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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We found the eco-camp to be clean, comfortable, welcoming, and in a great location - a really unique experience for anyone to have in Israel and wishing to see the desert. I'd definitely stay there again and recommend it to others. Next time, we'll bring our own wood to make a fire! But even if you don't have any, you can sit and chat to other groups who have one going - a great way to meet other travelers. The only thing I found a little off was that on the website it mentions that as people come to the desert to get away from the noise of the city (and I was certainly looking forward to that) but people were playing loud music right up to 11pm.

  • Stayed: March 2018, traveled with friends
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Niv S, General Manager at Desert Shade, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you Sarah for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us.
As mentioned on our website we strictly forbid playing music in our Eco-Camp without permision. Yet we can't be everywhere all the time and unfortunately sometimes people do not respect our rules. If you could address to us on time we would have stoped them.
Sorry for the inconvenience, we hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Very basic amenities, and everything was clean and tidy.
I really enjoyed staying here, as our room had a lovely view of the Ramon crater, and we had a lovely vista of the desert. The people were very accommodating and hospitable.
It was quite, and the perfect place to stay in the desert.

Stayed: September 2017
Thank adoliam
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Niv S, General Manager at Desert Shade, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed our amazing view.
Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

We stayed for 1 night with another family.
the hospitality was warm & friendly.
Due to the cold weather, we got green light to have our dinner at the lobby, which was great! The lobby is nice & an excellent place to hang around. at the bar there is a pot with hot tea, for all guests, which is nice.

At morning we ate our lunch outside & it was perfect.

Showers & toilets are clean.

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The kitchen: there are counters great for preparations, but there is only 1 stove with 4 tops, which is far from being sufficient for all guests who are cooking and we were a lot of people who wanted to cook. I have remarked this to the representative, who answered me with lack of patient, that this is enough....
part of the fun staying in such places is to self-cook. its a bit hard with the given conditions.

  • Stayed: January 2018, traveled with family
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Thank ayal123
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Niv S, General Manager at Desert Shade, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Ayal thank you for your review. We are sorry if we've been impatient.
You are definitely right that cooking for yourself is part of the fun of our Eco-Camp. We are working hard to improve our amenities all the time. Hopefully on your next visit we will have more cooking stoves available.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Staying at Desert Shade was one of the highlights of my trip to Israel. It's located a 10 minute walk from town, right on the edge of the crater with fantastic unobstructed views. The common area is a beautiful, comfortable place to hang out and the dorm room I stayed in was comfortable with warm bedding provided for the January weather. I would love to come back and stay longer next time.

Stayed: January 2018, traveled solo
Thank Rishi M
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Niv S, General Manager at Desert Shade, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Rishi it was a pleasure to have you with us and we are honored to be one of the highlights of you trip. We are looking forward for your next visit.
Thank you for your review!

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Simple yet with all basic comforts available, this eco lodge provided us with a truly peaceful few days. Situated just by the biggest crater in the world, it boasts incredible views - sunset, sunrise and star gazing all included. Great owners with free mint tea in communal area and also well
Priced locally produced wines from the Negev region.

Stayed: January 2018, traveled as a couple
Thank smak87
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Niv S, General Manager at Desert Shade, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you so much for your review.
It was a pleasure to have you with us and we hope to see you again!

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