InterContinental Aqaba Resort
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... visit a castle on the way there, but there were some strikes in Jordan that day because they'd just put the price up for milk, bread and petrol, so the guide played it safe and kept us away from the action. He thought the government (and the king) would relent anyway after seeing the protests so it all seemed like a bit of a waste of time. Funny think about the king of Jordan. His dad looked like a better version of Sean Connery, his mother was hot and ...
... eat though, there is nothing green around in this desert, even firewood has to be bought in, they cant just hack down a tree, there are lots of lemon, fig, almond trees, olive trees around in a few gardens
The kids are the same the world over, they all wanted their pictures taken, they are filthy, no shoes, snotty nosed, they look like they need a decent bath, but they look happier than kids that have a lot more, one kid had 4 cans on a wire, ...
So after we arrıved ın jordan at the port of Aqaba, we ventured further ınland to the Wadi Rum desert. Sıttıng ın the back of a very old jeep we bounced around the desert takıng ın the beautıful mountaın ranges. There were a few old carvıngs ın the rocks whıch ıs always specıal to see. One fantastıc part of ...
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And then back to the camp. I think we all expected some very touristy Bedouin food and entertainment around a camp fire. Maybe something a little special for us for New Years Eve. We couldn't have been more wrong. The camp was given over to a party for around 400 young Jordanians who had driven there from Amman and Aqaba, they were there to party and not stay the night. Loud disco music broke the desert peace till ...
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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.
Fantastic Hotel !!
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.
Our friends, luckily accidently got upgraded to a suite and when they called the front desk to let them know what room they were given the management said that it was not booked for the weekend anyway so they could stay there. It was an amazing room with a huge terrance overlooking the red sea, lovely place to relax with a glass of wine !
The staff were very pleasant and extremely helpful. The bar was very comfortable and had lovely views. On the second night we decided to dine in the hotel as the choice of restaurants in Aqaba town is limited. The hotel resaurant was a delight, with violinist playing and the food was excellant and reasonably priced. Again the staff in the restaurant and bar were so welcoming and helpful, we had no complaints.
Overall a great hotel, would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Aqaba.
One of the best hotels we have stayed in...
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.
Second visit - A HUGE disappointment.
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.
The pool area was dirty with dozens of cigarette butts laying around and old gum sticking to the pavement. After a few years of this neglect - it will resemble a dirty city sidewalk. We were among the very few westerners staying there and the Arab men were diving into the pool despite the signs saying "no diving". There was a woman dressed head to ankle in clothes swimming the pool. The sign said proper swimming attire must be worn. Is this "proper" swimming attire? The staff was oblivious to the lack of adherence to the rules as well as the filth on the ground.
Outside our room someone had spilled what looked like tomato sauce on the floor. It stayed there till the next day. Why isn't management making sure staff is checking the common areas several times a day? There were also cigarette butts on the floors of the hallways. In our rooms there was old gum stuck to our floors. The small carpet in front of our desk had a huge spill on it - come on - clean it or throw it out! And worse...... my headboard had something gross wiped on it (I won't say what but I am sure you can guess what it was!!!!) There is no excuse for any of this. This is a bad reflection of the Management, the staff and the slobs that stay at this hotel. It is a sad because it was a promising hotel with nice modern rooms (great beds with duvets) and beautiful grounds and pool (great beach for Aqaba as well) before they allowed people to trash them. I hope the Management reads this so they can step up and save it. In the meantime, I will change my allegience to the Movenpick until they do. The Intercon is not worthy of the extra money.
Easter in Aqaba
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.
We picked this hotel because of the Trip Advisor reviews which have been 100% correct. Other groups staying at the Radison were not pleased with the standard and attitude of the staff, demorilised as the building is to be rebuilt.
Only issue was we asked for a lunch instead of evening meal as we did the full day trip to Wadi Rum which included an evening meal, they tried to charge for this but credited it after some discussion. Hotel prices for water, sweets and drink are pricey. Best to use the town which is friendly and easy to walk about.
Felt very secure in the hotel and one week was enough in Aqaba.
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.
Overall good, but could use some improvement
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.