THE BOULEVARD ARJAAN by ROTANA
Travellerczech’s Rating: 7/10
Jordan is the ultimate destination for true adventurers and the capital city of Amman is the gateway to some of the world’s most breathtaking sights!
Dead Sea, the lowest place on Earth, ancient Petra, sandstone mountains of Wadi Rum desert, or Amman’s historical Citadel…just to name a few…
Amman and Jordan are the best to visit between October and April. Pleasant temperatures guarantee good traveling conditions but expect higher prices and more visitors. If you aren’t a big fan of crowds, travel outside the weekends, school and national holidays.
Modern, luxurious and vibrant Boulevard complex is a home to four Arjaan Rotana hotel buildings.
That brings a bit of a challenge when you don’t know, in which one you staying. I recommend checking beforehand to avoid unnecessarily running around like I did.
Also, security is tight, so be patient with all the metal detectors, X-ray machines, and checkpoints.
The area, with its huge canopies and exposed architectural elements, reminded me of Parisien Centre Pompidou. It really is a pulsating promenade with yummy eateries, shops and covered shopping mall where the locals gather to be seen…
LOCATION : 9/10
The Boulevard is centrally located complex in close proximity to all points of interests. To discover everything Amman has to offer, jump into one of the many taxis outside. In less than fifteen minutes drive, you can be dining in the fabulous Sufra restaurant, or discovering the historical Citadel.
- 45 minutes from/to Queen Alia Intl. Airport
- 10 minutes to Rainbow street
- 50 minutes to the Dead Sea
- 4 hours to Aqaba
- 3 hours to Petra
- 4 hours to Wadi Rum
ROOMS : 6/10
“The Classic Suite” I was staying in, is a spacious 76sq-meter luxury apartment. It is fully equipped with living area & kitchenette, separate bedroom, a vast bathroom and balcony.
I have to mention the bed, one of the most comfortable eveeeeer … what a blissful sleep!
Despite the suite being so enjoyable, the Wi-Fi was continuously on and off and didn’t work in the bedroom. There was also noise disturbance from the street and I had to use earplugs. Perhaps ask for a room facing the inner Boulevard.
There is enough, practically located sockets for charging devices and good selection of TV channels.
Main Classic Suite amenities :
- Kitchen with microwave, fridge & washing machine
- Two flat TV’s
- Deposit Box
- Complimentary water
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Tea/Cofee Maker
- Slippers and Iron
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SERVICE & FACILITIES : 7/10
- Let’s look at the facilities first…
Both, the rooftop swimming pool and Bodylines health club are excellent! To dive into the pleasantly heated water after a hard gym session it’s just delightful.
Enjoy panoramic city views from the pool deck, accompanied by freshly made lemonade, or relax in the sauna and steam room. Massages are also available to book.
The gym is professionally equipped and includes two classrooms.
- Now, the service…
I found the staff to be slightly standoff-ish, it was almost like they didn’t want to engage with the guests. English language knowledge could be also improved. There is a definitely plenty of room for improvement.
The diamond amongst all the coal was Dalia, working at the Margaux café. She couldn’t have been more helpful, friendly and engaging. The rest of the team could learn a lot from her!
FOOD & DRINKS : 8/10
Café Italia & Café Margaux are two restaurants serving the hungry hotel guests.
I can only comment on the French Café Margaux. This is all-day dining restaurant, serving anything from a buffet breakfast to the beautiful local crispy Chardonnay JR Classic…a MUST TRY 🙂
The restaurant has a cute French countryside inspired indoor seating and outdoor terrace, in case you want to watch the world passing by.
Breakfast is simply delicious. Fresh & local produce food accompanied by an exciting selection of fresh juices and hot beverages … the best way to start the day!
VALUE FOR MONEY : 8/10
The price for all this space and luxury is more than fair. Not to mention the attractive location, great breakfast and modern facilities. Service and Wi-Fi could be improved, but I would definitely choose to stay here again.
- At the time of writing this post, Classic Room starts from 124USD / 456AED
- pictured Classic Suite from 185USD / 678AED
- For BEST DEALS book directly on https://www.rotana.com/arjaanhotelapartments
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