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“Not an enjoyable stay”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Valentine Inn

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Valentine Inn
Melbourne, Australia
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“Not an enjoyable stay”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2010

We stayed at the end of winter and the dorms were freezing, only the lobby was heated. Hot water for showers is only available in the early morning and late afternoon. If you stay in a dorm toilet paper is not provided free of charge so bring your own. Buffet dinner was OK but I'd recommend also eating in town if
you're there a few nights. Overall it's a cheap bed while visiting Petra and a sociable place to meet other travellers, but not recommended for the colder months.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2010

Okay, so this might not be the Rtiz but that doesnt stop it from being any less enjoyable!

Its a quirky little inn, just up from petra in wadi musa. its mainly designed for the backpacker and has a very liberal studenty feel attracting people from all over...when i was there, i met japanese, israelis, french, americans, dutch and others...all on the grand trail to petra...

the staff are very friendly and helpful....they are happy to give you advise whenever needed and perhaps the cutest thing is the free of charge shuttle the manager provides down the hill to the entrance of the petra rose city a few times a day.

The dinner is incredible...they lay out on a huge table huge platters of middle eastern foods, salads, all home prepared and delicious. very useful for a backpacker in need of good meal at the end of a tiresome day or anyone whos been on a day trip down to petra, which can also be tiresome.

the rooms are simple but spacious and contain everything you need. i also stayed in the dormitory which was a clean and satisfactory.

the best part about this hotel is the lobby which doubles up as a common room, layed out with comfy chairs, coffee tables, and is buzzing with people at night talking about their travels. they also have a policy of showing a viewing of Indiana Jones film a few times a day out of pride of its Petra scenes....

all in all it was a friendly and cosy little inn, with a unique homely decor, friendly management, and a great place to check into during your travel to peta. the rooms are basic but for the price are definately reasonable...

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
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Damascus
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2010

Well we stayed there only one night, because the staff was very unfriendly...
secondly they offer 50% discount for the wadi rum tour... and it still costs 35 JD... and as i found out 35 JD is the normal price....
so i don't know what to say... once ago ( in 2006) it was a really nice place, but now...

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2009

During our stay in Amman at Farah Hotel, the owner recommended for us to stay at Valentine Inn when we moved on to Petra the next day. The owners of Valentine Inn are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are basis, but decent. It is a typical back packer style hotel with a variety of types of rooms. I stayed in a single room with ensuite bathroom. You can use their free Wifi from anywhere in the hotel. Also, breakfast and dinner were both included in the room price. I paid $21 for my room. The dinner was a traditional Beduoin style meal with around 20 different types of salads. Everyone ate together at a large table. It was nice to share travel stories and meet some new people.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
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Lampeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2009

We were recommended to the Valentine Inn by a number of people who had visited Petra. In the nearby village of Wadi Musa, the inn is conveniently located and offers free pick up and drop off at the Petra gates, although we weren't able to find the pick up on one day. The buffet dinner in the evening is a good idea and satisfying after a day trekking round Petra and the view from the outdoor eating area is lovely. The two ladies apparently running the show are helpful and knowledgeable about the local area but, we found, less so about transport options elswhere. The double rooms, especially those with a view, are a little pricey for backpackers. The dorm room was clean but the bathroom door didn't shut properly, let alone lock. Overall, a handy place to stay for visiting Petra.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2009

Our stay at the Valentine Inn was great despite the reviews we had read before coming here. The staff was very hospitable and they consistently made sure that we had what we needed. The location is about a 20 minute walk to the Petra entrance but they offer free shuttles in the morning and evening. The buffet dinner at night is top-notch and very affordable (only 4 dinar). They are just good, plain and simple!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
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Budapest
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2009

This is the place which seems to be cheap, but except for the beds, they are trying to rip you off. Even with an USA/European wallet, you can take the prices, the boss is such has a smile which talks to your money. You know that.

They have an offer for Petra visitors, called Lunch-Box. Do not take it. Get to a nearby store (3mins of walking) and buy the same stuff for cheap.

The dinner is indeed wonderful. It costed 4 JOD and it was just great.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
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Property: Valentine Inn
Address: Alzuhoor Str | PO Box 205, Petra - Wadi Musa 71811, Jordan
Location: Jordan > Ma'in Governorate > Petra - Wadi Musa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Petra - Wadi Musa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Valentine Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In its panoramic view, Valentine Inn overlooking to the mountain of the old city of Petra, with its 30 well equipped rooms, guests can enjoy sunset while lying on bed or outside in the Bedouin terrace while having cup of Bedouin herbal tea. ... more   less 
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