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#1 of 8 hotels in Dana
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2023 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Hailed as one of the top 25 ecolodges in the world by National Geographic Traveler Magazine, Feynan provides an adventurous, enchanting escape into the Dana Biosphere Reserve. The solar powered lodge is lit by candles and stars by night, with 26 en-suite rooms boasting unique arabesque designs. Enjoy regional vegetarian dishes made from local ingredients. Hike or bike across diverse landscapes, discover local Bedouin culture, and explore archeological sites including some of the world's oldest copper mines. All stays are all-inclusive of 3 meal, accommodation and a range of guided activities and experiences including hikes, Bedouin experiences, cooking classes and demonstrations and stargazing.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Hiking
Bicycle tours
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
Internet
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Entertainment staff
Walking tours
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Non-smoking hotel
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Private balcony
Private bathrooms
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Arabic
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Dana Nature Reserve Off the Dead-Sea Aqaba Highway, Dana Jordan
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Queen Alia Intl Airport
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Feynan Ecolodge garners praise for its peaceful atmosphere and commitment to eco-friendly practices, with many guests relishing the opportunity for nature immersion and cultural experiences in its remote setting. While the vegetarian cuisine and engaging activities are highlights, some guests have called out the lodge for issues with room temperature and cleanliness. Despite the friendly and attentive staff, there are concerns about the value for money, as a few travelers feel the amenities and service do not justify the cost.
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NorfolkUK086 wrote a review Feb 2024
Norwich, United Kingdom28 contributions12 helpful votes
Lovely location and beautifully designed lodge. We did two hikes, one guided, one unguided and enjoyed the variety of scenery. The rooms were very comfortable, lit by candles. The meals were traditional, plentyful and very tasty. The fire, using logs made from waste olive products, was a great focal point in the evening. The star gazing was really interesting, helped by the dark skies showing up the whole sky, including the Milky Way.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Emi S wrote a review May 2023
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The reception was excellent, from the driver patiently explaining what we were seeing on our way to the lodge, to the duty manager welcoming us like we were at home. The rooms are simple yet beautiful and the view from the deluxe rooms is amazing. The food's variety and quality is excellent. The staff is extremely available and take good care of anyone's needs. The lodge lives up to its ecological principles and the location is just perfect to wake up with the sound of the birds, walk the wadi by yourself or join the many activities offered by the team (exploring, hiking, stargazing or experiencing different facets of the bedouin culture - cooking, coffee, kohl, arbood). From the time you arrive in Feynan Ecolodge, you just feel like switching off your phone, putting yourself into the hands of the team and enjoying the soothing atmosphere!
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Responded Jun 8, 2023
Dear EmiliesF7649BT, We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed the soothing atmosphere of Feynan, found the room to be beautiful, the food to be excellent and the team to be very helpful and welcoming. Our team works hard to provide outstanding service and unique and authentic experiences to our guests and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes,
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Rama O wrote a review Dec 2023
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The price is a bit too high, but the experience was beautiful. The bedouin guide was super friendly and interesting. The lodge is clean and the food is really good, but our bathroom had a problem with water.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Feemee wrote a review Nov 2023
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We had a wonderful 24 hours at Feynan Ecolodge, and wished we could have had longer there. It is an amazing place and so well done, with opportunities for walks, stargazing and local Bedouin experiences. Will definitely be back for a longer stay!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Peder Holk N wrote a review Oct 2023
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We were four people staying in two rooms on October 19th and 20th at the Feynan Ecolodge. We all appreciated the location in the middle of hiking country, and we had a fantastic day in Wadi Al Ghwer. That said we also had disappointments: • The food was rather ordinary, generally overcooked, and tasteless. Simple requests, like an omelet for breakfast, could not be handled. We came from a much cheaper place in Wadi Rum where the food was much better. • Cleaning standards were low. Rooms and bathrooms had been superficially cleaned but worst was the lack of cleaning in the restaurant area, where cats and dogs were on the tables and while we were there the tables (outdoor and indoor) were never cleaned and we ended up using a napkin to take the worst red dust. • We, as I believe most others, were surprised there was no electricity in the rooms and the recharging station and the internet in the reception made this the busiest place in the lodge. We were surprised that this is