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“2012 Jordan Trip” 4 of 5 stars
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Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Dead Sea Road | P.O. Box 941806, Sweimah 11194, Jordan   |  
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Detroit, Michigan
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“2012 Jordan Trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Very good overall, excellent room and bath rooms, very nice pools and service. Dinner was pricy at the Italian restaurant but the view was just amazing, food itself was ok.
My issue was the breakfast, and it was not the spread of the food but the not too bright mgr. standing at the restaurant door telling an American lady she can’t take a banana for her daughter for breakfast, while she is trying to explain to him that she did not eat her breakfast and she have to go check out with her party who is waiting for her……….he was loud, rude, made a scene and he should be fired.
We had four rooms for two nites and we all loved it, the hotel is beautiful in and out.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

An incredible place. Possibly one of the most modern resorts in which I have stayed. Various beautiful pools dot the landscape overlooking the Dead Sea. The rooms look like a set from Star trek with indirect lighting, two TV's, beautiful bathroom, a full fridge with free drinks, excellent service, and on it goes. As I was with a tour I don't know how much a room would cost per night, but however much, this was one of the best places I have ever rested my head.

  • Stayed February 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

I stayed here for 3 days and it was wonderful.The food , ambience, crowed where fine. Nice garden, open restarents and pool. The hotel is in the bay of deadsea and you can go into the sea when ever you want. Bath rooms in your room also have the deadsea mud kept for you. You must visit petra caves which is 4 hrs away from your hotel..

Room Tip: Think all rooms are facing the dead sea but suggest to take the individual huts..
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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amman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I spent 3 nights at the week end. Without asking my reservation of the cheapest choice was double upgraded to a quit and fancy executive suit. Excellent breakfast. Staff are very helpful. Free internet and mini bar while other hotels surcharge.Sure to use again.

Room Tip: All rooms are sea view but the Ishtar building is much nicer than the main building and more expensi...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Probably because of the general malaise in the MidEast tourism sector, this hotel was startlingly empty on our recent two night stay. The staff outnumbered guests easily. Rooms were large and luxurious, the spa was an amazing, indulgent fantasy, food was great, and getting slathered with Dead Sea mud by hotel staff and then floating in the Sea to wash it off was pretty amazing, The resort is very large, and that was amplified by the few guests. But overall, a really great stay in a gorgeous and very friendly country.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

The hotel is amazing. I would suggest the upgrade to the villas. It's like a little private oasis. Each villa has a semi private pool, which is nice for quick dips. The main pools are unbelievable. They are all infinity pools overlooking the Dead Sea. The hotel offers free usage of the dead sea mud. Do make sure to give your self a treatment...and bring a camera! The food is amazing. I suggest the pizzas at the pool during the day and the buffet for both breakfast and dinner. The breakfast buffet has all of the middle eastern favorites. Although I ate at all of the restaurants, the Thai & the Italian, the grill buffet was still my favorite. The spa is a must. I had the best massage in my entire life! Show up early for your appointment to take full advantage of the water pressure pools and saunas. The only complaint I have about the hotel is that nightlife is non-existent, so enjoy every second of the sun and have a late dinner, because that is your night.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The Hotel is really wonderfull, unforgettables all the views when you walk up and down. The rooms are good as also the common space and the swimming pool.
The restaurant is nice (you can't exit from the hotel: you are far from every place, but it is not important because you stay in a magic place).
When I was at Kempinski Dead Sea the Hotel was full, so there were some problem with the service at the rooms and also at the restaurant.
I don't care: I want to come back soon.....

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea

Address: Dead Sea Road | P.O. Box 941806, Sweimah 11194, Jordan
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Location: Jordan > Dead Sea Region > Sweimah
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Sweimah
#3 Business Hotel in Sweimah
#3 Luxury Hotel in Sweimah
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Sweimah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kempinski Hotel Ishtar gives you the opportunity to enjoy its riches where Queen of Sheba and Cleopatra once strived to unravel mystery. Situated gracefully on the shores of the largest spa in the world the Dead Sea, unique for its ozone-rich air, mineral sea water and ultra-violet filtered sunshine. Surely there is no region on earth where nature and history have more wonderfully conspired, where so exciting drama has obtained a so beautiful theatre. ... more   less 
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Kempinski Hotel Amman
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea Jordan

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