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Movenpick Resort Petra

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We booked a driver through the hotel number for pickup at the Amman airport, but no driver met us. We recommend just taking a taxi from the airport to the hotel rather than trying to book a driver through the hotel.

Hotel was great with comfortable and clean rooms. It is close to the visitor center. The staff however slacked a lot and was unresponsive in the restaurant and at the front desk (some of them were very rude)

The location was great. The room was as expected as well. Breakfast was splendid. Only problem - facilities were not as expected from a 4 star hotel. Steam rood didn't work. Sauna didn't work. Pool didn't even have towels.

This hotel is literally across the street from the entrance to Petra so perfect for walking there. Clean, comfortable rooms. Nice rooftop bar with views over the hills. The inner courtyard is decorated in a nice style and a great place to sit and have a drink. The bar is extremely smokey! Good buffet breakfast but didn't eat in the restaurant so can't comment on that. Would definitely recommend this hotel as a base for Petra. Free parking and they will also hold luggage after checking out for as long as you need.

Great place to stay when visiting Petra. It is just by the gate of getting into Petra Old city

We had never been to a Moevenpick before and didn't know what to expect. The price was right. The room was an upgrade with a small balcony overlooking the entrance to the Petra park which was wonderful. We had both dinner and the included bkfst. Excellent variety. The hotel was able to exchange dollars for Dinars. The location could not be any closer to the entrance of the park. Bring plenty of water since the day we went ,7/30,the temp was 44C or 113 F. Most enjoyable stay. The staff was most helpful and accommodating.

This hotel is directly across the street from the entrance to Petra. The staff is super friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet is DELICIOUS- anything and everything you could want to eat. After a long day touring Petra, we were thankful we didn't have to go far to get to a shower and bed. This is a great place to stay during your Petra visit.

the staff at the hotel is fantastic- especially Rania. We have a lovely stay and highly recommend it.

The hotel is in an excellent location, can't get a better than this one. However you are paying the price. For $250 a night (incl. breakfast) I expected a little bit more, especially from a 5 Star rated hotel. I was shocked to find out after an 8 hour hike in Petra that there is no massage facility in the hotel. The pool and gym are average size, again not what I expect to see from a 5 Star hotel. Previous reviews mentioned the rooms wouldn't cool down fast enough or cool down at all, I had the same issue. We were in a junior suite, there was enough space for two of us, and the rooms were clean. I was disappointed in the breakfast and dinner options. I felt that it was pricy for the quality and variety of food. The roof deck bar has a nice atmosphere and it's nice to have a cocktail, however I would have liked to have dinner but again the choices were very slim and price wise you're better off eating the dinner buffet, or eating elsewhere. We rented a car so valet parking was free which is nice. And finding the hotel was very easy, we followed signs to Petra, which lead us to the main gate of the hotel. Staff was very friendly no complaints at all. They really were attentive! All of them smiled, and very helpful if you had a question. All in all I would recommend this hotel purely for location and convenience, however I would tell people not to expect 5 star accommodation or amenities.

We booked this hotel as a splurge during our trip mainly because of its great location to Petra. That is definitely true, but we were disappointed with other aspects of the hotel. The air conditioning was not working during our stay so it was not a comfortable experience. We woke up drenched with sweat. We complained twice and nothing was ever done about it. I understand that these things happen, but with the amount we paid for the room I would have expected a better response from staff to at least try to do something. There was smoking allowed in the lobby which I hated. It reminded me of being in the 70s or something. The other problem was being able to find something to eat. They had lovely buffets with breakfast lunch and dinnner but because of the heat, my husband and I were not really interested in the buffet. We just wanted something light to eat and it was like we were the poor relatives coming to town. We would have loved to sit in the rooftop bar, have a drink and order an appetizer, but no that was only for buffet people. We then went downstairs and had to sit in the lobby where people could smoke. The service was not good and I did complain after I was told that my order wouldnt be out for 30 minutes. The response from senior members of staff was good but I wish I could have seen it in other aspects. The attitude of the front desk worker was also not good. When we expressed our dissappointment with our stay - he said - What do you want?? We didnt really know what to say and then he took our email address down and said his manager was going to contact us which of course never happened. We thought we were going to stay in a really nice hotel for one of the nights of our honeymoon and unfortunately were hugely dissappointed.

