Al Sa'adeh Street Aqaba, العقبة، Jordan
+962 3 206 0710
Captain's HotelWhy we love it: Boutique-style hotel in the heart of Aqaba
- Superb seafood restaurant
- Cosy rooms and pool
- Knowledgeable staff
One of Aqaba's most charming hotels, Captain's started off as a celebrated fish restaurant (which is still there in the front of house), then evolved into something a little more ambitious. The clutch of rooms and suites in dark wood and marble are cozy and finished with a nice eye for detail. It's not enormous – intimate would more accurately cover things here – but it's well-run and the management are fonts of local knowledge, and can arrange tours to Wadi Rum and beyond. If you'd rather stay in, there's a small pool, gym and sauna to unwrinkle yourself after a day on the road, then grab dinner at the captain's table in the restaurant.