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Reviewed 15 January 2018

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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Thank Lina M
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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
  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
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1  Thank none75
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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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Thank K1pedigree
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

The good:
The mission: small ecological footprint, local resources. solar energy.
The location: spectacular back country
The staff: some friendly, humorous individuals, relatively efficient, when asked.
The rooms: fairly bare and simple, hard beds, but fine to me. Views of the mountains disappointing, at least from some rooms.

The bad:
Pretty disorganized: receptionist totally useless, had to go back several times to ask questions about very basic things (e.g. the use of hot water bottles: one needs to ask the reception and/or the kitchen to get boiled water)...
Food said to be locally based but felt like school cafeteria food, Tea not kept warm etc...
Unacceptable at this price. Also meals are on a schedule (breakfast 7-9) but lunch at 1pm and dinner at 6pm (announced by a bell, as we were NOT told). Nothing easily available outside of these times: how about hot Bedouin coffee or (the pretty good) tea served on arrival, or snacks, or fresh fruit?
Wifi is super weak, only available at the reception and when it works.

Strong suggestion to get a lift from the local town for an outrageous price when the road is - in my view - perfectly (if slowly and prudently) drivable with an ordinary car (as we in fact witnessed), at least in dry conditions.

Overall worthy mission statement but frankly feels like a moneyed eco tourist trap: if this is meant to be a charity (e.g. to the locals), be upfront about it.

Can't recommend it. But hiking in the Wadis is AWSOME.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Drandtalley
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