Granted, this isn't the priciest hotel, but Caravan can end up costing twice as much as a hotel of the same or better quality in the Balad area.
I'm assuming the reason the Caravan hotel costs 10-20 JD more than similar hotels in Amman is because it is located right across from the beautiful King Abdullah Mosque. That's the only explanation I can think of. There's nothing else to visit nearby, nothing to do, no good places to get food. Granted anything is a 1-2JD taxi ride away in Amman, but still...
Caravan is the same as the hotels I frequent in the Balad in the sense that the rooms are run down but neat, bathrooms minimal and cramped (sometimes even unpleasant), the amenities likewise minimal, and the obligatory massive cockroach made its presence known.
Caravan is WORSE than the hotels I am used to in two regards: 1) I got eaten alive by bugs of some sort during the night, and I'm pretty sure they weren't mosquitos, and 2) the staff seems unsettlingly watchful of people's business. One of the greatest things about Caravan's competitors in Amman is they leave you to your own devices, and don't really seem too interested in anyone's business. It sucks to feel like someone is keeping tabs on you.
I would recommend Mamaya Hotel or Mansour Hotel for equal quality, or Farah for slightly better quality. All of these are cheaper, and close to some of Amman's best ruins and hole-in-the-wall restaurants. The only reason I go to Caravan is because my employers will often pay for my night there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome To Caravan Hotel We at The Caravan Hotel provide a personal services both for our business travellers and tourists guest, a feel at home away from home atmosphere. We are located in the centre of Amman - the bustling Capital of Jordan. Our close proximity to the international airport and with our pre arrange airport pick-up service takes only a 40 minute drive, conveniently placed for our guests to arrive and departure at leisure. The hotel is in the area of Jabal Weibdeh and with easy walking or tourist car / taxi ride to all 'must see' tourist attractions of Amman, such as the King Adbullar mosque, the national museum, historical sites and down town, so making us a preferred hotel by our guests who have come to visit Jordan. The Caravan Hotel is a small boutique hotel having 29 rooms that we have made available for our esteemed guests which offer great value and comfort. Free WiFi Here in the Caravan Hotel you can find a high speed reliable and strong wi-fi access on all the hotel area. We look forward to welcoming you at the Caravan Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Caravan Hotel Amman