Hasan Zawaideh Camp

Hasan Zawaideh Camp

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#38 of 283 campgrounds in Wadi Rum
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Set among the red dunes of Wadi Rum, Hasan Zawaideh Camp offers private and shared Bedouin-style tents and an excellent location to explore the Jordanian Desert. Hasan Zawaideh’s staff organise jeep and camel trips to admire the Seven Pillars of Wisdom. They offer a special tour which follows the route of Lawrence of Arabia invading Aqaba. In the evenings, guests can sit around the camp fire and taste authentic, freshly prepared Bedouin dishes. The tents of Hasan Zawaideh are decorated with oriental carpets and colourful bed covers. Thick wool blankets are provided against the cold desert nights. Aqaba and King Hussein International Airport are about 70 km from Camp Hasan Zawaideh. Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Children's playground
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Outdoor dining area
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Evening entertainment
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Currency exchange
Picnic area
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Mountain view
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Languages Spoken
English, Arabic

Location

Ad Disah Road, Wadi Rum 77110 Jordan
Getting there
King Hussein Intl Airport
28.4 mi
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Ramon International Airport
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1 Restaurant
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Marcospi61 wrote a review Oct 2023
Vinon-sur-Verdon, France209 contributions95 helpful votes
Property's Favorite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There are many camps in Wadi Rum, so saying that it is (today) a desert is a bit of a stretch, but the view, especially at sunrise and sunset, is priceless. This camp (unlike many others) can be reached with your small car with a small stretch off the asphalt road on a beaten sand track of about 300 meters (this frees you from the dependence of the camp's jeep which takes you back and forth to the parking of your car). To reach the camp you must turn left a few kilometers before reaching the visitor center.
It offers both white bubbles and square huts with tent roofs; each with its own bathroom (shower). Spartan furnishings (in the desert) but functional. One flaw is the presence of too few sockets which forces you to jump through hoops to recharge your phones. Wi-Fi available everywhere. Fridge (with freezer compartment) available. Hasan (aka Fabio for Italians) is very attentive to your needs and goes out of his way to help you. him (he called the hotel where we had stayed the day before for us to ask if they had found a lost object in the room). He asks you what you want to see and then offers you the most suitable Jeep tour (he is not an aggressive salesman, he listens to you first and then offers you). We had two different drivers for our trips, one was a good driver: he drives you and explains what you see (albeit in approximate English). The other Mahmud, in addition to driving, takes care of the tourist/visitor: he tells you where to take photos and how to take them, he shows you his photos (and shares them if you want) taken in particularly characteristic moments of the place (e.g. during a downpour). Affordable prices (jeep trips lower than those offered somewhat aggressively at the visitor center). “Fabio” made an optimization for us (without asking) by sharing the jeep ride at sunset (and therefore paying half). Absolutely recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Emma N wrote a review Jan 2020
Nacka, Sweden173 contributions11 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hasans camp are perfect!
Fine clean rooms, plenti of good food. Heater in the rooms. We spent some hours relaxing in the sun with several cups of Tea. We booked camel in spot and had an amazing experience for two hours and watched the sunset before riding back. We did not have the 4W tour, but I am sure - if you have to choose, choose the camels. They belong in the desert, do not leave any tracks, no sounds just a smooth, soft and so handsome.
The night was spent with alot of good food, fire, dancing and Tea.

Location is very good aswell, easy to reach, sunset in evening and the sun rises over the mountains in the morning.
Wi-Fi do not work in rooms, but good in restaurante and so on.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Kimmee K wrote a review Jan 2022
18 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thank you for giving us an absolutely wonderful trip. Prior to arrival communication was excellent, they told us everything we needed to know in advance and whenever we asked a question over WhatsApp they answered within minutes. We arrived at 3pm and organised a camel sunset tour. It was really beautiful and our 4.5 year old son made friends with the docile camels. I was 22 weeks pregnant and they took extra care to make sure I would be ok. On return we had a sumptuous buffet dinner and enjoyed looking at the stars from our martian tent. The next day we had a wholesome buffet breakfast with eggs made to order and our son spent the morning playing in the desert sand while we enjoyed the view from our balcony and relaxing. At 12:30 we went on a jeep tour of Wadi Rum and ended at a beautiful rock which we climbed up to watch the sunset. On return they invited our son to come and look at where they were cooking dinner (in an underground oven covered by sand!) And got him to "help them" take the food out. Honestly the food was the best we had in Jordan. They really doted on our son and he really had a great time, which meant we had a blast as well.

