I’m so glad to share some of the online reviews of the Fig Tree Villa that are written by our guests of the bed and breakfast in Petra. For example on TripAdvisor or Facebook. Certainly this can help you. Have a read to see if staying in the B&B is in line with your wishes and expectations.
On the other hand there are also people who use the (old fashioned) pen to leave their review. They wrote one in the Fig Tree Villa guestbook.
View from the balcony is hard to beat!
"Enjoyed a great stay at Fig Tree Villa recently while visiting Petra. Jolanda is a wonderful host who greeted us with tea and a map of Petra to help us plan our visit. Daily breakfast was delicious and vegan friendly. Loved the addition of the kitties running around the property. View from the balcony is hard to beat! Would stay again, thank you!!"
Such a friendly B&B, perfect for you visit to Petra!
"We loved our stay at Petra Fig Tree. First the location is amazing, with wonderful views over the mountains and Petra. We were sleeping in the big family room which has a wonderful little outdoor deck, perfect to chill out after a long day hiking in Petra and to watch the sunset. Second, Jolanda. She’s one of the nicest B&B owner we’ve known! She gave us advices on where to go hike, go eat, and told us many stories. She even gave us advice on other place in Jordan before we had even arrived in Jordan, was really nice!"
"Very friendly and knowledgeable host, quiet local surroundings and only 10-15 mins. (steep) walk to the Petra visitor entrance. Great breakfast, lovely patio and garden. Nice to meet other travelers. Great to watch Indiana Jones in Petra on the TV screen 🙂 Thank you Jolanda!"
Sehr persönlich und gemütlich
"Wir haben drei Tage bei Jolanda in der Fig Tree Villa in Petra (Wadi Musa) verbracht. Ein schönes Haus mit wunderbarer Aussicht über Petra und Umgebung. Wir hatten ein angenehmes Zimmer und konnten das Gemeinschaftsbad benutzen. Da wir allein in der Villa waren, hatten wir das Bad für uns allein. Alles sehr sauber und gut unterhalten. Jolanda hat uns jeweils mit feinem Frühstück und Abendessen verwöhnt. Dabei hat Sie uns Vieles über Petra, die Region und ihr Leben in Jordanien erzählt. Ihre offene Art und ihre persönliche Betreuung haben uns sehr gut gefallen. Vielen Dank Jolanda. Wir kommen gerne wieder."
"We had a great time. Jolanda is a wonderful host. We felt so pampered and cared for. The food was delicious. She arranged the ride from the airport and gave us lots of helpful information about the area and what to see. This cut down considerably on our planning time, so we could just relax and enjoy Petra."
A special place
"The place has a stunning view and is conveniently located to visit Petra. The owner is very warm and welcoming and took care of every little thing, from travel trips to a contact with a local taxi driver, even a hot water bottle for the night! The breakfast was especially yummy and made with love, in part with ingredients from the garden. I loved the cozy atmosphere, as a solo traveller was nice to share a chat over a tea. Did I mentioned the two lovely cats? I hope to visit again!"
Home away from home
"My stay in the Fig Tree Villa was beyond all the expectations. I spent 3 wonderful and restful days with Jolanda and her family which gave me a positive recharge physically and emotionally to face the stress of daily work afterward. Fig Tree Villa embodies the real meaning of a guest house thanks to Jolanda hospitality and generosity. My airport transfers and hike went smoothly thanks to her thoughtful organisation. I feel that I have a home in Wadi Moussa. I will definitely return back"
Je kunt er heerlijk zitten in de tuin, genieten van de rust en de vogels die er neerstrijken.
"Een heel fijn verblijf gehad in B&B Petra Fig Tree Villa, op loopafstand van de hoofdingang van Petra. Je kunt er heerlijk zitten in de tuin, genieten van de rust en de vogels die er neerstrijken. Het was heel gezellig en ik voelde me er direct thuis. Eigenaresse Jolanda is een geweldige gastvrouw, heel betrokken en behulpzaam. Ze heeft veel kennis over het gebied en goede contacten. Via haar kun je verschillende wandelroutes met officiële gids en andere (dag)trips boeken. Oprecht een van de fijnste plekken waar ik ooit heb gelogeerd! Ik heb ook een nacht gelogeerd in de andere locatie van Jolanda, Beit al Taybeh Guesthouse, een mooi authentiek gerenoveerd oud huis. Ook daar een ruime kamer, lekker ontbijt en heerlijk diner samen met andere gasten. Geweldige tijd gehad!"
