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Kakal Boulevard 1, Mitspe Ramon 8060000 Israel
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#5 of 29 Specialty lodging in Mitspe Ramon
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4.6
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3.8
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3.8
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3.8
Desert Shade Eco-Tent Camp located on the rim of the Ramon Crater and invites you to enjoy the tranquil beauty of the Negev Mountain's scenery. On the edge of the Ramon Crater nature reserve, Desert Shade is your perfect gateway to explore the desert trails. Hidden between the hills north to Mitzpe Ramon, you can enjoy the silence that you want with the proximity to the services that you need. Now with our free shuttle service, you can explore the hiking trails of the Ramon Crater Nature Reserve with ease. Stay with us to get a full desert nature experience.
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Free parking
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Breakfast available
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Shared bathroom
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Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Hebrew, Latvian
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Devin P wrote a review Jan 2022
7 contributions6 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Eli Ezra wrote a review Aug 2021
Tel Aviv District, Israel2 contributions1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Explorer409160 wrote a review Aug 2021
7 contributions2 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Björn wrote a review Feb 2020
Paris, France3 contributions1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Maya I, General Manager at Desert Shade
Responded Feb 24, 2020
Dear Bjoern, Thank you for your kind words. We were delighted to host you, you are an amazing family and inspiring. Hope to see you again. Many thanks, warm greetings from the rim of the crater, Maya
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sapvt wrote a review Dec 2019
Shelburne, Vermont6 contributions7 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Niv S, Manager at Desert Shade
Responded Jan 3, 2020
It is so wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and even better that Mitzpe Ramon was the best part of your trip. We too think the views we enjoy every day are truly magical. It was a pleasure to have you with us and we hope to see you again.
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Ben S wrote a review Dec 2019
88 contributions37 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Niv S, Manager at Desert Shade
Responded Jan 1, 2020
Thank you very much for your kind review. We hope to see you again.
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Yuexi wrote a review Sep 2019
Israel39 contributions14 helpful votes
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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.🤩🤩
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Room Tip: Dormitories or Studios are both good choices. Studios are more suitable for family.
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pat42655 wrote a review Aug 2019
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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.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Niv S, Manager at Desert Shade
Responded Aug 17, 2019
Thank you so much for this kind review. It was a pleasure to host you and enjoy the stary sky with you. We truly hope to see you again.
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Rachel wrote a review Jun 2019
Jerusalem, Israel11 contributions3 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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C R wrote a review May 2019
Boston52 contributions18 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Niv S, Manager at Desert Shade
Responded May 13, 2019
Thank you so much for this wonderful review. It is a huge compliment that our Eco-Tents fit the surrounding! Thank you for staying with us and we are looking forward to seeing you again.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Desert Shade
Which popular attractions are close to Desert Shade?
Nearby attractions include Ramon Crater (0.4 miles), HabereH Pub (0.3 miles), and Faran Natural Cosmetic (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Desert Shade?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, free internet access, and conference facilities.
What food & drink options are available at Desert Shade?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Desert Shade?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Desert Shade?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hahavit‬, Vegan Xpress, and Beresheet dairy restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Desert Shade?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is Desert Shade located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Mitspe Ramon.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Desert Shade?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Russian, Hebrew, and Latvian.