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Movenpick Resort and Residence Aqaba

Petra & the South

Rating: Deluxe    

Movenpick Resort and Residence Aqaba overview

Located in the centre of Aqaba, overlooking the Red Sea with direct access to the beach, the Movenpick Resort and Residence Aqaba is a luxury beach resort. It has all the facilities you would expect from a 5 star hotel, including a health club with gym, sauna and massage facilities, jacuzzi and four swimming pools including one on a rooftop bridge! The hotel has several restaurants, including terraces for al fresco dining, serving a wide range of cuisine, including Afro Arabian and Italian. Dining can be a casual affair or a more formal a la carte occasion, as you wish. There is also a bakery serving fresh bread, pastries and cakes as well as the wonderful Movenpick ice cream.

Standard rooms have either mountain or sea view, while the larger deluxe rooms have balconies and views of the Red Sea. All have ensuite bathrooms. All rooms are air conditioned and have satellite TV, phone, tea and coffee making facilities and minibar.

This is an ideal place to base yourself for a few days relaxing by the private beach or enjoying the fabulous potential for snorkelling and scuba diving in the Red Sea. Other watersports include jetski, windsurfing, kayaking and waterskiing. The hotel also offers sunset cruises.

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Open:  The Movenpick Resort and Residence is open all year.  

Location:  The Movenpick Resort and Residence is located in the centre of Aqaba on the shores of the Red Sea. It is 10kms from Aqaba airport.

Rooms:  There are 296 rooms, including 87 suites and apartments. All have individual climate control, satellite TV, direct dial ‘phone, internet access, tea and coffee making facilities, minibar, safe and en-suite bathroom. Suites also feature a balcony or terrace. Connecting rooms are available on request.  

Activities:  Swimming in the sea or the hotel’s pools, relaxing on the beach, taking part in watersports, enjoying a range of treatments in the spa. Guests can explore Aqaba’s sites, shops and estaurants.

Facilities:  There are 8 restaurants and bars offering a wide choice of cuisines. The Palm Court Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers a la carte dining as well as buffets. The Red Sea Grill serves Afro-Arabian dishes, Al Shatt Restaurant and Terrace offers light snacks and drinks. There is an outdoor café and a Mediterranean restaurant plus the lobby bar and terrace. There is also a pub and a patisserie. The hotel has a spa, sauna, Jacuzzi and gym. There are 4 swimming pools and a private beach.   

Dining:  Meals are taken at individual tables.

Children:  Children of all ages are welcome. There is a children’s activities centre.

Health:  Jordan is not a malarial country.

Communication: 
There is Wi-Fi internet access in public areas and wired internet access in guest rooms.

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Mr. Robert Astridge (24/10/2014)

"Pity about the corperate greed with wifi access being charged after 24 hours. This is not an issue their other hotels....most odd. Bacon for breakfast as catering for tourists more here. Diving was excellent I am informed, so thanks for the suggestion."

Elizabeth Gillam (20/09/2010)
"First impressions were very good, they are to some extent superficial. Cleaning was to a good standard in easy access areas but fell down in corners etc. In our room, the toilet door did not shut, if it did it was not possible to lock as the lock was on the outside and the sink drained away very,very slowly. (These were reported to the reception on departure but she did not note anything down!) However the hotel was nice to stay at even if it was only one night. 

At both Movenpick hotels, the front desk staff seem to be a little snobby. They should realise that all clients, regardless of social or monetary standing, should be treated equally. However, the general domestic staff are much friendlier and helpful."

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