Sun City Camp3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Wadi rum was amazing, I would rate it at par or slightly above Petra. And staying in Sun City martian tent made it even more memorable! This place is exceptional and very well run. I did lots of research before my trip as I was travelling with my elderly mom and we want ensuite room. When I saw the pictures of the martian/bubble tent, my mind was set on staying at one of those tents. There are few places who offer martian tents around Wadi rum, but Sun City tent looked the most spectacular. Their martian tent was always fully booked, so when I found 1 day availability during our 1 week in Jordan, I re-arranged my itineraries so that I can be in Wadi Rum on that one day! With the high expectations, Sun City did not disappoint, but deliver even more! Everything was perfect – we stayed at martian tent no 1 with the best unobstructed view of the desert, the room was very comfortable with all the amenities expected from 4/5 stars hotel, food was delicious and the staffs were very friendly, helpful and lovely. Special appreciation to Shaqib (Manager who checked us in, I hope I got the name right) who was such an exceptional hosts, always greet us with a smile and make sure we were comfortable, very friendly and funny too! We did few excursions booked thru the camp – 2 hours sunset tour, our driver/guide and the places we went to was nice, but not exceptional. The following day we did sunrise camel tour which was a good experience, but being on a camel was not a very comfortable ride. After breakfast, I did 4 hours jeep tour around the desert and this was the highlight of my Jordan trip – it was so surreal to be at the back of a jeep exploring the beautiful desert, walking and climbing some wonderful canyons and rocks bridges with breathtaking unbelievable view! Aiman was our guide/driver, and he is simply the best in Wadi Rum! He asked what I want to see (I want a picture with bridge rock) and he brought me to all the amazing places around the desert. Aiman also took the best pictures as I was doing the tour alone. I wish I stayed another night in Wadi rum to explore and do longer hike around the area.
Awesome stay but there is nothing here to do for more than 1 night. My boyfriend and I stayed in a tent with a Mountain View which was closest to the Martian tents. FYI online Martian tents may appear as SOLD OUT but upon arrival you have the option to upgrade for 100$ extra due to “sudden availability”. We arrived late afternoon. Check in was quick and tent was great. The bathroom was awesome super spacious and clean. Dinner was In a huge Martian tent followed by some music outside. There were lots of food options for someone who recently stopped eating meat. Early next morning we booked a sunrise Jeep tour. My boyfriend and I were the only ones booked that morning which was great because after the sunrise we opted to go back to the camp instead of climbing rocks due to being super tired from travel. Our guide that morning was really cool, he took us to a higher sand scape to take a few pictures and he ended up being our driver that took us to Petra that night. Due to it being Ramadan there was no alcohol at the camp. Bring your own bottle if you travel during Ramadan. We met a cool couple that during our stay which was pretty cool. Would deft stay here again. Btw we did not ride the camels. The animals here are poorly treated and abused.
We stayed in a martian dome and it was so cool. Really nice room and a fantastic view. We were in the row of domes closest to the desert so I think we had the best views. Food was pretty good as well. Pre-arrival communications weren't great--their website makes it seem like they offer activities which upon inquiry you will discover the do not. Would be great if they at least provided recommended providers but they just told me the types of things you could do in the area.
Just brilliant! Very peaceful with stunning scenery. We did a 2 hour jeep tour which was great! They have a nice seating area away from the ‘tents’ but be aware that it gets VERY hot during the day so you are really confined to your accommodation unless you are on a trip. Overall, highly recommended.
We stayed there for one night. Four of us in two Martian tents. Wow, comfy clean tents with spotless en suite bathrooms. Rooms were cleaner than the five stars hotel we stayed in Dead Sea! Just... They didnt have wifi in tents, only in the reception and common areas where we had meals at. Mini bars in tents were supposed to be free. But they left nothing much at all. So we had to remind them to fill up. Then when we came back from desert tour, only to find they left two cans of soft drinks in one and three in the other!! A few instant coffee/tea bags.. That was it! Not generous at all! Dinner is inclusive. But remember... All soft drinks were chargeable, even water was not free. Dinner: delicious food. Good variety. But watch out for flies. I believed that was common in desert! We avoided cold food. We could see and photograph milky way at night. However, probably not that ideal camp if one were a professional photographer as it was located quite near some roads where there were occasional cars passing by and road lamps remained lit through out the night. We had a peak at their normal tent which we booked. Normal tent: old and not so clean with odour. Our driver told us they normally would keep Martian tents for upgrade and so they could charge more! Martian tent was not available for online booking when we booked. When we checked in, the boss asked if we wanted to pay extra and upgrade. Martian tents were nice. We enjoyed our stay. But..... Do watch out for extras you need to pay. Don't trust them when they said anything about their mini bars!!
