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“Sufficient for our needs” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Al Anbat Midtown 2 Hotel

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Al Anbat Midtown 2 Hotel
Ranked #30 of 40 Hotels in Petra - Wadi Musa
Winchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Sufficient for our needs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014

Efficient staff at reception, and incredibly helpful when a member of our party got very ill.
There is only hot water at certain times of day, so check when this is when you arrive!
Reluctant to do a free transfer to Petra (although they advertise this). We paid JD1.5 per person each way for a taxi. It is a long walk to Petra, and a big hill on the way back, so a taxi is needed really!
Apart from that, it is conveniently located in Wadi Musa as there are lots of restaurants nearby.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank The_Rand0m_Traveller
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

We (family with 1 kid) stayed two nights here and cannot recommend this hotel at all. Rooms very smelly of smoke, dirty, noisy, small, horrible breakfast. Worst hotel in a long time. Price was OK though. Reviews in tripadvisor and booking.com must be rigged in my opinion.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gallenblase
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Hradec Kralove, CZ
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33 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2013

I have to disagree with most of the reviews here as the value for money I have received at the Al Anbat 2 seemed not really favorable to me. The mold-smelling room (#104) was freezing cold and despite asking the reception, located in a smoke-filled lobby, several times to do something about the non-working air conditioning which was only blowing cold air they have not done anything about it.
Bathroom not particularly clean with cracked mirror and one had to ask the reception for a set of towels because there were none. I have decided to move to Seven Wonders after two nights at Al Anbat 2.
In general most things in Jordan in December seemed to be in low gear given the low number of tourists and unusually cold weather and those who came received subpar service.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LKHK
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

The location of this hotel is great, in a quiet street and close to lots of shops and restaurants. To the Petra entrance is only 5 minutes by car or 2 JD by taxi.
The staff is very friendly and helpful and the rooms are clean and very comfortable. We booked in Al Anbat II but actually stayed in Al Anbat III, which was next door.
The mosque is one of the noisiest we've ever heard, so make sure you bring earplugs. The swimming pool is actually in the other hotel (Al Anbat I), about 2 km uphill, and very cold.
If you're looking for something to do in the evening, I can recommend doing a cooking course in Petra Kitchen - a lot of fun and very yummy!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ilse Z
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Amman, Jordan
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

This hotel is exactly what you want after a few days on the road, camping in the desert and seeking hiking in Petra. Its clean, safe and comfortable. Highlights including the turkish bath, the swimming pools, and the absolutely excellent food. They apologized for not having a buffet, but in reality, it was an excellent and tasty meal.

The family-run business is easily one of the most honest and reasonable places to stay in a city hosting many business with the sole goal of ripping you off.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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York, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

An excellent choice to stay for very good value. Rooms were clean, large and well air conditioned (very important after walking around Petra!). Rooms were en suite with good clean bathrooms. The hotel is about 2km from the entrance to Petra, downhill there and uphill back. However, it is a much better location for budget restaurants/places to eat than hotels by the main gate. This is a highly recommended option for excellent value in the very overpriced Wadi Musa town.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Martin S
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

Hotel offers a free shuttle down to the Petra gates back and forth every day until 7 pm. This is very nice, although the a taxi is not very expensive. Breakfast is included, but it was not very good. Free Wifi is available in the common areas as are desk top computers to use. There is a nice pool outside however it was cold and windy the day we were there. Rooms were clean, beds were of average comfort. Decent value for the money.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 28401
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Property: Al Anbat Midtown 2 Hotel
Address: Al Yakhor Street, behind the Arab Bank, Petra - Wadi Musa 71811, Jordan
Location: Jordan > Ma'in Governorate > Petra - Wadi Musa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 40 Hotels in Petra - Wadi Musa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Al Anbat II hotel is the sister hotel of Al Anbat I, located in the center of downtown Wadi Musa. Al Anbat II is a budget hotel in the middle of Wadi Musa conveniently located near restaurants, cafes, banks, the bus station, pharmacies and stores. We are a 5-10 minute walk to the Petra Visitor's Center but we offer free shuttle service to and from the site. We give great service at a great price. Our location is perfect for travelers looking for a clean and comfortable place to stay in Petra. Our rooms also have breakfast included rates. Transportation can be arranged to/from any location in Jordan. ... more   less 
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