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Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Nice and easy! Good food and lot of room at the pools!

The hotel is just great, it's having many pools, jacuzzis, free wifi connection, free minibar and it is located just few steps from the beach. Staff is very nice. We had a free room upgrade, just in front of the main pool. We stay for a couple of nights and it was excellent.

Landscape for this hotel is among the most beautiful I've ever seen. Very kid friendly. Front desk staff is amazing especially Amer.

Had a great experience at the Movenpick Tala Bay in Aqaba. The grounds were truly impressive -- tons of pools and lounging spots to choose from and direct access to the Red Sea. We were upgraded to a suite upon arrival which was much appreciated and enjoyed -- had a huge bathroom, a balcony, seating area and half bath in the living room. The complimentary bath products were amazing. I only wish that I could have bought some for myself but neither the hotel gift shop nor the spa carried the Trinitae products. Wish I could have stayed longer. A few small issues/suggestions: Inner tubes for floating through the lazy river would be appreciated. The small fridge in the suite never got cold.

We stayed for 2 separate nights (took a 24-hour trip to Wadi Rum) and liked the property and its location. Still, we had 2 problems during our stay: 1) staff seems to take forever to do a simple check-in/check-out (maybe because just 1 of their terminals can process credit cards or code your room key) and outside regular business hours the receptionist on duty is largely clueless (the one we had to deal with did not know how to process a credit card refund so we had it paid back in cash the morning we were departing); 2) the first night we stayed, the patio door (ground floor) did not lock and we asked to be moved to another room. They did that but the room smelled bad from the bathroom (maintenance came to take a look and said it was fine, nothing to fix).

Note that "Tala Bay" is actually called the South Beach on all signs out of Aqaba, and you will drive out past the main commercial ports and mine sites; don't worry, the resort view onto the Red Sea is wonderful. But if you opt for the cheaper rooms, you will be facing a moon scape. We came to Aqaba after a few nights in the desert of Wadi Rum to pamper ourselves. The room certainly did offer all the comforts you could imagine, and if we had longer we may have indulged in the spa. Food and beverages will kill your budget without planning, but are generally very high quality. The staff are from all corners of the globe and most of the front line staff were just wonderful, smart and helpful. On the negative side, our room was booked for three people but we were "upgraded" in very full conditions to a room with only one bed instead of three. In addition we ran into a wall on silly things like whether you can get a second cup of coffee at 10:35 when breakfast ends at 10:30. I enjoy rules as much as the next person, but our waiter was clearly embarrassed by a management decision to cut us off. In light of this, a watress's decision later at dinner to not offer the small tuna appetizer to a person joining us a bit later until the "right time" (apparently after that person went through their full order rather than helping them synch with the rest of us) created a feeling of us being guests in someone else's house. In sum, a great facility and many great staff. However, our group did not feel at home in this resort.

excellent and proffesional at reception, everything was prepared for us and made ready for quick and easy check in.

It was the beat stay in Aqaba hotels

Great place for some relax time while visiting Egypt and Jordan, the staff were very friendly and helpful, the hotel was very nice , awesome pools and great food

South Beach Road Tala Bay Area Aqaba

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Marina

Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba places you 11.4 mi (18.3 km) from Aqaba Fort. This 306-room, 5-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with 3 outdoor pools, a private beach, and a marina. It's in the mountains and also within the region of Princess Beach and Port of Aqaba.


Relish the international cuisine at Najel, one of 8 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba's 306 air-conditioned rooms provide furnished balconies or patios, minibars, and free bottled water. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with pillow menus and down comforters ensure a restful night. Other amenities include laptop-compatible safes, phones, and desks.

Property features

Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba features a private beach, a marina, and a full-service spa. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle at scheduled times for JOD 120 per vehicle one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include 3 outdoor pools, a nightclub, and an indoor pool.

Room options

Family Room

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Superior Twin Room, Sea View

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Sea View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Family Room, Pool View

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

87% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2424 reviews