Le Meridien Amman Hotel

, Amman, Jordan
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Le Meridien Amman Hotel

Queen Noor St - Shmeisani - Amman - 11195 - Jordan Hotel Website | 6/569/6511
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Average hotel with some good points and some weaknesses

from yksi54
We spent three nights in Le Meridien Amman in late February 2008, as part of an organised group. Some good aspects, but also a number of downsides. Room very comfortable, full range of en suite facilities, good size bed, TV had sporadic reception and limited selection, food good, service generally OK but some inconsistencies.
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 Amman

from Kiwi-Frequent-Flier
I am interested that the reviews for the Le Meridien are somewhat mixed. I have stayed in a number of different "5 Star" hotels in Amman (linked with either Starwood/Sheraton, or Priority Club, and found Le Meridien to be one of the better offers.
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 Hotel

from Frbill92
After staying in several fabulous hotels in Egypt--a country that knows how to cater to foreign tourists--I was somewhat disappointed by my stay at the Le Meridien in Amman. The room was an average business class room. The air conditioning was not working properly in the room and it was stuffy. I opened the window to get some fresh air but found the city noise unbearable. It was not the most comfortable night of my tour. I found the restaurant to be average in the quality and presentation of food. The hotel seemed to cater more and accommodate Japanese tourists rather than Westerners and this was clear from the selection of foods in the restaurant. While the staff was friendly, they were not nearly as accommodating or welcoming as the hotel staffs in Egypt. At best I would say it was an average experience but certainly nothing extraordinary.

First class hotel

from Mrsheathershaw
On a Bales tour to Jordan and this was our first 2 nights hotel. Arrived late due to baggage delays but check-in was speedy and bags arrived in the room almost instantly. Large clean room and the biggest "king-size" bed I have ever slept in. Food OK but do ask for "no-smoking" section as all Jordanians seem to smoke all the time, especially during meals. Communal areas kept clean and beautiful flower arrangements in the lobby area. Staff helpful and very polite.

The Amman experience

from sxa93
Le Meridien Amman left me with completely mixed feelings. I chose the property because I have had good experiences with the Meridien group across the world. So did this one match it? Well, maybe.

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 Wonderful

from hunsaker
I have stayed at a number of starwood properties, and this was by far the best run. The room was immaculate and very very quiet, the staff on my floor was excessively helpful, and the room service was cheap and DELICIOUS. They actively took care of me and made sure everything was the way I wanted. And the lobby bar is great people watching.

Good Value -- Good Hotel

from TFort
Wife and I stayed here 21-22 April. Had a room in old (non executive) section. Room was very clean, quiet and well appointed. Food was excellent -- especially in Lebanese restaurant. Staff was courteous and well informed. Exceeded my expectations.

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from Happytiler
Stayed at the Meridien Amman just this week. Room OK but limited choice of TV programmes and no serarate shower cubicle which was a shame but good idea to have a bidet in the bathroom.
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
Had to travel to Amman on business, and the Meridien was closest to my client's offices, being in Shmeisani district.
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.

Thanks Meridien!

Le Meridien in Amman is a great hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
We spent 2 nights at Le Meridien in Amman and found it to exceed our expectations. It is a beautiful hotel catering to business clientele. They have the best breakfast buffet featuring Arabic, Asian and American favorites. TThe beds were very comfortable. The staff is very professional and respond quickly to requests. Everyone we met spoke english and were very friendly. We would defintely stay there again.

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.

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  • Address: Queen Noor St - Shmeisani - Amman - 11195 - Jordan
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