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Sharia Bahsa | Souq Saroujah, Damascus, Syria
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Al Rabie
Ranked #11 of 30 Damascus B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Nonthaburi, Thailand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

We stayed in this hotel in May 2011 during Syrian Uprising, there were almost no guests and it's quiet at night. We (two people) walked in and got a three-bed room on the first floor next to the hotel lovely courtyard with good discounted price (about 25% off during the uprising). The room was big, high-ceiling and had a refrigerator... More

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Hobart, Australia
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39 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

Likes: Awesome courtyard in the middle of the hotel (grand old house), excellent breakfast, very friendly and helpful staff (family run), great location, about 10 minute walk to souq, very quiet with lots of eating options nearby, about 10 mins taxi ride to bus station, cheap wifi internet (pay for whole stay not daily), large room with smallish bathroom Dislikes:... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2011 via mobile

In 3 weeks in Syria this is the only review I feel compelled to write - do not stay at al Rabie. While we did enjoy sitting in the lovely old courtyard, the staff are very rude and lazy and unfriendly (Syria is known for its lovely people, I've lost count how many people invited us into their homes for... More

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Hong Kong
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17 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2011

We took a 4-bed room just next to the courtyard. Very noisy at night. Toilet is clean but didn't supply anything e.g. tower, soap even issues. I asked a reception staff to call to reconfirm hotel in Aleppo and he asked me to repay him the telephone charge. It's fair. He took me SP50 but later I found that he... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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31 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2011

I traveled Syria with my brother recently and had made a reservation with Al Rabie 6 weeks prior to our arrival. My brother arrived before me and the morning of, I notified them he would be showing up before me and to let him into our room. I recieved a "no problem" email from them. When I showed up at... More

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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39 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2010

I made a reservation via e-mail with this hotel and got a confirmation twice! The price was 2200 SP for a double with private bathroom. When we showed up the receptionist didn't even look at us and said with an arrogant voice that they were full despite our reservation. They redirected us to a collegue hotel Al Saada. The room... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2010

We arrived at the hotel after long bus ride to find that my email correspondence with the owner confirming my double room amounted to nothing and that there was no room available. The owner pointed out that in his reply to me he had said "don't arrive late" (it was a tick before 3.30pm) I simply had to laugh. He... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2010

We booked with this hostel based on the write up in Lonely Planet and, based on our experience and other's reviews, it appears this hostel is now coasting on reputation rather than reality. Despite having a printed copy of our email confirmation, they said we did not have a reservation and we were confused. We challenged this, evidence in hand,... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2010

We spent two nights there at the start of our trip. We were lucky enough to get a room without booking, but two tiny single beds with no bathroom.. There are some nicer rooms but it seems you have to book months in advance to stand a chance. When we left for more Syrian adventures, we asked the manager to... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2010

We made a booking at Al Rabie about 3 weeks ahead of our arrival date (encouraged by the glowing Lonely Planet write-up), despite receiving two emails confirming our double ensuite room we arrived to be told we actually had a room at their "sister hotel" Al Saada. This hotel was terrible and not of an equal standard, the communal area... More

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Also Known As:
Al Rabie Hotel Damascus
Al Rabie Hotel
Address: Sharia Bahsa | Souq Saroujah, Damascus, Syria
Location: Syria > Damascus
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Ranked #11 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Damascus

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