The 3 Most Important Questions To Ask When Choosing From Aqaba Hotels


"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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Hotels by Location

The two main groups are in-town and out-of-town hotels but I also divided in-town hotels into sub-categories.

In-Town - New Hotel Area

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.

moevenpick aqaba

InterContinental Aqaba
Movenpick Residence & Resort
Kempinski Hotel Red Sea Aqaba
Mina Hotel(former Aquamarina II Hotel)
DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba
AquaVista Hotel & Suites(former Aquamarina IV Hotel)
Aqaba Gulf Hotel
Golden Tulip Hotel
Days Inn Suites Hotel
Raed Hotel Suites
Al Qidra Hotel
Captain's Hotel
My Hotel (formerly Jordan Suites Hotel)
Al Cazar Hotel
Al Marsa Hotel
Aqaba Dunes Hotel

In-Town - Al-Hammamat Al-Tunisyya Street And Nearby

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.

aqaba waterfall


Classic Hotel
Maswada Plaza Hotel
Dweik 2 Hotel
Al-Zaitouna Hotel
Jardanah Hotel Apartment
Cedar Hotel
Shweiki Hotel
Safa Hotel

In-Town - Souk or Market Area

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.

aqaba souk hotels

Crystal Hotel
Amer Hotel
Al-Shuala Hotel
Al-Jaber Hotel
Al-Kholil Hotel
Al-Naher Al-Khaled Hotel
Amira Hotel
Belal Hotel
Dweik I Hotel
Jerusalem Hotel
Jordan Flower Hotel
Moon Beach Hotel
Petra Hotel

In-Town - Hillside

This area is cca. 5 minutes walk from the downtown.

Aquamarina III Hotel
Petra International Hotel
Al Za'atari Hotel
Sama Aqaba Hotel Suites
Baraka Al Aqaba Suites
Mass Paradise Hotel

In-Town - Around The Big Flagpole

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
Alha Tlah Hotel
Al Amer Chalet 2


Out-Of-Town - South Coast & Tala Bay

The hotels on South Beach are newly built and are cca. 10 minutes drive time from the downtown.

south beach hotels

Barracuda Hotel
Darna Divers Village Beach Hotel
Al Marsa Village Resort
International Arab Divers Village
Red Sea Dive Center
Southern Star Club Bedouin Moon Village
(Bedouin) Garden Village Aqaba
Aqaba Adventure Divers Resort
Movenpick Resort Tala Bay
Radisson BLU Tala Bay Resort
Marina Plaza Hotel
Coral Bay Resort


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Hotels by Amenities

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.

Hotels with Own Private Beach

intercontinental beach aqaba


InterContinental Aqaba
Movenpick Residence & Resort
Movenpick Resort Tala Bay
Radisson BLU Tala Bay Resort
Kempinski Hotel Red Sea Aqaba
Coral Bay Resort


Hotels with Public Beach Access

aqaba public beach


Darna Village Beach Hotel & Dive Center
Al Marsa Village Resort
International Arab Divers Village
Red Sea Dive Center
Southern Star Club
Bedouin Moon Village
(Bedouin) Garden Village Aqaba
Aqaba Adventure Divers Resort
Barracuda Hotel



Hotels with Swimming Pool

darna village swimming pool

InterContinental Aqaba
Movenpick Residence & Resort
Movenpick Resort Tala Bay
Radisson BLU Tala Bay Resort
Kempinski Hotel Red Sea Aqaba
DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba
Marina Plaza Hotel
Aqaba Gulf Hotel
Golden Tulip Hotel
Days Inn Suites Hotel
Mina Hotel(former Aquamarina II Hotel)
Aquamarina Hotel
Barracuda Hotel
Al Cazar Hotel
My Hotel (formerly Jordan Suites Hotel)
Darna Divers Village Beach Hotel
Al Marsa Village Resort
Red Sea Dive Center
Bedouin Moon Village
(Bedouin) Garden Village Aqaba
Adventure Divers Resort
International Arab Divers Village
Southern Star Club



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Hotels by Star Rating

From luxury suites to hostels and tents: choose the best accomodation for your budget.

aqaba luxury hotels

Aqaba 5-star Hotels *****

InterContinental Aqaba
Movenpick Residence & Resort
Movenpick Resort Tala Bay
Radisson BLU Tala Bay Resort
Kempinski Hotel Red Sea Aqaba
DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba


aqaba 4-star hotels

Aqaba 4-star Hotels ****

Marina Plaza Hotel
Aqaba Gulf Hotel
Golden Tulip Hotel
Days Inn Suites Hotel



aqaba 3-star hotels

Aqaba 3-star Hotels ***

Aquamarina Hotel
AquaVista Hotel & Suites
Barracuda Hotel
Captain's Hotel
Al Qidra Hotel
Coral Bay Resort
Crystal Hotel
Classic Hotel
Raed Hotel Suites
My Hotel (formerly Jordan Suites Hotel)
Mina Hotel(former Aquamarina II Hotel)
Maswada Palace Hotel
Petra International Hotel (under reconstruction)



aqaba 2-star hotels

Aqaba 2-star Hotels **

Al Cazar Hotel
Al-Shuala Hotel
Al-Zaitouna Hotel
Al Za'atari Hotel
Dream Hotel
Dweik 2 Hotel
Nairoukh II Hotel
Al-Marsa Hotel
Shweiki Hotel
Safa Hotel
Dunes Hotel Mass Paradise Hotel



cheap aqaba hotels

Aqaba Hotels with no star-rating

The Aqaba House - Guesthouse / Bed & Breakfast
Amer Hotel
Al-Jaber Hotel
Al-Kholil Hotel
Al-Naher Al-Khaled Hotel
Amira Hotel
Belal Hotel
Dweik I Hotel
Jerusalem Hotel
Jordan Flower Hotel
Moon Beach Hotel
Petra Hotel
Al Amer Chalet 2



aqaba dive resorts

Aqaba Dive Villages & Resorts

Darna Divers Village Beach Hotel
Al Marsa Village Resort
International Arab Divers Village
Red Sea Dive Center
Bedouin Moon Village
(Bedouin) Garden Village Aqaba
Aqaba Adventure Divers Resort
Southern Star Club


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