Cons: - Terrible hospitality: I don't believe Ziv should be customer facing - When we arrived he wouldn't even let us inside reception without a mask! --Imagine paying 1000nis for a mud night for 1 night, and the guy won't even give ---- you a mask! It's the epitome of the worst Israeli customer support (and I'm Jewish) - The mud huts for 5 people are worth 500nis (at most per night) not 1000nis!! - The breakfast is abysmal, maybe that's worth like 15nis. Eggs burnt, so average really. Pros - The place is clean at least This place should be welcoming and thanking tourists. We'll never go back.
Awesome place! It feels like a lost desert village. The accommodation is simple but comfortable. The staff are fantastic. The owner was great - he creates a personal connection with the guests and gave me excellent recommendations for activities that my family loved. The food is traditional Israeli food, which you can't go wrong with. There's tea and Turkish coffee on the boil in the main tent most of the day and I loved sitting in the Bedouin tent, sipping Turkish coffee and looking out over the desert. Absolutely loved it.
We went as a family for the stars review during the meteor showers. Maybe things changed during Covid, but there was little hospitality. The starts tour was mainly a power point presentation fitting little kids instead of a telescope pointing at the skies. Our room was clean but bare and the private toilet door could not lock. No explanation about the ecological choices of the place was provided. When we tried speaking to the manager, we were told that we must be tourist because we are complaining and that everyone else loves the place. Our advise - go elsewhere: for $330 per night, many pleasant choices around.
I highly recommend to stay at this place. the view is just amazing and the owners are very very friendly and you feel at home when you are there. We stayed with our handicapped teenager who is in a wheelchair. the desert shade has an adapted place for him and we were received with a lot of hospitality and friendship. it was really one of our best if not the best experience during our trip in Israel.
We had a wonderful stay at Desert Shade. The location over looking the crater is excellent, the sunrise is incredible. The hosts were very friendly and we loved the community feel of the entire place. Mizpe Ramon was the best part of our trip to Israel. Thank you!
We went with friends. We cocked on the fire with a pot we brought. You have a kitchen to cut and wash the dishes. The staff was kind, nice and helpful. We slept in one of the cabins, it was small but you didn't need more than that.
Accidentally found this place online when I was looking for a place to see the meteor shower. It has a great location which is easy to find. And it just stands next to the sculpture park. I love to sneak into the park at night to feel the wind in desert, feel nowhere and enjoy the starry sky by myself. It is a healing place to clam down my mind and help me relax. Besides, it is only ten minutes walk to go to visitor center and around 20min walk to Mount Carmel. Since I was volunteering there, the most unforgettable part for me is the time spent with the crew together. Everyone was so nice and passionate. We made the supper and breakfast for the guests all by ourselves, even the hummus was homemade. I gave you the promise, it was the best. In a word, if you plan to go to Mitzpe Ramon, Desert Shade definitely is a good choice for you to stay.🤩🤩…
Very kind people Very sweet place Total escape in the desert if you go in Mitspe Ramon. Desertshade are a professional team close to their guests, polite, smiling and with kind attention. Very easy to go. No problem for parking the car.
A couple and a toddler, spent two nights in our own tent sheltered from wind by a surrounding wall. Showers were good, common area was nice, offering free tea and the most incredible view one could ask for. Great star lookout, beautiful spot to watch the sunrise. Nearby many restaurants, attractions and gas stations. Our intention was to use the camping grounds (low budget) assuming that should satisfy our needs. It was impossible to set up a tent, let alone sleep in one due to the strong winds. Even on a day not considered especially windy the situation forced us to upgrade and pay extra for the shelter. We feel that they should have warned us upon booking that camping with your own tent is an impossibility. Also, no animals allowed.
This was a perfect place to stay to enjoy the beauty of the Ramon Crater. The buildings were comfortable and well suited to the area. And the location couldn't be better. The staff was friendly and helpful. Highly recommend a stay here.