So if you are looking for a place to stay in Wadi Musa: look no further! This is it!
"A great place to stay! We felt immediately at home in the Fig Tree Villa. Jolanda knows a lot, helps a lot, is easy to talk to and very hospitable. She makes very nice breakfasts, even early in the morning :-). The house itself (and our room) was spacious, clean, and with a gorgeous view. It was great staying there. So if you are looking for a place to stay in Wadi Musa: look no further! This is it!"
Nice place to stay!
"It was so nice to be there! Everything was amazing. So nice people and place. We loved it there and hopefuly we will come back. Also it is possible to get lot of help and ideas about Jordan. Recommend!!"
Wonderful personal, homely base to explore a wonder of the world
"My family and I absolutely loved our stay with Jolanda in the Petra Fig Tree Villa. She is extremely friendly and welcoming, and did everything to make us feel comfortable. You feel like you are visiting someone in your own home (which you are!), and she spoiled us with her delicious cooking, also giving us provisions to take with us on our intense excursions to Petra itself. She has two cats, 16 chickens, and a fascinating large garden which kept our two young children more than occupied. ... For a personal and authentic experience of Petra, don't hesitate to stay at the Fig Tree Villa."
Over New Year, I was at Jolanda's Guesthouse with my family. Fantastic! "We were warmly welcomed when we entered the guesthouse. The family room is very spacious, has its own porch and access to the garden. From the room you have a wide view, Petra can already be glimpsed. Everything is very clean.
The garden and Jolanda's vegetarian cuisine rounded it all off. The location is super central and quiet. Jolanda has many tips about the region! We have been to Petra many times before - but this stay was especially nice."
The garden and Jolanda's vegetarian cuisine rounded it all off. The location is super central and quiet. Jolanda has many tips about the region! We have been to Petra many times before - but this stay was especially nice."
Beautiful escape in the time of Covid
"Beautiful location within walking distance to Petra. Our room was large and clean with a shady back terrace and with views over the mountains. Both Jolanda and Fadhi were generous with their time and advice on the best trails. We had our two children with us and they were happy to field all their questions. The fossil hunt and newly hatched chicks were an added bonus. The locally cooked food was fantastic. One of the best and most memorable places we have ever stayed and we're booked to go back.
Super nice place to stay; B & B Fig Tree Villa
"Had a great time with Jolanda! Jolanda is very hospitable and wants to help you with everything. She makes your stay in Petra so special because she gives you the cream of the crop information. We had a wonderful time. Don't hesitate, just book! Recommended!"
100 % fijn
“Warme en vriendelijke gastvrije ontvangst en verblijf. Yolanda is zorgzaam en heeft goede contacten voor vervoer en wandelingen. Ik kom hier zeker terug. Goed eten, schoon en dicht bij het visiter center. Prachtig uitzicht en lekker bedden. Aanrader dus."
“Behalve het bezichtigen van Petra (waar je via een shortcut makkelijk heen loopt), kun je ook andere mooie wandelingen in de buurt maken. Mooie vergezichten en leuk om naar fossielen te zoeken, die hier overal liggen."
Pareltje op de berg
"Eind februari samen met mijn zus, die hier al 'kind aan huis' is drie nachten bij Jolanda gelogeerd. Prachtige locatie, geweldige gastvrouw die ook nog eens heerlijk kookt, uitzicht op Petra, wat wil je nog meer. Heb mij zo thuis gevoeld. Als ik weer de kans krijg om Jordanië te bezoeken zal ik zeker bij Jolanda gaan logeren. Echt een 'pareltje op de berg'."
Amazing Jordan, wonderful Fig Tree Villa
“Jordan is an amazing country to travel. We felt safe, the people are very friendly and helpful. The country side is beautiful. We walked over nine miles a day for two days around Petra and it was just astonishing. We stayed three nights in the lovely Fig Tree Villa in Wadi Musa. The host, Jolanda, made us feel at home, right away. Really lovely place, with a gorgeous view. We really enjoyed watching the sunset from the porch. Breakfast, lunch-to-go and dinner were healthy and yummy. Will definitely go back to the fig Tree Villa, can absolutely recommend!"
"la struttura è ben organizzata, pulita e non manca nulla. Molto comodo per chi visita petra poichè vicina al centro visitatori anche se in salita. Jolanda è una persona molto gentile, le piace chiacchierare nell'area comune con tutti gli avventori e da ottimi consigli. Buonissime convenzioni per transfer da aeroporto o per altre destinazioni."
