Hayat Zaman

Hayat Zaman (formerly Taybet Zaman) is a charming local hotel situated on a hillside in the village of Taybeh, close to the famous rose-red city of Petra. Whilst it is fairly simple, the Hayat Zaman provides a comfortable base and plenty of character.

Taybeh Village, Petra
Hayat Zaman
  • Set in a peaceful location on the outskirts of a village close to Petra

  • The Hyatt Zaman has plenty of character, built in and around a traditional Jordanian village 

  • There is an outdoor pool, although this is seasonal, and a Hamman

  • This is a lovely alternative to the more international-style hotels which are common in Jordan

The Hayat Zaman has been built in and around what was once a traditional village. The hotel has maintained most of the original architecture, with plenty of local stone and winding pathways. The 111 rooms and suites are all different, with many featuring archways and split levels. The decor is in keeping with the local feel, using traditional furnishings and materials.

There is one main restaurant, Sahtain, which provides Middle Eastern and international buffet and a la carte options. The Diwa Coffee Shop has a pleasant terrace, where it is possible to relax and take in the wonderful views over the mountains, as well as enjoy a traditional hookah pipe should you wish. There is also an enticing local bakery on-site, boasting a variety of Middle Eastern breads and pastries.     

The Hayat Zaman has an inviting outdoor pool, although it is worth being aware that Jordan can get cold in the winter, and so this is seasonal. For an extra Arabian indulgence, the hotel also has a traditional Hammam.        

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Taybeh Village, Petra

The Hyatt Zaman is located on a hillside on the outskirts of the village of Taybeh. It is a 15-minute drive from the Hyatt Zaman to the entrance to Petra.

5-hour direct flight from the UK to Queen Alia International Airport, Amman.

Petra lies about 3.5 hours south of modern Amman and about 2 hours north of Aqaba on the Red Sea.

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