One of the hottest tourist attractions in the Middle East, Jordan seduces visitors with world-renowned historical and religious suites, warm hospitality, and impressive landscape. From the lively ambience at the capital Amman and the desert landscape in Wadi Rumi, to the ancient Roman Empire sites, Jordan has a lot in store for discerning travelers. Of course, most visitors come here to visit the famous Petra known as the “rose city”, dating back since 312 BC, or savor the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea. In this article, we’ve listed the most luxurious hotels in Jordan so you can have a comfortable stay at the “land of deep history”.
The St. Regis
Household names such as St. Regis promise impeccable service and sumptuous accommodation. The St. Regis property in Amman certainly delivers on its promise with 258 opulent guest rooms set in the famed neighborhood of Abdoun, which is within close proximity to major touristic destinations.
A lot of thought has been put into the style of the hotel. Once you enter the spacious lobby lined with pearly marble, you’ll find yourself in front of a large mural depicting Arabian horses. The mural pays homage to Jordan’s Hashemite Kingdom, while numerous details reference the stone roses of Petra. The entry-level deluxe suites extend to 48 meter-squares and are lined with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city’s skyline.
If you want to push the boat out, book the Royal Suite designed with a cream-and-gold color scheme and artworks from Jordan’s contemporary artists. The canopy king-size bed is fashioned with Elena by Frette linens, while the crystal chandeliers create a luxe ambiance.
The main draw here is the Iridium spa, equipped with numerous rooms, a sauna, and a hammam. Don’t miss to book the spa’s signature chakra balancing massage. Additionally, St. Regis is the owner of the first Spanish restaurant in Amman – Mercado Andaluz.
Guest rooms start at $270.
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
Dead Sea, Israel
Undoubtedly one of the most luxurious resorts in Israel, Kempinski offers apartment-style accommodation on the edge of the famous salt lake. The hotel is set in an eyebrow-raising property that pays homage to the hanging gardens of Babylon. Surrounded by waterfalls and lush vegetation, Kempinski is the ideal base from which to explore the therapeutic powers of the Dead Sea.
Spacious and sophisticated, the lobby features antiques and comfy sofas. Guests are immediately greeted by a friendly concierge, who will be happy to show the property and talk about historic events in the area. Kempinski organizes numerous excursions including hiking through Wadi Mujib (Jordan’s biggest river canyon) and camel riding through Wadi Rum. What’s more, there are shuttle services to the Baptism Site, the holy Christian site where John baptized Jesus Christ, and Petra, the country’s hottest tourist destination.
Kempinski offers suites, deluxe suites, and residences that resemble luxurious apartments. They give off a minimalist vibe with white-on-white interiors, soft furnishings, and king-size beds. All units are lined with floor-to-ceiling windows from where you can marvel at the expansive views over the Dead Sea. Standard amenities include flat TV screens, working desks, air-conditioning, and high-speed Wi-fi. Smoking is allowed in all rooms. Some of the rooms feature balconies.
At Kempinski, guests can enjoy Italian cuisine at the Ashar restaurant, while fine wines and craft cocktails are served all throughout the night at Summerian Terrace.
Guest rooms start at $175.
Ma’In Hot Springs Resort & Spa
Another killer location, Ma’In Hot Springs Resort & Spa is situated directly under a hot spring. The resort is just a 30-minute drive away from the Dead Sea and 16 minutes away from the historic city of Madaba. Surrounded by mountains, the resort is set in a dramatic terrain ideal for experiencing the telepathic benefits of the Ma’In hot springs.
The entry-level superior rooms are fashioned with natural materials and soft furnishing. The ambiance is cozy with dark wood furniture, a king-size bed, and bedside lamps. All units are equipped with sitting areas, terraces, and a games table. The Junior and Family Suites have multiple balconies with expansive views over the valley and the mountains.
