Travelling the slow route to Petra
In Wadi Musa/Petra, the luxury accommodation pick is the Mövenpick, home to comfortable rooms and a fabulous Arabesque atrium. Mid-rangers should stick to Wadi Musa town, up the hill from the ruins, and grab a room at the Amra Palace. Budget travellers are well catered for with the Sunset Hotel, which offers decent rooms only a short walk from Petra entrance gate at bargain prices.
If you want to split your journey along the King's Highway over a couple of days your best bet for an overnight stay is in Wadi Dana National Park, south of Kerak. Dana Guest House is run by Jordan's Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature and the staff are knowledgeable about the trekking and hiking opportunities in the area. There are stunning views from the terrace over the breadth of the nature reserve, and the hotel’s restaurant dishes up some of the best food in Jordan.