The Kempinski Aqaba is a modern and stylish hotel with a private beach on the Red Sea, boasting views over the Gulf of Aqaba, excellent service and very good facilities. It is located within an easy distance of Wadi Rum and the spectacular Petra.
At a Glance
The Kempinski has a kids club, but it is quite small making it a much better hotel for adults, particularly due to its serene and sophisticated atmosphere
The bathrooms have huge windows so guests can look out across the bedroom to the Red Sea and Sinai mountains beyond
The Panoramic Rooms have amazing views, directly onto the Red Sea
There is a good choice of restaurants, including fresh seafood
There is a great pool at the front of the hotel, divided into different sections
Head into town for some local seafood. It is quite an easy walk and gives you a good opportunity to visit a Jordanian town.Scott Dunn team
If you are coeliac, the chef will happily make you gluten-free pancakes for breakfast - make sure you warn them!Scott Dunn team
The pool is very stylish, with a number of different areas meaning you can do laps, lie in the shallows or enjoy a cocktail or two at the swim-up bar.Lucy Bailey
The Kempinski Aqaba has 200 rooms and suites, all of which overlook the Red Sea, due to the curved design of the hotel. The decor is clean and contemporary with a bit of a seaside feel, featuring lots of bright whites and blues.
There are a number of dining options, including AM/PM, the main restaurant which serves breakfast and dinner. The Walk is located along the beachfront offering food such as pizza as a lunchtime option. Seafood is served at Fish In, and Aqua Lounge and Sea Breeze are also quite informal. Black Pearl, the hotel's sports bar, is open until the early hours.
The hotel has a spa equipped with a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi, as well as treatment rooms for a range of beauty therapies and massages. Some local products are used, which contain Dead Sea mud and salt, as well as thalassotherapy. There is also a well-equipped gym and a great outdoor pool located just steps from the beach.
There are lots of watersports activities available, including jetskis and kayaks, and the Red Sea is one of the best places in the world for diving and snorkeling.
Kempinski Aqaba offers 200 rooms and suites, all of which have balconies and a view over the Red Sea. Rooms are equipped with bathrooms, safe, climate control, complimentary minibar and an interactive television. The decor is bright and modern, using a palette of whites, creams, blues and light-colored wood.
Children are welcome to come and stay at Kempinski Aqaba. The hotel has a kids club and some of the rooms are able to interconnect, although this is only on request. Rooms can also accommodate an extra bed.
The Kempinski Aqaba has a spa and health club, stretched over two floors, comprising of a gym, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, beauty salon, and massage and treatment rooms.
Dining options include AM/PM, the main restaurant serving breakfast and dinner; Fish In, the seafood restaurant where guests can sample the local catches; Sea Breeze, the pool bar; the Walk which is the beach-front dining option, and Black Pearl, which is the hotel's sports bar, open until the early hours.
Services include mini-bar, complimentary internet access, safe and climate control.
The Red Sea is one of the best places in the world for diving and snorkeling, and this is easily organized through the hotel's watersports center. There are also other watersports available including jet skiing and kayaking.
Location & Directions
Kempinski 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.