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- “ What a special place to stay at!!!!! We liked it very much and felt alway very comfortable! Tahnk you sooooo much ”
- 01 May 2013 Micha Germany
- “ Nice location in a quiet place just few minutes driving from the Dead Sea and Masada. Very nice atmosphere (but there were - fortunately - only very few guests that two nights) for those who want to chill and relax. Tents, toilets, showers and kitchen are absolutely tidy and nice. The water in the shower was not really hot (but definitely not too cold) which I find good - desert is not for spoiled people! Appropriate only for tourists with a car. Very friendly and helpful staff/owner. ”
- 04 Nov 2012 Jan
“ Shkedi Camplodge was a nice place to stay. Friendly staff, nice atmosphere and an inviting place to be.
However, they are touted as "Eco" - I would not agree - there were no recycling facilities (even with a plastic recycling cage 5 minutes walk from the place), no organic waste composting, and all electricity was from the mains.
However the buildings were simple and used many local materials.
Also the local area outside the camplodge was very dead and felt quite artificial, like a compound ”
dear adam, thank you very much for your review. when we started to build our camplodge there have been not much accomodations for tourists at all, the idea was to offer simple and affordable accomodation in a way that you can get out of "big city" hectics, stress and being able to relax. when the camplodge was built up there hasnt been much surrounding the site where we built it (dont forget that we are in the middle of the desert and the whole village you see right now was not like that at all, it was really... desert). before you judge in a way that you dont agree with the term of "eco" you should know some things. the plastic (and other) bottles we throw away are not collected in the plastic recycling cage for a reason, there is poor bedouine people that earn their money by collecting such bottles. every couple of months they come to our place and pick up all the bottles we stored for them at our "bottle recycling" place (other places let them pay a small fee for that, we do not want that and "donate" them!). organic waste and composting... we would really really like to do that BUT due to the agriculture in ne'ot ha kikar we in any way have a large ammount of flies here, composting would enlarge that fly population and... no way! impossible! can you imagine what would happen? ...you wouldnt see your food anymore when you eat because it would be covered in flies... we dont like that (and i am pretty sure you wouldnt like it aswell!). for some time already we think about the usage of solar panels and / or other ways to gain "green energy". you have to know though that the dead sea is so low that the sun light isnt as usual and common solar panels dont work here. there is other solutions we think about (green energy steam engines for example) but this process involves a lot of money and we can not do it in a rush. (please dont forget aswell that in israel the electricity industry is tough and they do not really support such projects. we hope that this attitude will change!). in the time the camplodge is closed (june, july, august,) we realize new projects in order to progress. come to visit us again and you will see the changes! be well and have a great time! Gil Shkedi and Gidon Idy Shkedi's Camplodge
- 02 May 2012 Adam
- “ Best accomodation for lowest price and atmosphere I ever had in Israel.. This is the real relaxing life you feeling overthere. ”
- 21 Feb 2012 Johannes Joost