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4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Al Bakri street | Bab Touma, Damascus, Syria
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Albal Hotel
Ranked #19 of 74 hotels in Damascus
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

people serving us in this hotel were very helpful, always smiling. Ambiance was excellent. every room in the hotel has its own particular charm. central location very close to Al Hamidiyya Market

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Melbourne, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011

I can't remember a hotel I have enjoyed more. The location of Albal hotel is brilliant, in the Old city just steps from Bab Touma and close to restaurants, shops etc. The hotel itself is a beautifully renovated Damascene house, and the rooms (just 12 I think) are wonderful. The perfect place to come back to after a day of... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2011

My husband and I went to Damascus as part of our Middle East honeymoon trip. Damascus was our last stop and we had stayed at a mix of accommodations - small, boutique and 5 stars - along the way. We left Aleppo and arrived at Damascus/Albal at night. As soon as we were invited into the lobby, my husband and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2011

The hotel is a traditional residence that has been converted into a hotel. The owners have done an excellent job of maintaining the old feel of the place (central courtyard, fountain, traditional decor), making it very much a part of your Damascus vacation experience. Service was very helpful right from check in - at the last minute our family had... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2011

This hotel was a great find and the only hotel I have got on this site to recommend so far. In a great location in the old town. It is a perfect escape, excellent atmosphere, extremely clean and service was outstanding. I thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a clean hotel, great service, great ambience in a great location... More

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Saudi Arabia/Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2011

The hotel itself is set in a beautiful old building within the walls of Damascus old town. The way the building has been renovated is wonderful, everything is in keeping with the original style and the modern additions of a retractable cover for the courtyard and glass doors to let in extra light work really well. That said our rooms... More

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Goreme Cappadocia
11 reviews 11 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2010

This is a stunnıng hotel with the most beautıful decor and settıng . From the moment we walked ınto the courtyard the attention to detail and atmosphere was just gorgeous . The staff were beyond helpful and on two occassions the management sent their wonderful staff to accompany us through the old cıty to ensure we got to the destination... More

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Bern, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2010

We were going to stay two nights at the Albal Hotel initially, but eventually stayed four. We really loved the beautifully designed courtyard, our spacious and comfortable room and the location near Bab Touma, within walking distance of everything in the old town. The staff are very nice and willing to help with everything. I had some stomach trouble on... More

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Amman, Jordan
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2010

Stayed at this boutique hotel with my family and friends . It was a pleasant surprise to find all the amenities of a five star hotel yet with the atmosphere of an old house. It is a 200 year old house which was renovated and opened six months ago, but still keeping with the old atmosphere, which is a central... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2010

From the moment we entered Al Bal hotel, we were in awe. From the beautiful decor to the lovely staff, it is a truly amazing hotel. The rooms were spotless and, whilst traditionally furnished, were new and clean. The included breakfast was enough to keep us going until mid-afternoon. The hotel is in the old quarter of Damascus so within... More

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Address: Al Bakri street | Bab Touma, Damascus, Syria
Location: Syria > Damascus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Albal Hotel 4.5*

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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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#14 Luxury Hotel in Damascus
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Damascus is the land of civilizations and the cradle of cultures which is manifested in its numerous ancient sites that date back to different eras in history. It has numerous full with archeological monuments and artifact. Once you walk in the old alleys of Damascus, roam around its architectures, you can feel your belonging to this ancient land regardless where you come from. Al-Bal is an ancient house in the old city of Damascus that includes twelve rooms surrounding a courtyard with trees and Damascene flowers around the central fountain. This house is a haven for visitors from all over the world, it accommodates a hotel with luxurious services. Al-Bal is an Arabic phrase which means present in mind. Why Al-Bal? Because this phrase has many meanings that connect the past, present, and the future… related to the mysteries revealed through the hotel's walls and corners. As mentioned earlier, this hotel is comprised of twelve rooms for guests, in addition to the rest of the famous and well-known divisions of the Damascene house: the Ivan, the yards, the fountain, and the waterfall surrounded by ornamental plants and bitter trees… ... more   less 
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