Hayat Zaman Hotel & Resort 

A great base for exploring the sandstone city of Petra.

Authentic charm, century-old dwellings and Sharah Mountain views, all just 15 minutes' drive to Petra’s ancient sights.

Carved out of a 19th century Ottoman village, everything here is splendidly ancient. The hammam and seasonal pool are delightful additions but it’s the winding alleyways, original water well and call to prayer melodies that transport you to the magic of yesteryear. Bedouin-style rooms retain their rough-hewn stone walls and Sahtain restaurant stays true to local influences with incense, flute players and clay-oven taboon.

Why we love Hayat Zaman Hotel & Resort

  • An independent hotel with a unique identity and a historical footprint.

  • Excellent views of the Sharah Mountain Range.

  • Comfortable stone-walled rooms are designed with restraint for a restful and rustic stay.

4 stars
5¼ hours
On the outskirts of the village of At-Taybeh, approximately six miles south of the entrance to Petra
Approx. 2½ hours’ transfer from Amman airport



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Sahtain Restaurant
As evening approaches it’s the candlelight, incense smoke and local musicians that bring an Arabian atmosphere to Sahtain. You can dine inside under stone arches or choose a table outside table with views over the mountains. The restaurant hosts regular themed evenings including a traditional ‘Jordan Bedouin Night’ and an international ‘Around the World Night.’

What's included

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Sahtain Restaurant.

This hotel is set on a hillside with many steps so may not be suitable for those with mobility issues.

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