We stayed in an en-suite room at Jordan Tower for two nights, paying 30JD for two people per night. As other reviewers have posted, the rooms are very basic, hostel style (thin bed linen, wet room, no toilet paper or towels) so don't expect luxury but the location is fantastic for discovering Amman’s historical sites and we received a friendly and welcoming service from the staff, especially the man that runs the reception.
The hotel is located in the older part of Amman which does mean there is more noise from the roads and mosques but in my opinion this is the best way to experience the city and get a true taste for the real Amman, we visited the newer side which was nice for a break from the hustle and bustle but could have been any European city. The citadel is a 15 minute up-hill walk with friendly locals pointing the way and the ampi-theatre is just across the road, a real benefit as taxis in Amman are expensive (getting to the new area costs around 5JD each way in traffic). Our taxi driver found the hotel easily which cost us a flat fare of 19JD. We arrived late and hungry and the receptionist made us a meal as all the local restaurants were closed. The reception also handed out useful bits of paper with place names in Arabic that you can give to taxi and bus drivers. On the last night we discovered the roof terrace with great views over Amman and the sites.
Overall, Amman is like Marmite (you’ll either love the chaos and noise or you’ll immediately want to escape) but if you do want to embrace the down-town area I would definitely consider staying here again due to service, location and price. FYI - no alcohol is allowed on the property which is common in Jordan.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Undoubtedly the Best Budget Hotel in all Amman. Situated in a prime downtown location just meters from the Roman Theatre and a short walk uphill to the Citadel and offering a range of accommodation from simple segregated dorm rooms to private en-suite rooms with air conditioning/heating/hot water and flat screen satellite TVs in a safe, secure & friendly environment with 24 hour Front Desk Service and porter. Smoking is only permitted in the mezzanine seating areas, Jordan Tower is renowned for their warm, friendly and professional service and knowledgeable English speaking staff, who promptly attend to your needs both before and after you arrive to ensure your stay is enjoyable and memorable. The hotel provides a cozy communal smoke free lounge for guests to relax and meet other travelers and includes a small and well stocked library. The bright informal dining area has views of the streets below. Featuring a splendid roof terrace with panoramic views of the surrounding area including the Citadel and Roman Theatre. We offer the tastiest and heartiest breakfast around which consists of a wide range of fresh local produce with a choice of Arabic or Western style breakfasts with various local types of bread and as much tea / coffee as you like. We serve a range of inexpensive, delicious hot & cold snacks and various hot & cold beverages until 10pm. We arrange fantastic inexpensive shared, multi stop (small group) trips daily to all tourist sites in Jordan for those wishing to travel with others or we can advise how to use public transport where possible. We also provide airport transfers - and can arrange a rent a car at very competitive rates. All your transport logistics can be sorted to your satisfaction. Free Wireless internet is available along with free parking just outside in the street or just across the road in the Roman Theatre car park. We offer various FULL COMPLETE PACKAGES, room, food, trips, airport transfers - ask for a quote with a suggested itinerary. Whatever else you need - please just ask! ... more less
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