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“Very poor indeed - Definitely worth a miss.”
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Madaba Inn Hotel
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Madaba
London
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“Very poor indeed - Definitely worth a miss.”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

Spent 2 nights here as part of a hiking / sightseeing tour (in a group of 21).

Supposed to be 3 star, but I'd say no better that 1.5 stars

I don't think anyone in the group didn't have problems with their rooms.

A particularly common problem was the plumbing. Many toilets would not flush properly and several of the original low level “built-in” cisterns (only a few years old) have had to be replaced by old fashioned high level pull chain flush units.

The bath hand rail in our room was falling off the wall.

Shower was pretty useless.

Hot water was only turned on if enough people pestered reception.

Rooms are supposed to have security boxes. Well, yes they had them, but none of them worked.

But we did have a working fridge (not everyone did)!

Had dinner in restaurant one night. Not much choice and pretty bland fare. Breakfast was similarly poor.

WiFi available in reception area.

Seems local boy racers use the area (centre of Madaba) most nights (in the early hours) so, apart from the call to prayer at sunrise, you also get kept awake by roaring cars and motorbikes.

Room Tip: Use another hotel
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2013

We stayed at the Madaba Inn Hotel for 1 night after returning from Petra. To call it tired would be too kind.

We arrived very tired late at night. No all of the lights in the room were working so it was quite dim. The sheets on the bed looked less than white but we just needed to sleep. However, in the light of day in the morning, we were horrified to find the blood (not ours) across large areas of the top and bottom sheets and through into the mattress. Someone had lost quite some blood in the bed. When we told the front desk, they were not interested and/or did not believe us. We wondered what the following nights guests in the room would find.

In the evening we were told to leave our bags, appropriately labelled, outside our rooms for transfer to our coach. We saw the porters pick up the luggage. But when we went to ensure that our luggage on the coach they could not be found. The hotel staff were not interested, insisting that our luggage was on our coach. There was another coach about to depart and I ask to look on that coach for our luggage. The hotel staff were very resistant but I insisted. Our luggage had been put on the wrong coach. As I pulled the luggage off the other coach, one of the hotel staff asked me why I had put my luggage on the wrong coach.

We have backpacked around the world, as well as travelled 5 star. Over the years, we have stayed in some very dodgy (and some very good) hotels. But the Madaba Inn gave us two firsts. It was the first time the porters had lost our luggage and refused to look for it. It was definitely the first (and hopefully the last) time that we slept in a very bloodstained bed.

Our advice re the Madaba Inn Hotel is: Stay there only if you want someone else's blood on your sheets and lost luggage

Room Tip: If you stay there, check the bed in the room thoroughly before you sleep in it. Hopefully they will...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Manchester
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

The fabric of the building is very worn, with patches of flaky paint, missing ceiling tiles and wireless routers dangling from the ceiling. The window in my room (310) would not close properly and this meant that the room was very cold. No-one seemed to get hot water in the shower during the 2 nights we stayed there.

Beds and linens were clean, if very worn. The television had very snowy reception. Surprisingly the food at the hotel was ok, if limited in choice.

No alchohol for sale at the hotel, but there were several cafes near by that sell beer. Wifi only in the lobby.

The hotel is very close to St George's church and the old town of Madeba.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Advantages: Good location near the St George church, free parking, free wifi in the lobby area.
Disadvantages: Old furnishings, cold water pressure in the sink was not good (although hot water pressure is ok), walls were stained, towels were stained, and the area around the lobby area stinks of smoke. The seats in the lobby area have cigarette burns. There is no wifi in the room.
You should stay in the Mosaic City hotel, only a few dinars extra but much newer hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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london
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

We got 20 euro discount because the city wasn't very busy. the room is ok, staff are very professional. the location couldn't be better. we walked to all the important sites and the best restaurants.
internet is available only in the reception area
they have private parking
breakfast is ok
room clean but windows very dirty

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2012

Nice comfortable room except for the shower - or lack thereof. Not enough water pressure to even get the water up to the shower head, although others in the group did not have shower problems to this degree.

Otherwise, it was a good location, close to restaurants and attractions. Good breakfast buffet and nice staff.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2012

Our travel agent booked us into this hotel before I read the reviews. When we arrived I expected to see cockroaches in every corner, sewage backing up in the bathroom and dirty sheets with bedbugs. Fortunately, we experienced none of the above. The bathroom was decent, not perfectly immaculate but sanitary. It also had an abundant supply of really hot water which was nice. The bedroom was faded, with old upholstery which showed its age and dirt. The wall sconces had melted shades which were disconcerting and the bed linens should have been retired at least 10 years ago. They were clean but very worn. The duvet cover had numerous pills all over it, but again after close inspection and smell, they had recently been washed with bleach. I am happy to report the mattress was brand new, because I did check for bed bugs. So while it doesn't sound particularly charming, we weren't uncomfortable staying here. It certainly was not the best hotel I have stayed in but it also wasn't the worst. It may be the best Madaba has to offer though. What others refer to as hotels, look like hostels, family homes or scary places. Madaba does not seem like a place to find luxury anything. People go to Amman for that. So, in conclusion, if you have to stay here it's not so bad. However, DO NOT expect a luxury (3 star hotel, which it is rated.) My favorite part of the room was the Barbie stickers someone put on the safe and have remained. It adds a quirky feel to an otherwise pretty outdated space.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Property: Madaba Inn Hotel
Address: Yarmouk Street | P. O. Box 715, Madaba 17110, Jordan
Location: Jordan > Madaba Governorate > Madaba
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Madaba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Madaba Inn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A newly built 3 star Boutique Hotel in the heart of Madaba, and only half an hour drive from the Dead Sea, with a wide range of restaurants and cafes, 33 rooms with in room safe, free wireless internet, minibar, airconditioning, duvets, satelite TV and a very well equipped bathroom. ... more   less 
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