I'm not often compelled to write reviews for most of the places I stay, but this hotel was unpleasant enough to warrant a review. My husband and I were in Amman over Christmas and were hoping for a cheap place for a night or two. We booked here mostly based on the reviews on Trip Advisor but we were very disappointed. When we arrived on a cold night, there was no hot water at all. The room was pretty grimy and I agree with others that you would never want to sleep in the sheets after seeing the cleanliness of them. We slept in our sleeping bags on top of the blankets. It's a good thing we had sleeping bags because our room was absolutely freezing. The room overlooked the street and the window was not sealed at all (there was a quarter inch gap around most of the edge that you could see right through to the outside). It was also incredibly loud-every time a truck rolled past (which was frequently), it sounded like it was right next to you. It was a truly awful night's sleep.
The one positive was that the day staff was very accommodating and when we asked for a room change to the interior, they agreed without hesitation. The room on the interior was a lot cleaner, quieter, and warmer. If you have the choice, avoid the rooms on the street side of the hotel.
While the day staff was kind and helpful, I can't say much for the night desk clerk. We asked him how to get to Rainbow Street, and he had never heard of it (it turned out to be fairly close by). All in all, we learned our lesson about cheap accommodation in Jordan. You get what you pay for, which, in our case, was not much at all-4 walls and a roof over our head. Do yourself a favor and spend the extra $20 for a nicer place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is located in the heart of Amman's historic Downtown area, in walking distance to the old Hussein Mosque, the Spice Market, the Roman Theater, and the Citadel. We can be your friendly headquarters. The Abbasi Palace Hotel has 40 en-suite rooms all with hot water. Ask for availability of rooms with air conditioning and satellite TV. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Abbasi Palace Hotel Amman