Booked this as a first solo visit to the Middle East.
This is a great hotel and a bargain for what you get. Yes, the rooms are a bit dated but the staff will do anything to make your stay pleasant and the rate is one of the cheapest around.
Make sure you get 'Majed' the driver at the hotel to take you on a tour. I got a lift with him to Petra and it was a great adventure.
The hotel is a bit outside the city centre, but don't let that put you off, taxis in Amman are cheap and plentiful. A taxi to the town centre cost about 1JD. If you're more adventurous, the bus was pennies and the drivers are pleasant and helpful. Some rooms have kitchens, some just a fridge. There is a good supermarket just down the road.
One word of note, take a room card with you and maybe even get the reception staff to note the hotel's location on a map - not all taxis seemed to know where the hotel was, although we did find it eventually every time.
So - no view but a great cheap room where your belongings are safe while you're seeing the sights. I'd definately stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Gondola Hotel, where originality resides in our quiet intimacy and lively location in the heart of the beautiful city of Amman. Gondola Hotel is the ideal place with affordable rates for tourists, diplomats, businessmen & expatriates working on local projects. Our customers vary - they can be single, couples, or families. Gondola accommodates all types of customers and needs. We have studios consisting of a bedroom, bath, and a kitchen with a nice living area. Or suites which consist of a twin bedroom, living room, a kitchen and a bath, in addition to a balcony with a charming view of the city. Guest Services: wired & wireless fast internet in all rooms & suites, elegantly furnished lobby, fully equipped kitchen in each suite, same day dry cleaning and laundry, secretarial and business services (internet access, fax & e-mail services), housekeeping and fresh linen supplied, a relaxing terrace coffee shop, central heating and air conditioning, 24 hour room service, color TV with satellite channels, Oriental and European restaurant, pool table, safety deposit boxes, foreign exchange, car rental for individuals, and small and large tourist groups. Reserving tickets for travel by air, sea, and land. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gondola Hotel Amman