The Intercontinental Aqaba is the most recent addition to Aqaba's hotel portfolio. With each of the 255 rooms and suites having excellent views over the Red Sea, the hotel offers an refined chance for a few days of relaxation beside the sea.
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At a Glance
This is a fantastic hotel for families, due to its kids club with a great range of activities
The Intercontinental has a 300-meter-long beach
It only takes ten minutes to walk into town - ideal for those guests who want to experience some of the local seafood and do some independent sightseeing
As the Intercontinental faces west, it is great for sunsets
For those who go for the Club Rooms, they are the same as Deluxe Rooms but have access to the Club Lounge
This is a great choice for a family as the kids club is fantastic and has so many activities like cookery, volleyball and football.Scott Dunn team
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With a 300-meter-long private beach, the Intercontinental Aqaba offers a chance to relax on the Red Sea in relative space and comfort. The rooms are either furnished in dark or light wood and have excellent views across the Gulf of Aqaba, with modern amenities.
The Intercontinental has a well-equipped kids club, inter-connecting rooms and a complimentary babysitting service, making the resort a good choice for families with a more international and family feel than its neighbors.
The Intercontinental offers guests a Health Club with a number of Dead Sea treatments, a 24-hour gym, sauna and whirlpool and a squash court. As well as 24-hour room service, the hotel has four restaurants, spanning a range of cuisines including the Lebanese restaurant, Bourj Al Hammam, and two cafes / bars. The hotel also has a delightful outdoor pool overlooking the sea.
Spend the day relaxing on the beach or take to the waters for some jetskiing, parasailing, or waterskiing. As Aqaba lies on the northern tip of the Red Sea, it has one of the most exotic natural seascapes in the world, with more than 500 species of coral in its reef. Diving and snorkeling in the Red Sea are spectacular, some of the best in the world, and are available through the hotel.
The hotel offers 255 rooms and suites. All standard rooms have balconies; some overlooking the hotel's private beach and pools. The others overlook different locations of the city. Amenities include high speed internet, interactive TV system with satellite channels, minibar, safe box and a coffee and tea maker.
Club Rooms are available and are the same as Deluxe Rooms, but guests get access to the Club Lounge. This means getting a continental breakfast, desserts and soft drinks from 12pm to 6pm, canapés and snacks from 7pm to 9pm and an open bar from 7pm to 8pm. The Club Lounge also has free wifi and the Club Rooms have cable internet connection.
Children are welcome to stay at the Intercontinental. There is a kids club and a complimentary babysitting service available on request. The kids club includes a games room and a children's swimming pool, as well as football and volleyball pitches on the beach. There is face painting available, as well as a range of activities including cookery, with animators to entertain the children.
Facilities at the Intercontinental Aqaba include a swimming pool, health club with squash court, 24-hour gym, and spa.
There are four restaurants, with the main restaurant, Corniche, serving international cuisine at breakfast and dinner, and Bourj Al Hammam restaurant serving Lebanese cuisine at lunchtime. The bar, Martinis, is open in the evenings with a belly dancer performing. There is also Cote D'Or where guests can have steak and alcoholic beverages, the Deli Cafe which serves snacks, and the Beach Front serving refreshments.
Activities for children include football and volleyball on the beach, and a range of indoor activities including painting and cookery. The Red Sea is one of the best places in the world for diving and snorkeling, and this is easily arranged through the hotel. Sightseeing ranges from the Mamluk fort in Aqaba closer to the hotel, to the spectacular desertscape of Wadi Rum, and the Nabatean city of Petra further afield.
Location & Directions
The Intercontinental Aqaba is within walking distance of the city center, where the cafes and shops are located, on the northern edge of the town. It is located on King Hussein Street on the banks of the Red Sea, facing west, with views over the Gulf of Aqaba and the Sinai Peninsula.
When to go
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.