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“Good value for the money” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Al Qidra Hotel
Ranked #6 of 39 Hotels in Aqaba
Certificate of Excellence
Stockholm, Sweden
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good value for the money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2012

I enjoyed my stay at Al Qidra. The rooms (405 and 401) were up to expected standards. Spacious rooms and comfortable beds. Shower and toilet, no complaints. A good sized fridge and a writing desk was an unexpected bonus. Most rooms have balconies (check before you book). Rooms with balconies facing east have sun from early morning till late afternoon. Balconies in rooms facing west will have sun only for a couple of hours in late afternoon, The breakfast buffet was satisfactory even from an European point of view. Included Corn Flakes, fresh milk, fresh tomatoes, fresh cucumbers, olives, tea, coffee, juice, boiled eggs, toast, yoghurt, pita bread and more. No problem to fill up your stomach there. The staff was very service minded and friendly. You might need earplugs since street noise is a bit of a bother if you like to sleep early. Good location in central Aqaba, but no pool or roof terrace. Altogether, a very good choice for a pleasant stay in Aqaba.

Room Tip: Rooms-balconies on the ESE side have sun from early morning but are a bit exposed to street noise...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2012

We really enjoyed our stay here. We originally booked a ground level floor but were upgraded to a larger suite with a balcony. Booked one night and enjoyed the hotel so much that we decided to stay for another, unfortunately they had just booked the last available room. The management was very helpful trying to arrange another hotel for us to stay. Eventually they arranged for us to go to Wadi Rum that day and stay overnight there. They were a great help to us.
The hotel was very clean and the room was great as well. View from the balcony wasn't great but that's the only negative thing I can think of. Overall it is a great place to stay at a very good price.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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bromsgrove
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2012

Stayed in Aqaba for 3 days needing a rest after touring round Jordanfor a week.The hotel is central, the rooms are very large and it was great to have a balcony to sit on at night.
Nothing was too much effort for the manager and the staff,they even rang and provided me with their own credit card to reserve a room in Madaba as I didnt posess one.
The hotel could be noisy as its so central but this is made up in so many ways with the excellent customer service and smiles of the staff. I would recommend the hotel and say continue doing a great job you could show a few people here in England about how to look after your customers.
I hope that the roof terrace is utilised as it could be a lovely spot if its completed and a pool would have been nice but you cant have everything

Room Tip: Could be noisy with balcony rooms esp at front
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BromsgroveLozza
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haitham n, Manager at Al Qidra Hotel, responded to this review, 7 November 2012
Dear BromsgroveLozza
you are welcome in our hotel again and again i hope you like it here


HAITHAM NASSAR
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Riyadh
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253 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2012

We stayed at this hotel for one night on Oct 25th, 2012. We arrived tired from the Wadi Rum area, and our room was ready upon arrival. The front desk guy showed us the room and it was nice and airy. There was a balcony and we were happy with our choice. Then ... my wife went to use the bathroom and the flushing system didn't work, the sink leaked and the shower drain was clogged. We called the front desk, and promptly someone was sent to check the problem. The guy tried to fix the problem for about an hour, and he said he would come back in a bit. We were tired and dirty and wanted to shower and go out, so I went downstairs to find out what could be done. I guess the owner was there and he had us changed to another room.

The new room was next to our original room but was light years away from the quality - the room was in very, very poor condition. The door would not close, the bathroom was borderline filthy, the TV remote was held together with tape and some pieces of cardboard, and the bed frames were entirely too big for the mattresses, creating empty spaces on either side of the mattress. The water pressure in the bathroom was virtually nonexistent. The bathroom ceiling was falling apart, with lightbulbs missing, the ceiling was chipped all over, and the water heater only heated the shower water.

Other than the room though, the location for the hotel is pretty good. It's about a minute walk from a lot of restaurants and convenience stores. The environment at night is very nice - lots of hustle and bustle. It's walking distance to the main drag and the weather was conducive to exploration on foot.

