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"The infinity pool is great. It's kept at a warm temperature so even in cool weather you are comfortable being in the water. Great access to the dead ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 05 Dec 2015

Hotel Description

Upscale beachfront resort with 9 outdoor pools

On the beach

Stay at this Sweimeh resort and you'll be within 2 miles (3 km) of Amman Beach and 12 miles (20 km) of Dead Sea Panoramic Complex. Mujib Nature Reserve is within 12 miles (20 km) and Bethany Beyond the Jordan is within 16 miles (25 km).

Poolside dining

This smoke-free resort features a private beach, a full-service spa, and 4 restaurants. Enjoy beachfront dining and relax with sun loungers and beach umbrellas. There's fun for all ages with a children's club and a children's pool, and families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities.

Free Internet, soaking tubs

Boasting deep soaking bathtubs, the 345 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and free minibar items. Other amenities include free wired Internet, balconies or patios, and plasma TVs with satellite channels.

Superior King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$177* Per night/room Nov 30 - Dec 1

Executive Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Ishtar Superior King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Ishtar Superior Twin

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Ishtar Terrace Room King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Ishtar Spa Maisonette

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

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Guest reviews for Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea

Everyone (1)
4 out of 5

Great stay

Pros: Infinity pool, hotel staff, valet gentlemen.
Cons: Bring your own wine into the hotel. Better lighting in the room, felt really dark in the evening. Shower pressure and better blow dryers.
Location: Dead Sea, Mount Nebo, Ma'in Hot Spring(lots of creepy men there) but beautiful waterfalls and pools, Baptismal Site, visit other hotel restaurants.
The infinity pool is great. It's kept at a warm temperature so even in cool weather you are comfortable being in the water. Great access to the dead sea and mud. Our room was lovely, enjoyed the tub. Our shower had low pressure, but was a great space. We had got a flat tire and the valet guys were amazing, removed our tire and put the spare on, then guided us to a place to have the tire patched. Breakfast buffet was included and that was delicious, a wide range of food to choose from. The lighting by the pancakes could have been better, couldn't see the syrup that I was putting on my pancakes until I left that area. The only upsetting part is that we purchased wine at the duty free in the airport and we were unable to bring it to our room to drink. The same bottle of wine at the hotel was 48 JD and in the airport it was 7 JD. We were not told about this rule until we arrived at the hotel.

Posted by , from Canada on Dec 5, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 22, 2015 by Ibrahim

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay here at Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea. I am very glad to hear you had a great time, and enjoyed our hotel. We can't wait to see you again in the future! Sincerely,

About the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea

Location Dead Sea Road, Sweimeh, 11194

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from November 1 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa/Beauty services
  • Swimming pool

Property Features

Step outside to unwind on the sand beach. Lie back and work on your tan with relaxing beach amenities like umbrellas and sun loungers. At Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea you can cool off in one of the 9 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. There are 4 restaurants and 3 coffee shops/cafés, as well as a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. This Belle Époque resort also offers a children's pool, a seasonal outdoor pool, and an outdoor tennis court. Free valet parking is available. This 5-star Sweimeh resort is smoke free.

  • 345 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 4 dining venues
  • 3 coffee shops
  • Built in 2006
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free valet parking

Transport

  • Airport: Queen Alia Intl. Airport (AMM) (65.9 km / 40.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free valet parking

Room Amenities

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea offers 345 accommodations with DVD players and free minibar items. Rooms open to balconies or patios. A pillow menu is available. Plasma televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include laptop-compatible safes and complimentary bottled water. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include in-room massages.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Deep soaking tub
  • Stocked minibar (free)
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • HD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Electric kettle
  • Pillow options
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Bidet
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.

Obelisk - Overlooking the ocean and pool, this buffet restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Codes - Overlooking the ocean and pool, this fine-dining restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Akkad - This poolside restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Ashur - This beachfront restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Isin - Overlooking the ocean, this lobby lounge serves light fare only.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Activities

9 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with an indoor pool. In addition to a seasonal outdoor pool, other recreational amenities include a private beach, an outdoor tennis court, a health club, and a children's pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Beach yoga on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Beach volleyball on site

Spa Services

The Ishtar Spa by Resense has 20 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include hot stone massages, Swedish massages, Thai massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic, and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with hot springs/mineral springs, a mud bath, a sauna, a steam room, and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Number of treatment rooms 20
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Mud bath in spa
  • Hot stone massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 16
  • Thai massage
  • Reflexology
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Hot springs/mineral springs in spa
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 5 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for JOD 42.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and a security system

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector and a security system in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

  • One child stays free
  • Cashless transactions are not available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property does not follow regional sanitization guidelines
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Debit cards
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between JOD 17 and JOD 25 per person (approximately)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: JOD 42.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Dead Sea Ishtar
  • Dead Sea Kempinski Hotel
  • Dead Sea Kempinski Hotel Ishtar
  • Ishtar Dead Sea
  • Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
  • Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea Sweimeh
  • Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea Sweimeh
  • Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea Resort Sweimeh
  • Kempinski Ishtar ad Sea Sweim
  • Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea
  • Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea Resort
  • Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea Sweimeh
  • Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea Resort Sweimeh

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • One child 5 years old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.