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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I was travelling with my 20 something year old son. He had been highly recommended to Desert Shade. I saw no reason to research it. Big mistake!! The crater was awesome! The hiking great ! I enjoyed the primitive little huts that we slept in. The staff were warm and friendly. However, the bathroom and showers were not clean enough...

Thank Philippa643
Niv S, Public Relations Manager at Desert Shade, responded to this review

Thank you Philippa for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here. We are well aware to the problems you raised here with our amenities and working hard to change it. Hoping to improve ourselves and see you again!

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The Desert Shade Eco Lodge provides very basic accomodation in mud tents with toilets and showers in a separate area, some 50-100mtrs from the huts (could be a problem at night and in cold weather! In any case bring a torch! If you have booked accom. in the huts, you'll receive a bedcover, sheet and pillowcover to be used on...

Thank michael d
Niv S, Public Relations Manager at Desert Shade, responded to this review

Hi Michael, We hope you still enjoyed your stay with us. You clarification is important and true. Hope to see you again

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Situated at the rim of the Ramon crater, the dramatic view is 50% of the experience. The sunrises it the desert expanse, seen from the many outdoor places to laze and sit. It is a simple place that fits its surroundings. The people are lovely. suitable for budget travellers.

Thank Irisatpromise
Gainesville, Florida
Reviewed 25 March 2016

For 2 old geezers like me and my husband, we really enjoyed the authentic like bare bones kinda place. I could not stay for more than one night because the pillows were not so good. Next time, I will bring a pillow! The showers and toilet are not in the room, it is a camp ground like atmosphere. The cabins...

Thank uncgirl2
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

If you jave no explanation and happy to put your head to rest this might be the place for you. The vew is beautiful, breath taking, overlooking the crateor. The hats are thin, you every breath of your neighbors so don't expect any privacy. Yet, if you look for relatively cheap place, at great location as hiking start point then...

Thank Avi P
Annapolis, Maryland
Reviewed 9 February 2016

The rooms and the main house had no heat, and the old pillows which are supposed to be the mattress on a hard platform were so disgusting that we could not stay there. The owner refused to refund our money. Buyer Beware do not book this as there is no refund and it is run down and hard to get...

Thank Cori D
Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

We both agree that this might just be the nicest hostel we have ever been to. If thus was a long trip and not just a short vacation we would hang out for a week... cozy homes terriffic view super nice hosts delicious breakfast moderate prices we sight in the beautiful hang out room and take a look at the...

Thank lisaeins
Tel Aviv District, Israel
Reviewed 7 June 2015

We came a group of friends from work for one night in the big tent and it was brilliant!!! The sunset, the stars, moon and sunrise - we experienced the desert day cycle at its best! The food and wine were great and tasty. We also had a very interesting talk with the owner. Everybody came back home excited, wishing...

1Thank micheco2015
Dresden, Germany
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Eco camp for someone looking for something special and for whom luxury is not the key issue of the vacation. The big common living room has a wonderful atmosphere. Warm hospitality, spectacular view over the Ramon crater. The owners and personnel are very friendlly and always ready to help and give advice. Good starting point for hiking and biking. Remark:...

Thank Lubomir J
Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

The only good thing about the place is a nice view, but nothing special if you are going to the belvedere and down to the canyon.. Beside the fact that room is basic and shared toilets are surely not comfortable (but this you could guess from photos and other comments) there are some things that we found really unpleasant: -...

Thank Marco P

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Desert Shade Eco-Tent Camp located on the rim of the Ramon Crater and invites you to enjoy the tranquil beauty of the Negev Mountain's scenery. On the edge of the Ramon Crater nature reserve, Desert Shade is your perfect gateway to explore the desert trails. Hidden between the hills north to Mitzpe Ramon, you can enjoy the silence that you want with the proximity to the services that you need. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Desert Shade

Address: P.O Box 613, Mitspe Ramon 8060000, Israel
Region: Israel > Southern District > Mitspe Ramon
Price Range: RM214 - RM491 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“It is camping in a mud hut. All have beautiful views!”
 of 5 bubbles Philippa643, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“if it's summer, sleep outside! plenty of mattresses and look at the stars.”
 of 5 bubbles Irisatpromise, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Other hotels in the area are much better deals”
 of 5 bubbles corid437, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“the private eco-tents are convenient and close to the shared bathroom facility”
  • Private Eco Tents
  • Sunset Time!
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  • Private Eco Tent
  • View from the Terrace
  • Terrace View
  • Private Eco Tent
  • View from the terrace, Ramon Crater
 of 5 bubbles ronib66, 18 Jan 2013 | Read review
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