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“Charming stone village lay-out; the rest sucks” 2 of 5 stars
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Taybet Zaman Hotel and Resort
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   PO Box 2, Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan   |  
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Ranked #21 of 36 Hotels in Petra - Wadi Musa
Montreal, Canada
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18 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Charming stone village lay-out; the rest sucks”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

The rooms need serious updating. Bathrooms on verge of unpleasant. Shower head hung on a loose bolt that had already been relocated twice. Linens and blankets bread are. Buffet restaurant food is so-so. Staff tried, of course, there isn't a woman to be seen working around (they probably clean the rooms). Don't really care about tv, but you better not; grainy 16" old school with broken remote. Still waiting for that extra requested pillow!

Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We stayed two nights there last week and despite really looking forward to staying there after so many positive trip advisor reviews, we were very unimpressed.

Whilst the hotel has a lot of character, there is nothing to do for children. The TV in both rooms were very old with very fuzzy pictures and only BBC world to watch. Swimming pool was drained and the hotel was so isolated you had to eat in the restaurant.

Prices for buffet in the evening was 20 JD ++ per head, half price for children. Food quality wasn't bad for dinner although choice restricted. Cheapest bottle of wine was astronomical so didn't bother. We ate at the Marriott a few miles away the next night which was half the price and double the quality.

Biggest complaint has to be the breakfast though. Poor choice and very poor quality. Tinned fruit not fresh. Orange Juice was clearly cheap Orange Squash ! Terrible is the only word to describe.

If you're considering staying here, I would make sure you have you own transport so you can eat elsewhere and if you're considering a family stay I would seriously advise you reconsider another hotel in Petra.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Bucks
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23 hotel reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Lovely old rustic hotel, not easy to find without satnav at night. Had a lovely room, clean and roomy with character. Buffet evening meal excellent with plenty of choice and staff friendly. Shame foggy night we stayed as could not see the view which is supposed to be something. Would recommend even though a few miles from Petra, but no problem if have a car.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Stayed here with a group of 33 people. It was a little tricky finding the rooms but the busboys were anxious to help. All of our group were pleasantly surprised and excited to be here. They would have gladly stayed another day. I would certainly return alone or with a group. I will request this hotel the next time I lead a group to Petra.

Room Tip: Most people were awakened by the early morning call to prayer. It did not penetrate room 722.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

This hotel was so enchanting at night! A little village. Easy to get lost in though. Keep your map with you!

The rooms were amazing. Everyone in our group loved it!

The food was good and plentiful.

Service was excellent.

Warning: The plug ins were 3 pronged. Not the usual European plug that we have had in other hotels in Jordan. Front desk said they would provide adapters. Instead they told us we could leave our device with them for charging.

Everyone in our group was awaken by the call to prayer but us. We were in the Royal Suites which are set back a bit into an alcove. That may have been why.

I can see it being cold in winter months. The furnace in our room was in the sitting room instead of the bedroom. This made the living room hot and the bedroom chilly. We were comfortable in March however.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

I was expecting much more from this hotel... Was charmed by the concept of a Bedouin village transformed into a hotel as I tend to prefer hotels with character rather than big chain hotels. However got quite disappointed. Staff is not polite, nor helpful. The bedcot we requested was too small (and rusted) for my 2 year old and asked twice to replace it and nobody ever bothered to show up in our 2 night stay. Bathroom was very smelly and outdated. Window frames and bath hanging irons rusted. Buffet is not tasty and too pricey for what it is. No possibility to have breakfast or dinner outdoors. Pool was closed to our big disappointment late March.Turkish bath at 20 JOD per person. No life, no soul in the streets, felt a bit creepy walking in totally deserted streets.
On the plus side, size of the rooms, the views (amazing) and the rustic decoration. Next time, I 'll rather stay in a hotel in Petra as I did not get to the possibility to use the pool neither the Turkish baths.

Room Tip: Room with panoramic view 106-107-108
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Taybet Zaman is a special place first and foremost due yo the wonderful scenery it sits in: in the quiet valley of Taybeh, 10 KM south of Petra, far away from noisy Wadi Musa - the city that sits near Petra.
It's built as a nice ancient-village-like design that gives you the secluded and quite very special atmosphere. We liked it so much.
This is a 5-stars hotel with excellent food and very large rooms with a patio in the entrance.
It still has some drawbacks like broken things in the bathroom , loose WiFi connection , no WiFi in the rooms, and non functioning pool during the winter until the beginning of April.
All in all this is a good value for the price which was quite low.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view to the mountains of south Petra.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Taybet Zaman Hotel and Resort

Address: PO Box 2, Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
Location: Jordan > Ma'in Governorate > Petra - Wadi Musa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Petra - Wadi Musa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Taybet Zaman Hotel and Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 103
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Also Known As:
Taybet Zaman Hotel Petra / Wadi Musa
Taybet Zaman Resort
Taybet Zaman Hotel And Resort Jordan/Petra - Wadi Musa

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