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Taybet Zaman Hotel and Resort
Ranked #21 of 40 Hotels in Petra - Wadi Musa
London, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
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“A little tired”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

We stayed here for two nights, while we found the rooms lovely and big, and the staff friendly the hotel is a little tired around the edges. It is now (end of November) the end of the season and the place was a little empty, as if every one was winding down. The morning we left the dining room was not even open by 7am. Although the manager was very apologetic it was not what we expected.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

We stayed here as part of a tour with Titan Tours (fantastic service from Titan). The hotel is an interesting concept and our room was superb, very clean, plenty of space, beautiful bathroom, tv (never used by us) and a few steps to the restaurant. As we were shattered after each day touring we basically just used the shower, the bed and the restaurant.
The food was okayish with a reasonable amount of choice. The staff would serve you an over priced drink and stil dawdle whilst giving you the change in the hope of having an additional tip. I found this to be a little bit of a cheek and as such they put me off the place.
The weather was awful but i won't put that down to the hotels responsibility.
The view from our room was awesome but i can still only rate the hotel as average based on the other two we stayed at during this tour. Please read Century Park Hotel (Amman) and Intercontinental Hotel (Aqaba).

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Essex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Stayed here for a couple of nights while visiting the sites at Petra.
Was with a group of about 40 people so we got allocated rooms.
I was allocated a rather luxurious room with great views and facilities.
I had nothing to complain about and thought I had struck gold on this one. Others with us weren't quite so lucky but still had good rooms.
The restaurant was brilliant, we were spoilt for choice at all the meals we had there.
We never used any of the other facilities so can't comment on them.

The only downer was that the beer was so dear but that's the same all over Jordan.

Would I stay there again - definitely.
Would I recommend it to a friend - definitely.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Bristol
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

When we drove through Wadi Musa, and past the entrance to Petra, we thought we might have made a mistake with our choice of hotel. However, once we arrived we knew we had made the right choice. The idea of using an abandoned village as an hotel was inspired and it works well. It is very peaceful after a day in Petra with the crowds; you only realised how many people were there when you went to the restaurant. The food was very good, and there is a no smoking area, but we were never asked whether we wanted smoking or no smoking, but once we knew we made sure we were put in the smoke free area. The wifi was free, but a bit temperamental, but the staff were very helpful trying to help us get it to work. We tried the hamam, which was good, apart from the full ashtrays and smoky atmosphere in there, but that is fairly typical for the area. Despite these slight problems, we adored the place.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

The best part about the hotel is its quirky design. The idea of converting an old village into a hotel is pretty cool.
However, this is where good things pretty must stop.

I can see how it might have been a decent hotel 15 years ago - when it got a few hostpitality awards (hung at the reception). But since then they have done nothing to upgrade the facilities and amenities, and overall stopped trying hard. These days it really feels like more like an abandoned village. The room amenities - bathroom, TV - are all from early 1990s, and don't function properly.

What really got me is the poor level of service. The staff is mostly friendly (as in they smile and say hello), but are generally not helpful. Specifically, when checking in for two nights we asked if we could get breakfast boxes on the morning of our last day(we needed to leave before breakfast). The receptionist assured us it wouldn't be a problem. We reconfirmed the arrangement the next day. When we arrived at the reception to check out, the sleepy receptionist told us there are no breakfast boxes. In addition, he charged our credit card 6 (!!) times with the same amount, although he supposedly cancelled the 5 times he got it wrong (still waiting for the bank to confirm).

The hotel is extremely quiet at night (felt a bit creepy to me). However, I do realise that this can be a plus to some people.
The souk they advertise doesn't carry any quality crafts or even decent souvenirs, and in addition shopping assistants are too busy watching TV to attend to customers. There was only one restaurant open when we were there, serving local food of mediocre quality. The one nice thing you can do there in the evenings is hammam (Turkish bath), the facilities are outdated, but the hammam keeper is very nice and overall the experience is pleasant.

Overall, it wasn't horrible, but wasn't good either. I wouldn't stay there again if I had a chouce. I wish they had done more with the original concept of the hotel - the hotel does have a lot of promise.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights and found it fabulous. The entire village concept is done nicely starting with the decor of the rooms, the painted doors, small verandas, the souk, the beduoin tents and other such things. We found so many nooks and corners which were just beautiful, for example, the wall adjacent to the swimming pool which lends a completely different character to a nondescript pool, the small sheltered pathway joining the main area to other areas and so many more.

The rooms were large, very well done and with all the regular amenities. Bathrooms were also big and clean. The food was decent and the service was excellent. The hotel staff was quite warm and welcoming.

But, the best part of course, was the sunset view from the hotel. It just takes your breath away. This resort is one of those places where you could spend a few weeks, watch the sunset every evening and not get bored of neither the view nor the resort. It was the best hotel of our entire Jordan trip.

Though this resort is 20 minute drive from the main Petra city/Wadi Musa, it is worth coming all the way here and getting a completely different experience. I would completely recommend it. Do make sure that you stay here at least 2 nights.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2012

This is a charming little hotel with bags of character. It is styled as an old arabic village, with the rooms opening off the "streets". Our room opened off a little courtyard that was ours alone. The roms are large with timber furniture and fittings, a small dressing room and an adequate bathroom.
A/c, a wardrobe, a sitting area and a fridge made us very comortable.
The buffet breakfast was the usual Jordanian fare with some additional European items, but they had a good snack/lunch menu during the day and a very nice dinner menu which was reasonably priced.
There is a lovely pool and lounge area down a level which was very quiet - in fact the whole hotel was quiet - apparently they had loads of cancellations as guests were afraid of the Syria problem, but we travelled all round Jordan and saw not one whiff of trouble even right on the Syrian border.
One thing to bear in mind - this hotel is right out of Petra on the main road to Iqaba, so you can't walk it. We had a car, but you can easily get a cheap taxi back and forth, so you aren't stuck with their food and drink. Also there is a village just outside the gates with small shops etc.,
Highly recommended

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Taybet Zaman Hotel and Resort
Address: PO Box 2, Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
Location: Jordan > Ma'in Governorate > Petra - Wadi Musa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Petra - Wadi Musa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Taybet Zaman Hotel and Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 103
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