineral springs in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Minimum age to access spa is 16 
  • Number of treatment rooms 20 
  • Outdoor treatment areas 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Ayurvedic treatments 
  • Mud bath in spa 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time ends at 3 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between JOD 20 and JOD 25 per person (approximately)
  • An early check-in fee will be charged
  • A late check-out fee will be charged
  • Rollaway bed fee: JOD 42.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Dead Sea Ishtar
  • Dead Sea Kempinski Hotel
  • Dead Sea Kempinski Hotel Ishtar
  • Ishtar Dead Sea
  • Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
  • Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea Sweimeh
  • Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea Sweimeh

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. One child 6 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Alcohol is not permitted at this property.

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