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"The accommodation in the sea front villas is excellent and the layout of the patios,gardens,pools is superb but the food does not live up to the infra ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 02 Jul 2017

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Sweimeh awaits you at Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea. You'll be 1.8 km (1.1 mi) from Amman Beach and 16.9 km (10.5 mi) from Dead Sea Panoramic Complex. Highlights at this beachfront resort include 4 restaurants, 9 outdoor swimming pools, and a full-service spa.

Plasma TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 345 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, free wired Internet, and balconies or patios. Minibars provide free refreshments, and 24-hour room service is also available. Pillow menus invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like soaking tubs and bathrobes. Additionally, DVD players, separate bathtubs and showers, and coffee/tea makers are available.

A relaxing visit to The Ishtar Spa by Resense can include hot stone massages and Swedish massages along with detox wraps, body wraps, and aromatherapy. The buffet restaurant, Obelisk, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Isin is the resort's own lobby lounge, serving drinks along with light fare. Spend the day at the private beach where you'll find sun loungers, and enjoy the onsite indoor swimming pool and health club. Business amenities include a conference center, a 24-hour business center, and a meeting room. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, an outdoor tennis court, and a Turkish bath/hammam. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 6:30 AM and 11 AM. There's also free valet parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

Attractions in proximity to this 5-star Sweimeh resort include Al-Aqsa Mosque and Western Wall.

Superior Twin

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$250* Per night/room 4 Aug. - 5 Aug.

Executive Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Ishtar Superior King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Ishtar Superior Twin

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Ishtar Terrace Room King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Ishtar Spa Maisonette

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

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Guest reviews for Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea

Everyone (1)
4 out of 5

Chain hotel on a dwindling asset

Pros: The staff are courteous.pleasant and helpful and the villas are excellent
Cons: The food.
Location: There is very little outside You can tour a bit to the North (Jerash)or Madaba and Mount Nebo and the Baptism site by car or taxi but Petra is too far
The accommodation in the sea front villas is excellent and the layout of the patios,gardens,pools is superb but the food does not live up to the infrastructure and there is no real alternative.You can be a captive in the hotel. The Dead Sea experience is the hook and while it is interesting and your skin softens and glistens after a mud bath you can't do it all day and every day and remain sane.On the other hand if you don't do it now who knows how much will be left next year.

Posted by , from Adelaide Australia on 2 Jul. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Jul. 2017 by Digital Team

Dear valued guest, Thank you for your recent stay at Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea. We were delighted to receive your positive comments regarding the team and we hope you fully enjoyed our facilities. However, We are very sorry that you experienced some Food and Beverage set-backs during your stay with us. Your comments have been already shared with our concerned departments for immediate improvement. We appreciate your opinion and we hope to see you again in the nearest future. Warm regards, Sébastien Mariette – General Manager

About the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea

Location Dead Sea Road, Sweimeh, 11194

Property Features

Step outside to unwind on the sand beach. Lie back and work on your tan with relaxing beach amenities like umbrellas and sun loungers. At Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea you can cool off in one of the 9 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. There are 4 restaurants and 3 coffee shops/cafés, as well as a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. This Belle Époque resort also offers a children's pool, a seasonal outdoor pool, and an outdoor tennis court. Free valet parking is available. This 5-star Sweimeh resort is smoke free.

  • 345 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 4 dining venues
  • 3 coffee shops
  • Built in 2006
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free valet parking

Transport

  • Airport: Queen Alia Intl. Airport (AMM) (71.6 km / 44.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free valet parking

Room Amenities

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea offers 345 accommodations with DVD players and free minibar items. Rooms open to balconies or patios. A pillow menu is available. Plasma televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and laptop-compatible safes. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. In-room massages and irons/ironing boards can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Deep soaking tub
  • Stocked minibar (free)
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • HD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Coffee maker
  • Pillow options
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Bidet
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.

Obelisk - Overlooking the ocean and pool, this buffet restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Codes - Overlooking the ocean and pool, this fine-dining restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Akkad - This poolside restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Ashur - This beachfront restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Isin - Overlooking the ocean, this lobby lounge serves light fare only.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Spa Services

  • Number of treatment rooms 20
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Mud bath in spa
  • Swedish massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Thai massage
  • Minimum age to access spa is 16
  • Reflexology
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Hot springs/mineral springs in spa
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 5 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for JOD 42.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

  • One child stays free
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property does not follow regional sanitisation guidelines
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitisation guidelines
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guests' stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between JOD 17 and JOD 25 per person (approximately)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: JOD 42.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Dead Sea Ishtar
  • Dead Sea Kempinski Hotel
  • Dead Sea Kempinski Hotel Ishtar
  • Ishtar Dead Sea
  • Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
  • Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea Sweimeh
  • Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea Sweimeh
  • Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea Resort Sweimeh
  • Kempinski Ishtar ad Sea Sweim
  • Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea
  • Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea Resort
  • Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea Sweimeh
  • Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea Resort Sweimeh

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • One child 5 years old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Alcohol isn't allowed at Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea.
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