Saturday, April 12, 2014

Kempinski - Aqaba

Robert and I love to splash out at a 5 star hotel every now and again.  This time, we went to the Kempinski in Aqaba.  We love the one at the Dead Sea.  This one has all the 5 star quality of a 5 star hotel; nice, clean, modern, spacious rooms with superior views of the Red Sea; a champagne breakfast with a vast choice of food; beautiful pools and space on the beach.  However, I was expecting a calm, quiet time and this is not the case at the Kempinski, Aqaba.  It is loud and kind of crass.  It is more like an entertainment hotel with banana boats, speed boats, jet skis, party boats and karaoke.  We considered staying for 2 nights, but we are glad it was only one because it was just too noisy and not as peaceful as the Kempinski at the Dead Sea.

The champagne breakfast was a real treat.

The view was fabulous and it was lovely to wake to hear the the lapping of the waves.

The rooms were spacious and clean.

There is even a bar pool.

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