Al Sa'adeh Street Aqaba, العقبة، Jordan
| +962 3 206 0710
Photo courtesy of Captain’s Hotel
Captain’s HotelWhy we love it: A boutique-style stay in the heart of Aqaba with a great restaurant and knowledgeable staff
- A superb seafood restaurant on-site
- Cozy, carefully decorated rooms
- Friendly staff who can help you navigate the surrounding area
One of Aqaba’s most charming hotels, Captain’s began as a celebrated seafood restaurant (which still exists at the front of the house), then evolved into something a bit more ambitious. Today, the clutch of rooms and suites in dark wood and marble are cozy and finished with a nice eye for detail. Though small in size, the hotel is well run, and the management is a font of local knowledge, helping guests arrange tours to Wadi Rum and beyond. If you’d rather stay in, there’s a small pool, a gym, and a sauna for relaxing after a long day on the road. Be sure to also grab dinner at the on-site Captain’s Restaurant, where you can indulge in local seafood along with Asian and traditional Jordanian fare.