At the Olive restaurant, the Bedouin chef serves traditional dishes paired with Jordanian under a lamp-lit tent. Guests can also arrange private dining tables under the olive trees overlooking Ma’in Hot springs. A la carte menu for lunch and dinner is served at the Springs restaurant. For small bites and cocktails, head over to Brown Bar which boasts a laid back ambiance with day-bed style seating.
Guest rooms start at $200.
Four Seasons Amman
Four Seasons Amman is set in the upscale Abdoun residential area, near the Schemisani financial district and Al Sweifyah. From this dramatic hilltop location, guests can enjoy some of the best views over Amman’s skyline. The hotel’s facade features palatial-style with Greek-and-Roman columns and Jordanian marble.
Guests can choose between deluxe rooms, superior rooms, and royal suites. The floor-to-ceiling windows create a sense of space and light, while the cream-and-gold color scheme adds a luxe vibe. All units at the hotel feature king-size beds, dark-wood furniture, bed lamps, working desks, and comfy sofas. If you want to experience the ultimate in luxury accommodation, book the Royal Two-Bedroom suite featuring two master bedrooms, two bathrooms, a dining set for 13, and three balconies overlooking Amman’s hills and valleys. The style is glamorous with expensive contemporary artworks, antiques, custom-made furniture, and a king-size bed fashioned with silk linens. WIth two plasma TV screens and a surround home theater system, the Royal Suite is ideal for hosting a private party – and is usually booked by Amman’s A-listers and celebrities.
Make yourself at home at Four Seasons’ four stylish restaurants. At Capitale, you can enjoy French dishes in a classy yet laid back setting. Take part in the English Afternoon Tea service at the Foyer Lounge, or indulge in some delicious pizzas and burgers at Five Grill.
Superior rooms start at $270.
Marriott Amman Shmeisani
Mariott Amman is a luxurious resort set in the heart of Amman’s city center. Major touristic spots in the area, including the Citadel, Al Balad Theatre, and Roman Amphitheater, are all relatively nearby. Take a short walk and you’ll find yourself in Amman’s lively downtown district dotted with upscale restaurants, shopping spots, and cultural attractions.
Guests can choose between deluxe rooms, executive rooms, and royal suites. Starting at 38 square-meters, all rooms at Marriot are spacious. The expansive windows create an airy ambiance and overlook Amman’s city skyline. The interiors are styled with a gold-and-cream color scheme, while the yellow-and-green accents give off a relaxed vibe. Here, you can relax on a king-size bed, dine in your room while watching Netflix, or indulge in a long nice bath in your own deep soaking tub.
For some extra comfort book the Royal Suite, which is all about moments of pure pleasure. The bathroom features pink marble, a private sauna, a whirlpool tub, and a walk-in shower. The living area is expansive with comfy sofas, a dining set, and a large flat TV screen. Guests staying at the Royal Suite get complimentary breakfast, cocktails, and desserts.
Marriot Amman doesn’t disappoint with its dining offer either. Il Terrazzo serves fine Italian dining paired with a selection of fine wines in the lounge area. A Greek setting awaits guests at the Paros Garden which is all about craft cocktails and flavors-packed foods.
Deluxe rooms start at $150.
Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea
Dead Sea, Jordan
This luxurious resort is located on the northern edge of the Dead Sea. The hotel is surrounded by a string of 5-star hotels and is a 40-minute drive away from Queen Alia International Airport.
The hotel’s buildings are set amidst seven hectares of gardens brimming with palm trees and flowers. The atmosphere is peaceful and quiet, while most of the guests are regulars. In terms of facilities, Movenpick Resort surpasses competitors with a 3,000 square-meter swimming pool, a large spa, private beach, and tennis courts. At the private beach, you can experience the healing properties of the Dead Sea and if you get bored of its saline waters, you can also take a dip in the swimming pool while you enjoy some tropical cocktails prepared by the swim-up bar.
