This is a four star hotel in Amman which suffers from the major drawback that it is nowhere near shops or restaurants. It is approx 7Kms from the city centre and a taxi is needed if you want to go outside the hotel or else you are trapped in the hotel with no choice of dinner but to eat the hotel fare.
The food is not brilliant but reasonable. Room service is efficient and can be relied upon when you get fed up with the dinner buffet. Breakfast is standard and nothing much to write about. Do beware of the ultra salty beef bacon!
There is no bar, at least there is no alcohol (There is a well-stocked liquor shop five minutes walk from the hotel. From the front of the hotel turn left). There is nearby convenience store for chocolates, crisps, water etc (same direction but nearer the hotel). The hotel has no shop selling such items and the room mini bar is expensive.
There is an ATM a short distance away (turn right from the front of the hotel) or you could change money at the hotel. There is a car hire firm next door.
On the plus side the rooms are spacious and comfortable with clean bathrooms, reception staff are helpful and the concierge and porters helpful.
Life in the lobby is lonely with only a coffee bar, an expensive souvenir shop and a copy of an English language daily paper. There is no other reading material.
I suppose it is a good hotel if you are just passing through Amman. Tour agencies seem to like the place. Beware of the "feeding frenzy" at meal times when large tour groups go for it with a total lack of finesse and the staff get overwhelmed.
The main drawback of this hotel is the lack of choice of restaurants, bars and entertainment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Al Fanar Palace Hotel is located in the heart of classy modern West part of Amman, the capital of Jordan, where it is convenient for both business and pleasure and just 30 minutes away from International Airport.Al Fanar is a newly built Hotel and has 147 wide modern rooms and suites. Al Fanar has a well equipped gym and a health club. Cafes and restaurants are well located in both lobby floor and roof top.Al Fanar has also excellent conference and wedding halls facilities and services. ... more less
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- Al Fanar Palace Hotel