Een absolute aanrader
"Wij hadden twee fijne nachten in deze mooie B&B. Alles is goed verzorgd: van de fijne kamers met prima bedden tot het heerlijke ontbijt en het lokale diner. Zo fijn om na een drukke dag in het toeristische Petra met een kopje thee/koffie bij te komen op het terras met uitzicht over de stad. Jolanda is een op-en-top-warme en betrokken gastvrouw die alle informatie over Petra en omgeving kan geven. Een absolute aanrader!"
Wonderful place and people
"We spent one night and they were incredible with us. They helped us all the time, they literally saved our stay in Petra. For sure we will come back to stay with them. They have a wonderfull house, with parking, trees, flowers... and amazing views! They were the kindest people we met in Jordan. I definitely recommend anyone searching to stay there."
Tolles B&B mit bester Lage für Besuch in Petra
"Tolle Gastgeberin und wunderschöne Lage. Nur 10 Minuten zu Fuss zum Eingang von Petra. Jolanda hat uns die Fahrt von der jordanischen Grenze in Eilat organisiert (Saleh ist ein super Fahrer) und mit viel Herzblut den Aufenthalt versüsst. Das Nachtessen war sehr lecker und auch die Massage war nach dem strengen Tag in Petra sehr entspannend. Definitiv empfehlenswert."
One of the many highlights of our trip to Jordan
"This is not your usual aseptic hotel stay, but instead you are welcomed in the beautiful home of the lovely host Jolanda. She made our stay very comfortable and was always there to answer any questions and special requests. She also cooked an amazing three course vegetarian dinner for us on our second day, much needed after a day spent hiking in beautiful Petra!"
"We stayed here for one night in December as a family group of ten. Our first impressions were of a beautiful green house with the most amazing and spectacular views over Petra - and with the added bonus of a lovely garden which my grandsons delighted in exploring. After a three hour drive from Amman, Jolanda’s lovely warm welcome and fresh coffee were exactly what we needed before we set off to visit Petra. When we returned, Yolanda welcomed us back with tea and home-made biscuits. In the evening we relaxed in her cosy sitting room which was made all the more comfortable with the heater she brought in, as being December, it was quite chilly. It’s worth noting that there’s no heating in the house so at bedtime, we all appreciated Yolanda’s offer of hot water bottles and the lovely snuggly robes in the very clean bedroom."
We felt really welcome and at home at Jolanda's B&B
"Jolanda is very hospitable and she helped us a lot on planning our trip through Jordan. Also we had a lovely home cooked diner, lots of very nice tea, good conversations and even Dutch coffee (without kardemom)!! Jolanda even made us a breakfast box before heading to Wadi Rum. We highly recommend to stay at this B&B!"
Dieses familiäre B&B wäre überall auf der Welt eine tolle Unterkunft... Danke an Jolanda!
"Ich kann mir keine bessere Unterkunft für einen Besuch in Wadi Mursa und Petra vorstellen. Es herrscht eine familiäre und persönliche Atmosphäre. Die Zimmer sind sauber und gepflegt, die Matratzen bequem und das Frühstück liebevoll zusammen gestellt. Das B&B ist einen kurzen, etwas steilen Weg vom Petra Visitor Center gelegen in dessen Nähe sich auch Restaurants finden."
Bis zum nächsten mal
"Liebe Jolanda, vielen Dank nochmals, dass du dich so gut um uns gekümmert hast. Alles Liebe und bis zum nächsten Mal”.
Top-Empfehlung für Petra|Wadi Musa
"Durch einen Zufall sind wir bei Jolanda, eine wundervolle Gastgeberin, für drei Nächte untergekommen. Ihr B&B liegt sehr nah zum Eingang von Petra (15 Minuten zu Fuß) und trotzdem in einer sehr ruhigen Gegend, was uns wichtig war. Durch Jolandas einzigartige Gastfreundlichkeit haben wir uns wie zu Hause gefühlt. Abends saßen wir auf der Terrasse, die frei genutzt werden kann, und haben den schönen Blick auf das beleuchtete Wadi Musa genossen. Das Frühstück war liebevoll hergerichtet mit u.a. Konfitüren, hergestellt aus eigens geernteten Früchten. Auch konnte man für einen geringen Aufwand ein reichhaltiges Lunch Paket für den Ausflug nach Petra bekommen, was sehr praktisch war. Eine wirkliche Empfehlung für die Bleibe in Petra. Preis/Leistung stimmt! Zur Info: Es leben zwei Katzen mit im Haus, was man mögen sollte."
