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... up since arriving in Jordan. I almost passed by one dim shop window, but spied a lovely specimen out of the corner of my eye. As I peered in, the lights magically came on, and a sweet old man opened the door to beckon me inside. His tanned leathery face lit up when he heard my name: "It's an Arabic name!", he smiled. He was even more delighted to learn that I was from Canada, and told me that my voice was "beautiful, like butter flowing out of your throat". I've ...
... of whom grew up and many of whom still live in nomadic tents in the desert. There is still much debate as to whether they are "technically" Arab, but whatever the case, they have a different culture than core Jordanians...or Arabs for that matter. They are also treated differently within Arab society. I made the comparison of Gypsies in Europe, when trying to explain it to Anna. I bring this up, as most anywhere else in Jordan, it would be all but unimaginable to ...
... is a stunner, yet he's ugly as sin, quite fat and looks like he should be an usher at a cinema somewhere. He's apparently also a bit of a dumbass but if you say that in public you can be put in jail, so obviously very few people do. He must be doing something right though as Jordan seems to be the only functional country around here. Syrians are currently flooding into Jordan as their country implodes yet again... Friday was our last day in Jordan ...
... what it did) but she was really happy playing with it
(I suppose not bathing is some kids idea of heaven, you decide, but they have bugger all, but they looked really happy with their lot and their sheep and goats, it has to be what you are bought up with, if you have nothing, you expect nothing)
We get to do our own thing tomorrow, before we head out to the dead sea, so it will be wandering round town, we even got a horse and carrige sorted ...
... Rum desert ıs a strange rock formatıon that looks lıke a brıdge. İ clımbed up the rock wıth my fellow travellors but chıckened out at the top for fear of beıng blown over the edge by the strong wınds. Don't worry though, İ conquered that fear ın Turkey!
That nıght we slept under the stars ın the desert. The ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMoevenpick Resort & Residence Aqaba
at first we were not even going to come to Aqaba as we had heard it was not of interest, we ended staying two nights, a beautiful hotel and a city that is quite restful after a week of cultural delight
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Historical Traveler Reviews Moevenpick Resort & Residence Aqaba
Recently spent two nights here. Very impressive looking hotel with grand public areas and an attached private apartment complex. But it just misses being a true luxury hotel, the attention to detail is missing everywhere and inexperience is evident which comes as a great surprise being Swiss owned, a nation famous for its hotelier skills.
This hotel made our trip fantastic! Great rooms, great service, superb views...The pools were incredible. We woke up at 6am and went for a swim in the ocean watching the sun rise - we had the whole beach to ourselves - incredible! The breakfast is worth spending several hours enjoying. The staff and management are also great! Highly recommended!
I stayed at the hotel over New Year & they put on the most amazing buffet and provided great entertainment. Although the hotel is not directly on the beach it can be reached via a bridge which houses the hotel shops, swimming pool, gym etc. The beach is small but fine for relaxing on for a few days. The room was spacous and clean and the staff were very helpful and friendly. The food was great especially in the Italian restaurant - the beach side fish restaurant was closed in the winter. A great hotel & I would definately stay there again if visiting Aquaba.
Had a lovely time at the Movenpick 5 star hotel in Aqaba early May. Can't fault it at all. The staff were welcoming and friendly, the hotel was very clean, and had every facility one would want. Would definitely go there again.
I spent a week at this hotel early in 2006, and it was an excellent experience all round. I travel a lot for both work and pleasure and have stayed in many of the supposed 'best' hotels in the world, but this was right up there with the very best - for £60 per room including breakfast.
Loved the Movenpick an excellent hotel
The General Manager Ian, and his staff, go out of their way to make your stay memorable. Ian is very much a hands on manager and the team spirit in the hotel is obvious. Nothing is too much trouble.
Bar prices are very competitive and so are the prices for room service and leisure facilites/services e.g £ 5.50 for a 30 minute massage. The food is excellent and plenty of choice and the service very attentive. The rooms are typical hotel style but the beds are very comfortable and the room staff arrange your towels into interesting displays.
The Jordanian Air Force often put on a flying display over the hotel on a Friday during breakfast so watch out for that.
If you stay any where else in Aquaba you are missing a treat
We have just spent a relaxing week at the Movenpic, Aqaba. With the pool at 29°C and the sea 22°C we had a real beach holiday. It was warm & sunny every day & except for Friday when the hotel filled up with Jordanians down from Amman for the weekend, the hotel & beach were very quiet. The staff where without excpetion kind, polite & friendly. The rooms were comfortable & had everything that was needed. Room service was rapid & efficient. Not all the restaurants were open as it was still officially the winter season; but for a change one evening we wandered down to the Inter Continental, where we tested the Lebanese restaurant (good). At the Movenpic there is a good café on the beach providing salads & snacks for lunch. There was the usual buffet restaurant & a good Italian. Standards of cleanliness are good for the Middle East. We had one of the most relaxing weeks holiday we have ever had. We had a car & chauffeur to take us to Petra one day. Do not miss the opportunity to make this trip. There are no words to describe this breath taking site. Everyone we met was kindness itself.
We stayed here Feb 06 for a little winter sunshine! Good points:
I booked a package holiday to the Movenpick to get some winter sun and to take the opportunity to go to Petra and Wadi Rum.
My family and I had a great holiday at the Movenpick in Aqaba in October 2004. We went on a package deal organised by a UK travel company. The hotel itself is very impressive in all it's public rooms. We were warned that the staff and public may be bad tempered because it was Ramadan but this was not the case, they were all charming and helpful, well nearly all, some of the front desk people were a bit up themselves but they were the only ones. It was strange at first that all the chambermaids were men as were nearly all the staff. We went with half board and found the food to be really good. Breakfast was an extensive buffet, my 13 year old daughter certainly liked the cakes which, like the bread, were made on the on site bakery! In the evenings we ate at the outdoor buffet. There was plenty of choive for all three courses and they made a special point of preparing Ramadan desserts as an extra. There was not a french fry in sight, so if you just want European/American food don't go, although there was a pasta dish every night for the unadventurous.