There was a lot to like about this hotel. It was clean and fairly modern. The rooms were a good size and the beds were comfortable. The breakfast buffet was fine, although the service in the restaurant was always a little off. It took a while to get anyone's attention and then a long time to get what you requested. Lunch and dinner were fine as well, but I thought the prices were a little high for what you got. The pool area looked very nice, even though I never had a chance to use it. The gym was very basic - a few treadmills, machines and free weights. The jacuzzi was "under renovation" when I was there, but I got the sense it had been like that for a while.
Housekeeping was friendly, if a little clumsy. I was jet-lagged and in desperate need of a lunchtime nap between meetings. I told him not to clean the room. He said he would just wash the glasses. When I returned five minutes later, he had somehow managed to break the curtain rod, so that took another 30 minutes for someone to come and fix it. Needless to say, I didn't get my nap.
As far as the location, the neighborhood seemed to be in transition. There was either a lot of buildings going up or coming down, and several empty, overgrown lots. There was absolutely nothing to see in the immediate vicinity, although there was a huge, very nice traditional restaurant just down the street and then a main commercial street not much further. Amman is not particularly pedestrian friendly - there are barely any sidewalks and the overpasses to cross the street are far apart. The commercial street had some popular sweets, nuts and coffee shops. Within the hotel, there is a gift shop and barber shop.
Overall, this is a good, moderate-priced business hotel. We had a three-day meeting here and everyone was friendly and helpful. If you're looking for more interesting or nicer surroundings, I'd stay elsewhere, but otherwise it's totally acceptable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday Inn Amman is situated in a prime location in western Amman, conveniently close to shopping centres and just a 30-minute drive from Queen Alia International Airport. The hotel is a perfect base to explore the many places of interest in the surrounding area of Jordan, which includes the Dead Sea and Mount Nebo.Holiday Inn Amman offers 218 thoughtfully appointed guest rooms and suites, all featuring modern amenities and high-tech equipment. There are non-smoking rooms and rooms specially equipped for disabled guests. Holiday Inn Amman offers a variety of Restaurants and Guests can choose from a diversity of dining options in addition to 24-hour Room Service. For meetings and banquets, Holiday Inn Amman features a large multi-purpose hall that can host a variety of social and business gatherings for up to 1000 guests. A comprehensive range of audio-visual equipment and a range of business services provide for the needs of the business traveler.Holiday Inn Amman also offers High Speed Internet Access in its floors and. In addition to the availability of wireless connection within different areas of the Hotel and a Business Center facilities. The hotel's recreational facilities offer an outdoor swimming pool and bar, a Fitness Centre, sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room. Additional amenities include a hairdresser, beauty salon and a barber shop. There is also complimentary on-site parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Amman Hotel Amman
- Amman Holiday Inn