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
The hotel is amazing. Good hospitality, great service, The staff are so kind and want to help you with everything. From lifeguard arranging your beach bed, the mades who want to give you more towels and soap/shampoo to the nice bar tender at the pool (Jason) and the nice people at reception. The perfect hotel!!!! 5 star and more ???? definitely will come back!
Last time I had been to Aqaba was almost 4 years ago, this time was as good as the last and even better staying in Kempinski Red Sea – Aqaba. The hotel is incredibly fascinating with sea view for all rooms; overlooking the fine sand beaches and the other shore of this gulf area! Additionally, the staff are very keen to help and assist you in every possible way; no exception what so ever!
We stayed for four nights the sleeping quality was great; AC in perfect order in this hot spot, spacious rooms with extra spacious bathrooms fully equipped with five-stars-level of amenities, great pool and perfect sandy beaches, and the hallmark of this all is the "Kempinski Breakfast"; a superb breakfast that is not shy from offering whatever one may desire of top quality plates, dishes and drinks. Evening dinner is somewhat disappointing compared to breakfast though; although they offer a nice alternation of entertainment options of singers and bully dancer, the selection in the food buffet is weak except for the sea food station! Some hot plates are rather cold! And some salads did not appear to be freshly made!
Overall, this hotel provide extra value for your money on all counts, and I will surly consider going back again there in my next visit to Aqaba –I hope soon!
We arrived from the Kempinski Dead Sea and the hospitality continued! The Lady in Red was aware it was our engagement weekend and they were so kind to send up a cake! Hotel is great, easy check in, quiet, decent food, and great customer service. I would certainly consider staying here again.