Our last hotel on our epic vacation was the Kempinski Ishtar located on the Dead Sea in Jordan. It was spectacular. I wish we actually had time to enjoy this resort. We were only here for 15 hours. Much too short to enjoy the amenities this colossal palace has to offer.
The resort is located at the lowest point on earth, on the famous Dead Sea. This hotel is part of the Kempinski chain, Europe’s oldest luxury hotel chain. This was my first time at a Kempinski hotel but will certainly not be my last One!
This hotel is a huge complex. They had their own private beach on the Dead Sea in addition to nine huge pools, several of which are infinity pools with spectacular views. There was several restaurants on property and the staff was warm and welcoming.
The views were stunning from the main building where our room was located. We could have upgraded to a suite apartment but we were only there to sleep. Had we known, we would have arrived earlier to just take a day here to relax.
Our room was quite large. It had a desk area and a large balcony overlooking the Dead Sea. The bathroom was also large. Despite the room being so large, the beds were kinda hard and the shower pressure was pitiful. Definitely a disappointment considering the quality of the hotel. But everything was clean and had everything you need.
We had dinner at one of the restaurants. Just a cheese plate and wine but it was beautiful overlooking the Dead Sea.
The breakfast buffet the next morning was amazing. Best out of all our hotels. A huge spread which also included champagne for breakfast. There were several variations of juice, pastries, cereals, salads, egg stations, hot dishes, local dishes, cheeses and meats. It was really huge.
This is a great resort for a weekend getaway. A place you stay all weekend and enjoy the amenities this place has to offer. Located 30 minutes from the King Hussein bridge/crossing point into Israel. It’s also one hour from the Jordan Airport and 45 minutes to central Jordan.