i really wanted to enjoy this place so much and makes me sad to write a negative review. But here goes.
The website should really describe this as a "bedouin-style" site - it's a tourist site using a mix of bedouin-style and other tents.
The setting is beautiful, with a lovely siq to walk down and great views especially at sunset. the wind does whistle through the site though and the dogs do howl at night so we didn't get a great night's sleep.
We stayed in May and, exceptionally there was significant thunder and rain. so we came back from a (cancelled) Petra by night to a tent which smelt like a wet goat and, sadly, had leaked on to the pillows, mattresses and clothes below.
I know rain in May is exceptional but it's not much fun coming back to wet clothes and bedding. We needed to get possessions dried out so decided to leave, The staff on site phoned the manager to discuss, but there was no offer on his part to waive the cost for the soaked-off night. We thought that this was especially poor, given that no effort was made to offer alternative accommodation and it would not have been pleasant staying in the damp tent.
the food on the first night was generous and tasty. we left to go to Petra too early for breakfast on our second day.
The toilets were somewhat pungent; there's a fair bit of rubbish around the site - a load of burnt cans and other detritus behind the tents and a discarded hypodermic on the ground near the tents.
so sadly, based on our experiences i wouldn't recomend this particular campsite to others but we may have been exceptionally unlucky.
- Also Known As:
- The Rock Camp - Petra Jordan/Petra - Wadi Musa
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A visit to the long lost hidden mythical city of Petra is a must for all travelers but if you’re a yearning adventurer & an explorer, searching for a unique and authentic Bedouin experience to perfectly complement your quest with a personal insight into their way of life… that’s what The Rock camp-Petra has to offer… Memorable moments & unforgettable experiences to make your journey through our land truly exceptional.Set in a lovely serene setting in Beidha area; 14 km north of the ancient city of Petra, The Rock camp has captured the beauty & comfort of lodging in hand-made Bedouin tents or in regular luxury tents all beautifully furnished in a colourful Bedouin rustic touch featuring comfortable beds with sheets, pillows & blankets. Enjoy the Bedouin hospitality while dining under lamp-lit, hand woven tents. Watch the Bedouins dig out the traditional Zarb; a succulent meal slow cooked for hours in an underground sealed fire pit. Share in authentic Shraak bread baking & relax around the campfire under the starlit skies. Ladies as well as men can dress up as Bedouins & be decorated with Kohl eyeliner & be adorned with temporary Henna tattooing applied for beauty as well as luck, for “Where there is Henna there is joy“. ... more less
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