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Beit Zaman

Petra, Jordan

Beit Zaman is located in Wadi Musa, with heritage being a defining feature of the property. It is close to the ancient Nabataean city of Petra, and is built around a 19th-century village planted with olive trees and a herb garden.

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At a Glance

  • Beit Zaman has spectacular views out over the mountains surrounding Petra

  • This hotel is more about character than comfort and luxury

  • The entrance to the Petra site is a 15-minute drive from Beit Zaman

  • There is not a huge range of dining options here but there are a lot in the town itself, which makes up for this

  • The indoor swimming pool has big windows which let a lot of light in during the afternoon and evening

Insider's View

Try to get up as early as possible for your Petra sightseeing - there won't be nearly as many people, it'll be cooler and the sunlight is beautiful.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Although a little further away from the entrance to Petra than some, Beit Zaman offers a more traditional Jordanian experience than the international hotels in the area

Lucy Bailey

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Beit Zaman or take a look at our itineraries to Petra


Beit Zaman is located above Wadi Mousa, the town where Petra is located, and takes about 15 minutes to drive to the Petra site itself. It is built around a 19th century village and so has quite a traditional feel to it with open stonework and original architecture.

The 129 rooms are full of character, most of them differing in size, shape and features such as archways, and all are accessed directly from the outside rather than from corridors. Some are built around small internal courtyards, and the furniture is simple yet effective.

The hotel has an indoor swimming pool and sauna, and the views over the town of Wadi Mousa and the mountains are breathtaking. The herb garden and olive trees give it a lovely atmosphere, and it is built on varying levels making it very different to other hotels in the area.


Beit Zaman has 129 rooms and suites including 11 junior suites, 18 connected rooms and one Royal Suite.

All bedrooms feature sitting areas, private bathrooms, air-conditioning and heating, and are furnished and decorated to suit the architectural style and the village style setting.


Beit Zaman offers two dining outlets as well as its main bar which serves a selection of beverages and cocktails. The main restaurant, Sahtain, offers both buffet and a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner, with seating capacity for 250 persons, and two terraces overlooking the mountains of Petra. There is also a snack bar located next to the pool.


There is a lot of sightseeing to be done around Beit Zaman, most notably Petra and Little Petra, as well as Crusader castles such as Shobak and Kerak.

Location & Directions

Petra, Jordan

Beit Zaman is located in the town of Wadi Musa, about a 10-minute drive from the site of Petra. Petra lies about 3.5 hours south of modern Amman, about 2 hours north of Aqaba, on the edge of the mountainous desert of the Wadi Araba.

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.

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