UNSAFE PROPERTY- DO NOT STAY (ESPECIALLY WOMEN)
LOCATION: this is a hotel located 30 mins drive from the nearest public beach and about 15 from the closest private beach. There are no taxis/transport nearby or any shops nearby. It is located in a deserted village and is very difficult to find.
FACILITIES: Completely deserted hotel. We were not allowed to use the pool as women. Rooms old and rundown and did not resemble photos. No internet on premises.
SAFETY: A group of men tried to forcibly enter our room, even trying to use keys! We were forced to call the police and due to the difficult to find location, it took them over an hour to find us. During this time, we were forced to barricade ourselves into the room.
We were a group of 5 women travelling to the dead sea. Upon seeing the good reviews that this property received and the good price, we went ahead and booked for one night. We travelled by car from Amman to this property. This property is actually a hotel located in the middle of a deserted village. The hotel is difficult to find. Unlike what it states in other reviews, it is not possible to walk to the dead sea from this property. In fact, it is located approximately 30 mins away by car from the closest public beach. We were not greeted by the ‘host’ as stated but by a guard who did not speak any English. With our broken Arabic, we were able to communicate slightly. We were shown to our room which did not resemble any of the pictures on this website. The rooms are old and rundown. The doors to the balconies did not lock. There was no internet at the property. We were informed that we could not use the pool as this was reserved for men. The entire hotel was deserted apart from a group of young men who were staying on our floor. Just before midnight, as we were about to sleep, a group of men tried to force our door open. In our panic, we immediately blockaded the door with furniture. However, they returned and tried to use keys to force the door open. From the sounds of talking, we guessed that this was at least 3 men but could have been a larger group. We did not understand what they were saying. As they were trying to use keys, we feared that the hotel ‘guard’ could also be assisting them. For this reason, we decided to call the police. As there was no internet in the property, we used our foreign phones to communicate with the police. As the location of the hotel is incredibly difficult to find and it is not a known property, they took over an hour to arrive!
In the end, we had a traumatising night and were forced to stay in a different hotel that night. Especially for female travellers, please avoid as it is unsafe.