We were a bit concerned about some reviews that mentioned the heat and flies. We were at the eco-lodge at the end of September, and although there were some flies, we did not experience the heat. The staff mentioned that July and August are hot, and that guests are invited to sleep on the roof terrace if they find their rooms hot during that period. The also mentioned that flies come out for a couple of weeks in early September. We seem to have caught the tail end of that.
We must say that we loved this place. It was the best hotel for us during our trip to Jordan. It is located amongst a Bedouin encampment 5 miles from the main road. All the staff are from the nearby community, and the service they offer, though not refined, is truly genuine and friendly.
The room is very unique, candle lit, with a balcony overlooking the reserve (we had a deluxe room). Meals are vegetarian, and although we are not vegetarian, we really enjoyed the dinner and breakfast.
We did the free sunset hike (not to be missed), and also the star gazing, which was fantastic. It was the first time for us to see shooting stars. With no light around, the ski comes to life.
It is unfortunate that we had to leave early the next morning, but we will be back, and will stay for a few days.More
- Free Parking
- Breakfast included