If you are looking to stay in a popular traditional quaint city chamber - with fantastic views of the Roman Amphitheatre - with all mod cons - then this is the place for you !
Zaman Ya Zaman Boutique Hotel is strategically located on the Main Hashemi Street, in a prominent and central area of the old 'Downtown Amman' which is nestled between the original 7 hills of Old Amman ~ and right opposite the ancient Roman Amphitheatre.
It's on the edge of the souk - near Raghadan Station and very easy to find. All taxis know the hotel and our staff offer the warmest welcome ever ! Raghadan Station offers free secure parking 24 hours.
We cater mainly for the serious traveler of all ages - interested in the history and culture of the Arab people, their ancestors - and the conquests and occupation of these lands by various warring factions over the millennia.
It's not a noisy partying place and the hotel atmosphere is convivial, warm, cozy and friendly - yet not intrusive... helpful and not pushy staff ... serving the greatest breakfast you will eat in a long time. All done with smiles.
For those who enjoy a drink - A good selection of traditional and new trendy bars are available within 15 minutes walk of the hotel.
Make Zaman Ya Zaman Your Base
Consider making Zaman Ya Zaman your base, as it's ideally located to make lots of interesting day trips to explore the delights of surrounding tourist attractions and hiking trails. Visit North Jordan and Central Jordan from Amman - and then move down South to visit Petra, Wadi Rum and Aqaba if your time permits.
Popular Inexpensive shared Day Trips with other Guests
Inexpensive Shared day trips are available and operate daily to all historical sites and places of interest, although they are subject to demand, we always have at least 2 trips daily for guests to enjoy. We only employ the best English speaking drivers who will ensure you enjoy to the max!
Well, Amman is a really ancient Metropolis, previously known as "Rabbath Ammon" named by the Ammonites in the 13th century BC - It was the capital of the Ammonites, and later re-named "Philadelphia", after Ptolemy II Philadelphus, the Macedonian ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom who reigned from 283 to 246 BC and then finally its present day name - Amman!
We can assist you in arranging an exciting side trip to Jerusalem where you can do it all yourself, no need for an expensive escorted tour.
You can utilise our shared cars to the border which go most days - we will advise you of the procedures for crossing - how long it takes etc and what to visit. How to get around and what to expect. It's really very easy and relatively hassle free.
VISITING IN RAMADAN - WILL IT CURTAIL MY ENJOYMENT?
Definitely NOT !!! Many people wonder what exactly happens in Ramadan - for example, "is everything closed?" What about the people fasting..? etc etc ...
Well, the good news is - everything carries on as normal with the exception being, that places open a little later in the morning and close a little earlier in the evening to facilitate the breaking of the fast of the faithful ... apart from that, everything is business as usual.
Take 4 shared trips - and get a free 2 hour shared city tour
Stopping at the National Museum, Classic Car Museum, King Abdullah Mosque, Rainbow Street, Citadel or Taj Mall and much more...
( you can choose to be dropped off - if desired, and make your own way back when finished)
THE HASHEMITE KINGDOM OF JORDAN
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (Arabic: المملكة الأردنية الهاشمية Al-Mamlakah Al-Urdunnīyah Al-Hāshimīyah), is an Arab kingdom in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River.
Jordan is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the east and south, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north, Israel, Palestine and the Dead Sea to the west and the Red Sea in its extreme south-west with Egypt just a short Journey across the Gulf of Aqaba to Sinai.
Jordan is strategically located at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe. The capital, Amman, is Jordan's most populous city as well as the country's economic, political and cultural centre.
Jordan is named after the Jordan River, where Jesus is said to have been baptized. The name Jordan appears in an ancient Egyptian papyrus called Papyrus Anastasi I, dating back to around 1000 BC. The lands of modern-day Jordan were historically called "Transjordan", meaning "beyond the Jordan River". The name was Arabized into "Al-Urdunn" during the Muslim conquest of the Levant. During crusader rule, it was called "Oultrejordain". In 1921, the Emirate of Transjordan was established and after it gained its independence in 1946, it became "The Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan". The name was changed in 1949 into "The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan". "Hashemite" is the house name of the royal family.
Licensed by the Ministry of Tourism, the Greater Amman Municipality and a Member of the Jordan Hotels Association