Le Meridien Amman Hotel
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Average hotel with some good points and some weaknessesfrom yksi54
Only on day 3 did we get sufficient water for comfortable showering, and this after running the water for several minutes - unnecessarily wasteful in a country where water resources are short.
We didn't use the minibar at all but there were two attempts to charge us for items apparently consumed, but not by us. The hotel cancelled the item when I agreed to sign a statement to confirm that I had not used the minibar.
Excellent business choice in Ammanfrom Kiwi-Frequent-Flier
Amman is a compact but disorienting city built on a number of hills and valleys, and the Le Meridien is very central in trendy SShmeisani, midway between the old Downtown city centre (for tourist sites such as the Citidel, Souq, Roman Theatre, etc, and the more upmarket business and diplomatic quarters around Umm Uthaynah Al Sharqi. If you want a hotel that is closer to the old city, choose the Intercontinental, Hyatt or Le Royal. If you are more interested in the diplomatic quarter, aim for the Sheraton, or Four Seasons.
Le Meridien has one of the more attractive and spacious lobbies for an Amman hotel, with plenty of comfortable seating and areas for meeting guests. The interior public spaces of the hotel are large and spread out, with a large outdoor pool area, altough it was winter while I was there. There is also a large gym and spa with indoor pool attached to the hotel, although this may require a seperate entry charge, I am not sure. The hotel has 5 restaurants - Lebanese, Chinese, Steakhouse, Japanese (sushi/teppanyaki) and the standard Brasserie where breakfast is served. There is also a Starbucks Coffee in the hotel, although this is managed seperately and you can't bill it back to your room. I thought that the breakfast buffet had a good selection. Like all Middle Eastern restaurants, always ask for non-smoking if you prefer it, as the default is toward people smoking in all public spaces.
I am a Starwood Gold member, and was automatically upgraded to a 1bedroom Guest Suite with seperate lounge, which was very extremelyh tastefully and comfortably decorated. I am familiar with the annoying situation in the Middle East where the air conditioning circulates cigarette smoke air into non-smoking rooms, but did not find this at all in my room. there were two seperate air conditioning controls - one for the bedroom and one for the lounge, which I appreciated as I hate to sleep with aircon turned on as it drys me out. Wired broadband was 15 JD per 24 hours and you could then access wireless in public spaces and restaurants as well. I assume that the hotel has a Club Lounge but I didn't see or use it.
Reception staff and concierge staff were very helpful, and when I telephoned Guest relations on a couple of occassions for an iron and ironing board (not included in the room, but in the Middle East they usually aren't) and to check a door lock, they came extremely promptly, and also were followed up by a phone call from Guest Relations checking that they had been. whether this was because of my elite status I do not know.
Hotel cars are relatively expensive, (4 JD to most inner city areas and 10JD per hour waiting time) but yellow taxis outside are plentiful and cheaper. 1.5- 2.0 JD into the centre of town, 17JD to the airport.
All in all, I would fully recommend the Le Meridien, particularly as a business hotel and will certainly return there.
An Average Business Class Hotelfrom Frbill92
First class hotelfrom Mrsheathershaw
The Amman experiencefrom sxa93
First the premise itself. The Meridien is located in the central business district in Amman, and that makes it a convenient location for business travelers. The room was quite spacious and clean, though it did give the appearance that it needed to be refurbished. It had a rather old feel to it.
The staff was polite, though a little distant. Maybe it was because they found it a little difficult to converse fluently in English. For a destination as 'touristy' as Jordan, the travel help desk was not too helpful (I ended up doing most tours by taxi, and they could not help me find a guided tourist bus).
The restaurants were passable. The bar is right on the lobby area, and that can make it look like a little lack of privacy in sipping a beverage.
Overall, a good hotel. But not in the class of the true 5 star experience.
Wonderful Wonderfulfrom hunsaker
Good Value -- Good Hotelfrom TFort
Quality of food very questionnable - I am sure that I had a bad stomach from the food in the Lebanese restaurant and the breakfast spread was not the most inspiring.
I would say an ordinary hotel nothing out of the ordinary special. Doubt if I would stay there again.
A Great Hotel.from A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel's great. The main lobby has a wonderful, spacious feel to it, and the decor is restrained and there is a sense of style and charm about the place.
The real differnce here is the effort that the staff put in to looking after their customers, and running the place. They are outstanding! I use international hotels a lot and I have never been made to feel as welcome as I have here.
There are several restraunts on-site if you don't fancy (or don't have time) to head out: A chinese, a lebanese, a steak house, an italian, and a world cuisine restraunt. If you do have time to head out you need to get to the Blue Fig in Abdoun for some truly inspired cuisine, or the Rover's Return (believe it or not) if you fancy a trad. English pub atmosphere (although they only had Amstel - The national beer, brewed under license from the Dutch!)
The rooms are perhaps basic (no dvd, hifi etc) but very clean, and large. There's (broadband) wired internet access available (12JD for 24 hours - ask at the desk). The standard of room service/housekeeping is superb.
Also make sure your room faces away from the fast road (6 lane urban m'way) because it is noisy even from the 5th floor! I was there for 2 weeks and they moved my room with no problems after 2 days.
Le Meridien in Amman is a great hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Amman
Amman Museum Don't miss museum which contains deaqd sea scrolls. Great views of city. Also great base for touring Jerash, Dead Sea, and Mt. Nebo.
Maps are hard to find Good maps of Amman are hard to find. From the central city and the old downtown area, the major 5 Star hotels in distance are in the following order (from closest to DownTown, to furthest away) 1. Intercontinental, Grand Hyatt, Le Royal, Radisson, Le Meridien, Marriott, Four Seasons, Sheraton, Bristol (4 star), Howard Johnson (4 star), Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn. The Holiday Inn in particular is quite isolated in Al-Salheen.
Amman City Tour A hop on/hop off tour bus sevice started a month ago. They have new buses which do a circular tour of the city. Passes are JD10 and are good for 24-hours. You could use the bus as public transportation becasue it stops near or at many restaurant and shopping areas and malls. Service level is high; the bus driver took a detour to drop me off at the front door of my hotel despite the hotel being about five minutes off his tour route.
Other names for Le Meridien Amman Hotel
- le meridien amman
- amman le meridien
- Address: Queen Noor St - Shmeisani - Amman - 11195 - Jordan
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