While the Palace Hotel is neither a palace nor a hotel it’s a decent hostel, very reasonably priced, and located is a very busy shopping district of Amman.
The rooms are dated and tired but all the basic needs are there. The A/C worked perfect, which is important as we were roasting in the middle of the summer. Things are as clean as one can expect from a budget hostel and breakfast is standard - eggs, pita bread, cheese, jam, tea/coffee.
The onsite internet is cheap and a real time saver. The place also books all sorts of excursion for sight seeing at very reasonable prices... having said that expect a lot of driving time and no guides. My wife and I did a full day north Jordan (Jeresh) tour. We had no issues whatsoever with service. The location is great - right near the huge Mosque and not far from the Citadel... lots of restaurants and shops close by. With the convenience there is a bit of noise. It’s not the quietest place at night.
All and all this is a good place to stay providing you understand what you’re getting into - a budget hostel. And that’s not a bad thing considering how pricey Amman can be...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Palace Hotel in the heart of the capital city, Amman, is one of the oldest and most well-established in downtown. The hotel has been well maintained and completely refurbished, designed for function, quiet relaxation, and elegance. Superior standards at competitive rates! Our customers satisfaction and comfort is assured with individually controlled air conditioning, central heating, satellite TV channels, laundry services, direct telephone, and 24 hour room service. Internet service is also available. Our staff is well-trained for exceptional service and the art of hospitality, and are always available to answer any questions you may have. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Palace Hotel Amman