Jun 18, 2019 - Jun 19, 2019
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Where to Stay in Amman
Visitors to the Jordanian capital city of Amman are spoiled for choice with a range of hotel accommodation on hand to help them explore the historic attractions of the city and the magnificent areas of the Dead Sea (60km by car) and Petra, a longer trek of 236km. There are numerous car rental options in Amman if you do want to travel the country under your own steam.
There is a great deal to do in Amman: you can visit the historic sites of the Roman Theater and the Amman Citadel, as well as enjoy an abundance of nightlife and shopping options, including the popular and quirky Souk Jara street market. Getting around Amman is relatively easy with taxis in abundance.
Amman City Center Hotels
1. Amman Rotana
The Amman Rotana can be found in the stylish and luxurious Al Abdali complex not far from the city’s Queen Alia International Airport. A perfect choice of accommodation, the hotel boasts six individual restaurants, nine meeting rooms, an extensive fitness facility and all the luxurious trappings associated with the Rotana name.
A four-star option, the Imperial Palace Hotel is located just 30 minutes from Queen Alia International Airport and ten minutes from the center of the city in the area of West Amman. As well as a selection of dining outlets, the hotel also offers a range of spa services and an outdoor swimming pool.
A less expensive option, the three-star Shepherd Hotel is close to many of the city’s attractions including the King Abdullah Mosque, the King Hussein Mosque and the National Archaeological Museum. As well as a nightclub and rooftop terrace, the hotel provides a complimentary breakfast for guests.
Dead Sea Hotels
No trip to Amman is complete without a visit to the Dead Sea and a chance to float in the salty water at the earth’s lowest point. The coastline features a number of properties each with their own style and level of amenities.
With three luxurious enclaves, lush lagoons, waterfalls and private pools, the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea is a picturesque location and a peaceful haven on the banks of the Dead Sea.
The award-winning spa at the Mövenpick Dead Sea is just one facet of a peaceful resort that enjoys several outdoor swimming pools, a variety of international restaurants and nighttime entertainment.
The Dead Sea Spa Hotel was the first hotel built at the world’s lowest point and features 265 rooms and suites with views over the Dead Sea and the nearby mountains. A selection of restaurants and bars add to the attraction of this less expensive accommodation option.
For many more choice of hotels in Amman, please visit the Skyscanner hotel options search engine and find the perfect choice for your budget and holiday requirements.
So many shops and locals! Excellent way to get a true taste of Amman! BEST food in town as well!
Any first time visitor to Amman may be forgiven for thinking that the place is just one huge, unplanned sprawl. While that may be true, the city is an interesting metaphor for the confidence sweeping Arab nations, though in this case the American influence is strong to see. Much like Beirut now and Cairo in the 1960s, Amman is a fascinating, cosmpolitan city representing not just the crossroads of various Arab cultures, but also touch points with the west. My broad characterisation of the place is not dissimilar to parts of Germany or Switzerland: one the one hand embracing the global village, on the other, quite conservative and rightly holding on to its own traditions and identity. For all of those reasons, I love the place.
Amman was the gateway to The Holy Land in Jordan. As Jordan's largest city, it's busy and crowded, with lots of cars and people. Coming into and out of the city, you see scores of homes and businesses along rolling hills. What a sight to see! The streets were clean and we were treated very nicely by the locals. To get around, know where you need to go based on the 8 circles. Most importantly, it helps to know which circle your hotel is located.
Amman is a wonderful city that I want to explore more. The Old Testament makes much more sense when you see Jordan.