This was the only place we stayed at that catered for the fact we were traveling with a child without us asking - they had set up a single bed next to our bed (the Martian tent is big enough!) and had an extra towel for him. To be fair most beds are King sized in Jordan so he slept with us for the whole holiday. At the Hilton Aqaba and Hilton Dead Sea an extra bed was 50JD per night, Movenpick Petra suggested he sleep with us (the room would have been too small in any case) and we had to ask for an extra pillow and towel, Kempinski Aqaba the bed was super king sized. It was a nice gesture that he was anticipated and wanted, it was very much appreciated!

Having lived in Doha before, a desert trip wasn't new to us, but the way they made us feel welcome at their camp and treated us with such warm hospitality made the trip very special for us. Thank you so much for everything. From Faraby, Kimmee and most of all Faris.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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spelizam wrote a review Feb 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom91 contributions56 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The camp is one of several on the edge of Wadi Rum. When we arrived we were shown to our Martian tent to find dirty washing outside the door, no key to lock up and no towels. The staff promised to find the key and lock the door for us, then hold the key at reception until we returned from our jeep trip into Wadi Rum. Instead we got back at about 5.30 to discover the key in the door with our luggage inside, completely unsecured. Still no towels.

I think we asked for towels 6 times - on the third time we were told they were all in the laundry and they would bring them as soon as they were ready. I have never, ever stayed somewhere that didn’t have sufficient linen for guests!

Anyway the towels never arrived, and when we went to get into bed we realised we were missing a sheet as well. Thankfully we had travel towels and sleeping bag liners with us.

The dinner however was excellent - meats and vegetables cooked in a Bedouin underground oven and served with an extensive array of salads, rice and dips. The breakfast selection was interesting but adequate. There was tea and coffee available free all day.

The tents had a nice deck with chairs so you could sit and watch the stars at night. Just watch out for the stray dogs around the camp.

An interesting experience, and Wadi Rum itself is spectacular. Shame that a lack of basic customer service spoilt it for us.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Liz T wrote a review May 2022
Preston, United Kingdom32 contributions11 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This camp is set against a dramatic high cliff wall, with amazing views of Wadi Rum.
We were a group of 3 couples, all paying the same price and travelling through Jordan on an 8 day visit. We were here for one night.
On arrival we were shown to our rooms, two couples in the larger of the rectangular tent like structures and the other couple in an inferior tent, smaller and rather run down. After complaints, the third couple were upgraded, free of charge, to a Martian pod.
Our accommodation- in the rectangular tents...
Colourful wall linings and adequate furniture, although much of this was rickety.
The basic level of cleanliness was acceptable although holes in the bathroom walls where plumbing had been altered wasn't great.
Other things we found which were substandard for the money paid....
Only 2 towels, no hand towels, no shower mat.
4 shower gels, one soap, nothing more.
No kettle, no cups, no water (in a desert!)
The fridge was off, and when we switched it on it was so noisy we couldn't sleep, so we left it off.
The top sheet on the double bed was a single and didn't even cover the bed.
Two of the plug sockets didn't work.
Food.
The evening meal was good, despite long queues, with the whole camp having eat at 8pm
Breakfast. Unfortunately we couldn't touch the buffet as the food was uncovered and alive with flies. The only safe option was an omelette, freshly made.
Evening entertainment- 10 minutes of dancing (we were still eating though, being at the end of said queue) after which the hosts stood around on their phones.
All in all this was an OK stay, and with some small improvements could be a great place.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Auster L wrote a review Dec 2022
Toronto, ON Canada258 contributions193 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Unless you upgrade to the Martian Tent, the standard cabins are quite basic. Yes, there is flush toilet, hot water shower, air conditioning (cool and heat) unit in the one-room cabin, the accommodation is just minimal for the "wilderness" experience. That said, the dinner was very good offering both the traditional Bedouin meal prepared underground, grilled skewers and good salad bar. For an amazing price of 20 USD, the management arrange a camel riding trip to see the sunrise in the desert early in the morning (6 AM) - something I would strongly recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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SBhagwandien wrote a review Jan 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands7 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wadi Rum was the highlight of my trip to Jordan. I stayed at Hasan Zawaideh camp and I did the sunset jeep tour and sunrise camel tour with the hotel. The experiences and the views were really amazing.

