Amman itself has little to offer, but you should stop over for your first day to get ready. Get sim cards, exchange USD at better rates , car rentals etc.
Amman Pasha is ideally located to do all of the above, in the heart of downtown Amman , bang opposite the Roman Amphitheater. It's a quirky hotel , with characters on the front desk, restaurant and travel desk. You will not find the mechanised efficiency of 5 star chain hotels but the folks will help out.
Rooms are average , a bit gloomy, could do with better lighting. Bathrooms are basic but clean. Breakfast buffet is good , the Jordanian style cardamom flavored coffee deserves special mention. Don't bother with eating at their restaurant for your meals, there are plenty of better options available within a 5 minute walk, notably Hashem's.
The rooftop restaurant was being renovated when we went, but it has a good view when functional.
You will face the constant cross selling of trips , car rentals etc. I ignored them and booked most of my trip online, which worked out perfectly.
All in all , a decent place for the price.
Special mention to Ibrahim , the Sudanese man friday around the cafe , who was very courteous , helpful and took good care of our little daughter.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The best hotel in Downtown Amman. We're across the road from the Roman Theater and 500m from the Citadel.In the heart of Downtown, 40 rooms all with private bath, AC, and plazma TV, satellite,, spa and sauna. The hotel features panoramic views from the roof terrace. We also provide tours and airport transfers.Cooking class for Arabic food,Rent a friend service for tour of AmmanLibrary and heaps of helpfull information on Amman and tourist attractions and how to get to with a simple clear homemade map Cafe indoor and outdoor.Valet Parking in front of hotelRestaurant at hotel Pizza Roma Cae serves a wide range of drinks,Pizza and authentic Arabic food,Nightly entertainment song and dance group traditional Jordan dance.Toour Desk organise group and privte tours of Jordan and a Car Rental service desk. ... more less
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