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Dana Guesthouse

Dana, Jordan

Dana Guesthouse is a simple but charming property, perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the stunning Dana Nature Reserve in Jordan. The hotel is locally run and provides a convenient base for the night before starting treks into the nature reserve.

At a Glance

  • Dana Guesthouse has one of the most breathtaking views in Jordan, over Wadi Dana

  • The traditional Arabic food here is simple but delicious

  • Whilst Dana Guesthouse has plenty of local charm, but it is very basic

  • This is the ideal place from which to begin a hike around the Dana Nature Reserve

  • Meals are taken in a cosy central area, with an open fire

Adventure, Culture, Eco/ethical tourism, Honeymoon

Insider's View

Get there in time for the sunset, one of the best I have seen.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

If you're looking for a room with a view then Dana Guest House is ideal. Absolutely breath-taking!

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Begin your walk through Wadi Dana quite early in the morning so that you have enough time to relax at the other end.

Scott Dunn team

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Dana Guesthouse or take a look at our itineraries to Dana Nature Reserve

Description

The Dana Nature Reserve is one of Jordan's hidden gems, and a great place to get more off the beaten track versus the more popular sites such as Petra and Wadi Rum. As the area is protected, the accommodation choices are limited, but whilst Dana Guesthouse is basic, the hotel offers incredible views, and warm Arabic hospitality.   

There are 24 rooms, which are simply furnished. The entry level rooms have a shared bathroom, but there are 15 Deluxe Rooms which have their own bathrooms. Each room has a wonderful terrace overlooking a 1,000-meter drop to the basin of the Wadi Dana. The sunsets across the far side of the Wadi make this an exceptionally beautiful place to be in the evenings. Dining is fairly simple, but hearty, and the public areas of the property have a welcoming, intimate atmosphere.

Dana Guesthouse is eco-friendly, and the money from the hotel goes towards the local community, and most of the staff are from the surrounding area.   

 

Accommodation

The Dana Guest House offers 24 Rooms. We recommend the Deluxe Rooms, as these are the only rooms which have private bathrooms, and they also have central heating and wall-mounted fans. The rooms are very basic but comfortable. The highlight is the wonderful views from the balcony.

Childcare

Children are welcome to come and stay at Dana Guest House. However, there are no specific facilities available for them.

Facilities

Facilities include a centrally located dining room and sitting area, and terrace. Traditional and tasty homemade food is served. This is usually a buffet but if there is low occupancy a set menu is served.

Activities

Close by is the small village of Dana, which is worth a wander around, and next door to Dana Guesthouse is a small handicrafts workshop and nature reserve museum. Explore the Dana Nature Reserve which is home to many bird species including the Griffon vulture, Bonelli`s eagle, Sinai rosefinch, Tristram`s grackle and the fan-tailed Raven. Scott Dunn recommends trekking through Wadi Dana to Feynan Eco Lodge, which takes around five hours. We can organize a guide and packed lunches.

Location & Directions

Dana, Jordan

Dana Guesthouse is approximately 190 km from Amman, close to the village of Dana. With spectacular views over Wadi Dana in Jordan's wilderness.

When to go

For a small country, Jordan has an extraordinary range of climates. The best time to visit climate-wise is in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November), when the daytime temperatures aren't too extreme. April is probably the best month, when temperatures are warm and wildflowers are in bloom. March can be cold and rainy in the north but is balmy by the Gulf of Aqaba and the Dead Sea.

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Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Dana Guesthouse or take a look at our itineraries to Dana Nature Reserve

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