The Hidab hotel in the Petra area suited our purposes. It's not luxury but not a dump either. It's not as far from the entrance of Petra as I thought. It's a brisk 2 mile walk from the hotel downhill. College students do that everyday. The bus passes by the hotel so I memorized the way from the bus stop back to the hotel. Go to Petra when it's cooler not the middle of summer. A taxi ride should be 2 JD. When you arrive by bus a lot of drivers try to overcharge you to your hotel.We got a taxi driver to pick us up and drop us off each way for 2 JD total not each person. He was Kazer at (00962)- 0777629437(Prices may change). Don't walk uphill from Petra to the hotel. It's a killer walk especially after you have walked 11 miles inside the park all day. I don't recommend taking the one day bus from Aman and back the same day. You should spend 2 or 3 nights. The one day trip people don't have time to see everything in 5 hrs. THe distances are deceiving and you may miss the one bus back to Aman. They smelled of sweat and exhaustion on the way back. There's a real nice tour in the evening called Petra by night. Do it! It's short but you'll always remember it. I still don't think little Petra is worth going though. It's up to you. The hotel does come with a frig make sure it works. The tv cable was out standing. There's not that much to do in the evening in Petra but there's plenty of English movies and stations to watch. If you didn't get an electrical adapter in Aman you can in Petra. See what they use in the hotel and get that one in town at an electrical hardware store. There's 2 you buy and you combine them for your computer, camera, or phone. 1 JD each. The AC did work. If not then change rooms. The bathroom is not luxury and small. Clean enough. I don't think they will, but they should look into making the rooms smaller & the bathroom bigger. It takes a long time for the hot water to come out in the evening but there is hot water in the morning. They do have free internet, but sometimes service might be disrupted. Just call the front desk and ask when it will be up again. There is not a free hotel shuttle that's why I found a taxi driver who agreed to a set price for each trip from the hotel. The breakfast doesn't look like the picture. It was humas, tomato, pita, jam, OJ, hot tea, & an egg. Exchange your money in Aman before going to Petra and get lots of small denominations. I got a good price but there are closer more expensive hotels. If you want more conveniences, try the Seven Wonders, Candles, or Rock Mountain. They looked good too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hidab Hotel offers you many options and in just one choice.... High Quality 24 hours of service in deluxe rooms with all needed tools for your comfort. Large restaurant and an exceptional view of Petra from our Moonlight terrace and coffee shop - on our rooftop. It was the most attractive Petra mountains picture taking area until our Hotel took a place and was built there to make it a place where our guests can enjoy watching the view all day long - in case they want. It's also 1 km from the city center and 1 1/2 km from the gate of the ancient city of Petra, the main way visitors enter the city. All our A/C rooms are central heated and each of them is provided with private bath and shower, mini mart, TV and a variety of sat channels, from single regular to king size beds and phone. Hidab Turkish Bath offers you the best chance to experience the art of massage making and health care and how to feel relaxed. In our Moonlight terrace and coffee shop we can do as much as you wish and much more to make you happy, therefore you can feel free to ask and we will fulfill. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hidab Hotel Jordan/Petra - Wadi Musa