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Al-Fanar Palace Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Queen Rania Al Abdullah Street | P.O. Box 19196, Amman 1119, Jordan   |  
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Ranked #54 of 116 Hotels in Amman
Manama, Bahrain
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Average hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Simply good for the price
Nothing unique about it
Location was very poor
My room ceiling leaked they changed the room but some how it was related to the snow
I won't go For it again
The food is poor too their resultant Venice is disastrous nothing unique about the breakfast

The whole trip was terrible because of the weather roads closed you can't walk and was freezing
I don't think I will choose it again

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

I spent at week at this hotel end of Nov. into the begining of Dec. 2012. I have nothing bad to say about this hotel. The staff was very friendly, room service was excellent. The bed was so comfortable I wanted to take it with me. I would recommend this place to my friends. It was more than I expected.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Las Pinas, Philippines
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

We were part of a tour group that stayed in this hotel for two nights. After having been told that we are checking in at a 4 star hotel, my expectations were along that line. However, after entering our room, all hopes were dashed. It was not anywhere near a half star! Termites were eating up our doorframe. The supposedly white towels are almost gray. On our first night, we were awakened around 1 am by a heavy pounding on our door. Turns out there was a drunk guest who could not remember his room. We immediately called reception to interfere but by the time hotel personnel got to our room, the rowdy person could not be found. The hotel personnel looked irritated as if we made the whole thing up! Am definitely suggesting to our tour operator not to book future tour on this hotel!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Barcelona, Spain
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

i stayed there for one night during my visit to Jordan, and i really enjoyed the stay.. the room was nice and spacious and the staff were friendly.. didn't had the chance experience the dinner food but the breakfast was good.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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181 reviews 181 reviews
58 hotel reviews
Reviews in 76 cities Reviews in 76 cities
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

This is a four star hotel in Amman which suffers from the major drawback that it is nowhere near shops or restaurants. It is approx 7Kms from the city centre and a taxi is needed if you want to go outside the hotel or else you are trapped in the hotel with no choice of dinner but to eat the hotel fare.
The food is not brilliant but reasonable. Room service is efficient and can be relied upon when you get fed up with the dinner buffet. Breakfast is standard and nothing much to write about. Do beware of the ultra salty beef bacon!

There is no bar, at least there is no alcohol (There is a well-stocked liquor shop five minutes walk from the hotel. From the front of the hotel turn left). There is nearby convenience store for chocolates, crisps, water etc (same direction but nearer the hotel). The hotel has no shop selling such items and the room mini bar is expensive.
There is an ATM a short distance away (turn right from the front of the hotel) or you could change money at the hotel. There is a car hire firm next door.

On the plus side the rooms are spacious and comfortable with clean bathrooms, reception staff are helpful and the concierge and porters helpful.

Life in the lobby is lonely with only a coffee bar, an expensive souvenir shop and a copy of an English language daily paper. There is no other reading material.

I suppose it is a good hotel if you are just passing through Amman. Tour agencies seem to like the place. Beware of the "feeding frenzy" at meal times when large tour groups go for it with a total lack of finesse and the staff get overwhelmed.
The main drawback of this hotel is the lack of choice of restaurants, bars and entertainment.

Room Tip: Back or side of hotel to avoid road noise. There is no view to talk about! The lifts are a bit errat...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Budingen, Germany
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

The Al Fanar Palace Hotel is located 7 km outside the city center. But you are fast in the city. The taxi costs about 2 JD (2.20 Euros). The hotel offers a great service. The rooms are spacious and nice. The breakfast is superb, with daily specials (European and Arab).

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Frankfurt, Germany
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24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We just spent one night in the Al Fanar Palace in Amman, but I would have loved to spend more nights there as it was really nice. We felt very welcome when we arrived. The employees offered us juice while checking in. Our room was very very huge and clean. Wifi was working without any problems. The breakfast was probably the best we had in Jordan because they offered a lot of different and fresh things. The hotel is located about 10-15 minutes by taxi from the centre, but that isn’t a problem because there are taxis all over and these are very cheap.
Al Fanar Palace has also a SPA and Fitness but I can’t say something about it as we didn’t use it.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Al-Fanar Palace Hotel

Address: Queen Rania Al Abdullah Street | P.O. Box 19196, Amman 1119, Jordan
Location: Jordan > Amman Governorate > Amman
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #54 of 116 Hotels in Amman
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Al-Fanar Palace Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Al Fanar Palace Hotel is located in the heart of classy modern West part of Amman, the capital of Jordan, where it is convenient for both business and pleasure and just 30 minutes away from International Airport.Al Fanar is a newly built Hotel and has 147 wide modern rooms and suites. Al Fanar has a well equipped gym and a health club. Cafes and restaurants are well located in both lobby floor and roof top.Al Fanar has also excellent conference and wedding halls facilities and services. ... more   less 
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