"An overnight stay at Feynan Ecolodge is well worth it – especially to lie under the stars and test your astronomy skills in eerie silence"
"And on any night when the moon isn’t full, stargazing from the rooftop terrace is pretty much mandatory"
"The experience of Faynan Ecolodge shows how an intelligent use of renewable energy sources not only helps the environment and solves the scarcity of resources, but it is also an added value to the tourism experience. The adoption of clean energy solutions and energy responsible behaviours becomes an attraction and a sign of identity rather than a problem."
"The evening meal, served on an outdoor terrace beneath a glittering desert sky, is a delicious vegetarian banquet”
“Come dusk, the building reveals its true magic, as candles light the bedrooms, the communal courtyards and the coiling stairways, and the complex takes on the atmosphere of a medieval caravanserai.”
Feynan Ecolodge “looks like a building grown from the ground rather than imposed upon it, and it holds some sense of fantasy or impossibility — a promise of comfort under a hot, inhospitable sky”
"Seeing the joy and happiness, the smiles that crossed the language barriers as the Bedouin woman invited me to her side of the tent, that’s the memory for me, the one I will tell my grandchildren about one day"
"When you think about the desert you probably don’t expect any confort. Well if you’ll spend the night in Feynan you’ll change your mind"
"Mohammed, our guide, breaks some branches off, crushing them against a rock with a machine-gun action.
“Bedouin soap,” he says, reaching for some water. He rubs his palms together, turning not only plant mush into lather but my world weariness into childlike joy."
"The clear sky, studded with bright planets, is breathtaking, offering dozens of shooting stars for the uninitiated. There's enough going on overhead to make Professor Brian Cox perform pirouettes"
"What makes Feynan special is the insight into the lives of the Bedouin, the desert-dwelling semi-nomads—40-50 families live spread out in tented camps throughout the valley"