Amman – best IHG option?
23rd June 2023 at 08:29Richard Peters 169 posts
Off here in January. Intercontinental or Crowne Plaza? Thoughts or comments from those who’ve been before welcome
TIA24th June 2023 at 09:18Richard Peters 169 posts
Bump24th June 2023 at 13:37Annie 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.24th June 2023 at 14:49Richard 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.27th June 2023 at 15:37Dace 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.28th June 2023 at 08:28Richard 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 TY29th June 2023 at 23:12Londoner 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.30th June 2023 at 00:20meta 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 2011.30th June 2023 at 08:53Richard Peters 169 posts
Thanks to both of you.30th June 2023 at 16:21John 947 posts
Is smoking allowed in hotel lounges? I’ve heard that it’s difficult to avoid in Jordan30th June 2023 at 16:54Annie 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,27th July 2023 at 06:02truthbetold 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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