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The Old Village Resort

Wadi Mousa, Petra, Jordan

The Old Village Resort (formerly Beit Zaman) is located in Wadi Mousa, close to the famous Petra site. Originally a local village, built around the 19th-century, the property has an authentic feel, and plenty of character, although it is fairly simple.

At a Glance

  • The Old Village Resort is above the town of Wadi Mousa, with great views over the valley and mountains

  • This hotel is not luxurious, however it is comfortable and has plenty of character

  • 15-minute drive from the entrance to Petra

  • The resort has a heated indoor pool, which is a welcome benefit on chillier days

Culture, Family, History

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, the Old Village Resort 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 The Old Village Resort or take a look at our itineraries to Petra

Description

The Old Village Resort (formerly Beit Zaman) has tried to stay as true to its heritage as possible, with the property still maintaining a village layout and feel. The resort features winding pathways, arched doorways and rustic local stone, and the site is peppered with olive trees and gardens.   

The rooms are also in a traditional style, varying in shape, size and layout. The design features a mixture of modern and traditional furnishings, and the rooms all have en-suite bathrooms, TVs and air-conditioning. Due to the village layout of the resort, all the rooms have an external entrance, rather than being lined along a corridor, and some are located around small courtyards.     

The Old Village Resort has a heated indoor pool, and given that Jordan can get chilly in the Fall and Spring, and actually very cold in winter, this is a welcome benefit. However for warm days there is an outdoor sun deck, and plenty of seating areas around the grounds to enjoy too.

The restaurant is relaxed, and offers a buffet breakfast and international and local a la carte dishes for lunch and dinner. One side of the restaurant offers fantastic views over Wadi Mousa and the surrounding mountains.    

Accommodation

The Old Village Resort has 142 rooms and suites. These are all designed to be in keeping with property's heritage, mixing modern and traditional design, and the size, layout and location can vary.

All bedrooms have sitting areas and en-suite bathrooms, as well as modern amenities including air-conditioning and heating, TV, a safe and tea and coffee making facilities.

Childcare

Children are welcome to stay at the Old Village Resort, although there are no facilities for them. There are triple rooms available.   

Facilities

The Old Village Resort has one restaurant, which serves an international buffet for breakfast, and then a la carte international and local dishes for lunch and dinner.

There is a heated indoor pool, sun deck, and plenty of outdoor seating spots around the resort. Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort.  

Activities

The resort is around a 15-minute drive from the entrance to Petra. Nearby there is also Little Petra, and should you wish to learn about Arabic cuisine, Petra Kitchen offers cooking classes. Aqaba and Wadi Rum are within a two-hour drive.

Location & Directions

Wadi Mousa, Petra, Jordan

The Old Village Resort is located in the town of Wadi Mousa, about a 15-minute drive from the site of Petra.

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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Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to The Old Village Resort or take a look at our itineraries to Petra

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