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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
March 11, 2011
June 9, 2002
In any case, Valentine Inn provides: free transportation to the Petra site entrance (3 minutes by car), nightly movie runs (almost always Indiana Jones), meals, packed lunches, kitchen use, free parking and hot showers (6-8am and 6-8pm daily only). The dinner, for JD3, is a buffet spread of at least twenty local and pasta dishes and is sure to satisfy even the most voracious appetite! For 2JD, help yourself to the vegetarian dishes at the buffet. Room rates are, on average, JD5 per person in a room for four. The three of us paid JD20 to occupy the entire room with en-suite facilities, usual breakfast included. To share a room with common facilities, you pay only 2JD, sometimes even less. Roof space costs JD1. Prices are very negotiable. I was not very impressed by the en-suite facilities which were filthy by my standard. The furnishings were sparse and very old, and the shower was always clogged up, which meant that the people who showered after the first person had to wade in a pool of used water left behind by the first guy. The only plus is that Valentine is fairly flexible and try to accommodate all guests’ requests.
From journal Petra - The Definitive Guide
by Ben the Grate
February 19, 2002
I would stay nowhere else in Wadi Mousa. There is a communal room which is always bustling with activity, usually from a young international vagabond crowd. Each night everyone votes on which video to watch, but it usually ends up being "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." Poor Valentina BEGGED me to steal the movie and take it back to the states with me so she didn''t have to watch it again.
Valentina also cooks excellent meals! Breakfast ($1JD is sumptuous, with eggs and cheeses and yogurts). She will pack you a picnic lunch to eat while you''re in Petra (which beats the overpriced food inside the ancient city) for only $2JD. But the real treat here is dinner. For a mere $3JD (about $4US) she prepares a VAST dinner spread with more than 20 kinds of salads and taboulas, pitas with hummus, and several main dishes (both vegetarian and meat). It''s all-you-can-eat, and trust me, you can''t eat it all. The food is delectable! Wash it down with the local Jordanian beer.
Valentines is reached by driving around the main circle in Wadi Mousa and taking the road that goes UP the hill. Follow the signs for Valentine''s that direct you to turn right and go up a steep curving drive up, up, up to the hotel which has excellent views over Wadi Mousa, Petra, and Jebel Haroun (the mountain where Moses'' brother Aaron was buried). This is the ONLY place in town to stay, unless you''re a spoiled American tourist and can''t stand local color.
You can reach Valentine''s by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From journal Petra-fied