Relaxing, comfortable and homely
"My son and I stayed two nights and it was relaxing, comfortable and homely. Yolande knows the local area well and was very helpful with itinerary suggestions. She was also very accommodating for early starts. Breakfast of local produce and fruit from the garden, on the terrace was lovely."
A magical Jordan experience with a Dutch touch 🙂
"There is just one word to describe our stay at Jolanda's B&B: magical! It already started in the weeks before: Jolanda answered all my questions extensively and gave tips for next destinations in Jordan. As one of us got sick just before we would arrive, she was very understandable and helpful, and we could postpone our stay a bit without any problem. She organized the best taxi driver ever to pick us up from the border: Saleh. Be prepared for unforgettable music, nice stories, strong coffee with cardamom and even WiFi on the way!"
It takes only 10-15 mins to walk to Petra
"Yolanda is the most wonderful host!! She is warm, welcoming and always happy to have a chat. She is also extremely helpful and can provide advice on the location of facilities (e.g. an ATM that takes MasterCard) in Wadi Musa as well as a reliable taxi driver. The location is simply superb. It takes only 10-15 mins to walk to/from the entrance to Petra (although it is uphill on the way back). And the breakfasts Yolanda provided we're the best I have had in Jordan. I highly recommend staying there."
Bianca from Wadi Rum Nomads recommended the Fig Tree Villa. And for good reasons!
"We (a family of five) have been guests of Jolanda at her Fig Tree Villa on the 4th and 5th of January 2017. Bianca from Wadi Rum Nomads recommended the B&B. And for good reasons! Jolanda gave us a very warm welcome. The villa is big and situated in a beautiful surrounding. Great views. The rooms were very big and comfortable. Two bathrooms were more than sufficiënt. On arrival we had a tea together and she walked with us to show directions towards the main entrance of Petra. After spending the day there, we came back and had diner with Jolanda and a friend. In the morning we had a very tasty Jordanian breakfast and then we were picked up by two taxi's Jolanda arranged for us. All in all we had a very good stay at the Fig Tree Villa and we would recommend it strongly to anyone."
I enjoyed my stay there so much that I will be going back for Christmas!
"I decided to stay at the Petra Fig Tree Villa based on the recommendation of a friend who came back from Petra raving about how great her stay there had been and in particular how fantastic Jolanda had been as a host. Well my friend did not exaggerate, Jolanda is one of the best hosts that I have stayed with and made us feel right at home from the moment we arrived. The villa itself is lovely and has a stunning view over the mountains surrounding Petra. You can easily walk down to the site itself, although on the recommendation from Jolanda we decided to drive down as the walk back up didn't seem so appealing after hiking in Petra all day! I enjoyed my stay there so much that I will be going back for Christmas!"
Een tien met een griffel!
"Niets dan lof voor de complete inzet van Jolanda Koopman! Ze begeleidt je van begin tot eind. Haar vegetarische keuken is verrukkelijk ! De locatie is top! Je kijkt op Petra!"
La maison de Jolanda est une excellente adresse
"La maison est située à proximité immédiate de l'entrée de Petra, au calme absolu, avec une vue dégagée sur les montagnes alentour. Ensuite, les chambres sont spacieuses et très agréables. Les repas préparés par Jolanda, petit-déjeuner et repas du soir, sont exquis. Enfin Jolanda connait très bien Petra et la Jordanie, elle est de très bons conseils. Nous étions avec nos enfants, c'était beaucoup plus agréable qu'un hôtel, le jardin est fermé, les enfants pouvaient jouer dehors le matin ou le soir en toute sécurité, sans déranger les autres locataires. Merci beaucoup pour ce séjour !"
A paradise in the Middle East
"Excellent place to be in Petra, amazing and marvelous food. For a visit to Petra this is the place place to stay; clean, large rooms and so cosy. Jolanda made us feel at home and always suggests the best places to see. No doubts I will repeat this travel and stay in B&B Fig Tree Villa"
Beste Unterkunft unserer Rundreise durch Jordanien
"Ich war mit meinem 7-jährigen Sohn für 2 Nächte im Fig Tree B&B und wäre gerne länger geblieben. Wir haben uns sehr sehr wohl gefühlt. Jolanda hat einen tollen Ort geschaffen... Haus & Grundstück sind sehr gepflegt und liebevoll eingerichtet. Die Lage ist perfekt mit Blick auf Petra, nur 300m Luftlinie zum Visitor Center. Jolanda ist eine tolle Gastgeberin, die aus dem B&B mit ihrer warmen Art wirklich eine Oase macht. Danke Jolanda für eine tolle Zeit in Wadi Musa. Room Tip: Wir haben uns im Garden Room sehr wohl gefühlt"
Excellent food, great views, lovely host
"We had a wonderful time at the Fig Tree Villa. It is such a nice atmosphere to relax in after a full day wandering around in Petra. Very friendly host Jolanda provides all the help you want with thinking about interesting hikes."
