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  • Richard Peters 169 posts

    Peeps

    Off here in January. Intercontinental or Crowne Plaza? Thoughts or comments from those who’ve been before welcome

    TIA

    Richard Peters 169 posts

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    Annie 175 posts

    Haven’t stayed at either but in return for your help with Tokyo hotel I can tell you the Landmark Amman is pleasant. Stayed there in November.

    Richard Peters 169 posts

    Thanks: it looks a great hotel but tied in with IHG points. Very much a case of 6 and two threes and the IC only has twins available so booked the CP.

    Dace 52 posts

    I stayed at the IC around four years ago. Personally, I really enjoyed it. The lounge is probably the best I have been too, as they serve dinner with waiter service. The lounge team where also attentive, friendly and helpful.

    I cannot remember too much about the rooms, but vaguely remember thinking they may need a refrub soon, even if they were well maintained.

    Richard Peters 169 posts

    Thanks @Dace and hopefully any issues have been resolved by next year. It’s a base to explore Jordan so as long as the beds are flat and the water hot we should be fine, Nice tip re lounge TY

    Londoner 9 posts

    I stayed at IC Amman and the Hilton last months. I booked a classic room at the IC on points and was upgraded to a one bed suite. As mentioned, the rooms, and the hotel in general are dated but I much preferred it over the brand new Hilton. It is a large hotel and felt more like a resort than a city centre hotel. I would advise to manage expectations in Jordan in general as 5* is not the same as 5* in other Middle Eastern countries for eg.

    The lounge had afternoon tea (you had to order) and canapés in the evening with wine / Prosecco. I had breakfast in the main dining area as a welcome amenity.

    I didn’t go to the CP but it’s closer to 7th junction, which is the route to get out of Amman and travel south to Petra, Dead Sea etc. The IC is closer to downtown Amman. There is a lot of traffic in the city.

    meta 1,352 posts

    January is the coldest month to visit Jordan and Petra might be covered in snow with temperatures at night close to zero.

    IC is very dated and looks the same as when I stayed in 2011.

    Richard Peters 169 posts

    Thanks to both of you.

    John 947 posts

    Is smoking allowed in hotel lounges? I’ve heard that it’s difficult to avoid in Jordan

    Annie 175 posts

    I didn’t notice smoking indoors when I was there. I loathe smoking with a passion so I’m sure I’d have noticed,

    truthbetold 133 posts

    IC Amman was great on a free night. I was there with family the same night as our Foreign Secretary and there was a tank parked outside. Was worried there had been a coup d’etat or something but turned out to be a great place to visit. Walking distance from the amphitheatre and a great breakfast. Jordan is a superb country to drive around and explore with open eyes!!

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