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Sweimeh Dead Sea Road, 18186 Sowayma, Jordan – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.3/10! (score from 1016 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea.
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Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea's staff speaks: Filipino, Thai, Russian, Romanian, English, Arabic
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Outdoor Pool, Grounds, Terrace, Sun Deck
Tennis Court, Sauna, Fitness Center, Spa, Massage, Hot Tub, Turkish/Steam Bath, Private Beach Area, Game Room, Kids' Club
Food & Drink
Bar, Restaurant with Dining Menu, Buffet-Style Restaurant, Snack Bar
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Room Service, Car Rental, 24-Hour Front Desk, Currency Exchange, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, ATM on site, Concierge Service, Babysitting/Child Services, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service, Shoeshine, Suit Press, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Center, Fax/Photocopying, Hair/Beauty Salon, Souvenir/Gift Shop, VIP Room Facilities
Newspapers, Safe, Shops (on site), Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Elevator
Filipino, Thai, Russian, Romanian, English, Arabic
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Until 12:00 PM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 6 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Pets are not allowed.
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This Marriott Dead Sea Resort & Spa, on the shores of the mineral-rich Dead Sea is set against the backdrop of rugged mountains. It features saltwater and freshwater pools, whirlpools and saunas.
Score from 519 reviews Very good
This Holiday Inn Resort, on the edge of the Dead Sea, offers luxurious facilities including a private beach area. Each room features flat-screen TVs and free internet.
Score from 586 reviews Good
Featuring a promenade along the Dead Sea, Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa boasts an outdoor pool, a gym and a restaurant. Baptism Site is a 20-minute drive away.
Score from 607 reviews Very good
The Mövenpick Dead Sea is a 5-star Resort and Spa with panoramic views of the Dead Sea. The resort features a luxurious setting with private access to the northern shore of the Dead Sea.
Score from 387 reviews Good
Top class hotel in every way!
I liked everything about the hotel and the staff is very helpful and proffessional
Nothing at all
Staff were very accommodating. Rooms were very comfortable. The selection at breakfast was brilliant.
Location...friendly staff...great restaurants...incredible spa facilities
Excellent location. Food was very good.
Entrance to Dead sea water requires improvement.
Absolutely stunning hotel - you would pay three of four times as much in Australia for something that nice. Such a great place to experience the Dead Sea and surrounding attractions.
The trees interrupts my view of the sea, but only a minor complaint.
Stunning property which is tiered down towards the Dead Sea. Upgraded to an awesome front row villa. Beautiful room with great facilities. Huge bathroom. Beautiful beach with great access into the sea. Covering in mud before going in a must. Fantastic breakfast, even had champagne! Excellent service at all times
Loved it all! Having to leave
We were spoilt! They graciously upgraded us to a junior suite and the lobby in the new wing is pure poetic space. The beach boys were friendly and helpful.
The barbecue plate at the pool side bar was over grilled and dry... Which came as a surprise as the quality of the cuisine in Kempinski is top notch.
The spa facilities we excellent and although we only used the wet area, the Dead Sea pool was very good as were the other facilities. The entire hotel was very stylish and the modern architecture was very beautiful. The room was very large and comfortable. The staff in all areas were very helpful, attentive and friendly. We enjoyed our stay very much
Avoid rooms 3125, if possible - it is close to the main entrance to the garden and pool area and it can be a bit noisy
Staff worse seen in premium hotel Food expensive and almost inedible Rip off prices for products Too expensive for what it is
Our suite, 1400, with semi private pool and palestine views.
Being told Welcome to Jordan 50 times. enough.
Location is good.
At check in staff was not very polite! they did not commit to giving the required room type we asked for (sea view and pool access). Duplication of booking was not handled professionally. they charged my credit card for a cancelled booking while they knew I was staying there in another room. Food is not great. Sewrage smell in the room area; children play area is not free! 12 JD is charged.
Free wifi Buggy
Swimming pool is so cold So my kids cannot swim at all for three days.
The location is beautiful, accommodation are very good and staff are nice.
