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Desert Shade Farm, Mitzpe Ramon, 80600, Israel – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.4/10! (score from 214 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Desert Shade Eco Lodge.
|Family Eco Tent (2 Adults + 2 Children)||
|Family Eco Tent (6 Adults)|
|Private Eco Tent|
|Single Mattress in Mixed Dormitory Tent|
|Superior Eco Tent (2 Adults + 3 Children)||
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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 2 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged USD 24 per person per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 214 reviews
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Set on the northern ridge of the Ramon Crater, HI - Mitzpe Ramon Hostel is immersed in the Negev Desert. It offers air-conditioned rooms and dormitories with satellite TV.
Score from 156 reviews Very good
Located on the cliff of Makhtesh Ramon, 900 Meters above sea level, Silent Arrow is a tented camp offering accommodation in the desert, 2 km from Mitzpe Ramon centre.
Score from 87 reviews Good
Ramon Suites is in Mitzpe Ramon, a town located on the northern edge of the Ramon Crater.
Score from 210 reviews Good
Isrotel Ramon Inn Hotel is located in the heart of the desert, just 10 minutes from Ramon Craters and 1.5 hours from both Eilat and the Dead Sea.
Score from 96 reviews Good
May 10, 2015
It should be more detailed on "booking" that this camp is more like a camping than an hotel : sheets and towels available, hutts ok, but no restaurant, shared showers and toilets, no dishes... it is not really a problem unless it is mentionned.
the view ! the terrace, the houses, the breakfast
May 9, 2015
We are both unusually tall and blankets were short for us. Maybe it will be fine to have few longer blankets for these cases :-)
Very nice place, close to amazing view to Mitzpe Ramon. Big hall to chat with other guests. Hut was cozy, clean and big enough for us.
April 27, 2015
Short beds and very thin walls.
Great location at the canyon, short walk into town and a very nice view. Really nice and helpul staff.
April 5, 2015
breakfast was not great
views, location, people
April 4, 2015
The shower facilities are old and unclean. The shower curtains do not permit you very much privacy and there are no shelves to or hooks to put any of your items.
The huts are fantastic. A unique way to experience staying at Mitzpe Ramon. The staff member was very friendly and helpful. The views are fantastic, especially at sunrise and sunset. Perfect location.
April 3, 2015
A great facility, well designed and looked after a d very clean for a desert lodge. Offering the chance to explore desert experience whilst still being in reach of running water, hot showers, a supermarket and small eateries in the nearby town of Mitzpe Ramon . I have explored other deserts , but have always needed to travel with a local guide due to their remoteness and lack of water -- Desert Shade is a really good compromise between a completely remote " away from civilisation experience" , and a " holiday " facility. Desert with comforts ,
March 31, 2015
Bath & Other facilities far from lodge.
February 21, 2015
They should offer some sort of breakfast, more tha just bread and toppings.
The lodge is located right above the Machtesh. Make sure to leave your curtain open and you'll be wakened by the magnificent sunrise over the desert. Facilities are simple, so it's really just a more comfortable way to sleep in the desert.
February 9, 2015
Location is very quiet, people are friendly, original constructions, nice night sky, a good restaurant 1/2 Km NW and a commercial center very close, great desert ride with a stunning view of the crater using home rented bikes (50 NIS/day). Possibility of breakfast if ordered the evening before.
January 5, 2015
no pillows...heating wasnt working right so it was very cold
location staff helpful architecture of Eco Lodge was beautiful
January 2, 2015
Kitchen could do with a few more pots, pans, knives and forks etc but this is a very minor quibble.
Brilliant location close to the crater, run by very friendly, helpful people. Good base for walking in the desert and close to bus routes. Always a pot of mint tea on the go. Great to sit outside and watch the sun rise or fall.
