If you are planning to visit Jordan then floating in the Dead Sea must be on your Jordan itinerary. Although you can get in the water almost anywhere along the shore (except where you see that swimming is forbidden), a good hotel will help you to enjoy your stay to the fullest. We chose to stay at the Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa and absolutely loved our stay! Here’s my complete review about the hotel.
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Arriving to the Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa
As most of the hotels around the Dead Sea, the Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa is also located on the northern shore of the sea. It’s very easy to reach by car and they have a huge parking lot where you can park your car.
Unfortunately there are not so many restaurants or shopping malls around this area. But luckily you absolutely don’t need them as you can find anything you will possibly need within the hotel properties!
Lobby & Check-in Process
I’m usually super careful when it comes to booking an accommodation, but I made a huge mistake and accidentally booked the Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa for a wrong date. I made the reservation via booking.com and it was non-refundable, therefore I couldn’t change it. It would have completely ruined my perfect itinerary so I was really nervous about it.
I contacted the hotel via email and they responded immediately and managed to rebook my stay for the correct day. Since I didn’t book directly on their website they were not obligated to deal with my problem but they helped me anyway. I will be forever grateful for that!
Arriving to the hotel is already an amazing experience. The hotel lobby is gorgeous with a modern and elegant design. After we parked the car we were welcomed by a delicious strawberry juice at the concierge desk. The check-in process went smoothly and although we arrived 2 hours earlier than the check-in time we could take our room immediately.
Originally we booked a King Guest Room but during the check-in process were happy to hear that we were upgraded for a King Deluxe Room with a sea view! The room was huge with a king-sized bed and a stylish bathroom.
The bathroom was well equipped with everything you could possibly need: high-quality toiletries, towels, bath ropes and hair dryer.
The room had a private terrace with an incredible view of the pool area and the Dead Sea. Sitting there and watching the sunset from our own terrace was an incredible experience!
Service & Facilities
The Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth and it is the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. It’s almost 10 times saltier than the ocean, therefore you will rather float than swim in the water. Although it’s a really fun activity, there are some things you need to know before getting into the water. Check out my post about the 10 best tips for visiting the Dead Sea for more information!
The resort has direct access to the beach with a floating pontoon and sun deck. You can find some huge stone bowls filled with mud from the Dead Sea. The mud is particularly rich with minerals like magnesium, sodium and potassium. You can cover yourself with the mud from head to toe to be able to enjoy all its benefits!
It’s not recommended to be in the water for too long due to it’s high salt content. Luckily there are many more pools in the resort that you can enjoy including a children’s pool and an infinity pool.
There are seven restaurants and bars in the resort with amazing and high-quality food selection. We had dinner at the Lebanese restaurant and ordered a chicken and a beef shawarma. The servings were huge and extremely delicious! After sunset we sat outside with two yummi deserts and a shisha and enjoyed the rest of the night.
But my absolute favourite part was the breakfast! I’m a huge fan or hotel breakfasts and I’ve been to several hotels in my life but the breakfast in the Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa was something entirely different! I was blown away by the huge variety of food. Everything was so fresh and delicious!
I had a hard time choosing amongst all the amazing options! In the end I decided to have two breakfasts: one salty and one sweet. Both of them were super tasty!
The breakfast is served in the Spectrum located on the lower ground floor. You can take your breakfast outside the terrace and enjoy the view of the infinity pool and the Dead Sea while sipping your morning coffee. Can you imagine a more perfect start of the day than this?
Our stay at the Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa was absolutely amazing. You couldn’t possibly ask for a better location as you can directly access the Dead Sea within the hotel properties. I was completely blown away by the internal design of the hotel and the food was extraordinary! If you want to see a video tour about our room and the breakfast selection head over to my Instagram highlights and check out the Jordan section!
I hope you liked this hotel review about the Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa and I managed to inspire to visit Jordan and the Dead Sea! In case you want to visit the hotel you can check the latest prices and the availability here!
If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below or send me an email, I always love helping you out! Have you already visited the Dead Sea or is it still on your bucket list? Let me know in the comments!
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