The only heated pool was one for 14 years and above and so all the kids must use cold water pools, which is particularly important when you are in December. The kids club could not be used as in all other resorts in all other parts of the world. They charge you around 15 Euros/children/day even if you stay to take care of children. They charge your credit card in advance and that's the only way you can put expenses in your room. It seems that they are afraid of you not having money upon check out.
It was our honeymoon, so we were in really good mood and looked forward to spend a nice week at this hotel. The location is good, close to most of the must see sites. Petra is a bit far away, but a way, you would plan a entire day to visit this wonderful place. We booked a room at the Isthar, to celebrate our newly sealed marriage accordingly. But we had great/high expectations though....
If the staff greeted us, they very friendly and very helpful. Unfortunately, most of the time the staffs we met did NOT greet us, and a smile was the least we could find on their faces. The bar venue at the Isthar was the worst, with waiting times of more than 10 minutes to be served (or at least to get ONE menus card (we had to ask constantly a second card). The car valet service at the Isthar side needs improvement as well, or at least a clear understanding when or when not to drive the car to the Isthar reception when coming home after a long and exhausting driving day (the Isthar reception was much closer to our room than the main reception). The choice of restaurants is fair but not more than that. The Italian one serves very nice Southern European cuisine and not to be missed. Our suggestion to the management: enforce more training for the staff, on behavior and friendliness and be more present on the ground to check what is going on.
It was a memorable moment staying at Hotel. Staff was very helpful, warm and courteous. There is a team of dedicated staff near Dead Sea. We were given private lesson and made comfortable to swim in Dead Sea (There is a special technique to swim there). The Hotel also has complementary “Special dead sea clay” and the staff assisted us to apply on our whole body. We also enjoyed the memorable Christmas carols and complementary Hot chocolate, Glog and Cookies. It was so filling that we had to skip our dinner. Wish we could have stayed some more time at the Hotel.
Absolutely beautiful and nice breakfast. Love it.
The building itself us design perfection and an attraction by itself. Add the dead sea...The brilliant staff and tremendous service and you have one of the best hotels in the world
Our stay was literally perfect. ..I guess I didn't like how some customers can't say thank you to the staff
Almost Everything wifi , infinity pool , the staff and there's attitude.. The breakfast , the robs and the pillows my god the most comfortable pillows in the world
The beach is too bad . Rocks everywhere and the boundaries is too small only a dew meters ,, the bar is too expensive but the bar tender was great ... And the view can't be compared with the aqaba kempinski
Good location on the Dead Sea
Limited food options, slooooooow service. Maintenance issues
The location was excellent and staff were very friendly and helpful. The outdoor pools were also excellent.
The quality of the food in both the Thai and Italian restaurant was poor and the dinner buffet in the Obelisk was the worst I have ever had even in hotels with a lower star rating. Use of the sauna and steam room should be complimentary for guests. Insufficient towels & nowhere to hang towels in shower. The plug on the kettle did not fit the only socket that was near it, the lock on the patio door was broken and the plug in one sink kept getting stuck. All in all attention to detail was very poor and not what you would expect in a five star hotel.
Staff were friendly everywhere and helpful. Mr smadi at reception was professional. Staff at spa were excellent, especially Nina. Wish there was more entertainment options though. Maybe live music in the lobby ..
Room decor and design is more befitting of a spaceship, minimalist Nordic style is out of place and uncomfortable .. Too practical and lacking in egance in luxury .. Even though we stayed in a junior suite it was like staying in a train carriage .. A room that is a long rectangle divided into areas with no real separations
We were upgraded to a pool suite on arrival. It just oozes luxury and staff were friendly. I actually wanted to cancel part of my stay in Petra to go back to kempinski!! Definitely coming back.
The cost of the food was extortionate! On our first night we walked into buffet restaurant (Xmas eve), we weren't told price, sat down ate pretty ok-ish food and were hit with a £90 bill...the mall up the road dies equally great food for a third of the price
The restaurants are not as good, breakfast was fair not over the top
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