If the hotel would invest some money in upgrading their rooms and repairing the bathrooms, this would be a very nice and peaceful stay, pleasant and helpful staff, with all amenities at hand. However, without that, I am not sure if I would readily recommend the place to others.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Mohammed B
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haitham n, Manager at Al Qidra Hotel, responded to this review, 7 November 2012
Dear rockit
i am so sorry if you don't like it here
i wish i was in the hotel in the date you where here but i was day off but i promise you next time if you come here i will take care of you personally
HAITHAM NASSAR
RESERVATION MANAGER
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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2012

We stayed in Al qidra hotel for 3 days. The stuff was very welcoming and helpful the owner is a great guy that married arussian girl, and welcoming russian tourists. He upraged our room with no extra cost to a room with a balcony. They provided us with an udaptor. the only problem was the water flow that was very weak in the shower and in the toilet, and no low callories food at breakfast.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Leralev
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haitham n, Manager at Al Qidra Hotel, responded to this review, 4 November 2012
Dear Leralev
thank you so much for your nice review
and i am not the owner i am just a simple manager
about the water we still working on this problem and i hope we will fix it soon
about the breakfast why you didn't ask my staff about what you need and they will try to help

HAITHAM NASSAR
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Oostende
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21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2012

Al Qidra is a small hotel in the centre of Aqaba. The rooms are simple but nice. The staff is very friendly and helpfull. The hotel is a good option for a few days but if you stay longer there are better options I guess.

Anyway, it was a nice stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mookos
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haitham n, Manager at Al Qidra Hotel, responded to this review, 4 November 2012
Dear Mookos
thanks for your review and i would like if you send me email and tell me about the things you didn't find it here and you wish to find it next time and i will try my best to make it happen
HAITHAM NASSAR
RESERVATION MANAGER
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Budingen, Germany
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46 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2012

The Al Qidra offers both, shared rooms and double rooms with spacious living areas at low prices. Although we had booked a shared room, we were upgraded free of charge. The management was also very concerned about our well-being and arranged tours for us to Wadi Rum and to the beach.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AjnaTs
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haitham n, Manager at Al Qidra Hotel, responded to this review, 4 November 2012
Dear AjnaTs
you are so nice and thanks a lot for this nice review
about our hotel we try all the time to make the guest feel home and provide them with all they need and as you said we have tour to all over Jordan and water sports and dive center
for me i like it when i fell my guests are happy
HAITHAM NASSAR
RESERVATION MANAGER
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Property: Al Qidra Hotel
Address: Al-Saada Street, Aqaba 77110-217, Jordan
Region: Jordan > Al Aqabah Governorate > Aqaba
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 39 Hotels in Aqaba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Al Qidra Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Al- Qidra Hotel is located in central Aqaba, and just walking distance to the beach & numerous touristic spots, including shopping districts, banks, restaurants, and diving centers. Aqaba King Hussein International Airport is 10 kilometers away. The hotel features air-conditioned rooms with a private balcony. Each accommodation has a modern private bathroom, tea/coffee facilities, wireless internet access, and satellite channels. Breakfast buffet is served daily in Al-Qidra's simply furnished restaurant with terrace. Free parking area is available in front of the hotel. Room Category: Standard rooms ( Twin/Double & Triple) Deluxe rooms (Twin & Double) Executive Suites (two rooms with double & triple room, five (5) persons occupancy). Room Facilities: mini-bar, TV with satellite channels, coffee tray, individual controlled air conditioning, bath tub & showers, cabinet, fan, and telephone. Hotel Facilities: Wireless Internet (in all floors), elevator, laundry, fax/photocopying machine, restaurant, private beach access, parking area. Hotel Services: Mail & Postage Services, currency exchange, In-House Doctor on Call, Ironing service, hair-cut salon, room service, 24 hours front desk, airport drop-offs & pick-ups, car rental & transportations from and to other locations in Jordan, Wadi Rum services (jeep safari, desert camping, camel riding, ballooning, & hiking), Petra excursions, snorkeling, diving, Red Sea sunset trip, Pharaoh Island Trip. ... more   less 
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