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Wadi Musa 200M Off The Entrance of Petra, Petra - Wadi Musa 71810 Jordan
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#31 of 69 hotels in Petra - Wadi Musa
A three-star hotel of charm Ideally located in Wadi Musa a beautifully restored historic city. With the atmosphere of freedom, clearness and calmness. The hotel is situated in 300 meters from the main entrance of the ancient Lost City of Petra the new 7 wonders of the world.The hotel's location, will make it easy to conduct your activities, whether for tourism or pleasure. You are just a few minutes away, stroll from Market Circle, the local Centre. The hotel has an exceptional location at the hill foot (facing one of the most picturesque views).
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Shooting for Seven wrote a review Nov 2019
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Gastroenteritis, also known as the stomach flu, is one little souvenir I caught from this place after just one night. I must have mistakenly said I wanted that over shower water that was either hot or came out quick enough to fill the bathtub in my lifetime (it was neither). I wouldn’t describe the smell of our room as “pleasant”, it had more of a ”musky old box that had a sentient cigarette die in it” type smell which I thought was interesting. All good though because you can crack the window - but be careful, you might not be able to shut it again. Funny enough, the decor reflected the description of the smell if you can imagine that. It wasn’t all bad though, the staff was actually quite nice (especially our driver) and was very helpful in setting up our travel to our next destination. The hotel is extremely close to Petra and we had no complaints about the bed. However, my wife and I had to cancel 3 days of our trip for me to recover from the stomach flu which, as you could imagine, put a bad taste in my mouth (no pun intended). I would definitely describe that alone as a “terrible” rated experience. My advice would be to spend some money and stay somewhere nicer. Mow your Grandma’s lawn, get a paper route, start combing the beach with a metal detector, anything. Trust me, it’ll be worth it.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
becktboo wrote a review Nov 2019
Nutfield, United Kingdom33 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed two nights here at the start of our trip to Jordan. We chose this hotel due to its location and price. The location is excellent, it is about a 5 minute walk to the visitor centre and entrance to Petra, and close to many restaurants etc. There are only one or two places that are closer, and they are far more expensive. It is located right next to a mosque, so it is likely that you will be woken by the call to prayer before dawn - we didn't mind this at all as we wanted to be in Petra early, as soon as it opened anyway, and it was also lovely and rather moving to listen to the call to prayer, but others may not feel the same as us. The hotel is dated, the rooms are basic and need some maintenance (black mould and cracks in the shower tray etc) BUT given the price we paid, I was fully expecting this kind of thing. You can't book budget prices and expect 5 star luxury. The staff were friendly and accommodating. The breakfast started i think at 6ish, but as we wanted to be in Petra at 6am, they had no problem with allowing us to go in around 5:45 when it was still being set up, so that we could get eat before leaving for Petra. The breakfast was varied and tasty. All in all, if you are prepared to accept that the hotel rooms do reflect the low price, then I would recommend this hotel for a convenient, low-cost, short visit.
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Date of stay: November 2019
one_bag_maven wrote a review Nov 2019
Los Angeles, California33 contributions12 helpful votes
Yes, it is close to Petra, but it's at the top of a VERY steep street & extremely steep driveway. The staff seemed friendly but the hotel itself is very outdated. The elevator & random room appliances are about 50 years old; the phone was a prop, the TV had only static, & the A/C, while effective, had a super-bright light on it that might make it hard to sleep for some. The rooms did not have deadbolt locks, only flimsy handle locks. The windows did not close all the way, & since there was construction literally next door that started at 7am, it was not quiet. The breakfast was average, nothing special, but it was included. And the wifi is simply awful & works maybe 2% of the time. At least spending some time up on the terrace at night for a drink was a nice view. This is NOT a 3-star hotel in its present condition.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
DAN wrote a review Nov 2019
Sudbury, Canada156 contributions44 helpful votes
Great location in walking distance to entrance of Petra. Accommodation okay. Breakfast with omelettes served and good variety. Front desk not the most courteous at check in. Checkout went smooth. Overall good
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Date of stay: October 2019
endis wrote a review Nov 2019
Vilnius, Lithuania5870 contributions268 helpful votes
While location is very convenient for Petra sightseeing being only a few hundred meters from the entrance (on a steep hill though), the hotel itself is outdated and worn out. The bathroom seems not been renovated since the hotel opening, the curtains have not seen washing machine for ages, carpets stained. Poor sound isolation and one gets awaken for early morning prayers around 5am. Average breakfast selection, glad they served boiled eggs. There was an equipment prepared for frying eggs but we have not seen anyone being ready to serve it during our 2 nights stay. Wifi worked only in the lobby. With room price nearly $190 per night it is inadequate for a hostel type accommodation (all stars lost long time ago).
