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“candle light magic, nature, culture and wonderful food”
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Feynan Ecolodge
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Dana
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time at Feynan Ecolodge! Suleyman was a wonderful guide to all our activities and opened our minds and hearts to a new world! Thank you very much! The food was amazing, the best we had in Jordan, the facilities very clean, cozy and yes, beautiful, the ambience was very relaxed. The absence of electrical light never was a challenge, very romantic in fact. On the other hand we appreciated a hot shower and light in the bathroom!

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second time at the Feynan Ecolodge and I will definitely be going there again and recommending it to friends. The first time I went was in October, high season. I enjoyed it so much that I planned a second trip in January with my siblings.

Since it was low season this time and we went on a week night, there weren't many rooms booked and we got a free upgrade from an economy room to a beautiful deluxe room with a balcony overlooking the mountains. We got very lucky with the weather, it was quite warm for this time of year. It always gets cold at night though but the rooms have hot water bottles that you can fill up from the tap and they do a wonderful job keeping your feet warm at night.

The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful, and they take so much pride in their work. My brother was a little sick and skipped the four-hour hike, so the chef kept preparing cups of herbal tea and lemonade for him. They're also great storytellers, and conversations with them are eye-opening and very interesting. Ali and Suleiman, the two brothers that lead the guided stargazing, are just brilliant. Just make sure you go when there isn't a full moon, preferably no moon, so you can get the full stargazing experience.

There are so many things to do in and around the lodge, and I think one night was too short. I'll definitely plan to stay longer next time in order to do the full Wadi Ghwair or Wadi Dana hikes.

The area is truly unique, with a rich history and dramatic nature. The people are very warm and welcoming, and it's very impressive what this lodge has managed to achieve in terms of employment opportunities for the local community and a strong relationship with them.

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Our stay at Feynan was great! Hidden in Dana Biosphere reserve, this ecolodge had everything we wanted. The lodge looks great and the rooms are very cosy and warm due to the candle lightning. The staff is friendly and helpfull and the veggie food tasted us very well! We went for a morning hike and recieved a lot of information about the nature, the plants and the bedouin living there. Also the bedouin experience was nice. Unfortunately the weather was too cloudy for stargazing, but that gives us a good reason to come back!

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled with friends
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Thank Nienke H
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

From the stunning drive to the lodge from Petra to our delicious farewell packed lunch, our entire experience could not have been more perfect. We were traveling in southern Jordan for four days (three nights), starting in Wadi Rum and ending at Feynan Ecolodge on Christmas Eve. It was a three generation trip, with our 83 year-old parents and 19 and 22 year old daughters, all of whom thought it was their best Christmas ever. The pictures on the website accurately reflect the candle-lit ambiance and the charm of the rooms. The dinner and breakfast buffets were lovely and delicious. We had the upper end kings for two of the rooms and the economy twin for our daughters. Our rooms were large, beautiful and comfortable (though it was a cold time of year, so wear appropriate clothing if you go in the winter). The economy twin was quite small, but adequate for our one night overnight during which we were rarely in the rooms. The crowning event was our morning hike with fabulous guide Suleiman Hassaseem. He led us to the copper mines through amazing topography, stopping along the way to point out particulars about Bedouin life, history, geology, and botany. He even made Bedouin tea over an improvised fire. All of the staff was warm and helpful. Remember that this is an ecolodge, not a resort and bring your headlamp, appropriate clothes and a love of nature and culture.

Room Tip: King room was spacious and lovely
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  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Lovely place surrounded by mountains and wadis making a strong effort to provide commerce and tourism to the region in a sustainable manner. Absolutely delicious food. Very kind guides and hosts. Beautiful star gazing at night and good self-guided hikes. Romantic lit by candle light at night.

Beautiful in winter, but probably better stay in spring - more hiking options and blooming veg.

The cons - Very pricey. Could use a little better focus on making sure rooms are well maintained. We had a broken chair in ours. We also wanted greater clarity on the cultural options offered mid-day. Would like a bit higher quality of "lunch box" on the day hike we did.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Feynan Ecolodge

Address: Dana Nature Reserve | Off the Dead-Sea Aqaba Highway, Dana, Jordan
Region: Jordan > Tafilah Governorate > Dana
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Dana
Price Range: RM 409 - RM 436 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 26
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 
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Feynan Eco-Lodge Hotel Dana

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