Accommodation in Amman
Amman is a city that looks to the future as it continues to blossom in to a sophisticated urban centre. Hip cafes and chic shops mingle with high culture museums to create a thoroughly modern Arab city that invites travellers to indulge, while getting to know the everyday lifestyle of its local population.
Bolstering its reputation for everything modern is a sweep of swish hotels. Internationally renowned brands such as Sheraton, Crowne Plaza and Four Seasons all offer 5-star lodging in the city. Of course, lower prices are easily found with the Hotel Misk, Larsa Hotel and Gardenia Hotel offering quality mid-range lodging.
The eastern reaches of Amman are distinctly more traditional, which creates an interesting juxtaposition within the city. This part of Amman allows you to delve into the historic side of things, starting with the Citadel situated right in the middle of modern and traditional Amman.
If you'd like to set up shop on the eastern side to ensure you soak up Amman tradition, accommodation is easily found. You may want to consider a B&B for an authentic experience that won't hurt the hip pocket. The Boutique Hotel Amman provides clean, comfortable rooms within walking distance to the Roman Amphitheatre, al-Balad Theatre and local markets.
Gateway to Jordan
Amman is the capital of Jordan as well as a fantastic central point from which to explore the country's wealth of historical, cultural and natural landmarks. Destinations such as the Dead Sea, Wadi Rum and Jerash make excellent day trips from the city. If you have a bit more time, overnight excursions to one or more are well worth considering.
Stay on the shores of the Dead Sea in the Kibbutz Ein Gedi – 3.5 star stay with lovely botanical gardens. Accommodation in Jerash is somewhat limited, but the Olive Branch Hotel provides 3-star service at very reasonable prices. And, there is no better way to experience the Wadi Rum than overnight in a traditional Bedouin camp such as the Badi Rum Protected Area Camp or Barrh Camp Wadi Rum.