Guestbook reviews

Jolanda with guestbook reviews of Petra Fig Tree Villa

Next to being reviewed online, for example on TripAdvisor or Facebook, some guests write their reviews in the Fig Tree Villa guestbook.

Or they share their story in a blog or send an email with a picture. I love to share their words and pictures because they can be helpful to you, as a future guest, to see if staying here would fit you.

Next to being reviewed online, for example on TripAdvisor or Facebook, some guests write their reviews in the Fig Tree Villa guestbook.

Or they share their story in a blog or send an email with a picture. I love to share their words and pictures because they can be helpful to you, as a future guest, to see if staying here would fit you.

Gisela (from Equador)

“Thanks you Yolanda, for the wonderful time in your house. If I come again, I will come here for sure. I love this place, you are very kind, you cook wonderful and your home is unique, including your cats. 

Gracias Yolanda por todo ha sido un gusto estar contigo en tu hermosa casa.”


Gisela (5-6-2023)

Review Gisela for Petra Fig Tree Villa

Anniek & Hanneke

“Ha Jolanda,

wat een superfijne plek heb je hier. Na alle nachten in hostels en hotels voelde het hier echt als thuiskomen. Lekker eten bestellen, filmpje kijken en een dutje op de bank met Pumpkin in de knieholte. Heerlijk!


Wat geweldig dat je zo je huis openstelt en gasten opneemt in je leven hier in Jordanië. Heel inspirerend enhet zet aan tot fantaseren over hoe we onze eigen toekomst willen inrichten.


Ook heel boeiend om na het praten met locals ook met jou te spreken over de cultuur hier en hoe het verschilt van de onze. Weer een rijk perspectief en inkijkje na alle indrukken die we al hadden opgedaan in dit prachtige land.

Het ga je goed en (ik denk) tot ziens.

Anniek & Hanneke (8-1-2023)

Review Fig Tree Villa Anniek en Hanneke

From France and Germany

“Dear Jolanda,

we had some really amazing two days in Petra and in the Fig Tree Villa. Thank you for your hospitality, for your great advices, for the delicious meals and your kindness.  All this made our stay really special.

All the best,

Julien + Lisa, Lara + Louis” (16-04-2022)

Review Fig Tree Villa Jordan


“Dear Jolanda, thank you for your hospitality and the warm welcome. It felt like coming home.

You have created a paradise here….

yours faithfully, Andrea” (March 4, 2022)

Review Andrea gastenboek Fig Tree Villa
Andrea in Petra Fig Tree Villa

Bregje, aka "Wandelvrouw"

“Thanks for all your help, with the preparations and during my travels. You made our journey reality.

Our stay in both the B&B’s* was lovely. So nice to have met you.”

Love, Bregje
aka “Wandelvrouw”(November 19, 2021)



* The other accommodation is Beit al Taybeh Guesthouse.


With Bregje Wandelvrouw at the terrace of Petra Fig Tree Villa
Review Bregje Wandelvrouw Petra Fig Tree Villa

Elke & Jonathan

“Een rustpuntje na het bezoek aan het prachtige Petra. Bedankt voor de lekkere koekjes, gezellige theemomentjes en alle hulp bij het plannen van onze verdere trip!

We raden het aan al onze vrienden en familie aan. Ongetwijfeld de beste verblijfplaats in Wadi Musa. 

We hebben er echt van genoten!”

Groetjes, Elke & Jonathan (September, 2021)

“A place to relax after the visit to beautiful Petra. Thank you for the delicious cookies, cozy tea moments and all the help in planning our further trip!

We recommend it to all our friends and family. Undoubtedly the best place to stay in Wadi Musa.

We really enjoyed it!”

Review about B&B Petra Fig Tree Villa

Cassandra and Matt

“We had an incredible stay at Petra Fig Tree Villa. Thanks for being such a wonderful and hospitable host, Jolanda! It truly felt like we were at home these past two days. We also appreciate your Petra guidance, along with our nice conversations on the balcony. And we’ll be dreaming of those delicious breakfasts!

Thanks again for making our time in Petra extra special.”

All the best, Kaci & Matt (July 11, 2021)

PS Until we meet again!

Happy guests of B and B Petra Fig Tree Villa
Review guests of BandB Petra Fig Tree Villa

Judith and Justine

“We really had a good time after “escaping” from the Netherlands. Hopefully we will come back here again, who knows with a large group to do part of the Jordan Trail.

ou were a good hostess & delicious food!”

Lots of love, Judith & Justine (April 6, 2021)

Review Petra Fig Tree Villa Judith

Autumn and James

“We’ve had such a wonderful stay here, at the Fig Tree Villa. Our stay started with a spectacular sunset over the desert mountains followed by a delicious home cooked dinner with some of the best tomato soup we’ve ever had!

Jolanda made us feel completely welcome in her home. We’ve had such a nice time in Jordan and our stay here has just added to that. Looking forward to when we can come back again.”

Autumn + James (14-03-2021)


Review Petra Fig Tree Villa Autumn and James

Marianna and Nathan

“Dear Jolanda,

Thank you for your warm welcome at your home. We had a lovely time and really appreciated your hospitality. Thanks for sharing your knowledge an love of Petra.

The bed was super comfy and the dinners delicious. I’ll be back!”

Marianna (France, living in Amman)

(5 November 2020)

Pascale and Ronald

“Five years after we promised to visit you, we are finally here. And it was great! Fantastic to stay in Wadi Musa in the beautiful villa, which we only knew from the pictures.

We took full advantage of the tips you gave us. And those tips have given us wonderful experiences. It was great to catch up again. To meet other guests of the B&B. Jolanda, thank you very much for your attention, effort and hospitality. Once again greetings from many colleagues of Reym.”

Pascale and Ronald, The Netherlands

The guestbook review of 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

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.

The review of Ulla

Ulla met another guest of the B&B in a hostel in Jerusalem. From her she heard about the B&B, made her resarvation, 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

The guestbook review of Marleen

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!


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. And I applaud your initiative and sense of adventure. I wish you peace and joy and look forward to returning to Petra.”


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 “

Marwa wrote a nice blog about traveling solo as a veiled woman.

The guestbook review of Janneke and Anneke

These two 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!”

Janneke en Anneke from Holland


She visited in February 2016 wrote a nice blog about staying here.

Please do go to Jordan – it is safe – and amazing…..

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!”