After years of instability, Jordan is wooing tourists back in their droves. The Middle Eastern country hoped to welcome 7 million a year in 2020, until the Covid-19 crisis happened of course. Jordan offers some of the most spectacular scenery of the Middle Eastern region, it’s safe travel there and the people are friendly. The history of the country goes back thousands of years and some of the world’s most amazing UNESCO Heritage Sites are located here. But where do you stay?To make your visit to this marvelous country truly unforgettable, read along to find out which are the most unique hotels in Jordan.
Four Seasons Amman
Traveling to Jordan, you’ll almost certainly start your journey in Amman, the country’s capital city. So why not stay a few days to explore the city before you head out into the desert? The luxurious Four Seasons hotel in Amman, Jordan features award-winning hospitality and modern design surrounded by ancient wonders. Set atop the tallest of Amman’s seven hills within the leafy streets of the prestigious Abdoun residential area, this 15-storey, white stone-and-glass hotel is a beacon of elegance in the centre of one of the Middle East’s most welcoming cities. The hills and valleys of Amman stretch out before you as you look out the oversized picture window and onto the leafy streets of the prestigious Abdoun residential area. The Spa at Four Seasons Amman is intimate and exclusive, a place where you can truly escape from the outside world.
Petra Bubble Luxotel
Situated high on the mountainside with an uninterrupted panoramic view of the Petra Mountains is the new luxurious Bubble Luxotel. Bubble Luxotel Petra has 20 bubble suites. Each of those suites feature its own private outdoor hot tub and sun deck, perfect for relaxing and unwinding after a day exploring the surrounding area. The bubbles are located in a dramatic setting of breath-taking view of Petra Mountains. Overnight stay together with breakfast and dinner included. They offer a free shuttle service to Petra which is convenient so you don’t have to worry about booking this separately. Staying at this hotel is a remarkable experience. You can sleep under the stars from the comfort and delights of a uniquely designed and deluxe bubble tent. Bubble Luxotel in Petra is the ultimate in glamping and the chance to sleeping under the star with the luxury touches that make this a night you will never forget!
Wadi Rum Bubble Luxotel
Bubble Luxotel Wadi Rum is another unique experience in the desert of Wadi Rum for those who would like to spend the night under the stars. Discover the magic of the night skies with a Stargazing Experience with Dark Sky Wadi Rum. In the surroundings of the Wadi Rum desert, you can explore worlds little-known, with the use of portable telescopes or just gaze at the Milky Way from inside your own Bubble room. The transparent roof allows you to truly immerse yourself within the beauty and tranquillity of nature.
Hasan Zawaideh Camp
Set among the red dunes of Wadi Rum, Hasan Zawaideh Camp offers private and shared Bedouin-style tents and an excellent location to explore the Jordanian Desert. Their staff organise jeep and camel trips to admire the incredible Seven Pillars of Wisdom. They even offer a special tour which follows the route of Lawrence of Arabia invading Aqaba. In the evenings, guests can sit around the camp fire and taste authentic, freshly prepared Bedouin dishes.
Memories Aicha Luxury Camp
Memories Aicha Luxury Camp consists of 40 large canvas tents, nestled in the heart of the Wadi Rum. Bordered by rugged mountains and the stunning Arabian desert, this camp lets you wake up in the wild outdoors. Each tent is decorated with plush furnishings and a color-scheme of yellows, oranges and reds inspired by the colorful sands of the desert. In addition to the elegant sleeping area, some tents also have dining and lounge spaces that are perfect for families. Other facilities at Memories Aicha Luxury Camp are a library, terrace, restaurant and outdoor barbecue area.
Bonus: Beresheet Hotel, Israel
Now that you’re planning to visit Jordan, you might want to consider taking a trip to Israel as well. The country on the other side of the Dead Sea has landschapes that are just as stunning, but a totally different culture. My top pick in Israel? Beresheet Hotel. Opened in 2011 and part of Isrotel’s Exclusive Collection, Beresheet Hotel has 111 rooms, many overlooking the spectacular Mitzpe Ramon crater. Escape to this beautiful spa resort in the middle of the Negev Desert which rated as one of the best luxury hotels in Israel. Fun fact: celebrity guests have included Roman Abramovich, who booked out the whole hotel over Pesach 2014 for a whopping $450,000. A vacation at the Beresheet ensures an unforgettable hospitality experience that encompasses the highest quality service and fine dining. Showcasing exceptional architecture amid a magnificent primeval desert landscape, the spectacular Beresheet Hotel has secured its reputation among Israel’s most exclusive hotels.