Four Seasons Hotel Amman
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... wanderlust by writing my first blog post from the comfort of home. This year has unfolded a little differently. We're headed to the Middle East, on the trip I have been imagining for years - supposedly the epic trip to celebrate turning 40 - and things aren't going as planned. By the time this blog post reaches you, I will have landed in Amman, with the intent of whirling through this tiny kingdom of Jordan, before crossing into Israel and the ...
... in Jordan. We also had "I love you" and "you're cute" (to Adrian) by girls and women in Jordan almost every day. Our egos didn't suffer.
But that's beside the point. We went to Jerash to see the ruins, not get fawned over by schoolgirls.
Jerash was not a disappointment. We spent over 2 hours there, doing the obligatory scramble over thousand ...
... place where Moses was allowed to view the holy land and where God showed Moses the promised land and explained that he would not join those he had led from Egypt. The weather did not fully cooperate either, but I am told that when you stand where I was standing - and it's a clear day - you can see, as Moses did, the Jordan River Valley, the Dead Sea, Jericho and Jerusalem.
We were able to see some things in the distance; however, dust ...
... Dicapilus : Jerash ruins frm Hellenistic period. Greek city established by Pompei. Romans preserved it. Greek city ate pig, this where Jesus cured the possessed man (spirits to pigs)
Mark 5: 1-20, Luke 8:8,26,39 (Gadorians) Matt 8:28-34
We now see Gadora (Umcase) and (& later ...
... fuss. Both Okla and Mahmoud are very nice and extremely helpful. They took us to a place in Aqaba where we got some Jordanian dinar and then they bought us a falafel for breakfast. The first thing that struck us about Jordan was its cleanliness compared to Egypt. There are even bins. The other thing they have is traffic lights that people seem to take notice of.
After a 3 hour drive, we both dozed, we reached the Dead Sea and were given use of ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Four Seasons Hotel Amman
Classic Four Seasons
Stayed three nigts on business. Everything you would expect in a Four Seasons property, from the exceptional service to the flower arrangements. Found the 24 hour pressing service useful. I arrived at 2am and was able to have shirts pressed for work by the following morning. All the staff I had contact with went that little bit further in whatever they did - and were always friendly when they did it. Went to a number of other 5 * hotels for meetings etc.. and was always glad to return to the Four Seasons. Only slight issue was the time it takes to have a pot of tea delivered : 15-20 minutes. I can understand at peak times but at midnight or 3pm? - but it's an issue I find at all hotels. However, I would definitely recommend the hotel.
Das Hotel war fantastisch. Liegt in einer tollen Gegend, der Service unglaublich gut. Haben für mich einen fantastischen Ausflug nach Petra organisiert. Würde sofort wieder hin!
Sehr nah an der Genialität
Eines der besten Hotels, in denen ich bisher gewohnt habe und ich habe schon einige gesehen! Der gesamte Ort fühlt sich sehr elegant und von hoher Qualität an. Die Blumen im Foyer waren toll. Die Zimmer wunderschön. Wohnte sonst immer im Grand Hyatt in Amman, das hier ist aber noch besser.
Pretty near to awesome
One of the best hotels I have stayed in (and I've stayed in a few!). The whole place feels classy, elegant and high quality. Flowers in the foyer were superb. Rooms lovely.
I used to stay at the Grand Hyatt in Amman but this is even better.
This hotel is really amazing! The Four Seasons has an awesome staff, awesome views of Amman, awesome public spaces, wonderful food, and very large rooms. This is by far one of the nicest hotels I have stayed in terms of ambiance as well as service. Everyone was very friendly and knowledgeable. They really had the guest's interests in mind. It was truly a great hotel in a great city!
the hotel was fantastic. located in a great area, the service was amazing. booked and set me up for a fantastic day trip to Petra. would love to go back!
The Place to Stay in Jordan
This is smaller than most other Four Seasons but the rooms still live up to expectations and the food in the restaurants is excellent. We had a view of all of Amman. The staff is what you would expect - exceptional, helpful, and friendly and well above the staff services provided at most hotels. The Spa is at the same exceptional level of all Four Season Spas and is not to be missed. All in all, it was a lovely, though more boutique-like, experience and I cannot fault this hotel in any way. This is especially true since the room was only $99 a night!
The nicest hotel I have stayed this year !
Personnel of this hotel is fabulous. Pools (one outside and one inside) are the best I ever had in a city hotel.
Business facilities are very convenient.
The most relaxing place I ever visited !
Fantastic hotel with typical Four Seasons features.
Lovely decoration of all public areas, reminding me of the Ritz Four Seasons in Lisbon (beautiful vases, pottery and floral arrangements).
Rooms up to 5-star standards (I had a no-smoking deluxe room on the quiet side) but not brilliant. Excellent restaurants: breakfast buffet with many delicious local specialties (try the foul madammas), all-day Seasons restaurant with impressive lunch buffet or à la carte (again, very good local dishes), superior Italian cuisine at Vivace, the best afternoon tea I have ever had (in the all-day Lounge), many unusual non-alcoholic drinks (infusions, cocktails) in the Lounge or the great Square bar. During the Ramadan fast, the hotel organises an elegant daily buffet for the iftar meal (breaking the fast) in their grand ball room decorated with palm trees.
I spent hours in the luxurious Dead Sea spa: outdoor pool, indoor pool with jacuzzi, very relaxing sauna / steam room area (similar to Four Seasons Lisbon), large fitness room with panoramic views over the city, relaxing area with spa bar.
Impressive level of service from all staff, who were so kind from the moment I stepped out of the taxi from the airport to the moment I left six days later (I will especially remember the smaller things, like the hot towels scented with orange flower in the restaurants).
Only minus point: the hotel has no garden. Location is about 15 minutes by taxi from downtown Amman and close to the city's exit roads, which makes it a good base to visit many interesting sites: Jerash and Northern Jordan, Dead Sea (I spent a day relaxing at the Mövenpick resort in Suweimeh), Roman forts east of Amman. After spending some hours sightseeing, it was always a great relief to return to the comfort of the Four Seasons. Few tourists around and no large groups; hotel seems to attract businesspeople and locals (in restaurants, meeting rooms and spa).
I have been on business to Jordan on a number of occasions and have stayed at the Four Seasons twice.
First and foremost, the food, service and rooms are precisely what you would expect from a Four Seasons Hotel. That it so say, excellent in all respects.
The only draw back is the location of the hotel which is in the middle of nowhere and next door to the Sheraton Hotel.
However, this is a small problem in my mind. The hotel prices are astoundingly reasonable given what you would expect to pay at a Four Seasons hotel, so stay there now while you can before the prices inevitably rise.
The in hotel restaurants are good but not excellent. I particularly did not like the Thai restaurant that much but my views may be coloured by the fact that I lived in Bangkok for some time and am therefore accustomed to the excellent Thai food that you would get there.
All, in all, it is well worth the prices if you happen to be in Amman.