Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea
What We Love
- Corner suites with sunken hot tubs and panoramic views
- Organic herbal treatments at Kempinksi’s two-floor spa
- Free mini bars that are filled daily
- Beachfront location with a mountain backdrop
What To Know
- The views aren’t entirely unspoiled; a container ship port sits nearby
- Smoking is permitted in all the common areas and restaurants
- Buffet breakfasts cost about $24 per person
- The airport shuttle costs approximately $35 per vehicle (one way)
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Set on a northern inlet of the Red Sea, this modern property curves around a beach with a floating sports dock for kayaking, parasailing and more. Cool off in a pool with a swim-up bar, kick it in the Jacuzzi or arrange for a lazy sunset cruise. The 201 guest rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, balconies with sea views, predominantly white décor and pale wood floors. Glass-walled bathrooms have deep soaking tubs and rainfall showers. Further relaxation can be found at the Kempinski Spa, which offers organic herbal treatments. The freshest of seafood is available at Fish-In, one of three hotel restaurants.
In the Area
The port town of Aqaba on a northern inlet of the Red Sea offers quality diving with warm water and rich marine life. There’s plenty for history buffs: the big one to check off your Seven Wonders of the World list is the ancient sandstone city of Petra (a two-hour drive north). In town there’s the 12th century Aqaba Fort, which has been added to numerous times over the years, as well as what’s believed to be the oldest purpose-built Christian church, dating back to the late third century. Wadi Rum, 30 miles from town, is known for its stunning cliffs and desert.
How to Get There
+ excellent staff - perfect service, reactivity, willing to help and solve the problem
- the territory is very small, private beach is just 150 steps along, rubbish in the sea and on the bank specially in the morning, the staff is not eager to clean, NO TREES as on the photo - they were cut to keep swimming pool clean ((, no natural shadow at all, exceptionally expensive beverages on site, very boring musicians, poor repertoire, but belly dance girl was super! Dinners can be rated as just OK, but not as per Kempinski standard, breakfast - egg station is dirty, omelettes and poached eggs were not tasty. Very noisy on the beach from local Glass boats, even 6:30 in the morning. Kempinski standards are below our expectations.
Really enjoyed staying at this hotel. Rooms where clean and well maintained. Panoramic sea views are well worth it. Breakfast had ample variety and the pool area is great to hang out in. Only complaint was very pricy drinks.
Staff were so helpful. Highly recommended.
Great welcome to this real 5 star hotel on the beach and all the rooms overlook the sea . Lovely spacious rooms with balconies ,light and airy interiors and fine bathrooms with a bath . All the amenities around the hotel ,the beach ,bars etc are all very good, though perhaps the plastic sun beds need replacing as quite a few were broken .
Food is excellent. Staff outstanding .
We only had one night here but will definitely return for a longer winter stay .
Gluten free,no problems.