Madaba Travel Guide
Changed over from a standard Mercure, the hotel is now more roomy and luxurious with standard rooms even granted their own sitting room and balcony.
Pushed into the modern world, internet is in every room, yet representing its deep roots in the area, a Mosque is attached to the hotel. Don't worry however, there is still a hotel bar in this intermixing of old and new. What remains constant however, is the hot water spring bath as the main attraction. Two natural baths one of 120 degrees and another slightly cooler along with a regular pool should satisfy the neediest of water lovers. Including spa treatments with the pools is the idea here and there is a full menu of massages and the likes.
Back in the hotel room, it sounds as if the spa continues according the Times reviewer's description:
big attraction. Large, tiled in ceramic and marble, and stage-lighted by recessed pinpoint lights. Ours had a walk-in shower and a soaking tub, each big enough for two.
The location is well below sea level and a hike away from the Dead Sea, the mineral baths give it reason, and the hotel upgrade makes it worth the trip. Plus after your stay you can claim to have soaked in the same bath as King Herod the Great who is perhaps best known for--well we're not sure.