In the lap of luxury at 400m below sea level, the Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea Hotel is a Middle Eastern feast for the senses. Laura Coulter checks in to this Jordanian jewel.
Why we love it: The Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea is a place to indulge in true luxury at the lowest point on Earth, with the finest facilities and services.
In a region unlike any other, hidden away for centuries in the cradle of time and at 400 metres below sea level, is the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar. Nature and history have wonderfully conspired together to provide this magical spot.
Smear the healing Dead Sea mud on yourself and float in the buoyant waters or watch the sunset at one of any six pools and feel your worries slip away.
Ambiance and Style: The Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea oozes grace and grandeur throughout every inch of the property. From the initial arrival at the expansive property to the deluxe guestrooms with luxury robes, bedding and decor to the posh eateries, this upscale resort caters to women who love and appreciate chic surroundings.
The Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea goes way beyond providing traditional accommodations, and ups the ante to provide the ultimate experience in opulence and class.
Where: The Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea is located right on the Dead Sea, Jordan. The Dead Sea and surrounding area is bursting with breathtaking natural vistas, vast deserts, and tranquil countryside, from historical and religious sites, to valleys.
Nowhere else on the planet can you find such an unusual mixture of geology, history and mineral concentration. Guests travel the world to enjoy the healing qualities of the Dead Sea.
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Petra, one of the wonders of the world, is considered to be Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. Located less than a three-hour drive from the hotel, you can see the sites and return to luxury at the end of the day.
Bethany Beyond the Jordan, “The Baptism Site”, less than half an hour away from the hotel, is the site where it all began. It is the site where Jesus Christ was baptized by John and marks the beginning of Jesus’ mission and the start of Christianity, thus making it one of the three holiest Christian sites in the world.
Who to go with: Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea is truly a special property that can be enjoyed alone, with the girls, or a significant other. Guestrooms, restaurants, and many swimming areas are intimate, yet welcoming for small or large groups.
How long to go for: You can easily stay two to three days at Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea. One night will probably not do justice to the opportunities that await, like spa days, pool time, sightseeing, and sitting down to enjoy the variety of foods available.
Be sure to make time to enjoy a shisha or water pipe on the balcony as the sun sets and enjoy a cup of fine Arabian coffee.
What are the rooms like? All rooms and suites are enriched with quintessential facilities; luxurious Dead Sea inspired amenities, and complimentary benefits, including internet.
The suites offer custom-made furniture and stand out with some of the most creative designs including spacious natural stone bathrooms, private balconies and terraces, secluded pools and exclusive settings.
Amenities and extras: From prolific infinity pools to soothing treatment rooms the facilities are at your disposal to help you create your private sanctuary of healing and enchantment.
Unlike other Dead Sea Hotels that accept day guests and tour buses, Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea resort is exclusive to resident hotel guests only.
With six pools to choose from, you can swim in any mood.
Plunge into the popular Lazy River during the day, get that perfect tan by the modernly designed Sunken Pool, take a gentle swim at sunset in the Ashur Pool, and then top it all off with a brisk lap under the starry sky in the Akkad Infinity Pool.
There is also a hair salon, tennis court, fitness centre and several high end restaurants to feast at, including a sushi bar.
On the shores of the world’s oldest natural spa, Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea Spa offers you a massive and modern labyrinth of wellness full of whirlpools, steam rooms and saunas, as well as meditation and yoga rooms.
Cost: Rooms start at 120 JD and the best prices can often be found directly through the hotel’s website.
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
Dead Sea Road
P.O. Box 941806
Amman 11194 Jordan