Ratings based on 34 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.7 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom American living in Bangkok, Thailand
A bit of Venice in Amman, JordanPosted Mar 18, 2015
Pros: I liked the uniqueness of and the friendliness at the Gondola Hotel. It is rare to find this in any hotel in the world today.
Cons: This is not a complaint, but they could re-evaluate their ties to the present "tour company" they use. Improvements could be made.
Location: Nestled between the Sheraton and the Four Seasons Hotels, the Gondola Hotel is within the "5th Circle" as the area is known. Taxis are easy to hail.
Staying at the Gondola Hotel in Amman is like staying on the Grand Canal in Venice. When you look out a window in the lobby, one would almost expect to see a gondola floating by on a canal. The wife of the owner, Mr. Basel, has decorated the apartments and public rooms in the colors and style of a well-to-do Victorian, Venetian home owner. Deep reds and blue predominate with accents in white, the likely colors of the wife of an ancient Doge of Venice. Yet, with all the Venetian trappings, there are some paintings and other artifacts of Arab life, making for a perfect marriage of cultures. When one stays at a usual hotel, seldom does one mix with the staff. Here at the Gondola Hotel, however, it is simply a natural inter-action. I chatted often with Maher, the daytime Desk Clerk and I chatted for hours with Kamal, the nighttime Desk Clerk; my conversations with him made possible by the quieter evening hours. Though Kamal and I did not solve the problems of the world in those conversations, we did come up with many "What if?" possibilities. I learned of Maher and Kamal's friends, family, life and goals and they learned of where my 85 years have taken me. To me, they seemed more like friendly neighbors than staff at a hotel. Indeed, when Maher learned that I lost my cell phone in a taxi in Dubai, he brought in his camera for me to use to take pictures at Petra, one of the Wonders of the Modern World. As a result, we have now become e-mail "buddies". How rare!
for Business Travelersby A verified traveler
OkPosted Feb 16, 2015
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Washington, DC
Very good hotel.Posted Jan 7, 2015
Pros: Location and service.
Excellent staff especially the gentlemen Maher, very professional and he is really good at his job plus he can help and direct people when there is a medical situation. Thank you Maher for the excellent service.
for Getaway With Friendsby SOFIANfrom Libya
Good hotel to stay with your familyPosted Nov 17, 2014
Advice you to book j suite, good rate, big and comfortible
for Business Travelersby SOFIANfrom Libya
Nice hotelPosted Nov 9, 2014
I want back to Amman, and i stay in this Hotel again
for Business Travelersby SOFIANfrom Libya
Nice Hotel, Good location, friendly staffPosted Nov 7, 2014
Actually, I'm really happy that I found this hotel and I'll never stay in other one when I have any chance to visit Amman. the stuff are very friendly and I never expected that the reception guy Hassan decided to give me his private car to use when I was in harry with my family waiting for a taxi that didn't show up while it's raining.... the Hotel furniture is a little, I stay in Deluxe Suite but next time I'll go for Deluxe Suite, it's less by 10$ but for me is enough for me and my small family. there is all the necessary things to stay comfort, I mean 2 TVs, kitchen with coffee machine, microwave, fridge, ...etc.
for Business Travelersby Vahagnfrom Ереван
Добротный, чистый, недорогой отельPosted Nov 3, 2014
Единственный минус то что за опоздание с checkout-ом на 2 часа взяли плату за пол дня но странно что не допустили оставаться в номере на эти пол дня.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Japan
綺麗なホテルPosted Sep 30, 2014
Recommendedby AIMANfrom LIBYA
GREAT LOCATIONPosted Sep 17, 2014
NICE HOTEL FRINDLY STAFF VERY CLEAN HOTEL
for Getaway With Friendsby A verified traveler
Good HotelPosted May 25, 2014
We stayed two days for a wedding. The room was nice, basic but clean.