We have recently returned from Jordan, including 3 nights at the Kempinski Amman. It is very much a business hotel and I would clasify it as 4* rather than 5, but having said that is was a good hotel that suited us for a few nights in Amman.
The staff were absolutley amazing and the concierge helped us book a day trip and showed and drew on a map for us the main attractions to visit and told us we were better off getting a normal cab (£1 or 2 dinars) rather than a hotel cab (5 dinar). He told us where the local Snax shop was (bascially at the base of the Kempinski on the main road). He wrote arabic instructions for us and generally went out of their way to be helpful.
Becuase we arrived late, we grabbed a club sandwhich in the Sports Bar which was afforable and nice. The service in there was excellent too. We had breakfast one morning at the Kempinski and it was good but personally I dont like paying £16 for breakfast so we normally grabbed a muffin from the Snax shop.
The room was also fine, there was a few little things like the dry air at night that I had noticed from other reviews as well, but it isnt a major and there was a bit of mildew on the shower panel in the corner. Complimentary water every morning and a lovely cleaner. Firm large bed and standard bathroom. Overall I couldnt complain, it was very much suit a business man and I get the impression that was most of their clientele. There seemed to be a few conferences advertised within the hotel while we were there.
The one thing I didnt expect was the x-ray/frisk when we entered the building everytime, but that seems to be standard in Jordan (well at the places we stayed) and I guess it is for your own saftey.
Just for anyones info, we booked a day trip through the conceirge (probably 10xmore expensive!) which was basically just a driver and his car and we asked him where to go. Usual sites..Madaba, Mount Nebo & Dead Sea. We went to the public beach at the Dead Sea and it was fine, no problems there. The driver was lovely and totally flexible as to where and what we wanted to see.
We booked transfers from the airport the Kempinksi and down to Petra through Desert Adventures, there are plenty of similar arrangements. Note the tourist visa queue at Queen Alia was sooo long, took nearly an hour!
Enjoy the Kempinksi!
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- Kempinski Hotel Amman embraces luxurious 278 rooms and suites; delicately refined to liberate your senses. The breathtaking view from all rooms, the contemporary design and features add a magical touch to your visit and a sense of relaxation. ... more less
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