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The hotel staff in Jordan make everything happen. Through them you can book tours, taxis, get restaurant suggestions, and even mail your postcards (for cheaper than the cost of a stamp…somehow.) The Mariam Hotel’s staff in Madaba organized a taxi to pick us up the following day for a half-day tour by taxi. This was a quasi guided tour in that the destinations and time spent at each stop were predetermined, but… Read More

After spending a few days in Amman we went to Madaba. We had a booked a car from our hotel in Madaba to drive us there from Amman. We waited about 45 minutes before Richard, the driver who picked us up from the airport, convinced us that the other driver wasn’t coming and he took us instead. The Mariam Hotel was 40 JOD ($57) a night. The room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast… Read More