Amman Rotana

Hotelchain: Rotana
Location: Amman – Jordan
Classification: 5 star hotel
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Amman Rotana, Amman’s tallest tower, is a top notch five star luxury hotel. Guests are pampered here and the staff will make sure you thoroughly enjoy your stay! It definitely is one of the best hotels in town… let me tell you why…

First of all, location is great! The district of Al-Abdali is an upscale are in Amman. Also, several shopping malls are nearby. The hotel itself is quite huge with 412 rooms and suites. When I arrived, I immediately fell in love with the colorful and playful interior designs. Trendy details and the most friendly staff made me feel at ease. I wanted to look behind every corner because they know how to surprise their guests here. I did notice a lot of interesting modern art work as well. Amman Rotana is a true definition of a design hotel with colorful themes all over the place.

Check-in was very efficient and the Jordan hospitality made the check-in procedure even more pleasant. Our keys to the room were handed in just seconds and they gave us enough information about the hotel and its facilities without giving too much information, great! Everybody here seems to work with great pleasure and are proud to work for Amman Rotana. Always nice to notice as a guest.

The premium room we stayed in, was spectacular indeed! The design theme is noticeable in the rooms too. It had a good size at 44m², an amazing king sized bed and a large working desk. The view from up here is spectacular. Being Amman first tower hotel, make sure you get a room on one of the higher floors. You won’t regret! Watching the city life from the comfy chair is a must do when you stay here 😊

The bathroom had separate bath tub and walk-in rain. Toiletries are provided and are one of the best I have seen in any hotel.

After exploring the stunning room, I started to explore Amman Rotana a bit more. The hotel has a great pool area during the summer months. If you are more into working out, Amman Rotana offers a full size fitness facility with up to date equipment. Again, the place is designed in such a good way. At most hotels, the fitness facility is located in some sort of basement. At Amman Rotana, even the fitness facility does look luxurious.

Right next to the gym is the Health Club. Bodylines Fitness & Wellness Club is the place to relax and unwind after a full day exploring beautiful Amman.

The hotel offers several dining options, ranging from casual to more formal. We had dinner at Rodeo Grill and honestly, I ordered one of the best steaks ever! I loved the funny elements such as the giant bulls. It are those elements that make Amman Rotana such a special place. The food here is just delicious. This must be one of Amman’s best steak houses. All steaks are cooked in their signature Josper wood fired oven and do taste amazing. Make sure to check them out yourself! I must also highlight the staff, they are wonderful and make sure you will have a great night.

If you are more into Italian food, make sure to book your table at Gusto Italian Restaurant. The open kitchen is entertaining and the chef definitely knows how to offer tasty food. Threesixty All Day Dining is a buffet style restaurant with an international kitchen. This is also the place where breakfast is served. Breakfast at Amman Rotana is something to look forward to! The food choices are endless. It truly is a five star breakfast.

Another highlight during my stay was the High Tea experience at the Club Rotana Lounge which is located on the 42nd floor, the highest floor of the hotel offering the most stunning panoramic views over Amman. It is just beautiful. Staff was very attentive and kind.

Amman Rotana is not a standard five star hotel, it is a destination on itself with unique and trendy features and facilities. From the stylish decorated rooms to the most fantastic dining options and wonderful staff, I am sure that this hotel will please even the most desiring guests! I expected much of this hotel and they surpassed my expectations! Thumbs up, Amman Rotana!

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea

Hotelchain: Mövenpick
Location: Dead Sea – Jordan
Classification: 5 star hotel
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Situated right at the Dead Sea, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea is one of the top beach resorts in this area. This luxurious five star resort has been set up as a village. Walking around this resort is like walking on a movie set. Although the resort has opened many years ago, it still looks up to date. The entire resort is maintained in an excellent way!

The gorgeous entrance truly is spectacular. You enter the beautiful lobby area and immediately notice the fantastic view all over the resort. The floor to ceiling windows feature amazing views of the turquoise blue colored Dead Sea! I couldn’t believe my eyes, it is so beautiful… so peaceful and oh so romantic. When I think of a luxury resort, this is exactly what I would expect. Check-in was very efficient and personal.

The brand is well known for its service and overall quality. When I entered the hotel, everything felt right here. After check-in we were escorted to our beautiful Premium Room. The room we stayed in was very spacious and I loved the contemporary and modern design. The beds truly were among the best I have experienced! The comfy couches were great. I also appreciated the large balcony with the perfect lounge chairs to relax. Our Premium Room had access to the private pool area. That’s right, Premium Rooms have their own adults only pool. It is the perfect spot for relaxing.

Bathroom with marble furnishings was also super nice with separate bath and a great walk-in shower and large sink. Fancy toiletries with Dead Sea minerals were a treat! Bathrobes and slippers are provided for your convenience.

There is so much to do here and even just walking around the resort is so much fun. It is almost unbelievable how well maintained this place is. I saw staff working and maintaining the gardens every time of the day. There are several main pools located right at the beach. The infinity pools are large and very clean and offer amazing panoramic views. There’s a great laid back ambiance around the pool and beach area with a lot of comfortable loungers. No need to put your towels here to ‘reserve’ your spot in the sun. Pool service was great too, they greet you as soon as you approach the pool area and make sure you’ll have everything you need.

Make sure to take a swim in the Dead Sea! The salty water make you float around. Oh and don’t forget to use the mud afterwards. It is great for your skin.

There are several secrets spots to be discovered at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea. Let me share some secrets: there’s a super nice Wellness & Spa area. This is the place to book relaxing spa treatments. There’s also a sauna and steam room available and a fully equipped fitness center.

Breakfast at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea is something to look forward to each morning. At Gaia, a gourmet breakfast buffet was waiting for us each morning. The freshly prepared omelets and waffles are a must try! They are sooooo yummie! I also appreciated the fresh and unique contemporary design of this restaurant. The food was amazing, each item we tried was fresh and tasted excellent. The panoramic views are fantastic!

At night, we had dinner at Luigi’s, their signature Italian restaurant. The food and service were outstanding.  Service was so friendly… They will make sure you are enjoying your time here and every single request has been taken care of with a smile! The pizza was outstanding!
There was even live music and a belly dancer when we were there which made our evening even more perfect! Did you know that Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea is the only hotel in the area with live entertainment?

Another great dining option would be Almyra Beach House for delicious sushi. I love the location of this place. In the large semi open area right at the beach, it’s great to hang out and soak up the stunning views. There are other stylish bars and restaurants all over the resort.

Our Mövenpick experience was amazing! From the beginning to the end, everything felt right here! Highly recommended for a romantic getaway near the Dead Sea!