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Milky Way Ecolodge

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Wadi Rum Protected Area, Wadi Rum 77110 Jordan
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#43 of 405 Specialty lodging in Wadi Rum
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4.9
Cleanliness
4.4
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4.6
Value
4.4
Located in the heart of Wadi Rum Protected Area, the ecolodge Milky Way provides comfort and a magnificent view over the desert. Our accommodation consists in private Bedouin tents that can accommodate one to six people. Each tent is equipped with beds, mattresses, pillows, bed linen and comfortable duvets.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free breakfast
Restaurant
Hiking
Horseback riding
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Special diet menus
Evening entertainment
Outdoor fireplace
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Bottled water
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Family rooms
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Great View
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, French, Arabic

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Full view
40Car recommended
Grade: 40 out of 100
1Restaurantwithin 5 miles
8Attractionswithin 5 miles
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walfisch wrote a review Jun 2019
European34 contributions12 helpful votes
We had a really great day out (well, half a day, but it took longer) in Wadi Rum. Not taking the camels we did miss a bit of the Lawrence of Arabia feeling but the landscape is amazing. We arrived in Wadi Rum village the evening before and were directed to the parking place where our guide met us. From there we were taken to the camp and shown the facilities. It was January and there was only one couple in addition to us. Dinner was traditional arabic sitting around an open fire. We had extra blankets but the 'room' was very comfortable anyway and so slept well. The facilities were well maintained and clean. We were lucky that the owner was our guide and we had a really informative trip to most of the best places, including lunch with his cousin's family somewhere far out in the wadi. Would definitely recommend the Milky Way!
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Mailis3 wrote a review Apr 2019
Toulouse, France8 contributions3 helpful votes
I spend two days in this camp and had an unforgettable experience, especially because of Mater that will make your stay amazing. Because I was traveling alone, he specially cares about my stay and tried his best to show me the Bedouin way of life. He is reliable and funny, and always ready to help you for any things. The staff is really friendly and focused to traverlers'need at any time. They go to pick you up in the village when you arrived, contrary to some other camp that let you wait there for long. The food is really good at lunch and dinner. The bed is very confortable and the bathroom is clean and works perfectly. There is no additional cost. I highly recommend to stay there to get the best wadi Rum experience!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Michael K wrote a review Oct 2018
Melbourne, Australia705 contributions207 helpful votes
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There is no doubting that staying in Wadi Rum is a challenge. Within 30 minutes of settling into our rooms after the sun had set the lights went out - a problem with the diesel generator. This was quickly fixed and all was good. Like all accommodation in Wadi Rum, this camp is a long way from any where. But that said, that is part of the ‘adventure’ of staying in Wadi Rum. The 'tents' are simple; we had a ‘family’ room with three single beds. It was hot at night but my advice is to have a short shower (there is little water in the desert) and then don’t dry yourself. By the time you walk back to your room, the slight breeze will have cooled you down and made you ready for bed. The camp is very simple. All the ‘tents’ form two neat lines and these are next to the common dining room, and below a small terrace where you can sit and look out across the desert. The bathroom is a shared arrangement with individual showers and toilets. Like the rest of the camp, the bathroom is clean and spotless if a little knock around. The tents are absolutely spotless and the beds comfortable. The night we stayed there was a Bedouin BBQ or Zarb, where all the meat is cooked in what looks like a 40 gallon drum buried in the ground with hot coals. This then forms part of a buffet style dinner with dips and salads. There was plenty of food and bottled water for everyone. There is also sweet black Jordanian tea available for those who wish to settle in the dining room before dinner, or take your tea up to the terrace and enjoy your dessert surrounds. The camp was full the night we stayed. We were there with another family and our three teenagers had no trouble settling in or making their way around the small footprint that is the camp. The camp provides simple and basic three star accommodation. The staff are friendly and everything works well and easily. There is no WiFi in the camp and lighting is low in the common area. So bring a book so you have something to do when it gets dark.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Keira Mason wrote a review Jul 2018