We enjoyed our stay at Sun City. Most of the staff are great - there are a couple, including one senior guy, who was really abrupt, verging on rude and intimidating. However, Hasan, the manager, was fantastic - a lovely and genuine guy. Seek him out if you have a problem or need. We stayed in a Martian Tent which was fab and the soft drinks in our mini bar were free. There is no alcohol on site. We enjoyed sitting out at night on the terrace, to watch the stars, on bean bags (provided in the room which by the way was spotless with a really comfy bed). We just wished we’d packed a bottle of wine! There was a bit of a nasty smell in the tent, coming from the fridge we think, or related to the drainage but it wasn’t significant enough to worry us. The generator cut out in the night and we lost power, so the air con went off - it was so needed as still 30 degrees at night - but we found the trip switch at the back of the tent and regained electricity. Don’t expect hot water in the shower! But then, this IS the desert...even if the camp IS very close to a main road and not particularly remote. WiFi is available at the main guest area but not in the tents which was fine by us. The food was really good (amazing selection) but after watching the meat unearthed from the underground oven, there was an absolute bun fight to get served. Elbowing, pushing - disgraceful, embarrassing behaviour from a big group of Chinese visitors when there was clearly plenty of food for everyone. For us, this was the downside - a feeling of herding cats and a lack of discretion from other travellers. Loud voices and children shrieking and shouting from other tents close by. The camp is quite big. We booked a 4 hour jeep tour and loved it. I’d recommend at least 3 hours so you get to see the main sights. Be sure to take lots of water with you and climb up at Lawrence of Arabia’s house. It’s worth it and pictures don’t do it justice.
We stayed here for one night before travelling on to Petra. Initially there was a mistake with our booking which was upsetting but the owner upgraded us to a vacant bubble dome. Watching the stars come out at night in such a beautiful location was a magical experience. The "cooking show" that the staff put on before dinner was fun and we enjoyed our buffet dinner. There were lots of different dishes to try. I thought that the quality of the food was excellent and there was plenty of it. Yes, there were big tour groups and we had to queue but I didn't think that it was a problem. We got early for a personal sunrise tour of the desert, I have used the adjectives magical and beautiful already but I cannot think how else to describe the scenery - breathtaking perhaps. We also saw some cute baby camels. We have good memories of our short stay.
My original review was taken down. They tried to charge me twice for the room reservation, even though we showed them proof of payment online. It was definitely a scam. They wanted to overcharge us $400 on check-in. The Martian tent did not have hot water. Dirty facilities. Definitely not 5-star. Would not recommend.
If you are in Jordan, Sun City is the must do venue for Wadi Rum. There are so many reasons why...its a beautiful location, its fabulous fun, the food is plentiful (more like massive)and tasty, the tents and pods are immaculate and clean, but the heart and soul of the place lies in its friendly and helpful staff. The Jordanian Bedouin are an enormously attractive and hospitable people...they genuinely wish you to enjoy whatever you do, love to see you having fun, and will go out of their way to help you. They also have a good sense of humour, which occassionally backfires, but with everything else is entirely well intentioned. Great thought has been given to comfort, fun, ease of getting around and just making sure guests are happy. The camel ride and jeep safari are great fun.Thanks to Ali and his whole team for a wonderful and memorable stay.
My family of 4 took a stopover for lunch buffet at the bubble restaurant in Sun City Camp in Wadi Rum. We were received with utmost warmth and friendliness. The dining area was extremely spacious and clean. There were innumerable choices of foods to choose from. We enjoyed almost every food item that we took. Pricing is comparable to other parts of Jordan and is reasonable considering minimal food services in the area. Would certainly very highly recommend having a lunch buffet at the bubble restaurant of Sun City Camp.
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Deeseh Knowledge Station, Sun City Camp is within a 15-minute drive of Wadi Rum Visitor Center. This 40-room, 3-star tentalow has free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.
Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. This tentalow has a restaurant where you can enjoy a bite to eat.
Guests can expect to find free WiFi. The bathroom offers free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers.
Guests of Sun City Camp have access to free WiFi in public areas. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests.
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82.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 617 reviews