We spent a week at the Kempinski, had great expectations that were not met, by far .. Unfortunately.. The room was OK, clean and neat but too sterile. It had the feeling of a business hotel - huge vacant spaces without flowers or pictures on the walls - it felt a bit deserted..
The food was OK enough - nice breakfast, but in a five star hotel you should not have to fight away the crows from your breakfast table - one of them landed in my breakfast spreading food all over the place!!!!
The food at the beach was nothing out of the ordinary and expensive (the same prices as in Norway) and extremely bad service, slow and without enthusiasm.
The seafood restaurant however was very good, pricy that as well, but it could be justified by the ambience and the very nice staff there.
The staff were mostly nice and helpful - especially the Phillipinos!!
Housekeeping and turnover did a great job - had to ask the front desk for turnover though...
We had a relaxing vacation at the Kempinski, but have no plans returning there....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gracefully situated on the white sandy beaches and azure waters of the Red Sea, The Kempinski Hotel Aqaba offers a transcendent sensory experience. With an array of culinary options, leisure activities, and top-tier pampering and perfectly at home within its picturesque surroundings, this resort is heaven to explorers and leisure seekers alike. Set against a stunning backdrop, the hotel combines the warmth of the Jordanians with the highest standards of a luxury European resort. Style is contemporary chic and the resort’s fascinating tear drop design guarantees sea views from every room, complemented by luxurious facilities and state-of-the-art technology. There are three lounges and three eateries to choose from serving everything fromextensive gourmet buffets, delicious fresh seafood and an assortment of tantalising treats. At night the hotel blossoms with wondrous façade lighting, paving the way for an unforgettable evening of cocktails and malts, around the sunken pool or at Aqua Lounge, a favourite with romantics due to its gorgeous views of the Red Sea.For pampering and healing both inside and out, Kempinski The Spa offers a journey of tranquility with treatments using an assortment of luxurious elixirs and ingredients. With a fully equipped gym overlooking the ocean, the resort offers everything your body needs to unwind and rejuvenate. It goes without saying that the diving here is incredible and guests can explore the largest collection of natural soft corals in the world when delving into the glittery, calm waters. Aqaba is a warm and inviting city, fringed with palm trees, shopping and a vast array of leisure, sporting and entertainment facilities. Ideal for year round sunshine, Kempinski Aqaba is the perfect location to explore all the delights that Jordan has to offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kempinski Hotel Aqaba