One striking feature of the Movenpick Resorts is the more than enticing Zara Spa featuring impressive 31 treatment rooms, a sauna, a spa, a juice bar, and a fitness center. Here, you’re in for some luxurious massages, facials, and mud wraps.
The hotel has 364 rooms all overlooking the Dead Sea. Unlike most of the hotels in the area which boast a classy style, Movenpick has a laid back ambiance with a terracotta-and-orange color scheme. Each unit is appointed with a flat TV screen, air-conditioning, mini-bar with non-alcoholic beverages, and a spacious marble bathroom with a soaking tub.
Guest rooms start at $110.
Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa
Dead Sea, Jordan
Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa is a luxurious resort that caters to the younger clientele with its pool party ambiance. The hotel is located on the shores of the Dead Sea and gives easy access to The Mujib Nature reserve and Jordan River. Additionally, numerous attractions, including Mount Nebo and The Baptism Site, are a short drive away.
Guests can choose between 233 rooms and 17 suites, all featuring contemporary design and a white-and-grey colour palette. All units are lined with floor-to-ceiling windows which give way to views over the Dead Sea or the pool. For some extra comfort, book some of the rooms with a balcony. Here you can start the morning with an espresso on a comfortable sun lounger. Turndown service and in-room dining is available for all units. The bathrooms are sleek with marble floors, walk-in showers, luxurious toiletries, and bathrobes.
With a private beach, large swimming pool, spa and a modern fitness center, Dead Sea Marriott offers guests excellent facilities to keep them busy. At the fitness studio, you can sign up for aerobic and cardio classes and there’s also a tennis court.
The four bars have a lively atmosphere and are usually packed with international travelers. The poolside Oasis Lounge is all about DJ-sets and craft cocktails, while the Fishing Club Beach Bar offers a laid back setting on the shores of the Dead Sea.
Guest rooms start at $100.
Mövenpick Nabatean Castle Hotel
If you happen to find yourself in Jordan, then you shouldn’t leave without visiting the 2,000-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site – Petra. Movenpick’s location is the ideal base from which to explore the city’s rose coloured stone facades as it’s just minutes away from the gate of Petra.
Recently the hotel has been renovated and has reemerged as an ultra luxurious retreat housing 90 guest rooms. The fortress-style hotel is perched on the hills of Rift Valley and offers expansive views over the valley. It was created by the renowned architect Rasem Badra, the recipient of the Aga Khan Award for islamic Architecture. Guests can choose from 90 contemporary rooms, appointed with top-notch amenities including a flat TV screen, air-conditioning, and coffee and tea making facilities. Most of the units have balconies with expansive views over the rolling hills of Rift Valley. In-room dining is available till midnight.
Movenpick has an excellent dining offer. Al Madava serves Jordanian specialties and international cuisine in an elegant setting built with pearly stones. The best way to enjoy your meals is to sit on the terrace overlooking Petra mountains. For a romantic dinner, head over to Al Nadeem Bar. Here, you can enjoy the best sunsets over the highest peak in the area – Jebel Haroun alongside a selection of Jordanin wines.
Guest rooms start at $110.
Le Royal Hotel Amman
Le Royal is a luxurious hotel set in the 3rd Circle in Amman. The hotel is a 10 minutes drive away from the Marka International Airport. Towering over Amman with 31 floors, Le Royal offers some of the most stunning views over Amman’s skyline.
The hotel’s rooms are divided in 5 categories: Deluxe Rooms, Club Rooms, Executive Suites, Royal Suites, and Executive Suites. All rooms have a classy decor with a brown-and-cream color scheme and offer expansive views over the city. The Business Suites are located on the highest floors and feature a separate living area, dining area, and a working desk, while the Royal Suite has two bathrooms with a jacuzzi, dining table for 12, steam room, and a private bar with 24/7 butler service. Guests staying at the Royal Suite get numerous freebies including Arabic sweets, bottles of Champagne, flower arrangements, and free non-alcoholic beverages all throughout the day. Additionally, they get access to the Royal Club Lounge and personalized service.
