Adventures at the Dead Sea
This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Wheelchair
The Movenpick Hotel at the Dead Sea ended an amazing holiday for my husband and a group of our friends. We had toured Jordan, for 10 days and stayed at the Movenpick hotels in Petra, Aqaba and finally the Dead Sea. All hotels were fully accessible, with wheelchair accessible rooms. The best was the Dead Sea Hotel. It was a resort style, with several swimming pools . The whole of the site, although it was sloping, was accessible except for the final beach terrace and the access to the Dead Sea itself. A golf buggy did shuttle runs through the site.The dining room had an accessible area right by the buffet and access to an outside terrace. The restaurants through the resort were also accessible. The wheelchair accessible room was brilliant with stone floors and a bathroom with roll in shower, a wide shower seat and room for a wheelchair and hoist to move around easily. Great staff made us so welcome, nothing was too much trouble for them.
Transport & Parking
We had a car and driver. Parking was provided and a drop off service was available. All guests have to go through security checks. These are tailored to guests' disability e.g. wheelchair user does not go through the scanner.
No signage, but resort map provided. Flat access everywhere on the site. Lifts to the room, smooth limestone floors everywhere. Wheelchair accessible rooms in hotel.with plenty of room, beds with legs for hoist access, shower seat, grab rails and raised loo in bathroom. No access to room's balcony. Access not guaranteed in apartments. Ramps and absence of steps meant the whole site was accessible except for the beach terrace and Dead Sea access. The spa offered flotation in Dead Sea waters as an alternative. The spa was partially accessible and pools on the site had ladder and step access but no pool hoist available. Dining room had part accessibility, with other restaurants and bar all with full access. Staff were incredibly helpful.
Grab rails, raised loo, plenty of room for a wheelchair. Cleanliness was excellent.
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I would visit again, and the hotels in the chain were similar in facilities. I would consider Jordan for a holiday again. It has been a long time since we flew or tried a holiday in a warm country, but Jordan was hospitable, friendly and full of interest. The heat in April was 20-28degrees and dry heat which suited my husband who cannot tolerate heat or humidity. We had a great time, in special 5 star hotels.