This is a nice well established hotel on the City Centre side of the 3rd circle & as such would be the closest luxury hotel to the centre. From here it is only a 30 – 40 minute walk to the centre depending on the route you take – a nice walk is down the “Rainbow St” A Taxi back from the centre should cost in the region of 2 – 3 Dinars, any more is too expensive. Tell the Taxi driver you wish to go to the 3rd circle then once you have agreed on a price & are underway tell him exactly where you want to go. When we departed the hotel we chose to use the hotels limo service to the Airport but we couldn’t help noticing a Taxi driver shouting to us from the other side of the road standing by his well presented new Taxi! We were tempted for a minute but decided to go with the hotels transfer service although I have no doubt the taxi would have cost less.
We dined in the Lebanese Restaurant for lunch & had a very good Middle Eastern meal with excellent service. For Dinner that night we chose the Mexican Restaurant where you could assemble your own Taco’s. Unfortunately this Restaurant doubles as the hotels Bar also & is literally full of choking cigarette smoke. If you are not used to this it is horrendous & we ate our meal as quickly as possible & went to bed. Interestingly we noted an American family where both Mum & Dad were smoking like there was no tomorrow whilst others at the table were eating & this included 2 young children. I bet they wouldn’t be able to do that at home in a Restaurant! Breakfast was very good with more choice than is usual in the Middle East & the service at breakfast was extremely efficient, much appreciated as we were in a hurry.
The standard room we had was on the ground floor and appeared to be newly refurbished – also very nice. It had a quiet A/C which worked well and a huge & comfy King Size Bed. The bathroom was of regular size & had all the amenities you would expect of an Intercontinental. The reception staff at this hotel are particularly friendly & helpful – nice when you are out of your own comfort zone.
We booked the stay on the IHG hotel group’s website & were able to get a good price with their advance purchase rate they have. We have used their website before to get this rate at Crowne Plaza hotels & have been very happy with it. At the beginning of our Middle East trip we stayed just up the road at the Le Royal hotel & we felt it had a slight edge on the Intercontinental but was more expensive for both the room rate & the meals.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- InterContinental Jordan is well-established as the area s best business hotel,but leisure travellers are equally at home in the deluxe surroundings. Situated atop one of Amman s seven hills, the hotel is in the heart of the business district, within walking distance of the city centre and a short taxi ride from popular sites such as the Citadel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Jordan Hotel Amman
- Intercontinental Hotel Amman
- Intercontinental Hotel Jordan