The Moevenpick Resort Petra was the highlight of out family trek to Petra. The location, at the entrance to Petra was a relief at the end of a long, hot day exploring Petra. The welcoming hibiscus tea was delightful and the service and staff was superb. This was absolutely the best choice for a visit to Petra and we didn't want to leave! The hotel was exquisite and the food bountiful and delicious. Complimentary mini bar in the rooms was a plus and the pool was needed after a long day of hiking.

There's no better location than the Movenpick from which to embark on a hike through Petra. The staff were exceedingly nice and helpful with information, assistance, directions, and reservations. The breakfast and restaurant options were good, but the air conditioning was weak; nights might have been more comfortable with the windows open if the sliding glass door had a screen.

You'll be so happy when you depart magnificent Petra that you chose the fab hotel at the entrance and not one fifteen minutes away. We walked directly to our rooms, drank the free sodas in the mini-bar, and ran to the very nice pool. The water in the pool was remarkably cold and refreshing. The breakfast bar is superb. [...] Friendly, helpful staff. Clean and modern hotel. And GREAT location.

Gorgeous interiors, a stone's throw away from Petra's main site. Food, while plentiful, was pretty average. Got an amazing deal on rooms on [...], 1/3 the normal price!

The hotel looks fantastic on the inside- a sultan's fantasty- and has a great plus because it is just a short walk to the visitor center of Petra. After all the walking done in Petra it's great to be able to quickly get back to the hotel. The breakfast buffet is enormous and excellent. The staff is freindly and helpful.

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Hotel highlights

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

Movenpick Resort Petra places you next to Petra Visitor Center and within a 5-minute walk of Street of Facades. This 5-star resort welcomes guests with 183 rooms and conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free valet parking. It's in the historical district and also close to Obelisk Tomb and High Place of Sacrifice.


Dining

Relish the international cuisine at Al Saraya Restaurant, one of 4 onsite restaurants. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with 24-hour room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or 2 coffee shops/cafés. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

All of Movenpick Resort Petra's 183 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including free minibar items, coffee makers, and free newspapers. 37-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free bottled water, ceiling fans, and laptop-compatible safes.


Property features

At Movenpick Resort Petra, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a steam room. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for JOD 90.00 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury resort include a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and 2 meeting rooms.

Room options

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Classic Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Movenpick Resort Petra

Everyone (2) Couples (7) Family (2) Friends (2) Other (2)
5
Everyone

We booked a driver through the hotel number for pickup at the Amman airport, but no driver met us. We recommend just taking a taxi from the airport to the hotel rather than trying to book a driver through the hotel.

By , from M on May 26, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 7, 2017

Dear Caroline, Thank you for sharing your feedback following your recent stay at Mövenpick Resort Petra. I do sincerely apologies for the inconvenience caused from not arranging a driver to pick-you up from the airport. I will share your comment with the manager concerned to avoid future reoccurrences. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards, Rania Bawalsa Hotel Manager

4
Everyone

Hotel was great with comfortable and clean rooms. It is close to the visitor center. The staff however slacked a lot and was unresponsive in the restaurant and at the front desk (some of them were very rude)

By on Nov 26, 2016

4

great location and overall average

Couples

The location was great. The room was as expected as well. Breakfast was splendid. Only problem - facilities were not as expected from a 4 star hotel. Steam rood didn't work. Sauna didn't work. Pool didn't even have towels.

By on Jul 3, 2014

3

perfect location for petra

GetawayWithFriends

This hotel is literally across the street from the entrance to Petra so perfect for walking there. Clean, comfortable rooms. Nice rooftop bar with views over the hills. The inner courtyard is decorated in a nice style and a great place to sit and have a drink. The bar is extremely smokey! Good buffet breakfast but didn't eat in the restaurant so can't comment on that. Would definitely recommend this hotel as a base for Petra. Free parking and they will also hold luggage after checking out for as long as you need.

