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.

Afamia Hotel

Furat Street | Omayad Square, Damascus 5565, Syria
Afamia Hotel
Write a Review

91 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room Tips
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This hotel is exactly what a traveler coming to Damascus should be looking for. Well situated, friendly staff and fairly priced. Having had dozens of guests throughout my time in the city I finally found this hotel and, if available, always booked it for them. Best wishes to the owners and for the future of this wonderful hotel.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

A comfortable and inexpensive hotel with a really great staff that speaks English. Absolutely central. If you get a hotel to sleep in and get your messages/ You could not do better.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Melbourne, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2011

The staff were extremely helpful, They were happy to organise a taxi for our day trips, at a reasonable price. The room was clean with a fridge. Breakfast was ok. Hotel in a good position approx 1 km from the main market. Good restaurants within a comfortable walking distance. If we ever get back to Danascus we would stay there... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Helsinki, Finland
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2011

We wisited this hotel in August 2010. I'ts a while ago but we still remember the friendly staff who helped us when we had some stomach problems. The rooms are basic, but very good value and clean enough. It's a short walk to old town and the railway station is on the other side of the road. We unfortunately didn't... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
48 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2011

Stayed here for 2 nights during a 3 week swing of the middle east. This place is decent. Location is about a 5-7 min walk from the main gate of the Old City. The insides of the hotel is a bit faded but the rooms themselves are decent. Small and basic, but relatively clean. For some strange reason, the ceiling... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2011

Not sure if my standards are too high, but I would not recommend this hotel to my worst enemy. The reception area looks like a cheap restaurant, the hallways are dim, the carpets, both inside and outside of the rooms is filthy, the furniture is extremely worn out, the sheets smelled clean but looked tired, and the pillows are so... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2010

For what you pay this is one of the better hotels in a good location, 20 minutes walk from the main souq in Damascus. The room I had was box like with a 5.5 foot doorway in to the bathroom (watch your head). I am told there are better rooms - ask for the superior rooms.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
37 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2010

The hotel doesn't look nice from the outside, and you can mostly see parking cars from your room, but the rooms are very nicely renovated, staff is helpful and the hotel is located in the centre of Damascus. Altogether this is a good choice if you're looking for a mid-range hotel in Damascus.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
51 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2010

I agree with the previous reviewer, this is the perfect middle of the road hotel for a long trip with the right balance of comfort and value. The price is very good (we paid E55/night). The rooms are recently refurbished, clean and comfortable with good beds, fridge, air-con, satelite tv, recently refurbished and surprisingly quiet for the good location. And,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
38 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2010

My wife and I stayed in the Afamia for 5 nights in Spet 2010 an really enjoyed ourselves. It is not a five star hotel but is clean and comfortable and the breakfast is very good. The location is excellent, about a 10 - 15 minute walk to the old town; it seemed shorter walking to the market that walking... More 

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

16 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (16)
Room/suite (8)
Bathroom (1)
Hotel & grounds (3)
Other (4)
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question