The staff and especially Mahmoud offered great service and was very welcoming. He went out of his way to make us feel at home and happy.

The room and the public areas were nice and clean. The hot shower, the heating and the thick extra blankets were very pleasant and saved me, because I visited end of December and outside the nights are very cold there that time of the year. I heard that some other hotels don't offer heating or hot water.

The food in general and the Bedouin diner were nice as well. The staff showed the guests how the food was prepared in the traditional way in the desert. After dinner, guests were welcomed in a cozy, traditional lounge area with complimentary tea.

Definitely recommended!
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Season C wrote a review Feb 2020
Hong Kong, China529 contributions48 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Prior to the trip, we planned to go to Wadi Rum to spend a night. There are a lot of similar camps in the area, so we did some simple research and found The Hasan Zawaideh Camp. Once I booked my accommodation (only booked a normal tent with private bathroom), I received a message from the site asking about my travel details. One of the reasons why I chose this site because it came with the 3-hour jeep tour, so I do not have to reach out to a different company for the tour.

The 3-hour tour was very basic and routine so you end up at the same places with everyone. I wish the jeep tour can be more customized and tailored.

Food was included in the package and it's a buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. One was the saddest moment was when we found out the hotel doesn't serve beer or any kind of alcohol. (Later we found out, a lot of places in the Middle East do not serve alcohol) so for people who enjoy a drink at night, most of the sites at Wadi Rum do not offer that.
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Date of stay: November 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Steph255060 wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia35 contributions50 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We were looking forward to our stay after a fabulous day out on a Jeep safari in wadi rum .
The tented camp was an experience we had expected to be a highlight of our Jordan holiday .
We stayed in the Martian tent which was advertised as the best accomodation at the camp . We were extremely disappointed , the whole camp was rundown , the Martian tent was described as being able to view the stars through the roof .
The clear ceiling and window was so covered in red dust we could not see anything .
The room was poorly appointed , bathroom was dirty , the curtains broken , lights not working properly, power points did not work for recharging and insufficient bedding to provide comfortable warmth and very small single beds ( not double as advertised )
I realise this was a desert camp and did not expect five star but basic cleanliness and maintenance is reasonable to expect
The buffet meal was very average , plastic plates and like a busy canteen and we were all expected to eat at 6 pm .
One positive is tents had verandas with great views out to wadi rum .
We were with another couple who felt exactly as we did about this experience.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Headington_Boy wrote a review Feb 2020
Oxford, United Kingdom134 contributions45 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at Hasan Zawaideh camp for one night in November 2019. Pre-trip communications with the camp were good, and we had no problem finding, or getting to the camp from Aqaba. I must admit that I quite liked the idea of somewhere that felt like you were staying in the desert, but could still drive to, so this was one of only a couple of options, and we were pleased with the location. We booked a King "tent" (actually made of brick), which was a decent size with a view into the desert. The water and electrics were both a bit temperamental, but only to be expected I guess. The stay itself was ok. We didn't get much in the way of information on arrival, but the guy who checked us in suggested we do the 3 hour sunset jeep safari. The driver we had was good at navigating the terrain and we enjoyed the experience, but he didn't give us much in the way of information about what we were looking at or life in Wadi Rum in general. I'd sort of expected to see some of the main "sites" of Wadi Rum, but we seemed to stick to the outskirts of the protected area (not that it wasn't spectacular), and there were a couple of obligatory stops at Bedouin tents to try and sell you overpriced stuff that I could have done without. The sunset itself was slightly underwhelming as despite having several hundred square miles of desert to choose from, all the jeeps seem to park up in the same place. Back at the camp, the evening meal was actually quite nice. There wasn't much going on afterwards, so we headed back to sit outside our tent with a few beers that I'd brought with me, and to look at the stars (worth mentioning that on the night we stayed, there was also an organised star gazing trip that you could pay extra for).

