Al Qasr Metropole
At a Glance
One of Amman's smaller hotels with just 66 rooms and suites
Home to some of the most popular restaurants in the city
An excellent value option in Amman
Extensive view of the city from the restaurants on the top floor
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
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For a small country, Jordan has an extraordinary range of climates. The best time to visit climate-wise is in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November), when the daytime temperatures aren't too extreme. April is probably the best month, when temperatures are warm and wildflowers are in bloom. March can be cold and rainy in the north but is balmy by the Gulf of Aqaba and the Dead Sea.
To start planning your holiday to Al Qasr Metropole
Al Qasr Metropole is a small, stylish hotel located in Amman's business district of Shmeisani with extensive views over the city from the upper floors. It has a warm atmosphere as it boasts some of the most popular restaurants in the city.
Providing excellent value accommodation in central Amman, Al Qasr Metropole is a small and well-established hotel. With just 66 rooms and suites, as well as some excellent dining options, Al Qasr has a cosy atmosphere.
With rooms covering six floors, and a seventh floor housing two of the hotel's restaurants, Al Qasr is one of the city's smaller properties offering a high standard of accommodation and service.
The rooms and suites on the lower three floors have been undergoing a refurbishment in 2014, and have been upgraded to Executive Rooms with modern and stylish decor.
Al Qasr Metropole's main restaurant, Trattoria, serves Italian cuisine and is located on the ground floor. Vinaigrette is situated on the seventh floor with panoramic views of Amman. It is famous for its steaks and sushi, and has even played host to the Jordanian royal family.
Al Qasr Metropole has 66 rooms and suites set over six floors.
The Superior Rooms are located on the upper three floors and measure 16 square metres. There are also Superior Rooms with balcony and six Superior Suites.
The Executive Rooms and Suites are a new category, introduced in 2014, when Superior Rooms and Suites have been undergoing a renovation. The rooms have been upgraded with stylish and modern interiors and they are located on the lower three floors.
At the end of each corridor, a suite and a room can connect behind an external door, making this option suitable for families with younger children.
Children are welcome at the hotel but there are no childcare facilities, including babysitting, available.
Al Qasr Metropole has a well-equipped business centre open 24 hours a day with internet access. Guests get access to the nearby Fitness First gym.
Al Qasr Metropole is home to three restaurants and bars.
Trattoria is located on the ground floor; the hotel's main restaurant, it serves Italian food including pasta, pizza, meat and fish dishes.
Vinaigrette is located on the top floor of the hotel and serves international cuisine including sushi, seafood, salads and steaks.
Oobé is a lounge bar which is famous for its burgers, steaks and cocktails.
Being located in Amman, Al Qasr Metropole is well-positioned for visits to the Roman city of Jerash to the north, Downtown Amman where the Citadel, the new museum, and the Roman theatre are. Guests can also visit the Dead Sea and various nature reserves around the country.
Scott Dunn can organise tailor-made sightseeing tours.
Clare Monro (Staff)
I really liked Al Qasr because it's got quite a cosy atmosphere, with newly refurbished rooms and suites. I'd only recommend going for the Executive Rooms as the Superior are a bit dated. I didn't eat there but the restaurants are meant to be some of the most popular in Amman. Do bear in mind it is a 4* so if you are looking for something more luxurious, choose either the Grand Hyatt or the Four Seasons, but for those not wishing to spend so much on a hotel in Amman, this is an excellent option.
Amman Walking Tour
Visit Amman's Roman Theatre, Byzantine Basilica and the Citadel and Ummayyad Palace during a walking tour of Jordan's capital city. During the tour you will also be able to take in the varying architecture and bustle of Amman's downtown area.
Floating in the Dead Sea
Floating in the Dead Sea is a rather extraordinary experience, and a must-do when visiting Jordan. This is one of the few cases where pictures really can be believed, and it is possible to float practically on the surface of the mineral-rich water.
Jordan's Desert Castles
Jordan's desert castles are beautiful examples of early Islamic art and architecture. Some features include fine mosaics, frescoes, stone and stucco carvings and illustrations. Visit Amra, Azraq and Kharraneh for a full day from Amman.
Built in 1161 by the Crusaders, Kerak is a perfect example of mediaeval castle design. The castle is a dark maze of stone-vaulted halls and passageways. Its most famous occupant was Reynald de Chatillon, who had a reputation for treachery and brutality.
Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum & Dead Sea
from £2100 pp inc flights & transfers for 8 nights
- You can really immerse yourself in the culture of Jordan as you go through a tailormade trip covering the key sites of this diverse country
- You trip starts in Amman where you can take a walking tour of the city to see the Roman amphitheatre and the Citadel before wondering through the ancient souq perhaps tasting some of the amazing street food before driving to visit the ancient Roman ruins in Jerash
- From Amman your will travel on to the Rose Red City of Petra, Wadi Rum and end at the Dead Sea
Location & directions
Al Qasr Metropole is located in the Shmeisani district of Amman, within easy driving distance of the city centre.
How to get there
5-hour direct flight from London Heathrow to Queen Alia International Airport, Amman, with British Airways. The hotel is around 15 minutes by car to downtown Amman and 30 kilometres from Queen Alia International Airport, 30-minutes by car or taxi.
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