Best place to stay in Petra
"The view is the first thing you notice, overlooking the city. Beautiful! Jolanda is an excellent host, and also a great cook! She cooked dinner one night for us, and it was delicious! The bed and breakfast is about a 10-15 minute walk to the entrance of Petra. This is the perfect place to stay, with the comforts of home while you visit Petra"
The view of the Petra site should be one of the best of Wadi Musa!
"My stay in Jolanda's home was fantastic ! Yolanda made her best to make my stay confortable ! And it was also ! We had good diner together (she is a pretty good cooker) and she gave me many advices for visiting Petra ! Great time spending with Jolanda! I really recommend her!"
El mejor lugar, con la mejor anfitriona!
"Sobre el lugar. Es una casa que se encuentra en una colina, desde ahí el paisaje es espectacular al anochecer. Una vez instalado puedes caminar fácilmente hasta el centro de visitas de Petra. La casa. Es muy cómoda, bastante amplia. La habitación es perfecta, bastante limpio todo. Sobre los alimentos. El desayuno y la cena se sirven en la terraza, Jolanda la anfitriona se encarga de preparar la comida, que es abundante y deliciosa. Mientras comes puedes platicar con ella en perfecto inglés, sabe bastante de Petra y te puede dar buenos consejos de como recorrer la zona arqueológica. Sobre Jolanda. Me parece que es una persona muy simpática, sociable y alguien en quien puedes confiar plenamente. Si es necesario te puede ayudar con algunos otros temas de tu viaje. En general es de los mejores lugares en lo que me he quedado, ¡recomiendo muchísimo este lugar!"
Beautiful place, perfect location for Petra
"We stayed here for two nights in a very big and comfortable room with our own balcony and beautiful view. The villa is located very close to the entrance of Petra, much closer than most of the other hotels and it is very peaceful and quiet. We had the best breakfast of our trip to Jordan and really enjoyed our stay here, Yolanda is a fantastic host, it felt as if we were visiting a friend. We would highly recommend this place."
Petra Fig Tree Villa is a B&B as a B&B is supposed to be and so much more!
"B&B Petra Fig Tree Villa is a true home away from home. A lovely, spacious, well-decorated home with a big garden overlooking the Petra Mountains and Wadi Musa. Owner Jolanda gave my stay a real homey feeling. Her welcome was warm and friendly. She is knowledgeable and helped me with whatever I needed. The meals she provides are very tasty and nutritious. Petra Fig Tree Villa is a B&B as a B&B is supposed to be and so much more. Highly recommend!"
"I stayed for only one night but it was such a relaxing and comfortable stay. Jolanda is very hospitable and nice, I enjoyed the small talks we had. She was very helpful in arranging pick ups for me and giving me tips on what to do for the day I had visiting Petra. Her place is so cozy and relaxing, it didn’t feel like a stranger’s house at all but more like staying at a friend’s place. I was so hungry by the time i arrived in the morning because I didn’t have time for breakfast and she gladly fixed me up a sandwich and some tea and gave me a snack before I head to Petra. She is an amazing cook and the dinner was delectable. The villa is in a walking distance from the Petra visitors center (10 to 15 minutes) with a bit of an uphill and has a nice view of Wadi Musa. My room was so nice and had a terrace overlooking the mountains and Petra. It was a very relaxing though very short stay, wish I had more time to stay longer."
Excellent B&B overlooking Wadi Mousa and Petra
"Petra Fig Tree villa is a lovely house in a perfect position overlooking Wadi Musa and a ten minutes climb from the entrance to Petra. It is not Grande Luxe (you do have to share a bathroom) but the bedrooms are comfortable and there are great terraces and gardens in which to sit and watch the sun come up – or go down! Yolanda is friendly, welcoming and delightful – she not only fed and watered me really well but arranged an amazing trip to the Wadi Rum desert for me. Her vegetarian food is delicious – and what better than a breakfast mezze on the terrace washed down by gallons of herbal tea and kept company by Pumpkin and Ginger, her two friendly cats!!