Having read the most recent reviews (of April and early May 2007) I expected the worst when I arrived in Aqaba. I had booked 4 nights in Coral Bay with a PADI Open Water Course through a local travel agent in Amman before I read those reviews. I must say that I was not disappointed at all. The room I got was nice, clean, excellent bed, good view, quiet. Only the TV programme was pretty limited. The service in the hotel was excellent, very friendly staff who tried their best (of course not as professional as in a five star but always helpful). Breakfast was ok and dinner a bit better than that (especially deserts). The hotel has a decent pool and access to th sea, there are plenty of sun beds free of charge. The hotel has a regular and cheap shuttle bus service to the city of Aqaba, though the last lift from there to the hotel is 10 p.m. which is far too early (the hotel is some 20 km outside Aqaba in the middle of nowhere). in any case, I can recommend the hotel especially for those going for a diving course or for quiet relaxation, otherwise it might be a bit boring. Through the local travel agent booking I got good value for money (about 30 € per night) - the agent is Royal Tours in Amman next to 7th Circle.
- Also Known As:
- Coral Bay Hotel Aqaba