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Dana Guest House

Dana, Jordan

Dana Guest House is a delightful 9-bedroom property located in Dana Village with stunning views over Wadi Dana, roughly 50km north of the city of Petra and about a 2-hour 30-minute drive from both Amman and the seaside town of Aqaba.

At a Glance

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

  • The traditional Arabic food here is simple but delicious

  • Dana Guest House is more about location and surroundings than comfort

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

  • Meals are taken in a cozy 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!

Clare Monro

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.

Clare Monro

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Dana Guest House or take a look at our itineraries to Dana Nature Reserve

Description

Dana Guest House is hugely different from the larger hotels of Amman and Petra where most of Jordan’s tourists head. Dana offers an element of solitude and a homely atmosphere with wholesome local cuisine and personal service.

The rooms are simply furnished, with only one room being en-suite. This room is often booked well in advance meaning you can expect shared bathrooms (Standard Rooms). The rooms are clean and comfortable and for those wishing an experience off the beaten track, then Dana Guest House is ideal. 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.

Close by is the small village of Dana, which is worth a wander around, and next door to the Guest House is a small handicrafts workshop and nature reserve museum.

It goes without saying the guest’s income helps to fund the conservation efforts established in Dana Nature Reserve. Wildlife on offer nearby are the Griffon vulture, Bonelli's eagle, Sinai rosefinch, Tristra's grackle and the fan-tailed Raven.

Accommodation

The Dana Guest House offers nine Rooms, of which there are two triple rooms and two quad rooms for larger families. 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. The triple and quad rooms ideally accommodate families.

Facilities

Facilities include a centrally located dining room and sitting area, and terrace. Traditional and tasty homemade food is served.

Activities

Close by is the small village of Dana, which is worth a wander around, and next door to the Guest House 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 Guest House 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 Guest House or take a look at our itineraries to Dana Nature Reserve

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