Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
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TravelPod Member ReviewsKempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea
We booked to stay at Kempinski Aqaba for 1 night in January. We had wanted to pamper ourselves in a 5-star hotel after living it "rough" in Petra and camping in Wadi Rum on preceding nights.
We know Kempinski is a 5-star hotel but the hotel's service and décor is way beyond our expectations! From the main gate entrance where our car was checked right until the time we checked out, the service of ALL the staffs has been excellent. We were treated with utmost respect and greeted with friendly, genuine smile.
Our double room was impeccably clean and luxurious. The furniture and décor of the entire hotel is first class in terms of design and quality. The same can be said about the toiletries in the bathroom. Everything is beyond luxurious! The mini bar is complimentary, so is the internet service in the room, if you have your own laptop.
The view from our room is amazing - it faces the Red Sea and beyond that, you can see Israel on a fine, clear day. The beach is beautiful and as we were there during winter, it was not crowded but the sea was a bit cold. Along the beach, there were many beach chairs with mattress so soft and comfortable you have to tear yourself away! Besides the beach chairs, there were also many gazebo-like huts for guests, complete with soft mattress and throws of pillows.
The swimming pool is large and overlooks the Red Sea and there is a bar in the middle of it, with stone stools discreetly constructed underneath the surface of the water level.
We had dinner at the Fish-In Restaurant and again, we only have good things to say about it. We were greeted by the chef who came to our table personally to introduce the specialties on the menu and to make recommendations to us based on our preferences. We had the best grilled sea bass, preceded by a delicious starter called Arab Mezza, which is a mixed of local Arabic specialties in small portions, both highly recommended by the chef.
The breakfast was another thing to rave about! Fist, the view of the dining room - large, spacious and overlooking the Red Sea again. The food - hmmm...you have to be there to fully appreciate the mind-boggling range of choices you have and uniqueness of their presentation! We have certainly not seen anything like it in any other 5-star hotels which we have stayed at. Just to illustrate the exaggeration of the hotel's thoughtfulness - they have 3 different kinds of milk for you to choose from: low fat, semi-skimmed or full cream!
We can go on and on about all the good things to say about this excellent hotel, as described by the title of our review. The only disappointment for us is the fact that we only have 1 night to spend in this luxurious paradise!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
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