Unfortunately,we only stayed one night.Directions provided with the booking were excellent.Left our hired car at the reception and took the 4x4 which all went well.Yes the 4x4 was an old tatty vehicle which we didn't mind.You wouldn't expect a modern one.We arrived at the lodge at noon and were met by Ali who was very friendly and explained that the room wasn't ready and so we set off on our own for a hike.Ali suggested that we didn't go all the way to Dana as it was some 5hr trek with a 2 hr return.We had booked a deluxe room which was fab with a small balcony.The food was vegetarian and very nice,however could have been a bit spicy.After dinner,relaxing with a cup of tea in front of a fire,we chatted with Suleiman Hasaseen one of the guides who seemed very knowledgeable and passionate about the lodge and what it does to the area and for the locals.He spoke very good English and loved every minute in wanting to learn more phrases/sayings.
The lodge is lit via candles (apart from the bathroom),which fab.
We wish we could have spent more time aswe found the lodge and the surroundings very peaceful and tranquil.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Feynan Eco-Lodge Hotel Dana