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It is unique to be able to stay in a hotel near a natural world wonder, but even more enjoyable the have a piece of such a wonder right on the property. That is just one of the impressive features of the Jordan Valley Marriott on the banks of the Dead Sea. This resort is a place of serene beauty both inside and out, a place where memories of the Dead Sea are made.
Those travelers who have experienced resorts in much of the Middle East know that superior quality, exceedingly good service and affordability are all things that go hand in hand. The Jordan Valley Marriott is no exception. It sits along a beachfront development that includes the Movenpick and Kempinski Hotels, although one can be satisfied with all the hotel offerings in one place it is possible to explore some of the other facilities too. The Beachfront is a couple hours from Amman, a short 30 minutes from Madaba and only 12 miles from the Spa oasis of Ma’ain.
Staff and services:
As is typical in this part of the world security is expected and diligent at the main gates and upon hotel entry. Staff and all service personnel are extremely friendly and they have every concern to make your stay a pleasant one. Our status in Marriott was acknowledged and properly upgraded, staff even took time to look after those in our party with special needs and concerns. It has been nice to come back to the hotel and be remembered as well. Spa entry, poolside services, turndown service and every detail was arranged without any delay.
As far as space goes, the rooms are generously sized. Most have balconies overlooking the pool area and the Dead Sea beyond, it sure doesn’t feel like the lowest spot on earth, but it is fascinating. Rooms have a rich and lavish feel to them with royal blue, gold and ornate furniture. The look is a modern take on Arabic opulence. All of the functionality and technology which one is accustomed to with Marriott is readily available here. There is free WiFi all around the hotel. It is charged in the rooms unless in a certain category or status. The balcony is one of the best highlights.
Restaurants and Spa:
On site there are several seasonal eateries like the BBQ and Fish eateries as well as full time offerings like Champions Sports Bar, Jo’s Steakhouse and Il Terazzo Italian dining. Mosaico is the all day dining facility. The Spa is one of the more fascinating around. It has the traditional delights of jacuzzi, hammam, sauna and massage rooms, but some peculiar amenities like a full size dead sea salt pool and waterfall massage options in the jacuzzi.
It is here where the hotel truly shines. One can enjoy a family pool or an adults infinity pool overlooking a straight drop to the dead sea. The shoreline is covered with the rich and leathery gray salt mud. Its properties are world renowned for their beautification and cleansing. Here in infinite seeming supply one can lather every patch of skin and feel rejuvenated. Floating in the Dead Sea is a great way to wash off and bask in the natural beauty.