January 1, 2015
in practical matters the place is lacking and for what you get, it is not cheap. When you arrive with your bulky package of pillows (not provided) you are greeted by the news that there is no lock on the “room”, so you have to keep your valuables in the car (it would be nice if you could at least deposit stuff or have a locker). The room is a so called earthship built from old tires and clay that is supposedly ecologic. Why an electrically heated cave without isolation or even a proper door is ecologic is beyond me, but one things is for sure you are going to get to know your neighbors most intimate conversations(and more) and your hear EVERYTHING! When you leave your cave and go to the “kitchen” it turns out to be inadequate, without plates, cups, cutlery and only two cooking places which creates long lines at dinner time. The showers are primitive with no privacy. To summarise, my impression is that Desert Shade Farm is run by people who were enthusiastic about the idea about ecological hosting, but don’t really have the stamina to pursue it. Perhaps this is the reason the place has many unfinished buildings and tires decorated with since long dead flowers litters the place. במקום חסרים דברים אלמנטריים לאירוח, ויש תחושה שבעלי המקום קצת מזלזלים באורחים שלהם, ולא מתאמצים לחשוב על הפרטים הקטנים אך ההכרחיים לאירוח. האירוח במקום הוא שילוב לא ברור של תנאי קמפינג וצימר, ולדעתי בעלי המקום עדיין לא מצאו את האיזון הנכון בין השניים. במטבח המשותף חסרים דברים אלמנטריים- כדאי לציין במייל המקדים שיש להביא צלחות כוסות סכו"ם וכו'. המקלחות במצב מביך- הפרטיות מושגת באמצעות וילון פלסטיק רעוע. החדר מחומם היטב בלילה- אבל השמיכות דקות, מאובקות וללא ציפיות (שוב, אפשר להגיד להביא ציפיות מראש), בחדר שומעים כל רחש מסביב, ולבסוף- אין מנעולים, ואין אלטרנטיבה למנעול כלומר לוקר או מקום בו ניתן להפקיד חפצים, את הדברים יקרי הערך צריך לשמור ברכב. מה הבעיה לסדר לוקרים - התחושה שצריך ללכת לשירותים עם הסמרטפון והטאבלט לא נעימה.
The view and staff המיקום טוב, המארחים נחמדים, ה"אוהלוג" הזוגי נעים, נקודה חשובה לזכותם: אפשרו לנו לבטל ברגע האחרון ממש, אבל בחרנו להגיע בכל זאת.
December 27, 2014
The kitchen could have been better equipped with cooking utensils. Shower and toilet basic but clean
Breathtaking views of the makhtesh crater. huts were simple yet comfortable. Very quiet area so made for serene sleeping environment. Was given taste of the wine made at the lodge very pleasant way to spend an evening. Highly recommend this lodge for anyone that enjoys time away from hectic city life.
December 21, 2014
Walk to showers and toilets
December 9, 2014
Great alternative accomodation. Mud huts were very cosy at night and comfortable in the day. Location is incredible. And the feeling of the environment they have set up with communal area and seating looking over the desert is great.
November 27, 2014
I forgot nights are cold in "winter", even in Israel, even in the desert...
I knew it was more like a camping, but I choose it because of the situation on the border of the Ramon Crater.
November 16, 2014
some hooks Pegs on the wall would be helpful
Location, common area
November 5, 2014
mattresses not so comfortable, no pillow cases, shower and bathroom (shared) very old, but always hot water
location, desert feeling, spectacular views, tents, star gazing, staff, mountain bike rental, their red wine, their breakfast
November 3, 2014
You cannot lock the door of the room, so you have to carry your valuables with you.
Perfect location for exploring the crater. This place was the most atmospheric and interesting accomodation during our stay in Israel. What you book is a kind of a little "house" or tent (which is actually a clay hut) with matresses. You get blankets and also sheets for your bed, bringing an own little pillow is recommended though. We slept really well and were surprised how cosy the room was. Toilets and washing rooms are outside in a different building. It's a bit like on a camping site...There's also a large common room/building and a self-catering kitchen. You can buy some drinks (beer, wine etc.) in the common room. Breakfast was also great and worth the price. Very nice owners and staff. Familiar atmosphere. Don't expect a hotel. ;-) If you know what you can expect it is great! And it is surely one of the best places to watch the sunrise in the morning...There's also some places to eat nearby.
November 1, 2014
Loved the location and watching the sunrise each morning. The simplicity and laid back atmosphere makes this place most enjoyable and the communal lounge area is a relaxing place to end your day. Thanks Maya and Ziv for being great hosts.
October 14, 2014
The beds are very short. Even at 5'11" my head was half off the mattress and my feet on the wall. If you are two people, request sheets for the third mattress, then at least you can sleep in the cross direction...
Very authentic place, right at the edge of the crate with a stunning view. Very friendly people and a unique experience. Simple but I liked it a lot.
October 12, 2014
Th view on the crater is amazing and the cottages very cozy and nice. Basic but beautiful.
October 12, 2014
The place tried to charge us more than our original reservation. The staff wasn't always available.
The location and design if the place is beautiful. Blends into nature. Perfect for people who like this style of accommodation.great atmosphere ,-bikers, hikers, families.
October 2, 2014
Noisy couple next door, we were feeling in the same room
Amazing view, nice room, friendly atmosphere,... good place
September 23, 2014
First thing you see when you arrive on the location is the breathtaking view on the dert mountains. The scupture park is also right in front of you. Ledo from the reception was very helpful and friendly and made me feel at home immediately. I had planned to stay one night, but then made it three. The little mud huts are very charming and there is always a kettle of fresh made mint tea in the meeting room. I really loved this place.
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