As soon as I arrived to the Petra Marriott Hotel I knew I was in for something special! Perched on top of a cliff in Wadi Musa this 5 star luxury hotel comes with one of the most stunning views I have ever seen! It’s not every day that you get to wake up and witness the glorious mountains that houses all of the secrets that the Lost City of Petra harbours.
Speaking of exploring Petra… You’ll be doing a lot of hiking while doing so so you’ll want to be able to have a good night’s sleep. Petra Marriott is located a little outside of the centre of Wadi Musa which means you won’t be bothered by the local nightlife at all.
In this article I’ll share my personal experience with you and why I think the Petra Marriott is one of the best hotels to stay at in Petra!
If you’re currently planning a trip to Petra make sure to read my detailed guide which also includes a ton of photos – The Most Awesome Petra Travel Guide.
The Best Hotel in Petra – Petra Marriott Hotel Review
As soon as I arrived at the Petra Marriott I felt right at home. You see the day before I had been in a little “accident”. Me and my friend had paid a visit to Wadi Mujib, a beautiful canyon with a river streaming through it near the Dead Sea. As soon as we arrived we ventured into the canyon, ready to take some awesome photos but alas I came down wrong on my left foot and twisted my ankle. I quickly realized something was wrong but still pushed through to create the content that I wanted. Probably not the best idea to start waddling through the water over slippery rocks but oh well, if I have an idea in my head I’ll always push through no matter what.
But 2 hours later my ankle was starting to see all sorts of purple and blue and even resting it on top of the dashboard was starting to hurt. By the end of the evening I couldn’t even hop around on one leg and my ankle was hurting so bad it even made me cry at times. And not just from the pain, but also from frustration. I had made so many plans for the upcoming days but I couldn’t even get out of bed.
The following day it was time to check in at the 5 star luxury hotel in Petra, the Petra Marriott. As soon as we arrived they parked our car for us and welcomed us with a refreshing drink. They did however notice that I was limping all the way through the lobby and immediately offered to help me.
We started with a delicious lunch out on the terrace and caught a first glimpse of the breathtaking surroundings. But afterwards it was time for me to rest, put my foot up and put ice on it. After a while I received a call from the reception. And one thing I do have to mention here, this wasn’t a hotel collaboration, I was a regular customer here. But they asked if I wanted a medical massage on the house to help me with my ankle. Of course I said yes and twenty minutes later I was taken such good care of!
It’s honestly incredible what a good medical treatment can do cause by the evening I was actually able to walk again and I could start looking forward to visiting Petra the next day.
That evening we were in for a treat and started by sipping on some delicious cocktails by the main pool. The sun was setting over the mountains behind us and created a magical environment.
After cocktail hour it was time to enjoy a traditional Bedouin dinner at the Al Matal Bedouin Tent. Here we enjoyed authentic Bedouin drinks, traditional dishes (Zarb, Mandi), and music under a bedouin tent. The food was finger licking good, the atmosphere perfect and the view astounding. I have to admit when they put the meat on top fo the rice and buried that pot in the ground I did have my doubts but damn… It was one of the best dishes I had during my entire trip in Jordan!
- This 5 star luxury hotel offers the best views of all the hotels in Petra and is perched on top of a cliff in Wadi Musa.
- There are several restaurants in the hotel to cater to your every need.
- Experience a relaxing day at Loofah Turkish Bath after a lively day spent at Petra ancient site which is located just a 10-minute drive from the hotel
- They are a Certified Partner of The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, by helping them further conserve the biodiversity of Jordan.
- The hotel is a haven for comfort and luxury and almost all the spacious rooms have spectacular views of the Petra valley.
- There’s Wireless Internet access in all pubic areas and all guest rooms.
- Features the new bed from Marriott – luxurious down comforters and fluffier feather pillows
- Offering incredible comfort for a great night’s rest and amenities for your morning routine
I can pretty much guarantee you’ll have a wonderful stay at the Petra Marriott and it truly is one of the best hotels in Petra!
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Charlotte Lint is the founder of Charlies Wanderings.
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