The hotel is located in Tala Bay, about 15 minutes from Aqaba by car. It is easy to go to and from the city, either by taxi, or by the hotels shuttlebus. Tala Bay is a clean resort and villa area, with a few small shops and cafe's. The beach was clean and seemed nice. We were a bit unfortunate weatherwise, so we did not spend much time there though.
The hotel in itself is clean and nice. It has a small reception area, 3 pools of various sizes, a bar/cafe, and a restaurant, where the breakfast is served. The standard is not overly luxurious, but welcoming. The rooms are nice, has all the facilities you need, and is clean. We had no problems at all, but other guest I spoke to was impressed with the speed smaller issues were resolved by the staff.
The staff is very friendly, polite and helpful. Everyone greats you with a smile, and tries to help you as best they can. The spa was great. Had a couple of treatments, and both the facility and the staff was great. I really recommend the steamroom.
The food was good. Buffet is never great in my opinion, but the selection was all right, and well presented. I would have liked it if there were some options to the white bread and sugary cereal for breakfast, but I can manage with fresh cooked omelets and vegetables. I liked that there was local options too. The dinner buffet is a bit pricy compared to the places where we ate in town.
All in all, I have no complaints. It was a lovely hotel, good value for money, and I would go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautifull 4 star hotel located in Tala Bay Marina, 15km south of Aqaba city in Jordan. Enjoying a private beach club on the Red Sea, swimming pool, restaurant, spa with massage, kid's playground, it is a great place to stay and enjoy the Red Sea Beach and Sun or while visiting the sightseeing of Jordan. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Marina Plaza
- Marina Plaza Aqaba