Candles Hotel Petra Review
Candles Hotel is a Three Star Hotel just a few hundred meters from the entrance to Petra in the town of Wadi Musa in Jordan. Its convenient location offers modest budget accommodation for visitors in a variety of room options. I especially liked that they had connected room styles for families, and that they featured large room sizes.
Candles Hotel is in the middle of a renovation, while we were there, new air-conditioning units were being installed into all of the rooms and the restaurant. Some of the rooms have been completely renovated, while others are still waiting to be done. The renovated units look great, and the older style rooms are not bad at all either (we were in one of the non-renovated units).
The thing that stood out for me at Candles Hotel in Petra as one of the great places to stay in Petra was the food. The chef made amazing meals and even the breakfast offerings offered amazing flavours and had us starting the day off right! While the service is very basic at breakfast, there was an omelette station and typical Jordanian hot food options.
Things to Note:
- This hotel has an elevator, however it is very small. We chose to use the stairs
- While the location is very convenient, it is a steep uphill walk for about 50 meters to reach the hotel from the Petra visitors centre (total walk about 300 meters from the visitors center)
- Connecting to the wifi in the room was a bit spotty (I was in the last room in the hall)
Overall, this is a typical 3 star hotel in the area. The beds were comfortable, the breakfast was typical Jordanian breakfast options, with cereals and omelettes as options. I cannot compare this to 5 star hotels in the area, as you cannot compare apples to oranges. I would choose to stay at Candles Hotel in Petra again as Abdullah and his staff made the stay pleasant. The lobby was large with sitting areas where I could work and the kids could play lego and you could also sit outside on the front terrace. There was parking available on site. Even though renovations were going on, it was not much of a disturbance and it was somewhere to law our heads, and eat a meal while we were not off exploring Wadi Musa and the Lost City of Petra. I look forward to visiting again when the renovations are complete!
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Lindsay is the founder and editor of Carpe Diem OUR Way. She left her career in Canada to share her love of travel with her two young boys. She is passionate about sharing adventure travel activities for families and to encourage others to explore the world. She resides in the suburbs of Vancouver when not jet setting abroad.