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Chuan899 wrote a review Oct 2019
35 contributions52 helpful votes
The toilets here need updating ASAP. Also, not ideal if you have a room next to the mosque. Prayers are something you need to get used in the country (and are beautiful most of the time), but bad location and window glazing really rob you of sleep at unearthly hours.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Jim R wrote a review Sep 2019
Atlanta, Georgia249 contributions76 helpful votes
Nice hotel and very adequate for a visit to Petra. Rooms are certainly smaller and not updated, but it works well and is a short walk (if you're OK with a steep hill) to the entrance to Petra. Good restaurant "Petra Nights" is just down the hill from Candles. Pleasant desk staff. It was loud due to nearby jackhammering while I was there, but not much the hotel could do about that!
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Date of stay: September 2019
IFRIM S wrote a review Sep 2019
Romania15 contributions
Nice welcome and improve efforts from hotel's staff that was very kind and truly polite in order to make your stay in Petra a trip to remember. Near to Petra entrance,this hotel places you in one of the top locations in Petra city. You have a 6to visit and to enjoy from here. Thank you and all the best !
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
BackPacker794778 wrote a review Jul 2019
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I had a great time here staff is very friendly and service is great . The rooms are clean and comfortable and have great air conditioning it also sits at a great location near Petra with an amazing view in front of the hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Dell73 wrote a review Jul 2019
Singapore, Singapore35 contributions19 helpful votes
Stayed at this small hotel as part of a Jordan land tour hence did not participate in selecting this hotel. Labelled as 3-star, unfortunately have to disagree with this rating; probably closer a 1 or 2 star. The location is very good being probably within the 200m to Petra as this establishment claims - but so are at least half dozen closer hotels. Pros: - very professional and helpful staff - breakfast was a very nice spread, served in a comfortable dining room at the top (4th floor) - and - amazingly - without the ever present flies - location, as mentioned - there is a certain charm to this establishment. it feels like a hotel from the 60s-70s that has stayed that way - airconditioning looked brand new Cons - the rooms were pretty basic - 2-to-3 star standard - there was a general griminess feeling to everything - the couches in the corridor, the carpet - the one thing that earned this hotel my 2- (and not 3-) circle rating was the bathroom. The tub was old and the water would not drain properly, leading to the pooling of shower water that took quite a while to drain off. The toilet would not flush properly. In conclusion - if you are fine with a 1-2 star standard, this establishment should be fine - it might even be value for money (as mentioned, part of package so difficult for me to talk about value). Choose with caution
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Date of stay: July 2019
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JordanMa'an GovernoratePetra - Wadi Musa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Candles Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Candles Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Petra Kitchen (0.2 km), Petra Museum (0.4 km), and Souk Zara Petra (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Candles Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Candles Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Candles Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Candles Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Candles Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Palm Court Restaurant & Cafe, Jordan Heart Restaurant, and Petra Night Restaurant.
Does Candles Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Candles Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Candles Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Petra - Wadi Musa.
Are any cleaning services offered at Candles Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Candles Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Petra (2.6 km), Al-Khazneh (2.0 km), and The Royal Tombs (2.2 km).
Does Candles Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.