We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
TRAVEL ALERT: SECURITY CONCERNS More info

Beit Zaman

Bab Touma (Straight Street), building N. 120 | P.O. Box 10302, Damascus, Syria
Beit Zaman
Write a Review

59 reviews from our community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    35
    16
    1
    2
    5
See reviews for
8
20
5
4
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (5)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (59)
  • Mar-May only
    (15)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (14)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (8)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (22)
All months
Paphos, Cyprus
Level Contributor
26 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Central Damascus, Bab Touma near to one od the gates of Damascus is the perfect hotel. A converted merchants house with beautiful decorated rooms (check website). Court yeard with lemon trees and fountains hidden fron the main road. Only a short walk to the famous mosque and the Souk full of amazing shops of gold and herbs and clothes. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
46 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

I stayed here in late 2008, but never managed to write a review until now. I stayed here at the tail end of a business trip to Syria, and I was amazed at the atmosphere in the hotel. The restoration work completed on the property is impressive, and really made one feel that they were staying someplace special. Breakfast was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
johannesburg
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

This is certainly not a hotel to go with all the charm and beauty and 5 star rated its too far from all the attractions.The prize of a room was 40 percent more then better hotels in the old town

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Laguna Niguel, CA
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2011

My mother and I ended up staying at Beit Zaman given the situation in Syria. It had been out of our budget originally but we were able to stay there after most of the tourists had cancelled their plans. It was a beautiful Damascene home that had been converted into a hotel. Rooms were decorated with beautiful pearl inlaid furniture.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Southport, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2011

Charming old hotel in Christian Quarter. Staff went out of their way to make our stay memorable. The rooms are large and comfortable and everything worked. Gorgeous courtyards off each room offer a quiet peaceful space to relax in. I enquired where I could buy the yummy Rose jam served at breakfast and instead of telling me where to buy... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2011

Beit Zaman is a house in the Old City of Damascus, within an easy walk of the Roman Arch, the Umayyad mosque, the bazaar, and good restaurants. It is full of character and charm, with tasteful furnishings, many amenities in the very clean rooms, and a wonderful, helpful staff. Breakfasts are plentiful, with plenty of fruits and delicious miniature pastries.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York, New York
Level Contributor
130 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2011

Beit Zaman is located in the Christian Quarter of Old Damascus. The location is perfect for exploring old Damascus, as well as outside the walls, day or night. Shops, cafes, and restaurants are just outside its front door. However once you step inside you feel you are in a different world. The common areas are beautifully decorated with Middle Eastern... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2011

I stayed here with my significant other and an 8 month old. The staff were the most attentive that I have experienced at any hotel, they went above and beyond all reasonable expectations of customer service. The hotel is not a "cookie cutter" hotel that, if you close the curtains, could have you in any city in the world; you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Windsor, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
52 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2011

Lovely atmospheric hotel, great rooms and breakfast. Staff were all very helpful. The location is excellent for anyone visiting Damascus for sight seeing. We also stayed in the Four Seasons, but would probably stay here next time because it was, well, just more Syrian!

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Level Contributor
17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2011

This hotel is perfectly located for exploring the alleyways of the old city. Situated in a renovated traditional mansion it has beautiful courtyards and both the rooms we had (we stayed at the beginning and end of our trip) were large. Reception was always staffed. As the rooms are located off the courtyards they can be noisy at night, but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

31 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (27)
Viewed
Room/suite (8)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (7)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (9)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (3)
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities