Next to being reviewed on tripadvisor, some guests write their experiences in my guest book, share their story in a blog or send an email with a picture. I would love to share their words so they can be helpful to you as a future guest to see if staying here would fit you.

Hackenberg family in B&B Petra Fig Tree Villa
Hackenberg family on tour with Wadi Rum Nomads

The Hackenberg family from Germany

“It`s already a couple of weeks ago that we stayed at your beautiful Fig Tree Villa. It was a very relaxing and nice time. You have been a great host and created a nice and warm atmosphere. We really enjoyed the days with you, Fadi and the other two dutch ladies in Petra. Thank you very much!

Many thanks also for recommending the Wadi Rum Nomads to us. We had a great time with Fawaz and his team members, especially Bianca. The pic has been taken on top of Umm Ad-Dammi and shows a little bit of the good mood we had during our 2 weeks trip through Jordan.

Jordan is a great country and we will definitely come back in the future.

Hope to see you again, all the best to you, take care and good bye.”

Markus, Birgit, Ann-Jolie and Leonie  (15 November 2018)

Anita and Elles

We met at the Vakantiebeurs in januari 2017.

“Jolanda is van alle markten thuis, handige kooktips, kan alle vragen over Petra beantwoorden en geeft fijne tips. Goede gesprekken tijdens het diner met medegasten en Jolanda tijdens het heerlijke diner. Genoeg ruimte voor privacy. Een stukje Nederlandse gezelligheid in Jordanië.”

Anita and Elles, The Netherlands

Review of B&B Petra Fig Tree Villa by Elles and Anita
Review of B&B Petra Fig Tree Villa by Anita and Elles
Guests of B&B Petra Fig Tree Villa at breakfast

Guests from Italy

Anna and Sarah from Italy stayed in the B&B in the end of October 2018. Also Loris, with Italian blood, stayed in the B&B.  It was so nice and gezellig to hear them talk in Italian during their  breakfast in the morning. 


met another guest of the B&B in a hostel in Jerusalem, heard about the B&B, crossed the border and stayed four days.

“The best place ever  ♡. Thanks a lot Jolanda, your cooking, I felt as at home really!!! I’m in love with your cat too! See you next year!”

Ulla, Sweden

Review B&B Petra Fig Tree Villa Ulla in Swedisch
Review B&B Petra Fig Tree Villa Ulla in English


her husband and their friends came to have dinner at the B&B in July 2017.
“I’m so happy that we choose to have dinner at your place. It was really delicious. I would love to make the maglooba at home. Can I have the recipe? And we hope to go back to visit Jordan again!”


visited in the beginning of July 2017. She likes to draw and this is the beautiful drawing she made of me.

She told me she’ll make drawings of her whole Jordan journey! I’m looking forward to see them!

Drawing of Jolanda Koopman by Sofia guest of B&B Petra Fig Tree Villa
Review Sofia about staying in B&B Petra Fig Tree Villa
Review Cecile about staying in B&B Petra Fig Tree Villa


stayed here for a short yoga retreat.

“How lucky I was to land at Petra Fig Tree Villa on my first days in Jordan! Not only the house is so peaceful and the view amazing, but the careness of Jolanda and her delicious food made it the perfect stay!

Thank you very much for these quality  moments!”


travelled all the way from Toronto, Canada to Jordan in October 2016. She wrote this nice review in my guestbook:
“What a wonderful time at Petra Fig Tree Villa. You are so warm and welcoming and the house is comfortable and relaxing. I enjoyed meeting other guests and especially Pumpkin and Ginger. I applaud your initiative and sense of adventure. I wish you peace and joy and look forward to returning to Petra.”

Review Francine about staying in B&B Petra Fig Tree Villa
Susanne, guest of B&B Petra Fig Tree Villa


In the end of April ’16 Susanne from Switzerland was my guest:
The perfect place to relax from a hot and dusty day in Petra. Jolanda’s Villa is on top of Wadi Musa, within walking distance from the entrance to lovely Petra. Lovely is also the right word for Jolanda. She is a perfect host who knows what tourists need: A nice, calm, super clean room and bed, nice sanitary rooms, delicious food...”


She stayed here in the beginning of April 2016. She sent me an email after her stay and wrote: ” I wanted to thank you for the great time I spent in your place and for your hospitality. I enjoyed my short stay a lot, your place is cozy and I felt as if I was staying at a friend not at a hotel. Not mentioning of course the delicious dinner “

Guest of B&B Petra Fig Tree Villa Marwa El-Agroudy
Janneke and Anneke wrote a review about their stay in B&B Petra Fig Tree Villa

Janneke and Anneke

These 2 ladies from The Netherlands wrote in March 2016:
“What a marvellous location!
A house, a garden and a great view, a special place to visit Petra.
“A pleasant welcome. Thanks for the hospitality!”


She visited in February 2016 wrote a nice blog about staying here.
Please do go to Jordan – it is safe – and amazing…..

Guest enjoying reading a book with Pumpkin the cat in B&B Petra Fig Tree Villa
Review Dan and Bruce about their stay in B&B Petra Fig Tree Villa

Dan and Bruce

They stayed here in December 2015 and even made a nice drawing with their review: “Thank you so much for a wonderful visit to Wadi Musa! We had a great time in Petra and an equally great time at the dinner and breakfast table. We will be back! Good luck & good health!”