We stayed for 3 nights in Madakhil beginning of March 2020 for visiting the Tandora Festival.A beautiful surrounding but otherwise a complete disaster. A camp without management. The rooms are okay but not well maintened although they have personell. Breakfast: it did not deserve that name. Dinner: although we were not many guests they were not able to provide us with something. They had to bring the food from outside and even this lasted over an hour to warm it up and place it on plates. Staff was nice, but without any guidance or a programme of what they could do. In such a camp you should provide adequate food and beverage.
An camp located in an awesome location. Clean, access to warm water and unadulterated scenery and rocks and desert. A 20 minute drive from Madain Saleh world heritage site and museum. It is safe and popular with tourists after the tecent Tantura festivals in Al Ula, Saudi Arabia. Strongly recommended.
Arrived expecting tents, but pleasantly surprised to find those replaced by permanent huts - complete with full bathroom (including showers and toilets) and air conditioning. The huts have a woven material on the outside and similar wall coverings inside. Lovely elevated patio - great place to enjoy a fire pit, a hot cup of tea and the uplit rock formations. Breakfast and dinner had many, many food options. You won't go hungry here. They are working to add more buildings to the camp. Forget wifi and cell phone service (poor reception inside this rocky area) and just enjoy the area.
Booked the rooms for the Winter at Tantora festival, and got a confirmation for a specific type of room. Only to find out later while booking an additional room that my initial room was given to someone else. After we had already bought the concert tickets. They don’t answer their phone or emails either, so good luck getting a hold of them.
Our visit to Madainah Saleh was unforgettable and the stay at Madakhil Camp definitely added to that experience. This is a luxurious tent camp-hotel with double beds in luxury tents and bathroom/shower/toilet in a container. Breakfast and dinner is served in large traditional tents. This is not your traditional hotel but allows for an incredible authentic experience in one of the hidden gems in the Gulf region. Highly recommended when spending time in Saudi.