We purposely made Madaba our base since Amman hotels were far too expensive and Madaba was only a short drive to Amman. When we arrived from London, it was 2:30 AM. After clearing immigration and getting our luggage, it would have been close to 4:00 AM by the time that we arrived in the hotel. I e-mailed the hotel to make arrangements for airport transfer and to let them know that we will be arriving at a very early hour. We wanted to make sure that the rooms are ready so we opted to pay for the night before.
The room was very basic, which is what I had expected from reading reviews so this was not a big surprise. I had booked a single room, but I was given a room with a double sized bed adequate enough for two. The room was average size and sparsley furnished aside from one night table and a dresser. Overall the it was clean as well as the bathroom. The bed was firm and really comfortable, but the sheets were thin and old but it did not really bother me. My companions had a double room and the bathroom in that room was not as nice as mine. It was older as evidenced from the fixtures. The paint at the top of the walls were starting to peel and there were some black spots at places. Both our bathrooms are interior bathrooms which means no windows, but there is an exhaust fan that works well. At least in my bathroom, it worked well and maybe that is why there is mold in the other bathroom.
Breakfast was included in the rate which consisted of pita or sliced white bread, jam or honey, humus, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers, processed cheese as well as local cheese, scrambled and hard boiled egg, and fried chick pea balls. Coffee was instant and there was tea as well. The orange juice was powdered and the mango juice was canned. I have no complaints from breakfast as it is what I had expected.
Wireless internet was also included in the rate, but my room had bad connection specially if there are others accessing the internet. I believe that the location of my room had something to do with it, plus the hotel had concrete walls. Internet in the room of my companions were fine. Maybe they were closer to the modem.
Try and avoid the second floor. There is an area in the second floor where there is a lounge area and if this gets heavily used, the noise will be bothersome.
The location of the hotel is about a 10 minute walk from the center of Madaba and about 15 minute walk to the Church of the map. There is a convenience store across the street to buy water and some snacks.
One thing that I really must applaud is the friendliness of the staff. Everyone was helpful including the front desk staff who will help you plan your day trips. The prices for car and driver to various places are posted in the front desk and they can help you either cater a trip to your needs or arrange car and driver. We had arrange for a car and driver to take us to Petra via the King's highway, but we also wanted to stop at Amman beach at the Dead Sea and to Al Karak. The price was very reasonable.
Stay here if you are planning for a short stay, but also check the prices of other hotels. I found out that the difference between the Rumman and the Mosaic City Hotel was only 5 JOD. Mosaic City is in the center of town and closer to the sights. I'm still glad that I stayed two nights at this hotel though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Rumman Hotel, a cozy, family-run hotel, which is located in a quiet residential area in Madaba and just a 10-minute walk from the city center and its main attractions. This bright, friendly hotel has 22 comfortable and attractively decorated rooms, each with an ensuite bathroom and amenities to cater to guest needs. The hotel’s skylit breakfast room offers an inviting space to start your day and the location gives you easy access to the city, where you can wander around, see the magnificent mosaics, browse through the unique handicrafts and meet the friendly people of Madaba. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rumman Hotel Madaba