My experience at this resort was nothing short of exceptional. The lounge and activity areas are large and open spaces, both luxurious and welcoming. The view from my room was a breathtaking scene of a stretch of sea from left to right, with mountains enclosing either side in the distance. The rooms were large, comfortable, and maintained daily by the staff.
The pool lies along horizontally to the resort, and since my stay was in November when the air was chilled, it was kept heated; another conscious effort to ensure the comfort of the resort's guests. I went to the gym one day which is in another excellent facility past a squash court and spa rooms. It was well equipped with machines, which were also either brand new or very well maintained. The staff was also helpful here, letting me know that if there was anything I needed help with, they would be there to assist me.
Now, food is a whole other subject. The complimentary breakfast contained a large variety of selections, so every day I got to try something new, or add on to what I really enjoyed and couldn’t get enough of. There is an omelette station where you choose your ingredients, as well as a pancake and waffle station. There are also multiple buffet stations to choose from with an array of international cuisine. The hospitality was attentive, replacing beverages and cutlery if needed.
After breakfast I would walk down past the pool and onto the beach, which was also very clean and well kept, with more than enough seating. Buoys enclosed the area for privacy. To the left was an area where you could sign up for recreational sport activities, such as parasailing, banana boating, or tubing.
In all, the resort ensured that I had the best experience of Aqaba. The range of facilities is expansive with something for everyone! The combination of that factor with the comfort of this resort made it an absolutely excellent stay. I only wish that I had more time to experience it all!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A PRIVATE PARADISE ON JORDAN’S RED SEA. InterContinental Aqaba Resort combines relaxing atmospheres and welcoming accommodations. This Red Sea beach resort has exceptional views of the Gulf of Aqaba, which is well known for its coral reef scuba diving and water sports. The hotel is within walking distance of the city centre, where a variety of historical ruins, the aquarium and a taste of Middle Eastern culture can always be found. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Aqaba Hotel Aqaba
- Aqaba Intercontinental