As the Toledo was full on our return from Petra, we stayed at these apartments. Good value for money, reception staff was good and supportive, lounge is comfortable, but everyone in Jordan smokes right where they stand, so for non-smokers a bit over-powering as with all hotels and restaurants. Even when you are trying to sleep, the smoke permeates from around the other apratments, but until they change the law nothing can be done about that. Good kitchenette, clean towels, good bellboy, didnt even expect a tip!
However, an unpleasant incident occured on our last night there, I was returning with a purchase from KFC 10 min walk away at8.30pm, and a car pulled up near me, cut off my handbag and went off with it, was done so well, my KFC bags were still in my hands intact. Police were called and Manager of Barakat apartments at the time, supporte us through the whole incident and let me call the UK without charge to cancel my cards and let me use his computer to cancel my mobile phone package. The hotel across from the apartments, had the whole incident on camera so I hope he gets caught. Police refused to give us any documents as proof of mugging, so we went to the Police station before our flight in the morning and the senior officer gave us a short letter in Arabic. Lucky our passports and documents were not in the bag.... YUCK!
I know this can happen anywhere, but would ask guests to be cautious and dont go out solo.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Barakat offers self-contained accommodations in Amman’s financial Shmeisani District. It features daily-serviced apartments near shops and grocery stores. Wi-Fi access is free and private parking is available on site. Well-equipped kitchenettes are standard in all of the air conditioned Barakat Apartments. There are living and dining areas, equipped with terracotta floors and flat-screen TV. Barakat Hotel Apartments also offers a 24-hour front desk and 24-hour laundry facilities. Guests can relax on the outdoor terraces or on the grounds. The 24-hour Safeway mall can be found only a 5-minute walk from the hotel and there are a lot of local fast food restaurants nearby. The Queen Alia International Airport is 20 miles away. ... more less
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