Movenpick Resort Petra
Wadi Mousa, Petra, Jordan
The Movenpick is ideally located opposite the entrance to the Petra site. The hotel is a mixture of Arabic and international design. There are a number of facilities including a pool and choice of restaurants, providing a comfortable base for exploring.
At a Glance
The Movenpick is located right next to the entrance to the Petra site making it a really convenient place to stay
The town of Wadi Musa and its bars and restaurants are within easy walking distance of the Movenpick
Movenpick ice cream on offer here is delicious
The Movenpick has an outdoor swimming pool open during the summer months
Petra Kitchen is a great way to spend an evening learning how to make delicious Jordanian food. I was seriously impressed by my results!Scott Dunn team
The Movenpick offers 183 rooms and suites. Whilst the rooms do not perhaps have huge amounts of character, they are perfectly comfortable, and provide all that you need for a pleasant stay for a few nights.
The main areas of the hotel are more Arabic in style, including intricate tiles and carved wooden panels and window trellises. The hotel has a good range of facilities, including an outdoor pool, fully equipped gym and steam rooms. There are a number of restaurants to choose from, including Al Iwan, which serves Mediterranean and Arabic cuisine by candlelight, the ornately decorated Al Maqa'ad Bar and the cosy Al Baraka Tea Room. During summer the Al Ghadeer Roof Garden provides an atmospheric place to enjoy a sundowner and live music.
The location of the hotel is wonderfully convenient. Not only is the hotel right beside the entrance to Petra, it is also within walking distance of Petra Kitchen, as well as the others bars and restaurants in the town.
There are 183 rooms and suites, all of which have en-suite bathrooms and modern amenities such as TV, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi and tea and coffee making facilities. All rooms also feature a complimentary mini bar.
The rooms are modern, however it is worth being aware that modern design in Jordan can still feel somewhat dated compared to other international hotels in the Middle East.
Children are welcome to come and stay at Movenpick Resort Petra. However, there are no specific facilities available for them at the hotel. Extra beds can be added to bedrooms to accommodate families. Babysitting can be arranged upon request.
The Movenpick Resort Petra has a good range of facilities including an outdoor pool, fully equipped gym and steam rooms.
There are a number of restaurants to choose from, ranging from international buffets to candlelit Arabic cuisine. There are some great options for lighter bites, including the Caravan Stop Shop, which offers sandwiches and pastries, the Al Baraka Tea Room which serves refreshments in a cosy setting, and the Al Maqa'ad Bar, with an extensive drinks menu and light snacks.
The Movenpick Resort Petra is a matter of steps from the entrance to the Rose-Red City. It is also just around the corner from Petra Kitchen. Little Petra is a short drive away, and Wadi Rum and Aqaba are within a two-hour drive.
Please note that check-in is at 4pm (1600 hours) for all Movenpick properties in Jordan.
Location & Directions
Wadi Mousa, Petra, Jordan
The Mövenpick Resort Petra is located directly at the entrance to the historic city 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.