We stayed here two nights to give ourselves plenty of time to explore Petra and had no complaints at all. Friendly, competent staff and very comfortable rooms. The turkish baths/massage were hugely popular especially after an exhausting day scrambling all over Petra! Be warned that they do not supply plugs for the baths. If you ask, you will be told to shower in order to conserve water so be prepared to be a conscientious eco-traveller!
The buffet restaurant offered a wide choice in the evenings and also at breakfast when the porridge is highly recommended! Lots of fruit, yoghurt and cheeses together with mysterious things we didn't recognise but tasted good anyway! Semi-dry in that the only alcohol served is beer.
Nice little coffee-shop/TV/smoking room (the rest of the hotel is all non-smoking) with three computers for the use of guests.
It is too far to walk to Petra (bearing in mind the hike through the siq when you get there) but do follow the hotel's advice not to pay more than 2JDs for the journey. We were offered a ride for 10JDs at the visitors' centre on the way back, but walked up the road and found another taxi who charged us the proper fare. We went out one evening and shared a taxi for the short ride with two other guests and when we asked the fare, the driver said 'whatever you think you should pay me!', so we gave him 3.5JDs between us and he was very happy!
Petra and little Petra are absolutely stunning - real 'must see's - and this hotel is a perfect base and excellent value. We would have been very happy to spend an extra day or so to enable aother day in Petra but sadly our schedule didn't allow.
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- Also Known As:
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- Amra Palace Hotel Jordan/Petra - Wadi Musa