Stayed here from 7 to 14 February, finally to cross Petra off my bucket list. I arrived in Amman aboard British Airways VERY early in the morning (2:40am) and was greeted at Queen Alia International by the transport service I had pre-arranged with the hotel. After the 30km or so drive from the airport, I arrived at the hotel where my check in was very quick and smooth. I had gone to Amman without having researched it at all and put myself completely in the hands of the hotel's concierge and they certainly came through wonderfully.
Through the concierge (many, many thanks to Mohammed who was so incredibly helpful at all times), I arranged a short city tour of downtown Amman including the Roman Amphitheatre and the Amman Citadel on 7 February; a visit to the Royal Automobile Museum and the Amman Station of the Hejaz Railway on 8 February; a trip down to the Dead Sea and the Baptism Site on 9 February; a trip to the ruins at Jerash on 10 February; Petra on 11 February; Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Jericho on 12 February and a return to the Amman Hejaz Railway Station on 13 February (it was closed on 9 February, being a Friday).
I ate breakfast at the hotel except for my last day. The buffet was excellent with every thing from hot dishes to all sorts of breads, fresh fruit and vegetables. The breakfast staff were all to a person very gracious, warm and hospitable and after a couple of days, began to call me by name.
The room itself was on the 7th floor, overlooking the front courtyard of the hotel. It was clean, comfortable and a good size. My room was perfectly made up, usually when I was down for breakfast.
I also ate at the hotel's Mexican, Lebanese and Indian restaurants and I found that the Indian restaurant suited my taste the best. Again, the service was gracious and attentive.
Does this hotel have all the sleek, ultra-modern bells and whistles? No. Does it have about the best staff I have ever encountered in any of my travels? Absolutely.
I had been wanting to see Petra for many, many years, even before INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE. Thanks to this hotel, this was indeed a memorable trip of a lifetime. My ethnic background is Turkish, so it was a very moving experience for me to visit lands that were once part of the Ottoman Empire and I felt a bond with each place I visited. The staff at this hotel truly treated me like an OSMANLI BEYEFENDI (Ottoman gentleman) the entire time I was there and I shall be forever grateful to them for the excellent care they took of me, their hospitality...EVERYTHING!!
Just stay here!!!
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Thank you for your recent correspondence regarding InterContinental Jordan. We appreciate you taking the time to make us aware of your delightful experience during your recent stay especially your experience at our Indu restaurant.
We are always pleased to receive praise and acknowledgment of such a positive nature. It is truly rewarding when a guest recognizes our efforts to provide outstanding services and takes the time to say thank you. Your comments will be shared with our entire staff, as reinforcement to continue their efforts to make our hotel a leader in excellence.
On behalf of the hotel, we look forward to welcome you again next time you visit Jordan.
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