boston3409 contributions328 helpful votes
A memorable part of our vacation. The tent fit myself and my two boys very comfortably. The Vista was absolutely lovely. The most gorgeous sunrise and sunset over the desert. The communal eating was a special part of the trip. Would definitely stay here again
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Patricia M wrote a review May 2018
Lebanon349 contributions40 helpful votes
The place is nice - obviously in the middle of nowhere and the rooms were clean. However, the bathrooms were not clean and the experience was mediocre. The hosts were not very hospitable, the dinner and breakfast options were very limited (while we were promised something else) and we even had an insect in the strained yogurt that nobody cared to attend do. The night was plain in this lodge compared to other places I've been in Wadi Rum.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
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chargetoexperience wrote a review Apr 2018
makati128 contributions15 helpful votes
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This wasn't our first choice but it was a pretty good experience. The staff is very attentive, approachable, and warm. The dinner was great. They cooked lamb, chicken, and vegetables under the sand and it was really tender and tasty. The bathroom was shared and clean. The rooms are simple, the bedding was comfortable and warm. Our 4x4 tour was a nice experience. The scenery is great, our driver was fun. We went to different places in the desert and watched the sunset.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Виктория Ф wrote a review Mar 2018
St. Petersburg, Russia6 contributions2 helpful votes
Milky way camp is unforgettable camp in the middle of desert. It provides all kind of services in desert, you can take jeep safari tour or camel ride, Dinner is organized in the Bedouin traditions with a impressive show. It's very quiet place with no any voice. Should you like to discover desert it;s the best place to do it. Staff is very polite and professional. They will let take care of you and will make your stay memorable.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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dllvale wrote a review Feb 2018
Krakow, Poland12 contributions1 helpful vote
The place (Wadi Rum) is beyond beauty, but everybody knows that already. What you don't expect is to find such a lovely camp, not too fancy/artificial (which makes the experience real) but very clean, warm and well organized. The staff is lovely, always professional and resouceful. The food is probably the best I have tried in Jordan. Tents are warm, clean and properly organized. The common spaces (such as the big tent used for common activities - dinners, chats, relax, etc. - and the restrooms) are very well maintained and always clean. You ask for something, they immediatly make it real. I had a wonderful experience in the Milky Way Ecolodge, I was travelling alone (but I saw families with children and couples as satisfied as I was) and I found human warmth, friendship and the sensation to understand a little bit more this amazing bedouin culture. I strongly suggest this camp for any kind of traveller: lone ones, families with children, couples or groups.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Try to arrive by the evening. You won't see anything around you, and this will make your...
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RigvedRaut wrote a review Jan 2018
Mumbai, India38 contributions28 helpful votes
Wadi Rum was our favorite part of our trip to Jordan. In addition to the incredible and otherworldly landscapes, the Milkyway made this an unforgettable experience. The camp is very clean, organized, and very well equipped. The tents were cozy and warm.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Daniel B wrote a review Dec 2017
Brighton, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
We came with our family and loved it! Louay and the guys that run it looked after us so well - and the food was superb. Highly recommended. Kids loved playing on the sand dunes and we all loved the spectacular views. Also had a fab camel ride.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from infoS5515YX, General Manager at Milky Way Ecolodge
Responded Dec 24, 2017
Thank you very much and hope to see you again at the milky way camp
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PRICE RANGE
$40 - $44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
JordanAl Aqabah GovernorateWadi Rum
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Milky Way Ecolodge
Which popular attractions are close to Milky Way Ecolodge?
Nearby attractions include Wadi Rum Protected Area (4.8 miles), Wadi Rum Desert Home (1.8 miles), and Jebel Khazali (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Milky Way Ecolodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Milky Way Ecolodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Milky Way Ecolodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Milky Way Ecolodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Milky Way Ecolodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wadi Rum Guide (4.4 miles).