Marina Plaza Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- TV Channel One Russia
- Room service
TravelPod Member ReviewsMarina Plaza Hotel Aqaba
Lovely hotel setting. Out of town but has a shuttle. Rooms OK, but as with many others, has a thick bed cover, no upper sheet. A really silly idea in such a hot climate, requiring the air conditioning on all night!
Calling it a beach is a big misnomer, you can't really get into the water as there are large rocks and coral. I was subsequently told the larger hotels in town have an actual beach with sand.
Breakfast plentiful but strange combinations and presentation.They also do not seem to think sometimes people like milk with their coffee.
Swimming pool was lovely.
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