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“Good wee hotel and value for money.”
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Golden Rose Hotel
Ranked #2 of 24 Aqaba B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 February 2014

The Golden Rose is fairly new which makes it value for the small price you pay compared to the other tired old hotels in this hectic town. The staff were very helpful. All the floors are ceramic tiled which could mean that late night guests disturb others. It's a family place for Jordanians and right in the centre of town beside the bus station. It's easiest to find if you have the exact street address. The touts we asked claimed not to know it so we searched on our own. Very clean hard beds but that didn't bother us one bit. We were only in town for one night, renting a car the next morning to drive to Petra. Great bargain if it suits your plans.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
5  Thank Patrick666
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

locate on hill side of aqaba in the older section of town, a bit difficult to locate. clean and new room hot water is super. good restaurant and shopping places are near by. wifi is extra but at affordable rate. good value for money.

*alcohol not allowed

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Nitnada
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

Don't let appearances put you off... the area outside this establishment looks a little untidy but inside it's spotless, this is a newish hotel and the management and all staff go the extra mile to make your stay enjoyable. Rooms are spacious with loads of natural light and very high ceilings giving them an airy feel, plenty of storage in the wardrobes and safes in every room. Regular hot water too (not always the case in this part of the world!) and all in all an excellent, safe, easygoing option for a budget traveller.

The beds are well, the mattresses are kind of firm.... ( I did use the bed to do fifty press ups every morning!) but I got used to that but for this price bracket you can't really go wrong. The staff are simply excellent, - never in my travels has a hotel representative offered to share his lunch with me on my last day! Thanks chaps for a good six day break in Aqaba from Michael, the "busy" Englishman, you deserve to do well...

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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10  Thank Rooinek63
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Reviewed 4 November 2013 via mobile

Great and they'll deliver drinks and bedding and coffee and even pizza to your room, probably would a have gotten five stars if the beds werent harder than cement but otherwise great hotel ya and they have really really really good drivers to reccomend

Stayed: November 2013
7  Thank Gurgled
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

For the budget traveller this is a fantastic hotel. The staff and management of this hotel are fantastic. They are so helpful and want to make sure your stay is great. They will jump through hoops to help you. We could not ask for anything more from the people here. The neighborhood on the surface look messy but half a block in any direction you will find great food and shopping. The people of Aqaba are excellent. If you are looking for a tour guide or driver while in Aqaba call Ashraf Al Rawadyeh he's the best you can ask for. Ask for him at the front desk he will make your trip even that more special!!

Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
7  Thank Fred P
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

the hotel is situated in the center of the city.
close to many facilities like restaurant souvenir shop bus station for waqdi rum and petra.
the reception make reservation ticket bus to amman as service.
they have also berenice beach wich is 7.5 jd entrance +shutels take us to the beache and private swimming pool.
the room is very nice and big and clean.
facilites rent a car with good budget.
any information we need it they did it for us.

Room Tip: as a couple sea viwe recomended
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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5  Thank ayman h
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

The hotel is situated somewhat near the centre. It is very clean and style wise it is fairly accommodating.
The rooms are medium to spacious. The feature flat screen TV, Ac and fridge. There is also reliable hot water at all times (yes, it needs to be mentioned:) )
The towels are changed and rooms are cleaned, provided you leave your "room service" sign on your door.
The staff are very helpful. They will give you all the information you need and make all the arrangements you might need for planned activities. Saad in particular was very helpful to us.
Access to the beach is made through a collaboration with Berinice beach, a private resort at 7,5JD if bought from the hotel, 15JD if bought on spot. The ticket includes shuttle to and from, entrance, towel, access to pools, sunbeds and umbrellas, showers, toilets and changing rooms. You can chose to make other arrangements

Unfortunatelly the hotel is not easy to find, it's tugged away between other buildings. But print out the location/address of the place, show it to the taxi and there will be no problems.
Also the beds are hard. It's like sleeping on a table top.
Not all rooms have balconies.
The views aren't the best.
Toiletries are scarce.
Internet is extra and final price does not include 7% tax.
The electrical system might overload. We had to call the reception to have the AC and fridge back on. But it was fixed immediately.

Room Tip: be careful if you chose a room with a balcony to remind the receptionist of your options
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank zbiutza
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Additional Information about Golden Rose Hotel

Address: Al Reem Street, Aqaba 77110, Jordan
Region: Jordan > Al Aqabah Governorate > Aqaba
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Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Aqaba
Price Range: £26 - £42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Golden Rose Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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