Space Village Luxury Camp2.0 out of 5.0
Space Village Luxury Camp2.0 out of 5.0
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Only stayed one night as part of our holiday in Jordan, but what an experience. Nothing quite prepares you for the desert at Wadi Rum and it was a great way to feel part of the culture. The "tent" was comfortable with a good ensuite facility. On arrival it was baking hot but the air con was efficient and brought the temperature down quickly. In the evening we were able to switch air con off as the outside temperature dropped considerably. There is a boarded walkway with light, to the dining tent, and it is very dark, so is needed. But torches are also provided in the tents for use if needed. We had traditional Bedouin food which was a bit of a spectacle, and very good. Whilst on our trip we did a jeep drive and also on our last morning before leaving for Petra went on a camel ride in the desert. Both were excellent fun, and a very different experience.
This is one of the newer camps and set away from the other camps which seemed to be overlooking each other. The tents are luxurious and have heating & air con. The Zarb evening meal was amazing to see and eat. We arrived early so a sumptuous lunch was laid out for us. Mamoud ensured every aspect of our stay was perfect. The camp is set up close to where many come to view the sunset so that was just a short walk up a sand dune for us. The kids loved to run up and down the large sand dune by the camp. We had booked a camel ride and that was best at sunset which was much more spectacular than sun rise. It isn’t worth getting up for the sun rise. Although we didn’t have much choice but to wake up when a large Chinese group staying at the camp decided to continuously shout at each other from 6am at the tops of their voices. Clearly not the fault of camp management. The moon was too bright for us to see many stars which was annoying. Breakfast was ok. There were omelettes, pitta bread and a few spreads. Might be worth management investing in a toaster. Drinks cost extra. Worth doing the 4x4 wheel drive through the desert. We picked the 4 hour option which was perfect for our kids who loved it. Prebook any extra activities.
We stayed at Space Village for 1 night, in one double + one triple tent. Everything was perfect: the rooms, the setting, the hospitality, the dinner with the very cool cooking show. Tea around the bonfire, incredible sunset and sunrise. I would totally recommend this experience. Thanks to Mahmood and all the nice staff!
Was impressed by the camp. Rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable. En suite bathrooms with strong water pressure was just what was needed after time exploring wadi rum. Mahmoud the manager was extremely helpful and assisted to arrange a late lunch when we arrived. Dinner in the evening was a Bedouin experience where the meat was cooked in the ground. Tasted fantastic! One of my friends left his jacket in his tent and only realised a day later when we were staying in Amman. After WhatsApping Mahmoud to check if it was found, Mahmoud the next day arranged to have it delivered to Amman. Really enjoyed our experience here!
The second night of my two-night visit to Jordan. The Wadi Rum desert is spell-bounding and the accommodation at the Space Village Camp is so welcoming and comfortable. After dinner and gazing up at the canopy of a star-laden sky I slept so contentedly and soundly
Great rooms including ensuite. Amazing. Warm water shower in the morning. Air con or heater in room. The thick, long coats were great for the cold evenings. Food delicious, cooked in the ground. Unique experience. Close to the sand dune where we climbed to watch the sunset. Only draw back is no wifi and no alcohol, but this is the desert after all. Also at night the necessary lighting on the path, made it a bit harder to see the stars in all their glory. However there was an option to go slightly further out and have a great view.,
We stayed here for only one night as part of our tour of Jordan. Having explored Wadi Rum in 4 X 4 vehicles during the afternoon we were pleased to see such luxury in our tent. The tent was lined with white silk, Bedouin style and had it's own shower room en suite. Huge comfortable bed and air con/ heating system. Plenty of hot water. We were supplied with fur lined bedouin coats for the evening. TIP - take a torch to assist with your walk to the restaurant at night. We had a fantastic meal (a Zarb barbeque) cooked under the desert sand, the lamb and chicken was succulent and the vegetables were really well cooked.....and you can get a beer.. Great staff and the best nights sleep under the stars.
