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Side Trips from Amman Hotels

Feynan Eco-lodge

  • about 15 km from the Dana visitor center
  • Fodor's Choice

Pros

  • Excellent food (you won't even notice that it's all vegetarian)
  • Warm hospitality
  • Peace and quiet
  • Back to nature experience without roughing it

Cons

  • Credit card machine doesn't always work so be prepared to pay in cash
  • Complicated to get here and need to arrange transportation from the Reception center (do not follow signs to the Dana Visitor Center)

Fodor's Review

In a valley on the edge of the Dana Nature Reserve, the stone-built eco-lodge blends with the surrounding rock-strewn hills. Given the stark landscape and bumpy approach, you might be sceptical but hesitations will be erased as you're welcomed by the staff of local Bedouins, for whom hospitality is second nature. Solar power runs the generator for electricity in the kitchen and bathrooms but otherwise the lodge is lit throughout with locally made candles in well-placed,

mirrored sconces. Rooms and common areas—including a library with a fireplace and a hammock-strung nook—are spare but have thoughtful and elegant touches like luxe bedding. Sign up for a hike during the day, visit with local Bedouins, and at night lie out on the rooftop terrace for some serious star gazing. The whole property has an ethereal romanticism about it. Breakfast is included.

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Hotel Information

Phone:

/962 6 461 6523; /079 748 7900 -(reception)

Website: www.feynan.com

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 26 rooms

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