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After 14 hours of flying and 23 hours of travelling, we finally arrived at 2am in Amman, Jordan.
Within minutes of watching the scenery whiz by along the highway from the airport, I knew I would like this country. Why? I have no idea. Perhaps it was the fact that the highway was well developed (+1 point) but that I didn't feel like I was …
Hallo liebe Zuhausegebliebenen,
nur ein kurzes Lebenszeichen heute; ich bin ueberraschend gut und schnell angekommen in Madaba.
Das Hotelpersonal in Amman hat mir die Busstation genannt, die die Locals benutzen und die sehr viel naeher war als die grosse Busstation, und sobald ich ankam, fuhr auch schon der all-arab Minibus nach …
En-route to Madaba we stopped at the crusader castle of Kerak and briefly the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is over 400 meters below sea level, the lowest point on the earth and is rapidly shrinking because of diversion of incoming water from the Jordan River to the north. We then drove up the hill to enjoy the longest lasting sunset I've ever seen, it …
With so many people going green, eco-tourism is more popular than ever. Jordan has tapped into this trend offering tourists a bevy of carbon footprint-free ways to explore their country which boarders on the Dead Sea. My top three favourite experiences included:
Having a mud bath then soaking in the Dead Sea
The Dead Sea is one …
We travelled to Madaba, about an hour outside of Amman as we had no desire to stay in Amman and we'd read that this small town was a good point of departure for visiting the biblical sites in the area. The hotel was great and very helpful. Our first day we spent visiting St. George’s Church in Madaba, where the oldest existing map of the holy …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMariam Hotel Madaba
We were on the fourth floor looking out over the pool. Pool was very cold but given it was over 30 degree celsius that was not a bad thing. Great late check out (12pm) and breakfast was the best breakfast that we had in Jordan.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mariam Hotel Madaba
I don't agree with the previous writer. It is a good quality budget hotel, with a very helpful owner who will arrange good value transport around the country.
The hotel has a nice pool, clean rooms and is good value.
A great choice for staying either the first night or last night as close to the airport. The owner arranges great value taxis.
Avoid the rooms facing the road if you can as they can be affected by traffic noise.
We stayed at the Miriam for two nights in late March. Frankly, I was not impressed. The staff weren't super friendly, my impression was that they were rather uncaring whether we were there or not.
The rooms were old, the furniture run down, the food horrible. The one above average quality about the place was the satellite TV in the rooms.
If you have a car at the hotel, watch out. The neighborhood kids threw eggs at mine. I was told that I was lucky, they usually throw rocks!
Friendly and Clean
This is a fantastic budget hotel , and easily the cleanest we stayed in for five weeks of travelling around Egypt and Jordan. Madaba is charming and an excellent alternate base to Amman for exploring the area around Dead Sea, Mt Nebo, etc. Charl, the Manager, was very helpful and organised transport and trips for us at a low rate. Ibrahim is a very good cook, and the food in the restaurant was tasty and reasonably priced. We have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.
Great hotel in Madaba
We came to Madaba with our six year old girl and we were worried, how to get to the airport at five o'clock in the morning. Also we wanted to go to the dead sea, but no clue, how. The manager from the Maryam Hotel arranged everything. He even gave us a takeaway breakfast and took all the worries from us!
As a very nice side effect, the rooms were very clean, breakfast was great and the staff very helpful.
A friend and I stayed at the Mariam Hotel for two nights in September and October 2005. A really excellent hotel and run by the extremely friendly and welcoming Charl Twal. Spotless and very tastefully decorated rooms. Excellent value for money. I can't recommend this place highly enough!
The best Hotel in Madaba
If you plan to visit Jordan and travel there. In Northern Jordan stay in Hotel Madaba. It is very good basin to make one-day-trips. This Hotel ist the perfect one. "Charlie" /the manager of this Hotel/ ist very good, he can advise you where you can make a trip. If there is no bus-connection, he can manage other tourist to travel with you by a car, so as you can share the cost for taxi.
I will come back once again and definately stay in Mariam Hotel in Madaba.
Loved the Mariam Hotel
We stayed in this hotel 19th and 20th September. It was very clean and the staff were very friendly. We had two of the new rooms overlooking the outdoor swimming pool. The hotel is ideally located to explore the mosaics in Madaba, Mt. Nebo, Dead Sea etc and is less than half-an-hour from the airport. Excellent value for money.
Friendly family hotel
The hotel is well run by a friendly jordanian family. It is well situated , about 30 km from the Aman international airport in a small provincial town of Madaba in Jordan.
The hotel is located in a quiet street, not far from the city centre. The rooms are tidy and well kept clean. At the patio in the back there is a swimming pool with a cosy bar and shower facilities.
The Dead Sea rift valley is not far and also Mount Nebo with its spectacular panoramic view can easily be visited (10km). The owner is a geologist and he can tell you all about the surroundings.
We had a very good stay in the Mariam hotel at an affordable cost.
My friend and arrived fairly late at night from Petra. We chose this hotel from our Lonely Planet guide which said it was great and it was right. Charl, the manager, and his cousin couldn't do enough for us. The main part of the hotel was busy but they've built an 'extension' just up the road and the rooms there were new, clean, quiet and comfortable and really well appointed for the rates we paid. Each has an ensuite bathroom and television. We were given a choice of any of the rooms. Charl organised for us to have a meal when we arrived. All the food we had there was fresh, healthy and plentiful, served in the communal dining room. Everything you would want to see in Madaba is within walking distance from this hotel. There's a nice, friendly convenience store across the road. If you're out and about in the middle of the day the kids want to practise their English on you. The day we left for the airport a taxi was ordered for us. Madaba is closer to the airport than Amman, by the way. The Mariam Hotel and Madaba are fantastic value for money. Amman was good but this was much better.
Great family-run hotel which is more like a bed & breakfast. Rooms are spare but clean and a great value. The staff are friendly and will help to arrange transportation.