My first thought was they transported the hotel from back in the USA, clock radio included.
There is security x-ray for bags and a metal detector to walk through at the entrance. No issues with security as had been mentioned. Water bottles in luggage and at one point we walked in carrying a large water bottle.
Pool is quite small and was crowded. Room and bathroom were perfect. As it was over 100F we at dinner in the hotel which was quite good. Breakfast the next morning was also good.
We were in a non-smoking room however from time to time the smell of cigarette smoke was present in the room. We had a wireless router in the room – which enabled us to have great wifi.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Doubletree by Hilton Aqaba hotel overlooks the Red Sea’s Gulf of Aqaba on the southern coastal tip of Jordan. Our upscale, full service hotel in Aqaba City Center is conveniently situated in the heart of the business district, a short walk to the sea shore and all major shopping areas. King Hussein International Airport (AQJ) is less than 15 minutes from the DoubleTree, making our hotel the perfect location for those visiting Aqaba on business or leisure. An Aqaba hotel with DoubleTree by Hilton comfort. Our modern hotel, influenced by contemporary Italian design, boasts spacious guest rooms and suites with a long list of upscale guest room amenities. Enjoy Red Sea views, 32-inch LCD TVs, generous work surfaces, luxurious baths, our ultra comfortable Sweet Dreams® by DoubleTree Sleep Experience beds and high-speed internet access. For your convenience, wireless HSIA is available in public areas throughout the hotel. Our guests also have full access to first rate hotel amenities and services: Semi-covered, infinity-style swimming pool overlooking the Gulf of Aqaba, Two whirlpools, Sauna and steam room. A well-equipped Fitness Center by Life Fitness® Concierge services 24-hour in room dining. Superb dining at our Aqaba hotel near the sea shore. You'll enjoy a variety of dining and refreshment options at the DoubleTree Aqaba, including tasty lunch menu favorites and a tempting dinner buffet. And don't forget to start the day right with our extensive DoubleTree Breakfast buffet. Beef lovers will feel at home in our King’s restaurant, featuring an excellent selection of top-quality meat and international premium wines. For a hip music and dining experience, join us at D-Lounge for trendy decor and fusion cuisine. Or, for a quick bite or casual meeting, stop by our Tree Cafe serving freshly brewed coffees and teas, homemade pastry and a wide selection of snacks. Prefer to combine lounging and lunch? Infinity, renowned for its scenic views over the Gulf of Aqaba, is your kind of place. Sip exotic cocktails and mocktails and energize with a healthy lunch and snacks by the pool.Our modern hotel in Aqaba is tops for business. Planning an important conference or meeting in Aqaba? Our meeting and banquet facilities are at your disposal. Our team of meeting and catering professionals will ensure an impressive and successful event. Valet parking, elegant pre-function space, break-out room and conference support services such as state-of-the-art audio/visual solutions with integrated synchronic translation cabin, a Business Center, printing and secretarial services and inspired food and beverage services are available for your next Middle East business meeting, conference, seminar, dinner, reception, or gala social occasion. See Aqaba from the DoubleTree. From the DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba hotel, take in Jordanian cultural sights or simply enjoy the crystal waters of the Red Sea. Visit local and regional Aqaba attractions such as Aqaba Fort, built by the Crusaders. Lounge on sandy beaches or partake in water sports including water skiing, fishing, snorkeling and world class scuba diving. Divers of all levels will appreciate dive tours from Aqaba on the Red Sea coast and the beautiful Yamanieh coral reef, home to stunning marine life. Experience extraordinary dessert scenery in the Wadi Rum river valley, visit the ancient ruins of Petra or haggle at the Jerusalem Bazaar. Whether you come to Aqaba for business or a seaside vacation, our courteous and helpful hotel staff looks forward to welcoming you to Jordan with our signature, warm DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookie at check-in. ... more less
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