InterContinental Aqaba Resort
Travel Blogs from Aqaba
I am not here in Aqaba for its resort. We are here for Wadi Rum, the desert area made famous by T.E. Lawrence. First, we manage to squeeze in some viewings of Aqaba's finest antiquities, the ruins of one of the earliest Islamic settlements and the earliest purpose-built Christian church in the known world. It is a shame these sites are full of …
The six hour trek in Petra makes us want more of Jordan. We are ready to move on to the next location. To the Red Sea we go... Hop on the King's Highway, a scenic mountain route, takes longer than we thought. The sun is setting. We scan the car radio and find Spin Jordan - a hip hop pop station - which has both a female and a male DJ speaking …
Well last time I left you we had just arrived in Jordan at the town of Aqaba. Aqaba is Jordan’s tourist centre on the Red Sea of which they only have a small amount of coastline on (Drive along the coast for only a little while and you will hit the Saudi Arabian border). The town itself is mostly hotels along the water …
Considered one of the recent Wonders of the World Petra is a place of wonder for sure.
It exsisted for centuries for the Nabatean culture and then later Roman.
It is best known to movie gowers for being in the Indiana Jones movie "The Last Crusade".
We hired a taxi from Amman. It takes several hours to get to Petra but the roads …
Great few days ın Aquaba (loungıng on the beach) ın Petra (overwhelmıng splendor of 2000 year old cıty). Vısıted wıth my brother Asıf and cousın Imran.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
Historical Traveler Reviews InterContinental Aqaba Resort
Hotel de lujo
el hotel es de lujo,no como otros.tiene su propia playa privada.el desayuno y la cena son buenos.el hotel es nuevo y las habitaciones de lujo.la atencion del personal muy bueno.hotel muy recomendado.
What a fantastic place to stay. The downside is there is a mega building site opposite the entrance which will take a few years to complete.
Setting on the trace,with my best friend,my sister Lara ,sunset,nice worm weather.great service,with a smile on the faces,welcoming,best time ever.clean all over,great food.you have to go there,its an unforgettable experience.have fun.
I cannot praise this hotel highly enough, everything was wonderful. Myself and my husband stayed here in March 07 for a weekend with some friends. When we booked it I upgraded to a deluxe room for just a few dollars more than a standard room. This meant we got a beautiful balcony over looking the pool area and the red sea. The rooms were very clean, very spacious and had the extra luxuries of bathrobes, slippers etc. The bathroom was quite large as was the balcony and overall the rooms were very comfortable.
Absolutely loved this hotel. We were here for just 2 nights on tour of Jordan and Egypt as part of our honeymoon. The foyer was amazing and we were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived. The room was very modern, spacious, balconies overlooking the sea. Bathroom was fantastic with a walk-in shower. Staff were very friendly. Lots of beach activities on your doorstep, and not far from town centre. We found the hotel very clean, so was surprised to read some of the review comments. Great food and moorish breakfast. The only negativities were that the outside pool was not heated (but we found this to be the case at the other 3 hotels we stayed in Jordan) and the spa only had male masseurs on the weekend we were there, which being female, I didnt then go for the spa treatments. Not major faults so can't really mark down this hotel. Wished we could have spent longer here. Would definitely return to it and spend longer there when we hope to go back to Jordan in 2007.
This was my second visit to this hotel. The first stay was in April with a friend and it WAS perfect. The second was the beginning of September and I was shocked at how much it had gone down hill (after I suppose was a busy summer). Pretty sad for a hotel that was only a year and half old at the time.
We spent a week at the Inter Continental Aqaba and found it great and the food was varied as we did the inclusive Half Board arranged via JV. The design of the hotel was great with every room having a balcony, service was excellent and the rooms kept clean and tidy. Bathroom and Shower could have held 2 football teams and coaches.
Sehr nettes Hotel. Der Empfang und die Aufenthaltsräume sind einmalig. Das Haupt-Schwimmbad ist nicht geheizt, ist jedoch von guter Größe. Die Bar am Pool ist geschlossen. Vom schönen Jacuzzi kann man den Sonnenuntergang beobachten. Das Zimmer war von angenehmer Größe. Das Bad ist hübsch mit Marmor ausgestattet und hat eine Dusche zum Reinlaufen. Die Restaurants sind sehr gut, ganz besonders das Labanese. Preiswert und unterhaltsam! Es handelt sich um einen guten Ausgangspunkt um das restliche Jordanien zu erobern.
Very nice hotel.
Stunning reception and communal areas. The main pool isn't heated but is of a good size. The pool side bar is closed. Jacuzzi is great and you can watch the sunset from it. Both the pool and the jacuzzi close at sunset.
Room was a good size, not massive. Bathroom was very nice, marble with a walk-in shower.
Restaurants were very good, espically Labanese.
Good value and good fun. Good base from which to explore the rest of Jordan.
I enjoyed my stay at Intercontinental for a 3 day weekend but some improvement would be nice. The weather was beautiful, the views were spectacular. We arrived on a friday afternoon at 3:15 pm. Our fridge had some half drank water bottles, our room was missing a wine glass, and our balcony door would not lock shut. This was dissapointing as I was expecting the place to be perfect, as it has only been open about 6 months. Other than these issues, the rooms were great and service adequate. The private beach is a bit small, but since this was not a busy time there was no issue. But i must admit after stumbling accross the public beach, Intercontinetals beach was just fine. One thing which my wife and I did not enjoy was the pool and beach hours. The pool "closes" at sunset, but in reality it was a bit earlier. same for the beach. this disturbed us since one night we attempted to enjoy the ocean and pleasant weather and were interrupted by a security guard telling us the beach was closed. He proceded to follow us to make sure we didn't step on the sand anymore. It would be much bettter if the pool and hottub stayed open much later. The facilities are great, 24 hour gym, great bars and restaurants. Overall we were pleased with our stay. Ocean view is a must, as the other rooms overlook construction or other hotels.