“A genuine eco lodge will show a commitment to several of the following key factors: energy and water conservation, recycling and reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill, the use of natural, sustainable materials and bio-diversity conservation


TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence awarded to Feynan Ecolodge in 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 as voted by customer reviews. 


“The selection process was competitive and our editorial team worked long and hard to find 2013’s best, most authentic, most sustainable lodges”

“This year marks the 125th anniversary of the National Geographic Society. The lodges we selected capture the Society’s spirit of exploration and commitment to the environment.” 


Finalist in the 2013 Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Awards


Winner of TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice award for best service in 2013 as voted by customer reviews


Highly commended in the 'best for poverty reduction' category.

"Where travellers ask for authenticity, our winners are there with genuine experiences. Where destinations ask 'what's in it for me', our winners share the benefits."


“The adobe-colored property is both austere and alluring—and true to its bedouin roots. Solar panels generate power, and house-made candles light the rooms at night.”


“Feynan is arguably the most eco-friendly of the RSCN lodges, entirely solar-powered, with natural ventilation, and all water coming from a local spring.”


“… a model for Jordanian ecolodges, offers unprecedented access to Bedouin life.”



"Candles light the place at night, creating dappled shadows and an atmosphere that verges on the monastic. Romantics beware.”