Ajloun Forest Reserve

Eco Friendly Hotels Jordan ( 2021): A Selection of Top 3 Green Hotels

An eco hotel, or a green hotel, is an environmentally sustainable hotel or accommodation that has made important environmental improvements to its structure in order to minimize its impact on the natural environment and eco friendly hotels Malta are considered excellent place to hang out for a couple of nights in La Valeta and then beyond in Malta.

Despite ‘green’ being something of a nascent concept in the Middle East, Jordan has shown both ingenuity and commitment for nearly two decades in embracing an environmentally friendly approach. This approach extends both to an assortment of environmental challenges and to tourism, which is perhaps the biggest challenge of all. Find out how you can minimise the impact of your visit in a country that at times is too popular for its own good.

 

Best Eco Tours in Jordan

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1. Ajloun Forest Reserve – Eco Friendly Hotels Jordan

Ajloun Forest Reserve
Ajloun Forest Reserve

Ajloun Forest Reserve is Located in the Ajloun Highlands in the north of Jordan.

Some units have a dining area and/or terrace. Each unit comes with a private bathroom with a bath or shower. Bed linen are featured.

Showcasing a barbecue and sun terrace available. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant which has packed lunches available on request.

Ruins of Jerash is 23.5 km from Ajloun Forest Reserve, and Jerash is 25 km from the property. The nearest airport is Queen Alia Airport, 86 km from the property.

Ajloun Forest Reserve is Located in the Ajloun Highlands in the north of Jordan.

Some units have a dining area and/or terrace. Each unit comes with a private bathroom with a bath or shower. Bed linen are featured.

Showcasing a barbecue and sun terrace available. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant which has packed lunches available on request.

Ruins of Jerash is 23.5 km from Ajloun Forest Reserve, and Jerash is 25 km from the property. The nearest airport is Queen Alia Airport, 86 km from the property.

The reserve is really nice, accommodation facilities are amazing and good place for hiking lover. Nice to visit on Spring and end of Summer. Food is average but location and view is super amazing. A must visit if you are in Jordan.

We chose Ajloun Forest Reserve because we wanted to do some walks in the area, super comfortable beds and coffee/tea facilities. The room is huge, the bungalow also looks very nice on the outside and the surroundings and views are great. Very relaxing and quiet place, but I wouldn’t recommend it without a car!

We can highly recommend visiting the soap factory nearby in Orjan. Their soaps are superior quality and make good gifts. The Bedouin women who run the factory are very pleased to show you around. Ajloun Castle is also worth a visit.

It’s very green, very beautiful, the views are wonderful, the air is so refreshing, whether is great if you avoid winter time.

Take one of the walking trailers and enjoy the experience between the unique treehouse they have and the special types of trees of the area.

I highly advise you to try having lunch at the attached restaurant, the local food they serve is so yummy.

The lodges are engulfed by the forest and overlook the lush green hills. The view is stunning and the utter peace is only disturbed by the deafening sound of birds chirping.

The hotel offers little else besides basic local cuisine which is fresh and delicious. The lodge is very comfortable and is a cross between modern and rustic design.

The 2 km trail which is accessed through the hotel is highly recommended at dawn and dusk.

Eco Friendly Hotels Jordan
Eco Friendly Hotels Jordan

How much does a room costs at Ajloun Forest Reserve?

Prices start 140$/night for Bungalow Room. 

Where to book online – Ajloun Forest Reserve – Eco Friendly Hotels Jordan you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Jordan during The Jerash Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Jordan on Booking.com  or Trip.com or Agoda.com  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. Toledo Amman Hotel 3* – Eco Friendly Hotels Jordan

Toledo Amman Hotel
Toledo Amman Hotel

With an international eco-label, Toledo Hotel offers rooms overlooking blue-domed King Abdullah Mosque. It features an indoor pool, spa and a modern gym, 20 minutes’ walk from downtown Amman.

All air-conditioned rooms at the Toledo Amman Hotel have satellite TV. A kettle and minibar provide hot and cold drinks in the room. Some larger rooms also include a kitchenette.

Guests can relax in the sauna or enjoy a body massage by one of the hotel’s professional masseuses. The Toledo also has an indoor pool with jacuzzi.

Set overlooking the Grand Husseini Mosque, this relaxed hotel is a 6-minute walk from the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, and 2 km from the Jordan Archaeological Museum.

Bright, modern rooms include free Wi-Fi, minibars and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, plus soundproofed windows. Studio apartments are also available with kitchenettes.


Charming & helpful staff, eco friendly hotel: Free breakfast is provided in the Moorish-style restaurant or coffee shop; both serve Eastern and Western cuisine and are open 24/7. There’s also a fitness center with a sauna, a steam bath and whirlpool tub, plus a pool and a gym with men- and women-only times.

All staff that I encountered spoke English very well, front desk personnel were flawlessly helpful and accommodating. Airport transport could be arranged for any hour (cost 30JD). Breakfast was available at 0400 (likely due to Ramandan timetable); a quick cup of coffee and toast was welcome before the start of a long travel day. Mini bar available in standard double room (no kettle in room). Hair-dryer in room. Bathroom seemed a bit tired, but entirely clean.

