Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
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Without a doubt, one of the world's most amazing places, the Jordan Rift Valley is a dramatic, beautiful landscape, which at the Dead Sea, is over 400m (1,312 ft.) below sea level. The lowest point on the face of the earth, this vast stretch of water receives a number of incoming rivers, including the River Jordan. Once the waters reach the Dead …
We spent the morning in the lovely hotel, floating on Dead Sea, taking body mud mask, and swimming in the hotel resort - a much needed relaxation after a hectic tour in Syria.
We left the hotel at mid-day, and visited Jesus' baptism site on the Jordan river - across the river is Israel. It was almost 50 degrees Celsius and we almost melted …
Today we leave the ancient city of Petra. What a magnificent place.
The high school year has ended and the final year students have received their results. Gunshots can be heard in the distance and it is simply the students celebrating their end of year results. They fire into the air, sounds spectacular, it is illegal, but noone seems too …
The difference between Israel and Jordan is like night and day. My Jordanian experience began the moment I stepped onto the Royal Jordanian A319 in Tel Aviv. Very professional airline, and very old school: all flight attendants are female but they also have a purser who is always an older man. Other than greet passengers, the purser doesn't seem to …
... Neil and I hiked Wadi Mujib together, and he nearly died on a small waterfall, but everything turned out okay. Wadi Mujib is a magnificent canyon that has a fresh water river running through its center. If you hike through the river, you can eventually reach a waterfall and see some beautiful sites. Although the only “trail” open during Ramadan is the Siq trail (said to be the easiest one), this hike is not for the faint of heart. We had to use all ...
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Amazing hotel on the perfect piece of property overlooking the Dead Sea. Amazing pools and amazing sunsets. Upgrade to the Ishtar suite!
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We had heard so much about the new Kempinski at the Dead Sea so when we were planning our trip we just HAD to stay at the hotel. We had such a wonderful time this was a true highlight to our vacation in Jordan and can recommend this lovely hotel to anyone wanting to realx at the Dead Sea.
The hotel is absolutely nice, the arctic of the hotel did a very nice job there, but the most important in the hotel was the staff am really impressed how nice and helpful staff in the hotel specially when you check in the bell man who escort you to the room to the restaurant staff and the amazing pool staff.
I spend a week in Kempinski Hotel Dead Sea where I found that it's not enough, the weather was very good, I spend a lot of time at the Beach where MR. Jimi at the beach was taking care of me, I love a lot the experience of the Mud and the flouting at the dead sea.
Differently I will come back there.
I was extremely disappointed in this over-rated hotel. The overall appearance of the hotel itself is rather shabby, especially in comparison to its nearby competitors. But this was not a big issue, the real problem was the very poor trained staff and inadequate service.
We stayed here at the end of an incredible holiday in Jordan. We had not really known what to expect with the country before hand but loved every aspect of it. The people are incredibly friendly and helpful and do not associate you with any deeds of your government! The sites are beyond description - Jerash, Wadi Rum, Petra, The Dead Sea were all amazing.
Brilliant place - it's only half built but Phase 2 (a huge building further up the hill) cannot even be seen or heard from the completed part of the hotel, which directly overlooks the Dead sea. We were really worried about this when we first arrived but the Phase 2 part of the hotel was completely invisible during our stay.
Out of this World
I went there with my mother and brother and got agood deal- $ 220 for a double and $ 160 for a single. It is a truly luxurious and amazing place. The infinity pools gives the feeling that you are floating in the clouds. The dead sea itself is an experience. It is an ideal place for the whole family.
We stayed at Kempinski last month and it was great. What a place. Eight pools, beautiful rooms and restaurants, what a delight. I have more info and pictures at Bombastic Life dot com - just do a search using bombastic and you will find it!
L'Ishtar Kempinski, dernier-né des hôtels de la Mer Morte côté jordanien, est vraiment superbe: les chambres-villas sont architecturalement très réussies, les piscines ponctuent intelligemment les espaces communs (l'infinity pool avec panorama sur la côte israélienne est magique, surtout au coucher du soleil), l'ensemble dégage une merveilleuse impression de sérénité et de douceur de vivre. Seul le bâtiment principal, où se situe la réception et le restaurant principal prête le flanc à la critique: un peu surdimensionné, il paraît vide (les réceptionnistes sont un peu perdus à leurs petits bureaux sous 15m de plafond) et pas très accueillant; le côté "temple d'Ishtar" fait pour tout dire assez "toc".
This place is next to the Moevenpick Dead Sea resort and close to the Marriott Dead Sea Resort. The Kempinski is really a top destination, really 5* +. On the other side they are building the Six Senses Spa Resort. The beach of the Kempinski hotel is long, clean, very nice. The terrace overlooking the Dead Sea and the pool areas are fantastic. If you can afford it, book it !