One of the most popular hotels in town and only a few steps away from the entrance to the Petra National Park. In the tradition of Middle Eastern palaces tucked away amid the labyrinths of walled cities, the Mövenpick's contemporary exterior is deceptively plain. Inside, however, there are towering atriums dotted with latticed windows, fountain terraces like Arabian nights fantasies, and public areas that seem to have been painted and furnished by medieval master craftsmen from Cairo, Fez, and Marrakech.
FACILITIES & SERVICES
Relatively spacious guest rooms come with polished stone bathrooms that are pleasant but not luxurious. Included in the complex is a medium-size outdoor swimming pool that is covered and heated in winter, a fitness centre, sauna, steam bath, and a wood-panelled library with reading material about Petra and Jordan. There are a number of restaurants and cafes; on the roof garden, guests can meet in the evenings and talk over their adventures amid strawberry-flavoured nargilehs and the kind of camaraderie you seldom find in hotels of this class.