On the north shore of the Dead Sea, about an hour's drive from Amman and the international airport, the Movenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea provides luxurious accommodation at the lowest point on earth. This is a great place to base yourself to experience the unique sensation of floating in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea, and experiencing the wide range of spa facilities on offer here.
Completed in 1999, the Movenpick Dead Sea has a total of 346 rooms and suites, some in the main building with more in low-rise 'villages'. They have been built from local stone and are warmly decorated and feature all the mod-cons you would expect from a 5 star hotel, including air-conditioning, TV, 'phone, minibar, safe and hairdryer. Rooms have views of the sea, mountains or lush tropical gardens from their private balcony or terrace.
There are several swimming pools throughout the resort. As well as enjoying the waters of the Dead Sea and the therapeutic properties of the mud on the hotel's wide private beach, guests can play tennis and beach volleyball. There is also a fitness centre. There is a wide choice of cuisines among the 9 restaurants and bars, which include Italian and Asian specialities. Guests can also enjoy delicious ice cream by the pool and a refreshing sundowner in the Al Khayyam Bar overlooking the Dead Sea.
This luxury spa covers some 6,000 square metres and has 31 treatment rooms, where guests can enjoy pampering and revitalising treatments, many if which use the healing properties of local products. Treatments are designed to restore, revitalise and rejuvenate and promote the wellbeing of the body and soul. There are 5 pools which feature different mineral concentrations and tropical accent showers. After the treatment guests can relax with a cool drink from the juice bar.
Location: The resort is located on the northern shores of the Dead Sea in Sweimeh near Madaba It is about 35 miles from Amman airport.
Rooms: The resort has a total of 346 rooms ranged across the main building, the village and on the beachfront. All have en-suite bathrooms and most have either a balcony or terrace. Amenities include air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi internet access, coffee and tea making facilities, safe and minibar.
Activities: Relaxing by the pool or on the beach, swimming, floating in the Dead Sea waters. The hotel can also arrange local excursions – book and pay locally.
Facilities: There are 9 restaurants in the resort plus a selection of bars. Buffets, barbeques and al fresco dining are offered and cuisines served include Mediterranean, Arabian, Chinese and Italian. A wide range of snacks and drinks is also available. The Zara Spa has a comprehensive range of treatments and therapies including salt and black mud body treatments. There are a number of swimming pools including a children’s pool and an infinity pool. There is a Jacuzzi, solarium and fitness centre. The hotel is located on the beach. Sports available include tennis and beach volleyball.
Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
is a not a malarial country.
Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access.
In conjunction with the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, this resort helps preserve its unique region through a variety of methods.
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Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499