We stayed at Aqaba for 1 night, the hotel is good, the rooms are good, the staff service was excellent. However there is not much of entertainment in the hotel. The hotel has many swiming pools. The hotel water is too cold during winter, there is not indoor pool.
It was too boaring and there are no fishes in the red sea. I have stayed in Sharam El Sheikh in Egypt and its 1000 times much better than Aqaba. Sharm El Sheikh is fun enterntainment and Aqaba is the opposite.
The hotel provided free internet which was the best thing. the spped was good. There is no proper bar in the hotel. The breakfast was good. We found very old people in the hotel, it was more of a retiered center.
The hotel is located a bit far from the city however the hotel provides free shuttle service 3 times during the day and night to the city.
There is nothing much to do in the city too. Aqaba is close to wadi rum so if you plan to go to wadi rum its 1 hour and the cost will be JD 20.00 one way or JD 30 two way.
From petra to aqaba is 3 hours and the cost will be 40 to 50 Jd.
Driving from Aqaba to Wadi is easy.
Take a sim card in Jordan, calling from the hotel is exp.
Overall relax place, nothing to do. hotel is good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located in the new and high luxury developed resort destination of Tala Bay, only 20 kilometres south of King Hussein International Airport (Aqaba) and 15 kilometres south of the city of Aqaba, stretching along the coast of Aqaba Gulf, Grand Swiss-Belresort Tala Bay Aqaba is the cornerstone of the most famous Bay. The hotel offers breathtaking views of the warm Red Sea and the golden mountains, with an impressive collection of alluring restaurants and bars, magnificent beachfront and modern stylish rooms as well as numerous leisure facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Blu Tala Bay Resort, Aqaba Hotel Aqaba