the most peaceful place on Earth.”
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For directions and transportation
questions please proceed to directions
Is electricity available to
recharge cell phones, cameras or laptops?
Feynan Ecolodge’s electricity is solar-generated. There is limited
electricity to light the guest bathrooms, kitchen, phone system, and
other crucial functions. There are no electrical outlets in guest
rooms. Cell phones, cameras and laptops can be recharged at Reception.
Guests wishing to use their laptops are welcome to work in the comfortable
Reception Area while charging.
Is internet access available at the lodge?
Due to the remoteness of the lodge internet
access is currently unavailable. BlackBerry users on the Zain network
will have access to their email and internet through the Zain GPRS
network. Orange BlackBerry service has not yet been tested.
What are the check-in and check-out times?
Check-in time is 3:00 pm. If you arrive earlier, and
your room is not ready, you are welcome to leave your bags with reception
while you explore. Check-out is at 11:00 am.
Do you accept credit cards?
Due to the remoteness of the lodge, we can only accept cash for payments
most days. While we do have Visa and MasterCard machines at Feynan,
we often are unable to make a connection to process payments. It is
advised to bring cash to pay. Cash payments are accepted in Jordanian
dinars, euros, pounds sterling and US dollars.
Is service charge included in the price?
There is no service charge added to your bill.
If you wish to tip our staff for good service, we suggest you leave
it in the box at reception at check out. All gratuities will be shared
amongst the staff of the lodge.
If I am staying at Feynan Ecolodge, do I need
to pay a Dana Reserve Entrance Fee?
No, the Reserve Entrance Fee is included in
the room rate.
What can I do at Feynan?
Relax, star gaze, hike, mountain bike, and discover the magnificent
Dana Biosphere Reserve from an elegant lodge perched where the mountains
and desert meet. Explore four thousand year old mine shafts and navigate
through pristine canyons with a Bedouin guide by your side. Spend
quality time in the outdoors with family and friends. Check out the
section for more details.
Does EcoHotels operate additional ecolodges?
At present EcoHotels only operates Feynan Ecolodge,
but is studying additional opportunities for ecolodges in Jordan and
throughout the Middle East.
Is Feynan Ecolodge open during the summer?
Yes. Feynan Ecolodge is open all year round.
During the months of July and August when it can become quite hot,
guests are welcome to sleep on the rooftop terrace, which is cooler
than the rooms and offers a magical place to watch the shooting stars.
How long does each hike take and will I need
Our hikes can be tailored to your time schedule and interests. Here
are the lengths of our hikes if completed in full:
Copper Mines (guided) 3-4 hours
Wadi Ghwayr (guided) 6-8 hours
Wadi Dana (guided or self guided) 5-7 hours from Dana Village and
6-8 hours from Feynan
Archaeological Treasures (guided or self guided) 2-4 hours
How can I make a reservation
for accommodation at Dana Guesthouse, Rummana campsite or other RSCN
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, call +962 6 461 6523 or visit Wild
Jordan/RSCN for more details.
Can I smoke at Feynan?
There is no smoking inside the lodge, rooms
or room balconies. There are designated smoking areas on some of the
Do the rooms have private showers?
All rooms have their own private shower and
What is the weather like in the winter and
Feynan is generally warm during winter days,
but can become a bit chilly at night or on rainy days (there are not
too many). The only heating at Feynan are two fireplaces in the reception
and the lounge. There is no heating in the rooms, but the duvet is
very thick and warm.
Kindly note that temperatures during the summer can become quite warm
(into the thirties). We do not have air conditioning or fans at the
lodge. Guests often open the windows and can leave room doors ajar
to create a draft or they are welcome to sleep on our rooftop terrace
under the stars if they find their rooms too warm. It does get hot
in the day and it is recommended to walk in the early morning or evening
to avoid the hottest part of the day.
Is hot water available all day?
Yes, hot water is available all day thanks to
a new and improved solar water heating system.
Should I pay my driver directly?
There is no need to pay your driver directly
and no tip is expected. The charge for the transport will be added
to your bill at check-out. All revenue from transport goes directly
to the Bedouin drivers. Transfer rates are priced for point to point
transportation. If you request your driver to stop so that you can
photograph or enjoy a view, it is a kind gesture to tip the driver
for his time.
Are pets allowed at Feynan Ecolodge?
Feynan Ecolodge is located inside Dana Biosphere reserve; as per the
Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature policies, pets are not
allowed inside Dana Biosphere reserve under any circumstances.