not only a candlelight place but also an electricity free place and I suggest you reconsider the concept: I believe most customers who is attracted by the Ecolodge concept still wants to be able to read a book at night or follow the news and stay in contact with their families. • You state the lodge give back to the community, yet they were the poorest people we saw during our 9-day stay in Jordan. Shacks covered in plastic waste stand in sharp contrast to a 280 JOD/night Ecolodge and is in our opinion critical for the entire concept! • Many places in Jordan, and certainly in Feynan, nature is full of plastic waste, but we would expect an Ecolodge to manage this. You should train the village and your guides to collect plastic waste. Wadi Al Gwer was not particularly bad but it was clear that most of the waste was around campsites set up by guides. We offer this input in a spirit of improvements, but we think your prices are way off compared to what you offer.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sophie C wrote a review Oct 2023
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A lovely place at the heart of nature. Very nice team ready to help and make you feel the most comfortable. The best place to relax after a day trekking, with a most welcomed fresh lemonade. Rooms are simple but very stylish.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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An T wrote a review Oct 2023
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Everyone at the Lodge is gracious and helpful. Shout out to all the guys, especially Hami and Ali for their assistance and information/presentations on the Reserve and wildlife, amazing Bedouin people and astronomy. It is obvious that everyone here takes pride in their Lodge and community and enjoys sharing their culture with visitors. One note: if you plan on visiting here, remember this is an ecolodge and plan your visit accordingly/do your research. If you are looking for an urban resort, this is not for you. Summer and even September is hot and they do not have A/C. Having said that, please support this community. The lodge and rooms are beautiful; the area has a rugged beauty about it and the community is warm and welcoming. It is worth the visit and we enjoyed our time here immensely. Thank you Feynan & Salaam!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Christopher S wrote a review Sep 2023
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The Feynan Ecolodge is an experience not to be missed. If you are looking for a soulless air conditioned resort hotel, you are better off staying elsewhere, but frankly if so, you have entirely missed the point of this wonderful place. Not to say that a Dead Sea resort does not have it merits, but as an experience, and a chance to get to know some of the people of Jordan, you will not find anything quite like the Ecolodge. I would highly recommend spending a few days here, if you have the opportunity. Community: The best thing about Feynan for me is undoubtedly the opportunity to meet passionate people who care about promoting Bedouin culture, and celebrating the shared cultural and natural heritage of the surrounding area. Where to begin: arriving at the Ecolodge involved parking up in Feynan village and a 30 minute drive by jeep into the valley, where you get your first opportunity to see the breath taking situation of the Lodge, and the community in which you will be spending your time, including the local school which opened in the 80's to which most local children now go to. Activites: The Ecolodge runs a full programme of activities each day and on arrival we were directed to the notice board, and given a brief intro into the daily schedule. I would urge you to enter the spirit of this, as getting involved and into the daily rhythm of the place, you quickly get a sense of what the lodge is all about. You should not expect to be brought cold drinks, or to be waited on, thought the staff were attentive and obliging to our requests throughout. You should expect however for the team to enthusiastically ask you what activities you are doing next. Attending the evening presentation at least once gives you a digest of the history of the lodge and its remarkable and entirely praiseworthy ethos, and allows you to sign up to the following days activities. We began with a Bedouin experience, where we joined a family just a short hike further up into the wadi, and enjoyed tea and freshly made Arbood, simple and delicious bread made for us on the fire. After learning about Bedouin etiquette first hand - a local dropped by for some tea on his way back from herding his goats and was promptly welcomed to join us- we bid the family a fond farewell and continued our hike to the 'sunset location', a mountain on the far side of the valley offering stunning views towards the distant West Bank of Israel, and a dramatic sunset over the valley. These hikes are daily and are good opportunity to see the lay of the land. In one view you can see the location of early Neolithic settlers; copper slag heaps the result of mining, first by the Nabateans and then the Romans; Byzantine ruins and as it happened, where our guides parents were regularly encamped during the Autumn winter months. Other activities highly recommend: post dinner star gazing is an opportunity to see an amazingly clear sky, and to learn about navigation and how astronomy is integral to navigating the Bedouin calendar. The lodge has a rather enviable telescope and we were even able to see the rings of Saturn. The guides are fantastically knowledgeable, personable and entertaining, and sweet tea was abundantly served, a recurring theme with all activities- what more do you need! We made this pilgrimage to the roof each evening, and tried to apply our new found knowledge during the rest of our trip. A guided hike to another nearby wadi was also very enjoyable, where we learned about the local