The Royal Spa spreads across two floors and features treatment rooms, sauna, jacuzzi, an aerobics studio, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools. There’s also a barber’s shop, hairdressing salon, and a mudroom. Here, guests can work on their looks with certified instructors and beauty professionals.
At Le Royal, guests can enjoy international cuisine in 13 restaurants and bars. From brunches with jazz music, upscale Italian dining, and Jordanian specialties, to sushi, Le Royal is all about savouring culinary treats from all around the world.
Guest rooms start at $110.
Situated on the shores of the Red Sea, InterContinental Aqaba is the ideal base from which to experience the beauty of the Red Sea. The resort is conveniently located just a short stroll away from Aqaba’s city center and 15 minutes away from King Hussein International Airport. Water sport enthusiasts will be happy to learn that the Red Sea offers some excellent spots for snorkelling and scuba diving.
The hotel has its own private beach equipped with sun loungers and umbrellas. On sunny days, you can enjoy snacks, cool cocktails, and fresh juices at the beach bar. Guests can choose between standard rooms, executive rooms, and suites. Decorated in a soothing color scheme with pops of bright color, the units at the hotel have an airy ambience. The standard rooms give you enough space to relax and they are equipped with all necessary amenities including a flat TV screen, air-conditioning, and tea and coffee making facilities.
Business travelers usually go for the executive suites as they give them access to the Club Lounge where they mingle over complimentary cocktails and snacks with international businessmen. Those of you who crave utmost luxury and comfort, should take a look at the resort’s 17 suites. They are equipped with a spacious bathroom, comfortable king-size beds, and a plush sitting area that opens to a balcony with stunning beach views.
If you’re in search of a good time, pay a visit to the Martinis Lounge which is all about cocktails and live music. At Burj Al Hamam Restaurant, there’s some excellent Lebanese cuisine, while Cote D’or restaurant specializes in burgers, grilled steaks, and pizzas.
Guest rooms start at $110.
Wadi Rum Night Luxury Camp
Wadi Rum, Jordan
Why not spend a night in the desert under a star-studded sky? No need to worry, you’ll have all the comforts of a luxury hotel, while sleeping in a tent at Wadi Rum Night Luxury. This Bedouin style tent is set in the middle of the Wadi Rum desert and it offers some fantastic views over the mountains.
The camp has twenty five tents which are all luxuriously decorated and very comfortable. Here you can lie in your king-size bed fashioned with silk linens or drink tea on a Bedoun sofa while marvelling at the colourful dessert. The tents are equipped only with Arabain style hand-made furniture. Each tent opens to a private terrace overlooking the Wadi Rum Mountains. High-end travelers usually go for the “full of stars tent” which is a bubble-tent with a see-through ceiling. The bathrooms are equipped with hot running water, ceramic sinks, showers, and flushing toilets.
The camp organizes a number of excursions including rides through the desert in 4X4. The Wadi Rum desert is considered to have one of the best spots for sunset photography, so make sure you take a camera on your exhilarating drives. If you want to experience how the Bedoun people have lived, take a camera lids through Wadi Rum.
Arabic breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in a comfortable tent. Here, you can sit on a comfy sofa and indulge in flavor-rich dishes.
Tents start at $80.
Aicha Luxury Camp
Wadi Rum, Jordan
Another luxury camp, Aicha is all about comfort and luxury in one of the most beautiful deserts in the Middle East. The resort is lined with luxury tents, all facing the mountains of Wadi Rum.
Guests can choose between junior tents and panoramic luxury tents. The attention to detail is evident in every corner – from hand-made desks and chairs, to four poster-king size beds and plush sitting areas. High-end travelers usually book the panoramic luxury tents. They are perched on the edge of the camp and offer the most impressive views over the desert. At night, you can open the curtains and watch the starry sky through the glass dome. Inside the rooms, you’ll find comfortable Bedouin coats designed to keep you warm in the desert. The tents are spread between two rocks, and each provides intimacy and privacy. Additionally, each tent comes with a furnished balcony equipped with chairs and a desk.
