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Movenpick Resort Petra
Ranked #6 of 41 Hotels in Petra - Wadi Musa
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights and really enjoyed it. Its a small cosy hotel, may not really be a 5 star but it was still very good.
Only 3 mins walk to petra main gate with shops all around the hotel.
Beautiful lobby and bar area with a kind of turkish feel, the staff in the bar area are excellent nothing is too much trouble and they are very friendly. Had food from the bar area twice and it was very good with a nice choice, the pasta was great. The same goes for the buffet restaurant staff and the food was also very good and tasty with lots of choice but it is worth bartering the price down with the matradee for the evening meal which will go lower if you try!

The pool area is in the basement through corridoors and the well equipt gym, its enclosed with a small bar area, tables & chairs and sunloungers. Some of the sunlongers are broken so you can only lay in 1 position and as the sun moves you will end up in the shade with no where to move to as it was busy.

Wifi avaliable from receiption 1jd for 1 hour.
The hotel also has a roof top cafe/bar area for afternoon/evenings but I could never get a seat up there as it was always busy.

The rooms are small but functional and comfortable, the beds are really comfortable and I slept really well, the room had bathsalts which was welcome after a day at petra!

Only bad points I found was the breakfast quality was not as good as the other moevenpicks I had stayed in on the tour I was on and also less choice.
The food and drinks were really pricey more expensive than Amman, around £8 for a vodka and coke.
I found the man at reception rude and unhelpful but he was the only staff member I found that with which was a shame.

Overall I would recommend this hotel for your stay at Petra, its a fantastic location and the friendly staff will make your stay a good one.

Room Tip: Go for a lower floor room as there are only 2 lifts and they are very very slow
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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TWAISSI, General Manager at Movenpick Resort Petra, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2012

Dear Valued Guest

Thank you for posting your comments on tripadvisor. I have read your comments and feel excited to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us. The team and I are pleased to know that the hotel facilities and service provided were up to your satisfaction and exceeded your expectations.

We pride ourselves on providing "honest, uncomplicated, comfort" to all our guests and are pleased to hear we achieved our goal. The staff will be very proud to see that they were able to make your stay so great when we share your kind comments with them.

We would be delighted to host you should your travel plans bring you again to Petra.

Best regards,

Abedrabo Twaissi
General Manager

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

A pleasant and relaxing hotel to stay in, superbly located by the entrance to Petra. Staff were generally helpful. We enjoyed the rooftop restaurant and the central lounge and bar area. Some noise from the main street, so light sleepers should request a room at the back.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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TWAISSI, General Manager at Movenpick Resort Petra, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2012

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your kind feedback on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us and the services and facilities provided exceeded your expectation.

We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Mövenpick Resort Petra in the not too distant future.

Best regards,

Abedrabo Twaissi
General Manager

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

The Hotel Movenpick Petra was an outstanding oasis in Petra. Although we had booked a standard room, we were upgraded to a junior suite, corner room #312, which was extremely comfortable, clean and quiet with a lovely view of the pool. After a busy day of touring, it was so nice to return to the room and then relax at the awesome pool. The location was superb for touring Petra and the hotel itself had many nice restaurants (and we tried almost all of them because we were there for three nights). My only complaint is the prohibitively expensive price of alcohol. Nowhere in my world travels, have I had to pay this much for beer or wine. The hotel should definitely reconsider its pricing. We did receive exceptional service from the hotel’s staff, both in the reservations department, wait staff and housekeeping. Without a doubt, I would recommend the Hotel Movenpick Petra to any traveler.
Tips: Do go to Petra at 7 am. It was worth it to have the peace and quiet. Also, a trip to the Monastery on Day 1 and then a trip through Wadi Farasa on Day 2 are a must!

Room Tip: junior suite #312 is a corner unit - very quiet and has a view of the pool
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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TWAISSI, General Manager at Movenpick Resort Petra, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2012

Dear Valued Guest

Thank you for posting your comments on tripadvisor. I have read your comments and feel excited to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us. The team and I are pleased to know that the hotel facilities and service provided were up to your satisfaction and exceeded your expectations.

We pride ourselves on providing "honest, uncomplicated, comfort" to all our guests and are pleased to hear we achieved our goal. The staff will be very proud to see that they were able to make your stay so great when we share your kind comments with them.

