Of the three IHG hotels in Amman, the Holiday Inn rates better than the Crowne Plaza.
I was lucky enough to be upgraded to one of the executive floor rooms, which was fairly average, the good point though was free internet, very useful considering that whilst on business I practically live online.
The first two mornings, the breakfast was about above average, however on my last morning (a Friday) I arrived downstairs to find what could easily have been an aftermath of a plague of locusts, barely crumbs left on the buffet, and I managed to take the last drops from a juice container that was not topped up during the 15 minutes I spend there after fortunately at least having a freshly made omelet.
It did appear there were too few staff for the number of guests (99% of them Chinese who were here for some Chinese exhibition). I ended up going back to my room for a cup of tea as none of the waiter staff were available.
Which brings me to the in room facilities, I have never seen such a short cable on any electrical equipment ever!
The AC is a bit noisy, however it was cool enough in the evening to sleep with it switched off.
The bar is expensive, 17JD for two Gin and Tonics!
WiFi is erratic too, just as well it was free, I had to frequently re-sign on with my iPhone in the middle of using iMessage when texting.
Staff are friendly enough, especially the reception staff and in the coffee shop.
As with anywhere in Jordan, too many people smoke, it is difficult to escape the smell, and all clothes require laundering on my return home.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday Inn Amman is situated in a prime location in western Amman, conveniently close to shopping centres and just a 30-minute drive from Queen Alia International Airport. The hotel is a perfect base to explore the many places of interest in the surrounding area of Jordan, which includes the Dead Sea and Mount Nebo.Holiday Inn Amman offers 218 thoughtfully appointed guest rooms and suites, all featuring modern amenities and high-tech equipment. There are non-smoking rooms and rooms specially equipped for disabled guests. Holiday Inn Amman offers a variety of Restaurants and Guests can choose from a diversity of dining options in addition to 24-hour Room Service. For meetings and banquets, Holiday Inn Amman features a large multi-purpose hall that can host a variety of social and business gatherings for up to 1000 guests. A comprehensive range of audio-visual equipment and a range of business services provide for the needs of the business traveler.Holiday Inn Amman also offers High Speed Internet Access in its floors and. In addition to the availability of wireless connection within different areas of the Hotel and a Business Center facilities. The hotel's recreational facilities offer an outdoor swimming pool and bar, a Fitness Centre, sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room. Additional amenities include a hairdresser, beauty salon and a barber shop. There is also complimentary on-site parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Amman Hotel Amman
- Amman Holiday Inn