Jordan’s Dead Sea is one of the best travel destinations for wellness and the Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa offers a private beach front and world class facilities in which to breathe in the restorative atmosphere.
The beachfront property is easy to find on the main road coming from Amman International Airport just 45 minutes away. All of the hotels are concentrated in the same stretch of Northern beach just 10 minutes away from the Baptismal Site of Bethany. Many tourists will use the Dead Sea Resorts as their base and take daytrips to Wadi Rum, Maan and Madaba. This time we just stayed in the resort area to soak up the relaxing experience of the resort and indulge in the healing properties of the sea.
Upon check in our status was recognized and a nice upgrade was offered for the following day based on availability. We were nicely accommodated to a suite with a large terrace overlooking the Dead Sea. The room had a sizeable sitting area, closet space and bathroom. The use of beach friendly tones in beige and white made the room very relaxing and fresh.
Toiletries were standard Hilton fare by CrabTree and Evelyn and the hotel in every way captures what Hilton offers in terms of service standards with a dedicated staff.
We found the staff to be approachable and attentive. The hotel is large and has many guests constantly coming and going, so it potentially could be crowded, but the layout is spacious and never makes it feel that way. We were there in high season and the response time and assistance were quite good. The executive lounge was a nice highlight for a quiet breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres. It is an adults only area, as are most of the pools and the property strikes a nice balance at keeping access appropriate.
The hotel has some excellent dining venues which we sampled. The pool-side Italian restaurant Bacchus was especially good and there are a range of others offering international, local and continental cuisine. The hotel has a no outside food policy which we felt was harsh for people on restricted diets but they allowed us to bring in our own food after signing a waiver.
The highlight of the hotel is its waterfront. The view is incredible and the air is purifying. The beachfront has places to wade in the famously salty water and one can collect their own mud or use some already placed by the hotel to take advantage of the exfoliation nature provides. Several decks and pools allow for places to read, sunbathe or dine and drink.
The fitness facilities are brand new but the hotel’s spa is lacking in terms of facilities. To be fair it was still being established. Overall it lives up to what a Hilton should be and would be the envy of many of their resorts worldwide. It offers good service, comfortable rooms and an unbeatable location. It is well worthwhile for guests with a high rewards status and being one of the newer hotels in the complex it shows no signs of wear.