Bait Ali Lodge, Rum

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7.4 out of 10

If you want to stay in the desert but are not wild about roughing it, Bait Ali is a recommended compromise. Tucked behind a hill, with a fine view of the wilderness, this ecofriendly camp is clearly signposted just off the road, 15km from the Desert Highway and 9km before the Wadi Rum visitor centre.

Accommodation is in comfortable air-conditioned chalets, twin-bed cabins or in army tents with a shared shower block, and facilities include swimming pool, restaurant with nightly barbecue produced from an open zerb (an oven buried in the sand), a circular meeting hall with a central fire, a bar and a comfortable, cushion-filled Bedouin tent that add an Arabian Nights atmosphere to the camp. The chef prepares delicious local, unleavened bread over a hot stone.

You can pitch your own tent (JD10) or park a camper van (JD10) and use the shower block. Advice is available on quad-bike rides, hikes, ballooning, skydiving (February and March) and other activities in the local area. The hike around Lion Mountain (12km, three hours) is particularly recommended.

Quick description via booking.com

Located in the heart of Wadi Rum, this Bedouin camp and rest area offers a variety of accommodation. It features a seasonal outdoor pool, and traditional evening campfires and barbecues. Bait Ali offers Bedouin tents and chalets, some with a private bathroom. The shared bathroom facilities feature modern showers and toilets. The large, modern kitchen of Bait Ali serves local Arabic dishes. The camp also has terraced areas with a traditional Zerb oven. Guests can admire Wadi Rum’s rock formations and desert from a hot air balloon. Other activities offered are buggy safaris, camel riding, and land sailing. Bait Ali is easily accessed from Wadi Rum’s main road. Aqaba is 55 km from the camp, and the desert highway turn off at Ragdia is 15 km away.

Important information

Please note that payment will be made in cash only as the property has no credit card facility. Guests are encouraged to bring cash because there are not ATM's in the vicinity. Jeep Tour tickets can be purchased from the Wadi Rum Visitor centre, for other Wadi Rum activities you can contact the front desk upon arrival in the camp. Kindly contact the camp for more information on the location. Pick-up arrangements are also available if needed. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation. Kindly note that the swimming pool is only open from 15 April until 31 October. Please contact the property for opening hours.
Please inform Bait Ali Lodge, Rum in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.
Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.


Features of Bait Ali Lodge, Rum

Other

  • Parking
  • Free parking
  • Internet services
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift shop
  • Library
  • Hiking
  • Bbq facilities
  • Tour desk
  • Horse riding
  • Wifi
  • Designated smoking area
  • Secured parking

Food and drink

  • Bar
  • Restaurant (buffet)

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry
  • Vip room facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage

General

  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning

Internet

  • Free WiFi available

Activities

  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)
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