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“Great value in the mid range category in Aqaba” 4 of 5 stars
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Al Qidra Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Al-Saada Street, Aqaba 77110-217, Jordan   |  
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Ranked #6 of 34 Hotels in Aqaba
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great value in the mid range category in Aqaba”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

The Al Qidra is very clean and offers great value in the busy spot in Aqaba.
The owner is very friendly and helpful.
Breakfast is fair and has decent variety.
One thing that has not been mentioned in previous reviews and might be useful to know is : the hotel is set in a rather busy road with a lot of noise at night and the curtains provided do not work properly as blinds so not ideal for sleeping.
If you are in Aqaba for diving for a couple of days I think this is an option worth considering over the other mid range hotels in town. If you want to enjoy the beach then pick in order the kempinski and the intercontinental.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

It's a great location for going anywhere in Aqaba. I stay for two days and I really enjoy the service of reception. Always smell and give us what we need. But the map they supplied is unclearly so I hope they can improve it. We book the twin room but they upgrade it to double room after we arrived. The breakfast is nice but not very well. From the hotel to the beachside only take 5-10mins by car. The room is very clear and comfortable. It's a nice place I wanna suggest.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rabat, Morocco
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

This is the best (and cheapest) hotel we've found in Jordan so far! When we arrived we were told that our room would only be ready at 14h00 - not surprising as we had arrived at 10h00 in the morning. We were able to leave our bags and when we returned we were offered a better room at the same price 35 JD! It included a large, clean bedroom area,a small fridge, sink and table, a hot shower with good water pressure and glass doors, fresh body and hand towels, soap and shampoo, an outside balcony with a table and chairs.The breakfast catered for all tastes - cereals and bread for toasting together with an array of jams or the typical Jordanian breakfast - labna, humus, chopped tomatoes and cucumber, cubes of cheese, black and green olives, zatar (delicious spice to add to practically anything.....including oregano), foul (fava beans) or sliced sausages with green peppers. As the hotel is in the centre of Aqaba you will have to catch a taxi (15 JD one way) or use the shuttle service offered by the hotel to go to the beaches (10 JD each including towels and other services). The staff is very friendly and helpful, making travellers feel welcome and appreciated.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back of the hotel are quieter, lighter and have balconies.
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Al-Qidra hotel is right in the center of Aqaba.
What ever u need is in the neighborhoods.
They are known for good service and clean rooms, and the love and caring they showed us during the week is priceless.
We booked one Deluxe-room, but Then we changed it to family-room, with a mistake,- when we came, they explained to us that the Deluxe-room was better for us and that they kept the room for us if we wantet it. Thank u Al-Qidra for that !
Al-Qidra helped our stay to be perfeckt in Aqaba,
We stayed 2 evenings in our room with CFK-food and movies, -Loved it.
Our room and the hotell was our home when we were there. We felt welcomed, safe and home.
Every day they made our bed different with the towels - Loved it !
We went one day til the prived beach, it was so beautiful there, luxury meets nature. Loved it.
We recommend this hotel with all our harts.
I also spoke with an older Norwegian couple who lived there same week, they said the same thing; they felt safe and taken care of.
Thank u Haitham, (The hotel manager)- beause the plain would have left with out me if u didnt hurry us, -the departure time on my ticket was incorrect...
And thank all of you for making our stay perfect !

Room Tip: Great rooms in 4th floor
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

This is a great choice for anyone wishing to stay in Aqaba. The hotel is in an excellent location and there was little with which to find fault. The free breakfast is lovely, the rooms are spacious and clean and the little touches (like the towels shaped into kissing swans) make you feel the staff are going beyond what you'd expect from an ordinary budget hotel. Our room had a small balcony, however because of the noise from outside (during the daytime) it wasn't really usable until evening time.

The best thing about the hotel however is the staff. They are so friendly and welcoming and you are really made to feel special. We were given a free drink on arrival and our room was upgraded for free as well!

I'd recommend paying the 10JD to go to the Berenice Beach Resort that is advertised in the hotel, it's much nicer than the public North Beach and your ticket includes transport, entrance, towel and loungers. There are 3 pools plus access to the beach/Red Sea. They also hire out snorkels for 5JD for the entire day.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I have been there for work on February and I really enjoyed my stay there. Good location, nice room. The Staff were really nice, they will help you and give you all the information you need. The room was very nice and clean. I recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We are going to Aqaba 16.03.-24.03.13 and I have booked Deluxe dobbel at Al Qidra Hotel.
We will call them and ask if they please can give us east-side room.(Thanks for the tip)
We got married in November, and this will be our wedding holiday,
I cant wait !
Best regards to all
from Nora

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Al-Saada Street, Aqaba 77110-217, Jordan
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Location: Jordan > Al Aqabah Governorate > Aqaba
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 34 Hotels in Aqaba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Al Qidra Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Al- Qidra Hotel is located in central Aqaba, and just walking distance to the beach & numerous touristic spots, including shopping districts, banks, restaurants, and diving centers. Aqaba King Hussein International Airport is 10 kilometers away. The hotel features air-conditioned rooms with a private balcony. Each accommodation has a modern private bathroom, tea/coffee facilities, wireless internet access, and satellite channels. Breakfast buffet is served daily in Al-Qidra's simply furnished restaurant with terrace. Free parking area is available in front of the hotel. Room Category: Standard rooms ( Twin/Double & Triple) Deluxe rooms (Twin & Double) Executive Suites (two rooms with double & triple room, five (5) persons occupancy). Room Facilities: mini-bar, TV with satellite channels, coffee tray, individual controlled air conditioning, bath tub & showers, cabinet, fan, and telephone. Hotel Facilities: Wireless Internet (in all floors), elevator, laundry, fax/photocopying machine, restaurant, private beach access, parking area. Hotel Services: Mail & Postage Services, currency exchange, In-House Doctor on Call, Ironing service, hair-cut salon, room service, 24 hours front desk, airport drop-offs & pick-ups, car rental & transportations from and to other locations in Jordan, Wadi Rum services (jeep safari, desert camping, camel riding, ballooning, & hiking), Petra excursions, snorkeling, diving, Red Sea sunset trip, Pharaoh Island Trip. ... more   less 
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