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Arab Tower Hotel
Ranked #23 of 150 Hotels in Amman
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 August 2011

It basic, staff are fantastic helpful kind and friendly. They sent a car to the airport but it was very expensive but the driver could speak English and was delightful. The taxi was cheaper on the way out. The reception staff were particularly good they stored my luggage and gave great advice. What you pay for is what you. The position is fabulous and you are in the midst of their life and culture so expect the noise and the life there I loved it and could sleep through the noise as I felt safe secure and as an older backpacker found no difficulties. The bathroom is tiny, not at all modern, but all works, price is great and I wouldn't change the way it is because that is the parts of travelling that you come to expect on a budget. The staff and position make up for it's lacking in some areas. Thanks guys for looking after me

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 July 2011

Nice staff who works during morning and day time, but NOT the guy with name Raffat or Rufat, smth like that ,who works in the night. He does not like tourists and shows it openly.
I was promised in the morning that my friend can come to my room in the evening, but then Raffat said NO and was very bad done.

So for the first- you can not take your friends with you in your room.

For the second- I ve got several times electroshock from hot water in bathroom, the electrocabels are connected through lamp and you feel electrocity in water, so I used shower with cold water all stay not to be in contact with electricity.

What was good - low prices, good food, location.
Wish people could be more welcome and smile, feels like in whole Jordan they are either shy or dont like you, still cannot understand the driver to Dead sea trip was silent all the way and back if even he speaks english and I tried to communicate, my conclusion- jordanian people in general are not very happy about tourists like in Egypt or in Lebanon.
Definitely I dont stay in this hotel any more.
If I were their manager, I would not hire such people like the boy who works in reception in the night, avoid him.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled solo
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arabtower, Manager at Arab Tower Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2011

Thank you for your review!! The electricity that you felt is actually not electricity, it is the feeling that you get when cold water suddenly goes hot, We have thousands of guests coming every season and we never heard such complain. About Rafat, Well I am sorry that he is not a gay friendly person, But we talked to him and hopefully when you come again there won't be any issues.

Sincerely,

Mohannad Ali

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Reviewed 22 July 2011

we stayed in july 2011 the guys were brilliant . for the money we paid for the rooms i dont beieve we could have got better value in amman from some of the bigger hotels. momen & muhannad gave us the personal touch that the larger 3,4,5 star hotels could only dream of. Will defo be going back here if ever go to amman again

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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arabtower, Manager at Arab Tower Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2011

Thank you for your review!! Hope to see you soon Again :)

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Reviewed 22 July 2011

My wife and I spent a marvelous week in Burdj al Arab. Although it is located in downtown, it gives you an easy and fast chance to visit ancient sites such as the Roman Theater and the Nymphaion. We felt home the moment we check in. The room prices was very convienient compared to the hotel rank. The restaurant provides traditional delecious jordanian food to your room, almost the same price as downtown restaurants. The staff is always smiling and do their best to please you. Trips to touristic sites (dead sea, petra, jerash...) were organized in groups of 4, 3, or 2 personnes, still with a very reasonable price. So, for an enjoyable low-budjet touristic plan, this hotel is what you're looking for.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 July 2011

I've stayed at the Arab Tower Hotel (Burj Al-Arab Hotel) on two separate occasions. I'd have to say the hotel and the staff are very good. The only pointer i would advise people about is to make sure that they know the exact day that your leaving, or you can expect a phone call / knock on your door asking if your leaving that / this day.
The staff are very friendly and helpful. They'll definitely try and answer any and all questions you have.
It is also worth looking at some of the excursions that they offer as they are very reasonable priced. If there's several of you'se staying locally then it may be cheaper to take a taxi from outside of the hotel.
Good luck with your stay in Amman, Jordan.
p.s. Watch out for the taxi drivers that you hale from outside as they tend to want to rip you off, especially if you don't speak Arabic. Agree a price before you start a journey somewhere.

Room Tip: Maybe request a room on the first / second floor. Lift at hotel broke down three times within a tota...
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Arab Tower Hotel

Address: Building no. 3 Hashimi Street, Amman 00962, Jordan
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Region: Jordan > Amman Governorate > Amman
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #23 of 150 Hotels in Amman
Price Range: ₹ 1,107 - ₹ 3,192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Arab Tower Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Amman, Arab Tower Hotel combines traditional décor with free Wi-Fi and offers views of the Roman Theatre. It is a 5-minute walk from the historic sites on the Citadel. All guest rooms feature air conditioning, satellite TV channels, a mini-fridge and sound-proof windows. Some rooms include a separate living room and a well-equipped kitchenette. Hotel Arab Tower’s restaurant serves a variety of local Jordani specialities and international dishes. Meals can be served on the panoramic terrace, overlooking King Hussein Mosque.The property is situated 3 km away from shops and cafés of popular Rainbow Street and offers rental bikes to explore the area. A 35-minute drive leads to Queen Alia International Airport. ... more   less 
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