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“Good value for money” 3 of 5 stars
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Candles Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   PO Box 181 | 200M Off The Entrance of Petra, Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan   |  
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Ranked #16 of 37 Hotels in Petra - Wadi Musa
Helsinki, Finland
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12 reviews
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“Good value for money”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The hotel is located close to the main gate to Petra, so it is a good choice for staying some nights when visiting the historic site. The hotel has wifi in the lobby. There is a restaurant on the top floor, where a buffet dinner is served in the evening and breakfast in the morning. Our double room was a bit small but considering the price during the local high season (April), it was a good deal.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The hotel is very close to the main entrance to the Petra historical site, with convenient free parking. The receptionists are friendly but the hotel (despite the modern fasade) probably lived through better times. The rooms are ok, although you have to pass through the smoking part of the hotel (smoking in corridors allowed) to get to your non-smoking room. Breakfast was fine although the breakfast service started half hour late, which is annoying if you want to go to Petra early. Overall OK for an overnight stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I stayed at Candles Hotel for 2 nights in mid-May 2014. The location is great; just minutes from the Petra. Very quiet and welcoming atmosphere. The staff members were very sincere and courteous at the reception and in the restaurant. Especially the night shift guy, Lorans, was very accommodating when I was waiting for my 6 am bus to Wadi Ram. He called the bus driver a few times to make sure that the bus was on its way. Great value for the $$$.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The hotel is just a few steps from the entrance and the city center of Petra, the hotel was very quite, ideal to relax after a long day exploring the wonders of Petra Site. the staff were very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

the location from Petra is really convenient which is walking distance within 5 minutes. staffs are kind and offers various information for other tours like wadi rum camping. Room is clean and breakfast was nice as well. I would recommend for sure

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Yesterday i returned back from Petra, and i stayed in candles hotel for 2 nights.
The hotel was just 2 minutes walking distance from the sites entrance, the rooms were clean (such as the beds and the towels), The furniture and the bathrooms were newly renovated, the food was very tasty and fresh & The view from the rooms was amazing,
I am planning to re-visit Petra very soon, and will definitely stay at candles hotel again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

if you are looking for a inexpensive hotel, with great food, and close to the visitors center in Petra. Try Candles Hotel!!! The Food is great and the view on the terrace is amazing. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The front desk speaks English and is very helpful. so if your looking for a great place to stay in Petra without paying a lot. Check out Candles Hotel

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: PO Box 181 | 200M Off The Entrance of Petra, Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
Location: Jordan > Ma'in Governorate > Petra - Wadi Musa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 37 Hotels in Petra - Wadi Musa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Candles Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A three-star hotel of charm Ideally located in Wadi Musa a beautifully restored historic city. With the atmosphere of freedom, clearness and calmness. The hotel is situated in 300 meters from the main entrance of the ancient Lost City of Petra the new 7 wonders of the world.The hotel's location, will make it easy to conduct your activities, whether for tourism or pleasure. You are just a few minutes away, stroll from Market Circle, the local Centre. The hotel has an exceptional location at the hill foot (facing one of the most picturesque views). ... more   less 
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