By on May 12, 2014

5

awesome!!!`

Couples

Great place to stay when visiting Petra. It is just by the gate of getting into Petra Old city

By on Feb 19, 2014

5

petra, a hop skip and a jump

Couples

We had never been to a Moevenpick before and didn't know what to expect. The price was right. The room was an upgrade with a small balcony overlooking the entrance to the Petra park which was wonderful. We had both dinner and the included bkfst. Excellent variety. The hotel was able to exchange dollars for Dinars. The location could not be any closer to the entrance of the park. Bring plenty of water since the day we went ,7/30,the temp was 44C or 113 F. Most enjoyable stay. The staff was most helpful and accommodating.

By on Aug 13, 2013

4

an oasis in petra

GetawayWithFriends

This hotel is directly across the street from the entrance to Petra. The staff is super friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet is DELICIOUS- anything and everything you could want to eat. After a long day touring Petra, we were thankful we didn't have to go far to get to a shower and bed. This is a great place to stay during your Petra visit.

By on Jun 13, 2013

4

excellent experience

Couples

the staff at the hotel is fantastic- especially Rania. We have a lovely stay and highly recommend it.

By on May 26, 2013

3

average hotel for $$$

Families

The hotel is in an excellent location, can't get a better than this one. However you are paying the price. For $250 a night (incl. breakfast) I expected a little bit more, especially from a 5 Star rated hotel. I was shocked to find out after an 8 hour hike in Petra that there is no massage facility in the hotel. The pool and gym are average size, again not what I expect to see from a 5 Star hotel. Previous reviews mentioned the rooms wouldn't cool down fast enough or cool down at all, I had the same issue. We were in a junior suite, there was enough space for two of us, and the rooms were clean. I was disappointed in the breakfast and dinner options. I felt that it was pricy for the quality and variety of food. The roof deck bar has a nice atmosphere and it's nice to have a cocktail, however I would have liked to have dinner but again the choices were very slim and price wise you're better off eating the dinner buffet, or eating elsewhere. We rented a car so valet parking was free which is nice. And finding the hotel was very easy, we followed signs to Petra, which lead us to the main gate of the hotel. Staff was very friendly no complaints at all. They really were attentive! All of them smiled, and very helpful if you had a question. All in all I would recommend this hotel purely for location and convenience, however I would tell people not to expect 5 star accommodation or amenities.

By on May 11, 2013

3

not what we expected

Couples

We booked this hotel as a splurge during our trip mainly because of its great location to Petra. That is definitely true, but we were disappointed with other aspects of the hotel. The air conditioning was not working during our stay so it was not a comfortable experience. We woke up drenched with sweat. We complained twice and nothing was ever done about it. I understand that these things happen, but with the amount we paid for the room I would have expected a better response from staff to at least try to do something. There was smoking allowed in the lobby which I hated. It reminded me of being in the 70s or something. The other problem was being able to find something to eat. They had lovely buffets with breakfast lunch and dinnner but because of the heat, my husband and I were not really interested in the buffet. We just wanted something light to eat and it was like we were the poor relatives coming to town. We would have loved to sit in the rooftop bar, have a drink and order an appetizer, but no that was only for buffet people. We then went downstairs and had to sit in the lobby where people could smoke. The service was not good and I did complain after I was told that my order wouldnt be out for 30 minutes. The response from senior members of staff was good but I wish I could have seen it in other aspects. The attitude of the front desk worker was also not good. When we expressed our dissappointment with our stay - he said - What do you want?? We didnt really know what to say and then he took our email address down and said his manager was going to contact us which of course never happened. We thought we were going to stay in a really nice hotel for one of the nights of our honeymoon and unfortunately were hugely dissappointed.

By on Jul 25, 2012