Accommodation In Jordan
Experience the modern oasis of Amman
Jordan may be famous for its ancient ruins and biblical locations, but the capital city of Amman dares to be different. With a modern layout and diverse population, it provides a glimpse into the hospitality and culture of this Middle Eastern country. It's also the gateway to the King's Highway region, which marks the beginning of your journey to the Dead Sea and beyond.
Being a modern city, Amman provides a plethora of hotels to choose from, ranging from the 5-star Four Seasons Hotel to the more modest independents that focus on personalised service and comfort. Best Western, Marriott, Quality Inn and Sheraton are all featured here.
From the ancient ruins of Petra to Aquaba on the Red Sea
The southern desert is home to the most famous attraction of Jordan: the ancient city of Petra. This Heritage-listed site is known for its impressive architecture carved directly into the sandstone cliffs. The region also houses the unspoilt majesty of the Wadi Rum where you can visit Lawrence's House, the Jebel Umm Fruth and the Seven Pillars of Wisdom.
Aqaba is a modern city on the shore of the Red Sea and a haven for scuba divers. Accommodation in Aqaba is much the same as other major cities in Jordan with numerous resorts and hotels to choose from. Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea is one of the 5-star premium hotels, while many mid-range hotels offer quality and value.
Day trips to the 'Desert Castles'
The eastern portion of Jordan is made up of seemingly endless desert. While largely unpopulated, this stretch of Jordan does offer some historical gems. Known as the 'Desert Castles', this series of ruins are scatted throughout the region and demonstrate historic importance and early Islamic architecture with beautiful mosaics, frescos and carvings.
The eastern region is a pretty remote area of the country and doesn't offer a lot in the way of accommodation. If you're hoping to experience the 'Desert Castles', day trips are readily available from neighbouring Amman, which is rife with accommodation to suit all pockets.