I arrived in Aqaba in the wee hours of the morning and headed to Al Qidra, where I had a reservation for the following night. The nighttime desk guy apologized that they didn't have an open room for me but that he would let me know as soon as they did, and he let me hang out in the lobby and brought me tea and orange juice. Someone checked out around 8AM and he had the room quickly readied for me and didn't charge me for the early check-in.
They also helped me arrange transport to Wadi Rum and I used their service to the private beach.
The room was perfectly clean and spacious and even had a balcony. The breakfast was awesome, and the location was perfect.
They also let me store the bulk of my luggage there while I went to Wadi Rum.
My only complaint is that it was a bit loud at night. The street traffic was loud, but there were also children running around in the hallway. It's possibly that this was a one-time thing, but it was perplexing either way.
- 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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