We stayed here for 3 nights to explore magical Petra and were really happy with our choice of hotel.
From the get go, dealing with the lovely Ia (sorry if it's spelt wrong - but Ia (pronounced Ayga) is the friendly and helpful Aussie lady that works on the front desk) we had a great feeling about this hotel.
When we arrived we weren't disappointed, the rooms were really warm and cosy, beds were really comfy, and the bathrooms were clean with good hot water.
Ia provided us with great tips about when and what to see at Petra to beat the crowds and was also able to organise excursions to little Petra and Shobak Castle - both certainly worth a look if you have a spare afternoon.
The hotel is located just a couple of kilometres from the gate to Petra so only 2 JD in a taxi - the hotel encourages guests not to let the local drivers con them into paying more!!
There's a heated indoor pool and a great Turkish bath that does well priced, invigorating, sauna, scrub and massage treatments - our legs didn't ache at all the following day despite walking more than 12km around Petra that day so it must have done us some good!! Oh and you get free wifi for the duration of your stay if you book a treatment!!
Restaurant seems to cater mostly for tour groups and is buffet style. Despite this the food wasn't too bad. Breakfast was similarly buffet style and again was ok for us.
My only gripe with the restaurant (in addition to the tour grounds) was that they interrupt you in the middle of eating to sign off on your drinks bill - this happened to us twice and in addition to being rude, made us feel like they were worried we were trying to dodge the bill!! Mind you we saw them do this to others so didn't take it personally. Might be a good idea for management to have a word with the restaurant staff about this though!!
Overall though we would highly recommend this hotel and would be more than happy to stay here again.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Amra Palace
- Amra Palace Hotel Jordan/Petra - Wadi Musa