water supplies, and the application of the many different plants in Bedouin culture. We also did the specific nature hike, which covered this subject in greater detail and took in a different route on the other side of the valley, which was quite challenging in the heat over rockier terrain, but absolutely worth it to see another stunning panorama, and to see the mountain's copper deposits and the Roman copper mines up close. In hindsight, it would easily have been possible to go hiking without a guide, but again, to have a knowledgable and passionate expert with us was invaluable to our appreciation of the complex landscape, which would have otherwise passed us by. Finally, we missed out on the cookery class, but others we talked to at dinner had nothing but positive things to say about it. Given our time again, we would have probably signed up. Room and hotel facilities: We stayed in a deluxe king room, which was comfortable and well appointed, with a nice balcony overlooking the valley, and its picturesque oleander and acacia trees. The room had a fan but wasn't air conditioned, which did make it rather warm at night, with a large four poster with mosquito net and its own bathroom and shower, which were of a good quality. As the hotel generates the majority of its power by solar panels, it was made clear during the induction that the Lodge uses candles in the evening to conserve power. This excluded the bathrooms which had power at all times, and the room fan and plugs also remained useable. For me this served to create a more intimate experience, and softened the Lodge's presence in the valley easing its integration into the surrounding community, who largely live around their fires. The Lodge was an impressive and ingenious building, with a gorgeous central court yard, and comfortable lounge area, but it really came into its own by shimmering candle light. Food: To bring this review to an end, I would conclude by saying that the food was excellent. Offering a delicious buffet each evening, enjoyed on the candle lit terrace, we very much looked forward to what the chef had cooked up for us each evening. Though we didn't quite catch his name, he was a lively and welcoming chap, an evidently took pride in his cooking, which for me, lived. up to all of the hype. So in conclusion, thank you to the many brilliant people of Feynan Ecolodge, for the memories, experiences, and knowledge, so willingly shared. A time that will live long in my memory, and to be recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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robert n wrote a review Sep 2023
London, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
This may have been a top flight ecolodge in 2005 and on paper it seemed just the sort of place we would have enjoyed. However it soon became clear that the place is totally run down, badly managed, and in the very hot weather we experienced, frankly uninhabitable. The heat seems to be retained in the building all night, so most people moved up to the roof to sleep. The lack of proper lighting at night makes the use of a torch essential and even during the day the reception area is so dark it is impossible to read the notices. We skipped dinner as we were feeling unwell but the breakfast was very basic. The tea and hot water dispensers should have been replaced years ago. No fruit and when we asked for some all that they had was an apple. We ate breakfast outside covered in flies while assorted cats and dogs wandered around. One or two of the staff were helpful but there was a general air of couldn’t care less about the whole place. This may be fine for young backpackers out of the hottest season but for any older more experienced traveler I would strongly advise not to bother, and nobody should ever come here in the summer months. I think this is the first of several hundred reviews which I have awarded with only one star. Sadly it is deserved and we left bitterly disappointed.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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JMGeneva wrote a review Sep 2023
Geneva, Switzerland1970 contributions766 helpful votes
This is a nice place and people involved in this ecolodge are very friendly and make a lot of efforts to please their customers. They are obviously proud of their achievements and so are we to support this Bedouin community. The location is good, the services were provided as expected and the food is excellent. Rooms are ok and beds were comfortable ( at least to our taste, you must like very very firm mattresses) . Now, as stated by others , it is certainly not a luxury lodge, far from this. We were there while temperature was very high and rooms are absolutely not adequate to cope with this, which was quite a surprise as we were expecting a building better integrated in it’s environment. The result was almost unbearable temperature inside during the night resulting in two of us sleeping on the roof. Another problem is with cats who have colonized the restaurant terrace and are jumping on the tables all the time. Painful and definitely unhygienic, there must be ways to get rid of them. In summary we enjoyed our stay, support the lodge ideals and globally had a good time, but felt the whole place was slightly overrated. Our impression would likely have been better with a more reasonable temperature.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: It’s probably a good idea not to visit with summer temperatures
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Frequently Asked Questions about Feynan Ecolodge
What are some of the property amenities at Feynan 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 Feynan Ecolodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Feynan Ecolodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Feynan Ecolodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Arabic.
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