Petra Journals

Petra Night Life and Dining

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A travel journal to Petra by Slug

Crowne Plaza Resort Petra Photo, Petra, Jordan More Photos
Quote: I wrote 3 articles for Simonseeks early in 2011 outlining our recent trip to Petra - unfortunately the site went under before I got paid and published. I have broken up the articles into around a dozen separate pieces for igougo.

Al-Deir Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Good traditional Jordanian Bedouin Restaurant"

Al-Deir Restaurant Photo, Petra, Jordan
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One evening, we decided to take a hike up the steep hill in Wadi Musa to see how the other half live on the other side of town. We did find the place was quite a contrast to the more touristy side of town near the Petra entrance, with its more local shops and restaurants, and little more run down feel. On our way back down the hill, we spotted the interesting looking Al-Deir (the Monastery) Restaurant and decided to drop in for dinner. As is common with more local restaurants there is no alcohol on sale, but we opted for a can of fanta orange to restore our sugar levels after our sweaty day's excursions climbing to the top of a Petra mountain. Although the restaurant looked ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 4, 2012

Al-Deir Restaurant

Petra, Jordan

Wadi Musa-Wadi Mousa

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Attraction | "Wadi Musa - the Gateway to Petra"

Wadi Musa-Wadi Mousa Photo, Petra, Jordan
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Wadi Musa is a modern and modest town which appears to make much of its income from tourists to near-by Petra. The town is hardly atmospheric, just concrete buildings, dusty streets and a little run down. Apart (heh, apart!) from Petra, there is probably no good cause to visit Wadi Musa. While there isn't a great night life in Wadi Musa, there are some good restaurants and a couple of nice bars. After a hot and dusty day in Petra it's a good way to wind down with a pint and a nice local meal.Wadi Musa is built in a steeply rising "U" shape around the canyon that later becomes the Siq. This means you might regret choosing a hotel at the top end of town, as you have a fair old st...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 2, 2012

Wadi Musa-Wadi Mousa

Ma'an Governorate, Jordan

Petra Sun Set Hotel

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Hotel | "The Petra Sun Set - basic but friendly and convenient "

Petra Sun Set Hotel Photo, Petra, Jordan
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Our hotel in Wadi Musa was the basic but clean, very friendly and convenient Sun Set on the main street. The surprise about Jordan was generally how expensive hotels are, and for Petra during a busy (but not rushed period), £40 a night was cheap. The Crown Plaza home to the wonderful Cave Bar and right at the gates of the Petra entrance for the same time came in at around three times the cost.While not quite as close as the Crown Plaza, it was only a 5 minute walk to the Petra site entrance, and meant we didn't have to trouble with tiresome taxis to our hotel at the beginning and end of every dusty and fascinating day. Unfortunately, our room was near some kind of oil generator...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 2, 2012

Petra Sun Set Hotel
PO Box 59
Petra / Wadi Musa, Jordan 59
877-662-6988

Moevenpick Resort Petra

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Hotel | "Having a stuffy beer in the Petra Moevenpick bar "

Moevenpick Resort Petra Photo, Petra, Jordan
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To be truthful, we didn't find too much choice in the way of alcohol bars in the town next to Petra (Wadi Musa). After sinking a couple of fast ones in the Cave Bar each evening at £6 a piece, it was probably a good thing. We actually found 3 bars in total, although we didn't visit the third, a busy looking Irish pub, which I’m guessing was the cheapest. As much as we liked the cave bar, we thought we had better at least check out what we were missing by dropping into the Moevenpick hotel bar one evening. The Moevenpick is also close to the entrance to Petra and is one of the swanky places to stay over in Petra (we meanwhile were in the cheap seats a little further up the hill)....Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 30, 2012

Moevenpick Resort Petra
WADI MOUSA 71810
Aqaba, Jordan
962-3-2157111

Red Cave

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Restaurant | "Reasonable choice of restaurant close to the Petra Entrance"

Red Cave Photo, Petra, Jordan
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I had heard mixed reviews of the Red Cave Restaurant, but to be fair, we had a good meal in the place. The Red Cave Restaurant is nicely done out with a long wicker arch entrance to the dining tables beyond. The restaurant is obviously a cheaper establishment but is handily located on the closest drag to the entrance to Petra. As a local restaurant, it does not serve alcohol. The restaurant also offers various day trips for tourists, although we didn’t take them up on anything. The restaurant claims to sell traditional Bedouin food, but to be fair they could tell me anything and I wouldn’t know. The menu consists of stews and the ubiquitous hummus. We discovered our first experience of th...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 28, 2012

Red Cave
Near Petra Main Gate
Petra / Wadi Musa, Jordan
03 215 7799

Crowne Plaza Resort Petra

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Hotel | "Petra's cool 2000 year old Cave Bar "

Crowne Plaza Resort Petra Photo, Petra, Jordan
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Right at the entrance to the Petra site (but a good mile from the heart of Petra) and connected to (and part of) the Crowne Plaza Resort Hotel is the fantastically atmospheric Cave Bar). The Cave bar is a fantastic place to get the sand from the inside of your mouth with a cool beer. While it's very tempting to sit in the sun outside the bar in one of their comfy wooden chairs, don't forget to also take a look inside the original 2000 year old Nabataean tomb ("the cave"); they make great use of the nooks and crannies for atmospheric candles. With the waiter service it can be easy to forget to have a poke around inside.At first glance, the bar looks quite reasonably priced, but...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 28, 2012

Crowne Plaza Resort Petra
Wadi Mousa
Petra, Jordan
962-3-2156266