At the lounge, you can enjoy delicious Arabian dishes prepared by Chef Zahar. Buffet breakfast is complimentary for all guests. Don’t miss to take a stargazing tour with a knowledgeable guide who will tell you all about the constellation above you. The best part? A photographer will join you on every tour and take some unreal photos of you under the Milky Way.
Tents start at $112.
The first 5-star hotel in the historic Aqaba, Al Manara promises unforgettable moments by the Red Sea. The hotel is conveniently located near the heart of Aqaba while still being just a short walk away from the beach.
Guests can choose between classic rooms, deluxe rooms, superior rooms, and suites. Al Manara blends perfectly authentic Jordanian decor with ultra-modern amenities. Picture rooms with cream colour palette, dark wood furniture, colourful rugs, bedside lamps, and embroidery works from local artists. As expected from a hotel that promises 5-star luxury, the rooms are appointed with excellent amenities including flat TV screens, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, air-conditioning, and Wi-FI.
At the resort, guests can unwind by the pool or in the relaxing garden. Guests can expect some excellent culinary treats as the Taybeh Al Manara Restaurant serves Mediterranean dishes prepared by renowned Jordan chefs. For a romantic date, head over to the Kubba Levantin Restaurant where you can dine under the Aqaba stars. Here, Lebanese cuisine is paired with some excellent Jordanian wines as well as a selection of cocktails.
Guest rooms start at $140.
Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa
Hilton Dead Sea Resort boasts a prime beachfront location on the Dead Sea, just a short walk away from Amman Beach. The hotel is near the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention and a 5-minute walk away from Samarah Mall. The Mujib Nature Reserve and the Dead Sea Panoramic Complex are a short drive away.
With two infinity pools, a nightclub, seven restaurants, and kid’s swimming pool, Hilton guarantees some fun moments by the Dead Sea. What’s more, the resort also has a health club, kid’s club, and valet parking. The rooms at the hotel ooze elegance with white interiors, honey-coloured furniture, and delicate lightning. Floors-to-ceiling windows infuse the rooms with natural light, while the soft furnishings create a cozy ambience. All rooms at the resort are appointed with flat TV screens, cable channels, air-conditioning, electric kettles, and nespresso machines.
At the award-winning Bacchus restaurant guests can enjoy Italian cooking. The Italian Chef pampers guests with innovative pasta recipes, delicious pizzas, and salads. This the ideal spot to unwind over a glass of wine. Partygoers will love the Sky Bar which is all about craft cocktails and live DJ sets on a rooftop lounge.
Guest rooms start at $120.
Hayat Zaman Hotel & Resort
Wadi Musa, Jordan
If you want to explore Jordan’s countryside and get a better grasp on 19th century rural life in Jordan, then you should definitely visit Hayat Zaman. The ancient village of Taybeh is known for its beautiful houses built with local stones. At Hayat Zaman, guests get to avoid tourists and mingle with the locals while still being just 12 kilometres away from Petra.
Hayat’s rooms guarantee comfort with a number of top-notch amenities including flat TV screens, king-size beds, air-conditioning, electric kettles, and Nespresso machines. Suites have bathrooms with a whirlpool tub. The amenities are paired with traditional decorations which create a cozy ambience, while the large windows offer some impressive views of the Sharah Mountain Range.
Guests can relax by the outdoor pool, have a drink at the swim-up bar, or get their workout in the fitness center. Don’t miss to book a professional massage at the hammam decorated with Otoman features. Arabian dishes and international fare is served at the Sahtain restaurant. Additionally, the resort organizes theme parties and can accommodate up to 300 people for conferences, exhibitions, and banquets.
Guest rooms start at $230.