We would be delighted to host you should your travel plans bring you again to Petra.

Best regards,

Abedrabo Twaissi
General Manager

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Reviewed October 20, 2012

We stayed two nights at the Moevenpick during our visit to Petra. You can walk to the entrance of the park in 5 minutes...it's beyond convenient. The hotel itself is very nice, Arabic luxe with excellent service and excellent food. The breakfast buffet has a dizzying array of food and the a la carte menu was decent...we had a lunch brought to us poolside which was amazing. The rooms are standard, but updated, roomy, and comfortable. A very nice touch was the free/open minibar included in the room price. The one surprise, for a hotel of this class was that you had to pay extra for WiFi internet...I would have expected this to be included for a hotel of this class. Otherwise, we enjoyed the pool and gym and as I mentioned, you are at the park entrance when you wake up, so it can't get better than that. Enjoy!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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TWAISSI, General Manager at Movenpick Resort Petra, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2012

Dear Valued Guest

Thank you for posting your comments on tripadvisor. I have read your comments and feel excited to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us. The team and I are pleased to know that the hotel facilities and service provided were up to your satisfaction and exceeded your expectations.

We pride ourselves on providing "honest, uncomplicated, comfort" to all our guests and are pleased to hear we achieved our goal. The staff will be very proud to see that they were able to make your stay so great when we share your kind comments with them.

We would be delighted to host you should your travel plans bring you again to Petra.

Best regards,

Abedrabo Twaissi
General Manager

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Reviewed October 20, 2012

We only spent one night here but found it wonderfully convenient and comfortable. We were able to have a crack of dawn breakfast and be on site to enter the gates of Petra by 6:20 am. As we took advantage of an opportunity to ride horseback to the top and look down over the Rose City, we were most grateful for the availability of a hot tub and Dead Sea bath salts on our return!
A very elegant and quiet hotel with excellent choices for breakfast.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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TWAISSI, General Manager at Movenpick Resort Petra, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2012

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking your precious time to post your comments on Tripadvisor. My team and were happy to read that we succeeded in meeting & exceeding your expectations and to know that you have given us an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to hospitality.

Your kind feedback is a source of great encouragement for the staff and the management to do even better in the future.

Looking forward to welcoming you back to the Mövenpick Resort Petra in the not too distant future.

Best regards,

Abedrabo Twaissi
General Manager

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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Good hotel in Petra, just close to the gate to Petra. Good location for the visit. Very good roof top restaurant with barbeque. Limited wifi access in the hotel.

Swimming pool in the backyard was rather cold.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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TWAISSI, General Manager at Movenpick Resort Petra, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2012

Dear Valued Guest

Thank you for posting your feedback on Tripadvisor regarding your recent stay at the Mövenpick Resort Petra. This is an invaluable source for us to review our performance and strive to achieve excellent standards of product and service to our guests.

Hopping to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Petra

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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Have just spent 3 nights at this hotel and it was a fantastic experience. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and the room was excellent in all respects. We were only booked for B and B, but the breakfast was stunning. My only regret is that we could not stay for longer. The hotel is one minute's walk from the Petra Tourist Centre... a factor worth considering as you return from a full day's walking and you are desperate for a shower!

Room Tip: Try and book one that overlooks Petra and has a balcony.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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TWAISSI, General Manager at Movenpick Resort Petra, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2012

Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to post your kind feedback on tripadvisor. We are delighted to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us and the services and facilities provided exceeded your expectation.

We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Mövenpick Resort Petra in the not too distant future and assure you already in advance of our best care and attention to your comfort.

Best regards,

Abedrabo Twaissi
General Manager

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Additional Information about Movenpick Resort Petra

Address: Tourism Street P.O.Box 214, Petra - Wadi Musa 71810, Jordan
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Location: Jordan > Ma'an Governorate > Petra - Wadi Musa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Petra - Wadi Musa
#2 Family Hotel in Petra - Wadi Musa
#2 Luxury Hotel in Petra - Wadi Musa
#2 Business Hotel in Petra - Wadi Musa
Price Range: $128 - $407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Movenpick Resort Petra 5*
Number of rooms: 183
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the hidden city. The Movenpick Resort Petra is the ideal starting point for exciting excursions to the ancient City of the Nabateans. It also offers an enchanting atmosphere for you to relax and unwind as never before. ... more   less 
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