Marina Plaza Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- 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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... territory making the Saudi border a mere 10km away while Eilat in Israel is visible just over the border and around the large headland in front lies Taba in Egypt. The port at Aqaba is vital to Jordan and lorries ply the road to Amman transporting imported items to the capital while trains use the Hejaz Railway transporting phosphates for export. It was eyewateringly hot in Aqaba even at 9.30am and we ...
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... to Aqaba at the gate, but when we made it to the bus taking us to the next flight, they didn't wait for long. So roughly only 3 out of maybe 12 made it on the next flight, fortunately including me. Arriving in Aqaba it was also fairly difficult to find anybody to help me with my lost luggage but I finally made it and had a nice chat with ...
... in full dress, headscarves and all, and people in bikinis, but in this context no one seemed to mind. The pool was outrageous; a series of lagoons strung together by canals, crisscrossed by bridges, with fountains, waterfalls, a swim-up bar, you name it. It was just warm enough out to make swimming tolerable, so we took advantage, and ate lunch poolside. Afterwards we walked thirty feet and went for a dip in the Red Sea, which was not as ...
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