Moevenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea
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On our final night in Jordan, we stayed at a hotel on the Dead Sea. The temperature at this point had gone from pleasant most of the week, to extremely warm at this place. My walk to the beach was long and steep. The Dead Sea is the lowest land point on earth. People travel from all over the world to slather themselves in nutrient-rich mud from the …
It's been a long time I really want to visit Jordan, it's not only about the beauty about it, but also about how amazing the cultural things that Jordan have. Roman, Greek and also Arab influence, not counted here the unique story about Jordan and the bible, which made Jordan as an interesting place to visit.
I reached Amman quite late in …
Pat and I set off on our own for a three day "vacation from our vacation". The main goal was to take advantage of the wonderful Christmas gift from Jeremy and Michelle of a night at the Moevenpick Dead Sea, a 5 star hotel.
Our first stop, once we descended the steep highway from Amman down to 400 metres below sea level was Bethany- …
A much needed, albeit brief, pit stop to refresh our body and mind after a jam packed week in Egypt landed us in Jordan, specifically Amman and the Dead Sea. The scenic drive to the Dead Sea took us through imposing mountain country, with every kilometre gradually propelling our descent to the lowest point on the surface of the earth, and …
Perhaps no place captures our imagination like the Dead Sea. The mythical Jordan River empties into this body of water – and never leaves. The waters that once served as a baptismal font end up stagnating in the Dead Sea – eventually contributing to the seemingly endless salt crystals that make swimming in much of the sea rather …
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I really enjoyed my stay, especially after the terrible accident happened to me just before I came to this resort, the staffs very helpful and they have an excellent staffs!
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We are not regular 5 star patrons, so this was a big treat! This is low season, so the atmosphere was quiet and very relaxed. The service was certainly very attentive and friendly, especially at the water's edge where the lifeguards assisted and advised us on the water entry. As others have stated, there is no natural beach at all, and the actual entrance to the Sea is a little rough, but the hotel has created artificial beaches and infinity pools just steps from the water's edge.
We did not go for the deluxe room, but we did book the sea view which we advise as a "must". The room was very spacious and comfortable without the upgrade.
The only slight disappointment was that the atmosphere in the lounge was rather "dead", but that was only due to the off season lack of patrons.
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We were overall happy with our Christmas stay at the Movenpick--and actually foud the buffet breakfast to be the most wonderfully lavish we experienced on our trip. It was a bit chilly when we were there so I was happy to enjoy the heated pools in the Zara spa (especially the lovely echoey one filled with Dead Sea water.)
Just visited the facilities as guests.
I stayed for 4 days with my wife and daughter and have to say that we were somewhat disappointed with the hotel. Whilst the view across the Dead Sea from the swimming pools and beach is undoubtedly fantastic there were a few things that spoiled our stay.
I'm afraid I have to agreed with an earlier poster regarding this property. Having transferred from the Movenpick in Petra (great!!) I had high hopes; unfortunately the staff of the Dead Sea property leaves much to be desired.
My husband and I live in the Middle East, and have stayed at many hotels here. The Movenpick Dead Sea is one of the best places we been -- it is truly a place to relax and forget about work or whatever else stresses you. The Zara Spa is heavenly. Even if you don't get any treatments, you can pay a fee to use the spa pools for a day. There are 2 infinity pools and several water treatments that come with the entry fee -- treatments such as back massage spouts, bubbling jets, hot water pool, salty pool, foot massage pool, etc. For the treatments, the staff is very professional. We stayed in a room in the village, which we found to be very charming. It was quite large, with an excellent bathroom and lovely decor. The overall grounds are very relaxing and beautiful, with a large garden in the middle of the property and views from all over to the Dead Sea. We ate at 2 restaurants and really enjoyed them both, as opposed to the usual boring hotel fare -- the lamb dish and pizzas at the Italian restaurant were fantastic, and the Mongolian barbecue excellent as well. This is truly a resort where your only order of business is to relax -- sit all day on a chaise lounge, dip into the pool now and then, watch the sunset, and then enjoy your dinner in the peaceful atmosphere. I'd also like to note that I was very worried about the construction next door that I had read about. However, I did not hear one single thing the entire time I was there. I could see the workers from the Dead Sea and as I drove up, but never did any noise bother me. I also read the comments from another poster about the staff -- we had the opposite experience, where there were items put on our mini bar bill that we didn't use and the front desk person took them off right away, no questions asked. We had a very fast check-in and check-out. Also, in reference to posts about how women are treated -- please remember that this is the Middle East. You may not like it (I know I don't), but women are indeed often treated differently here. It can make you feel uncomfortable, especially if you're not used to it, and while I noticed that some employees preferred to deal with my husband only, I did feel that it was done without making me feel like chattel, which I have experienced in other countries. If that bothers you, do not come to the Middle East -- skip Egypt, etc. For me, this is a resort I would go back to again in an instant. The next time I am in Jordan I fully intend to stay for a week! If you like to relax, sunbathe, swim, and in general nap and do nothing then this is the place to do it.
Just came back from spending 8 nights at this resort and I have to say that it's absolutely wonderful. Beautifully located. Gorgeous pool. Direct access to the Dead Sea, where is cool and fun to have a bath (mind your eyes!).
We were originaly booked in for five nights,but due to a a conference over ruling our booking,we were only given two nights.When we found what we had missed we were dissapointed.The resort is a beautiful,restfull,luxurious place to be,and we mourned the lost three nights.
We enjoyed our time there very much.
Not Worth the Price
The Resort was nice, but a few of the workers in the front desk were not very helpful, but most of all, another resort is being built next door and it is quite noisey from 0730 to 1930.
Also, there was one day all guests were banned from the pool with warm water due to a wedding reception.
Paradise, pure and simple
I don't think I would ever be able to put into words how much I loved this hotel/resort. There's something surreal about the Dead Sea, and to be in such a fabulous setting is beyond words.
Stay as long as you can--and you can usually find good deals online--because you will not want to leave. The beach area is staffed with lifeguards, though I doubt you could drown, and they have mud available to put on your skin before washing off.
Don't miss the bar or the buffets, but most of all don't miss the spa. You can buy a day pass which gives you access to specially heated pools of varying salinity. DON'T MISS IT.
Movenpick Resort -- a place not to miss!
A night (or more) at the Movenpick Resort at the Dead Sea will be a definite highlight of your trip to Jordan. I live in Dubai -- the city of five star hotels, yet this resort took my breathe away. My room at the Movenpick was rather basic, but with five swimming pools, spa, great places to dine, private Dead Sea beach, and beautiful, expansive grounds, I did not spend much time in my room anyway! The staff at the resort are fantastic and do everything in their power to make your stay enjoyable. Experiencing the Dead Sea in itself is great, but experiencing it at the Movenpick makes it even better. Don't miss the Baptism Site on the Jordan only 10 km from the resort. You will not regret staying at the resort -- I only regret that I did not stay longer!