Forget star ratings The Amra Palace is the best option in Wadi Musa. The hotel was way beyond our expectation in both appearance and service. The rooms are very clean and modern, the bed extremely comfortable and the view of Wadi Musa over to Petra is spectacular. True, it is not by the gate, but all the hotels there are like concrete blocks (even the 5 star luxury) and the Amra Palace seems to be the only hotel in Wadi Musa with gardens. It is amazing what a difference a bit of greenery makes after a day of sightseeing and dust. The swimming pool was also a definite plus. The staff were probably the most friendly and helpful that we have met anywhere in the world not just in Jordan. The owner introduced himself and made us feel like his very special guests and I am sure this hospitality is offered to all guests. We stayed 5 nights and were able to enjoy Petra at leisure and the hotel arranged for us to go to Wadi Rum (which we had not planned on doing - but are very glad we did). The food is excellent, the terrace has a good atmosphere and the inside restaurant is very pleasant. The breakfasts are varied , appetising and plentiful and the evening meal is not only good value but also excellent quality. Did not get chance to try the Hammam but as we intend to go back will try it next time.
The shuttle to the Petra gate is very convenient and efficient and even if you wanted to go or come back at a different time, the taxi price is very reasonable. You could walk to the gate in 20 minutes but as there is a lot of walking to do in Petra itself , it is not recommended.
We can't rate this hotel highly enough and look forward to a return trip.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Amra Palace
- Amra Palace Hotel Jordan/Petra - Wadi Musa