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Hilton Doubletree and eating out in Aqaba

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Hilton Doubletree and eating out in Aqaba

We are looking to book a 5 day trip to Aqaba staying at the Hiton Doubletree and have been offered B & B or Half board. Generally when we go on a city break we like to experience the local resturants is this an option by the Hilton and if so what price would we be looking at for a reasonable 2 course meal with drinks. Any advise regarding the neigbourhood around the Hilton would be much appreciated.

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1. Re: Hilton Doubletree and eating out in Aqaba

Its a new hotel and well placed, there are tons of local places to eat and totally walkable. Food is cheap and you will find a variety of price ranges, from an almost free Shawarma roll to expensive sea food. Aqaba is a small town and unless you're into Diving or Snorkelling, theres not much else to do there. Also this hotel does not have its own beach, the local beach is madness and filled with families, kids, etc., not pleasant. If you are going for the beach, choose a hotel that is on one. We stayed at the Intercontinental and it was amazing. Hope this helps. PS...not visiting Petra, Dead Sea, Wadi Rum?!?

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2. Re: Hilton Doubletree and eating out in Aqaba

You must must must go to syrian palace restaurant on Raghadan St! It is amazing. If you come out of the hilton, turn right, cross the street, then walk 200 metres towards the sea, Raghadan st is on your left hand side. You'll see ali baba, then al shami, then syrian palace is a couple down! It looks a a bit shabby from the outside but the khubbez and chicken maklubeh is amazing! There are loads of restaurants and definitely worth exploring, as there is much else to do on an evening apart from go in search of food in Aqaba!

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3. Re: Hilton Doubletree and eating out in Aqaba

HI Avtaar

Thnakyou for your respnse it would seem that eating out and wandering about will suit us just fine. Yes we were aware of the no beach but we are ihntending on the 2/3 full days we were there to go to the privatre beach as used by the hotel (vouchers supplied withy shuttle I believe) and yes we are having a day to visit Petra. We intend to stay ione night in Amman upon arrival then transfer to Aqaba on day 2 then have 4 possiblky 5 days at the Hilton taking in Petra on one of these

Hi Alllie

Thnak you for your response and yes it looks like it will be B & B then as we both like to experience local restuarnts when on city breaks as we iusually have AI on long haul main holidays so don't get to experience local dinning.

Thnak you both much appreciated

Edited: 19 August 2013, 18:11
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4. Re: Hilton Doubletree and eating out in Aqaba

Dear Tanner159,

Greetings from DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba.

It is our pleasure to know that you are planning to stay at our property during your upcoming visit to Jordan.

We have noted your inquiry about the options of dining in the area surrounding the hotel; kindly note that the hotel is located in the center of the city surrounded by different restaurants with different cuisines and that meet different budgets, all a walking distance away.

Although the property is not directly located at the beach, the hotel does provide complimentary shuttle bus service to a private beach club just 15 minutes’ drive (approximately 10km away) from the hotel.

We hope that the above provided information answers your questions.

DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba family looks forward to welcoming you to your home away from home.

In the meantime, if you have any further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us at: doubletreeaqaba.info@hilton.com.

Regards,

General Manager

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