So all in all a good trip, even though the Wadi Rum jeep safari didn't quite live up to expectations (maybe I've been watching too many professionally shot Youtube videos).

One last warning: I walked out of the camp at sunrise to get a few photos and one of the dogs that lives on the camp (not sure if it is their dog, or one that just hangs round) followed me out and was trying to have a go at biting me. Despite nipping me a few times, it didn't get to sink its teeth into me and fortunately I managed to shoo it away in the end, but slightly concerning nonetheless.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Angelswife asked a question Sep 2018
London, United Kingdom260 contributions121 helpful votes
How much does dinner cost? How much does a jeep tour cost? We have a car - where can we park?
Answer from Rosalind A
Devizes51 contributions39 helpful votes
Sorry, only just seen this. I think we paid an all in price for accommodation and dinner, and it was very reasonable. The term 'main street' is a bit misleading - you turn off an empty desert road and drive across sand to the camp, which is visible from the road, just. Ignore the review that referred to noisy goods trains and road noise. The railway is a narrow gauge one that did not operate at all when we were there, and you would need amazing ears to hear the road, even if there was traffic. The décor in the 'rooms' is entertaining - lots of sparkles, and things like loo cisterns and mirrors still sported guarantee labels. The lamb cooked in fire pit was delicious.
Answer from Kotz
Dubai, United Arab Emirates208 contributions81 helpful votes
I am sure you can get mineral water from the camp, either for free or for a small fee. The camp is about 15 minutes drive from the nearest town. If you have a car then I presume you can always drive to the nearest town for having dinner there.
bluemocha asked a question Apr 2018
American Canyon, California398 contributions66 helpful votes
Does the tent/room have Air Conditioning? From the pictures I don't see any.
Answer from Kotz
Dubai, United Arab Emirates208 contributions81 helpful votes
Yes, each accommodation units have AC inside. The accommodation units are not really tents. They were built with bricks but covered with rug type materials so they looked like tents from a distance.
Answer from Nazra S
Birmingham, United Kingdom10 contributions19 helpful votes
Hi Gini. Tour costs depend on length of time. We went on a 2hr tour which cost JD35. There is also a 3hr tour JD50 and a longer one. I'd recommend tbe 2 hr one, we got to see everything and it wasn't rushed. I think with a longer tour you just stop at the sites a little longer. Food is JD8 per meal but breakfast is incl in the cost of accommodation when you book. I would take snacks as we got hungry between meals and there was nothing to eat. There are supermarkets a 10min drive away but if you don't have a car then this isn't an option. Take a good book to read! Other than thr desert tour there is a lot of hanging out in the communal majlis area which is really nice but you may get bored if alone. You can also go for a nice walk in the desert so bring appropriate footwear. We were there last week and weather was variable. Hot and sunny one day and sandstormy and cold the next so be prepared for this. Hope that helps.
13it wrote a tip Apr 2024
Bengaluru, India1,267 contribution146 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Enjoy the dinner."
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ExpertTravelCritic wrote a tip Apr 2024
New York City, New York149 contributions103 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"If light sleeper bring headphones or earplugs, for military aircraft activity at night, bring your own sheets and pillows for max comfort."
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GloucesterWiz wrote a tip Apr 2024
Gloucester, United Kingdom636 contributions142 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Shower at night for plenty of hot water"
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Dominik M wrote a tip Mar 2024
Gdansk, Poland561 contributions209 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you don’t like corwds of organized trips avoid it"
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Annie S wrote a tip Oct 2023
Portsmouth, United Kingdom348 contributions71 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take the sunrise camel trip was pretty authentic and great value, Star gazing was very informative and try to get an outer room if you want "
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Which popular attractions are close to Hasan Zawaideh Camp?
Nearby attractions include Lawrence Canyon (Siq Um al Tawaqi) (2.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hasan Zawaideh Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hasan Zawaideh Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Hasan Zawaideh Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hasan Zawaideh Camp?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hasan Zawaideh Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Arabic.
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