"Which hotel in Aqaba is the best? Which hotel do you recommend?"
- a tough question I receive very often from people who are planning to come to Aqaba. When I ask back what they mean 'the best' some people say...
- The one that has a private beach!
- The one with a 'buzz'!
- The one located in a quiet neighborhood!
- The one close to everything!
- The one that is suitable for kids!
- The most expensive!
- The cheapest!
... and so on.
Everybody has her/his own idea of the 'best hotel' so I divided Aqaba hotels into different groups to make it easier for you to find the one that suits YOU best.
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The two main groups are in-town and out-of-town hotels but I also divided in-town hotels into sub-categories.
This area is west of the downtown: the northern part of King Hussein Bin Talal street from the Ayla Circle (McDonald's) towards the Saraya Aqaba construction site as well as Al-Nahda street.
You will find modern 3-4-5 star hotels here and also the JETT Bus Station, restaurants, cafes and the ruins of Islamic Ayla.
Hammamat Al Tunissiya Street is the main street of Aqaba downtown, a promenade with trees, fountains and benches. In the southern end of the promenade you will find the Tourist Information Kiosk where you can pick up a free copy of the Aqaba Map.
This is the 'heart' of Aqaba Downtown: vegetables and meat market, shops, restaurants and shwarma shops behind the Al Sharif Al Hussein mosque. The hotels located here are mostly older budget hotels.
The area around the Big Flagpole, the Great Arab Revolt Plaza and Al Gandhoor or Palm Beach gets very busy from Thursday to Saturday when lot of people from the north of Jordan come to Aqaba for the weekend.Al Amer Furnished Apartments
Thanks to the hot climate, the most important features for Aqaba hotels are beach access and swimming pool. That's why I concentrated on these two amenities when classifying the hotels below.
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