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Grand View Resort Petra
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   PO Box 11, Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan   |  
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Ranked #22 of 36 Hotels in Petra - Wadi Musa
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“This is the best hotel yet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My husband and I have recently retired, and we have been traveling the world. I was a bit worried when I saw the the reviews on this site about the hotel our agent already booked us for. To my surprise, this hotel have been a true "gem in the desert".

Breathtaking views, great location, a beautiful pool and decent staff. What not to like?

I have loved every aspect of our 8-night-stay. Our room was spacious, clean and modern. The bed is quite comfortable and sheets are crisp.

I don't understand the fuss about food, since we ate at grand view more than once a day,and never did we find a meal less than great! some people traveling with us are picky in general, but were impressed with the food as well.

I wish the hotel staff the best, and I hope they keep up what they are doing.

Room Tip: Pick the valley view rooms, the view is just breathtaking!
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  • Stayed September 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We shunned the larger (and uglier) chain hotels in favour of this local one and couldn't have been happier with our choice. Clean, impeccable rooms with large spacious balconies overlooking the pool terrace (which is amazing by the way!!) and the service was second to none. We asked for an early breakfast as we wanted to be in Petra for Sunrise at 6am (well worth it - it was desserted! By 10am it was packed with tourists and camels/donkeys running around) and they served a 4 course breakfast for the 6 of us at 530am. Superb! It is up in the hills away from the hectic town, a much needed escape after long days at Petra (ten min drive to the park entrance). Would highly recommend.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view out over the hills to the back of the hotel - amazing sunsets!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We stayed in Grand View Hotel on 15-16/02/2014.
When we came it was unfortunately raining and of course the view is not that great in the clouds. However the next morning we enjoyed a splendid view on the canyon and it was worth the distance to Petra.
The hotel was empty (definitely out of the touristy season + Syrian crisis affecting tourism in the region), only two other guests were there. We didn't have dinner at the hotel but had breakfast.
The staff was very kind and helpful.
However we think some improvements could be brought to the place: a bus service to Petra for the guests at fixed hours and maybe a sexier breakfast with fresh juice (not powdered juice mixed with water) and fruits (not canned fruits).
But we liked this place anyhow although it's a little worn out. There's a little resemblance with the hotel in the Shining which makes it weirdly touching...
The rooms were very clean and comfortable.

Room Tip: Obviously ask for a room with a view!
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We had a lovely stay at this very quaint hotel. Its the first hotel in a line of hotels at Petra, and has got a breath taking view ! All the rooms are on the ground level and overlook the valley. The rooms are spacious and bright. We traveled with 2 small kids and were given a decent room with 3 double beds ! It was quite sufficient. The bathroom was very clean and neat too. The rooms are well equipped with heaters and the hotel lobby has a wifi service. The breakfast was a good spread too. By car, you would be ten minutes from Petra city.
I would definitely recommend this beautiful hotel !

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Venice, Italy
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We spent two nights here, but as soon as we arrived we were disappointed with our choice.
The hotel is far from everything, except for the luxury Marriot hotel (200 m uphill), so taxi drivers will ask you a lot to drive you there or from there to Petra's visitors centre.
The hotel was surely nice when built, but now it's just old and sadly on the sunset boulevard.
Rooms have very old furnishing (but not antique), even if bathrooms have been renovated a few years ago; the door of our room didn't close well, so we were worried about noise from the aisle: but there has been no noise, since there was no other guest! (except an italian family, far down the aisle).
The bed linens were clean, but the bedspread was not. When we arrived, at noon, the room temperature was 12 °C! When we came back in the evening, it was about 18° C; just during the night it reached 20°C. There's just an old cathod ray TV, with some satellite channels, but the TV quality is very very poor, so you have no other choice than sleep in the evening: there's no wifi in the rooms, so you should have to stay in the cold hall even for writing an e-mail or surfing the net!
The breakfast is plentyful, but not well suited for those who don't like salty food in the morning (jam and honey are given in small economic packagings, as in 1 star hotels).
Nevertheless, you pay the same rates as in 4 stars hotels!
My advice is not to spend a single night here until they drop their rates 30-40% off!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Palermo, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

My stay at the Grand View hotel was very pleasant, the staff were very kind and helpfull. The View was indeed grand and spectacular! I enjoyed my stay very much. The hotel was very big and had its own unique atmosphere.

  • Stayed October 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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Rome, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We were the only people in the hotel and petra itself was pretty empty, not many tourists. The hotel itself was beautiful and the view was indeed spectacular. I was able to take some breathtaking photos as the sun was setting and rising. The staff were very kind and helpful. We had a wonderful stay and enjoyed our trip.

  • Stayed October 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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Additional Information about Grand View Resort Petra

Address: PO Box 11, Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
Location: Jordan > Ma'in Governorate > Petra - Wadi Musa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Petra - Wadi Musa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand View Resort Petra 4*
Number of rooms: 133
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Also Known As:
Grand View Resort Petra Hotel Petra / Wadi Musa
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