The romantic appeal is very strong. Camping in the spectacular desert of Wadi Rum in a Bedouin tent but fully catered and with en-suite facilities has got to be a lifetime special. And indeed, it is, but there is a fine line to be trodden between the brusque engagement of camping and the processing of the tourist. I suppose we want it both ways. Roughing it in luxury. Convenient inconvenience. So many oxymorons spring to mind, but in the end, this is a good experience, and you are supporting a real indigenous people's enterprise. Or at least, I think you are. The formula is wonderful. "Real, traditional" Bedouin tents on the outside, but modern comforts within. Clean and modern facilities and plenty of hot running water. In a desert. Just think about that. You are bound to wonder, "How do they do it?" or at least, I did, and the answer is pretty well. Water is tanked in, and presumably pumped out. The electricity is provided by an inconspicuous generator, which, sadly was not up to the task at the time of our visit. The desert is cold in February, and despite the generous allocation of blankets and traditional coats, we were cold going to bed. OK, we would not have been so cold had we not sat up round the campfire chatting, but you have to do that. That's the experience. One of our party mentioned to the Jordanian stewardess on the plane that we were camping in Wadi Rum. "Take your own food," she said. Not fair really. The fire-pit lamb and chicken feast we were served was splendid, even if the breakfast was limited and uninspired. There was even beer. Expensive, and too sweet for me, but as good as you are going to get in this conservative, southern, Islamic area. I feel as if I have concentrated too much on the flaws. Jordanian tourism has been hit by the problems elsewhere in the region, and is starting to find its feet again. Everyone is delighted to see you and cannot do too much to be helpful. Not pushy or intrusive, like Egypt, say, can be, but proud of their country and pleased to welcome you. We camped out in the desert with the Bedouins in the area where Lawrence of Arabia began the Arab revolt. Remember that, and don't get too picky about the cold, or the sketchy breakfast. It is a jaded traveller that doesn't put that on the lifetime "greatest hits" list, and I do and will.
Wadi Rum & the Space village Luxury camp was amazing! The location was perfect - spectacular desert scenery - The best i've ever seen & i have travelled alot. The bedouin were friendly & hospitable.. The tents on the outside were orginal bedouin tents however on the inside were extremely luxurious for the middle of the desert, 3 beds, toilet, shower etc (Better than i expected) They cooked us dinner in in the sand (traditional) & after dinner in the dining tent we had evening around the fire singing & drinking beer (which was available at the camp). NB The tents had heating however the generator broke - which made them cold at night however the Bedouin had gone out of there way to provide traditional coats & extra blankets.
This place is magical. Don't imagine tents and sleeping bags. This place is studied for comfort, environment and pleasure in every detail. You have a proper and clean room/tent with a comfortable bed and bathroom with air conditioning/heating, just like a hotel. But unlike a hotel, you are in the middle of the desert under the stars. I was there in January and very lucky with the weather, although evenings were quite chilly. I had heat in my room but I loved snuggling under all the covers and I slept well and peacefully. All guests are provided with a very warm and attractive Bedouin floor length fur- lined robe to wear in or outside. Very nice touch! I felt like the queen of Sheba. Meals (breakfast and dinner) were delicious with lots of local delicacies. Before and after meals guests are invited into a lounge tent decorated with rugs and embroidered Bedouin materials, Here you are invited to drink tea, listen to local music and dance. Outside there are benches covered with rugs and fires to enjoy the stars and take in the beautiful desert of Wadi Rum. I'm so glad I decided to stay two nights here!! You can stay in a hotel anywhere while this is really special and magical.
- Steps from Wadi Rum Protected Area
- Free buffet breakfast
- Onsite dining
Space Village Luxury Camp places you next to Wadi Rum Protected Area and within 2 miles (3 km) of Lawrence's Spring. This 30-room tentalow welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and a terrace.
Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or grab a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.
The bathroom offers free toiletries, slippers, and bathrobes.
Guests staying at Space Village Luxury Camp have access to a terrace, a picnic area, and a porter/bellhop. This smoke-free tentalow also has barbecue grills.
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