It’s likely your trip to Jordan will have you entering or exiting through Amman if not both, so if you’re looking for a hotel with lots of style and a great location, you may want to check out the InterContinental Amman. And if you have a stash of IHG Rewards points, this is a great option to take a look at.
InterContinental Amman | from $180 per night
Location: The hotel is centrally located on Jebel Amman, which is an upscale area of the city with several embassies around, offering easy access to trendy restaurants and shopping centers. It’s about a 45 minute taxi drive from the airport. Amman, being built across many hills, isn’t the most pedestrian friendly city, but a short taxi ride will get you to any of the city’s attractions. If your stay is short, you’ll likely want to focus on the Citadel area and downtown, which is just a few minutes ride away.
Rooms: Our room was spacious with nice furnishings. We spent more time in this room than our other stays during this trip because I was feeling a bit under the weather, so it was well-equipped for bunkering down with satellite television featuring plenty of international channels. The room service was better than expected. Typically you get quickly-heated up fare, but the pasta dished we ordered looked like it came freshly-prepared from the kitchen. The bathroom had a separate shower and whirlpool tub, which is always a nice touch. Wi-fi is available throughout the property at no extra cost.
Staff: The staff was very courteous and attentive, very quick to respond to any need we had. At checkout, the counter agent noticed Iylana admiring the art and detailed their collection, offering a printed guide of all the pieces on the property. Room service was quick, and housekeeping was unobtrusive and thorough.
In Conclusion: By no means a budget hotel, this isn’t a property we typically would have stayed at. But since we had a pile of IHG Rewards points to use, we were able to enjoy the style and convenience offered by the InterContinental Amman. If it’s within your budget, it’s definitely a great property to consider for a short stay in Jordan’s capital.
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