Hard to fault this hotel. Good buffet breakfast and buffet dinner, clean comfortable rooms. Hotel doesn’t sell alcohol but there is no issue with you buying alcohol from one of the many liquor stores close by and bringing it in. WiFi is a bit weak and sketchy away from the reception but this is only a minor complaint. Satellite TV in the room with English language (BBC World, CNN), as well as European and Middle Eastern stations. The walk back up from downtown is quite hilly but a taxi is less than 5JD, Rainbow Street and some of the other “in” neighbourhoods are only a 15 min walk from the hotel.

Nice size room if you get a suite. Avoid room that has windows opened to the busy street if you are a light sleeper and beware there may have sewage smell in some bathrooms. It’s a good distance from the hotel to downtown and major attractions but it’s walkable. Wifi is weak an erratic.

Both breakfast and dinner buffets (dinner is charged separately ) are very good. Staff is friendly, accommodating and helpful, they are willing to switch us to another room after we complained about the traffic noise

Location is quite handy for sightseeing; Citadel, Roman Coliseum are a 20 minute walk downhill. Taxis are readily available; did not ever find one with a meter, so be prepared to negotiate and walk away if the price seems excessive.

Eco Friendly Hotels Jordan
Eco Friendly Hotels Jordan

How much does a room costs at Toledo Amman Hotel?

Prices start 106$/night for Executive Suite.

This large suite has a spacious seating area with armchairs and a kitchenette.

Where to book online – Toledo Amman Hotel – Eco Friendly Hotels Jordan you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Jordan during The Jerash Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Jordan on Booking.com  or Trip.com or Agoda.com  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Feynan Ecolodge 3* – Eco Lodges Jordan

Feynan Ecolodge
Feynan Ecolodge
Hailed as one of the top 25 ecolodges in the world by National Geographic Traveler Magazine, Feynan provides an adventurous, enchanting escape into the Dana Biosphere Reserve. The solar powered lodge is lit by candles and stars by night, with 26 en-suite rooms boasting unique arabesque designs.
Enjoy regional vegetarian dishes made from local ingredients. Hike or bike across diverse landscapes, discover local Bedouin culture, and explore archeological sites including some of the world’s oldest copper mines. All stays are all-inclusive of 3 meal, accommodation and a range of guided activities and experiences including hikes, Bedouin experiences, cooking classes and demonstrations and stargazing.
It’s a truly relaxing place that literally forces you to switch off.
The food is nice and fresh, only local food including for breakfast. If you travel with children who are picky eaters you may want to bring some breakfast cereal or some other familiar foods, as well as some snacks since there is no food served outside mealtimes.
We enjoyed the hikes in the area, a day out with the goat herders, the sunset hike (which we did twice because the kids absolutely loved it), and the star gazing. Mohammed was a fantastic guide to the local area as well as the night sky. We brought some kites which was also great fun and a nice way to use the large open space around the lodge.

The beautiful, simple, clean and natural ecolodge is a hidden Jordanian gem. The beautiful location away from noise and light pollution allows you to relax and star gaze with the knowledgeable Bedouins.

The lodge serves fantastic vegetarian food, wonderful coffee and rooms are large and lit with candles each evening.

We were prepared for the fact that there is no electricity, and that when the hot water runs out after dark there is none left until it warms up again the next day. So it’s all a matter of planning ahead (get your stuff you need before dark, shower in the afternoon), and then going with the flow… and it’s a fun experience. The candles in the room are cosy, and the candles placed all around the propriety equally so.

We took part in two Bedouin experiences (weaving with goat hair and bread-making), a sunset hike, a hike to the copper mine and mountain biking (with Ahmed, highly recommended). We also did the stargazing in the evening. All of these experiences, apart from the mountain biking, were with Mohammed, who is an excellent host and really, really takes pride in what he does and wants to ensure that you’re happy.

This hotel/experience is good, but it could so easily be great with a few extra touches that would justify the cost more and cost them nothing. For example: lighting the candles in the bedrooms and putting the hot water bottles in the beds before people go to bed. Or having tea and dates always available for guests.

The experience of Jordan is typically the trifecta of Petra, Wadi Rum, and the Dead Sea. Those three are top for a reason. But this means that other excellent experiences are often missed. Feynan is one of those. To be fair, if you only have a week in Jordan and are choosing between Wadi Rum and Dana Biosphere, choose Wadi Rum. But if you have some extra time in your itinerary then Feynan should be a top slot. The lodge is set between two hills deep in the Dana Biosphere and is easily one of the best lodges we’ve been to in all of our travels. It is an eco-lodge of course, but this doesn’t mean that you’ll be sleeping rough for the sake of a clean conscious.
The rooms were well appointed (they do have electricity in the bathrooms and hot showers), the food (vegetarian buffet) was wonderful, and the staff couldn’t have been more accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed each of our hikes, stargazing at night, and the tranquil atmosphere of the lodge lit up by candlelight. Not for nothing was this named one of the best eco-lodges in the world by National Geographic.
Eco Friendly Hotels Jordan
Eco Friendly Hotels Jordan

How much does a room costs at Feynan Ecolodge?

Prices start 255$/night for Feynan Experience rate (Full Board including activities).

This large suite has a spacious seating area with armchairs and a kitchenette.

Where to book online – Feynan Ecolodge – Eco Friendly Hotels Jordan you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Jordan during The Jerash Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Jordan on Booking.com   and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Vlaicu Sorin

Traveler, trying to be a photography, hostel lover , backpacker, beer hunter. In search for the perfect place.