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Talisman Hotel

116 Tal Elhijara Str., Damascus, Syria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is really unique..has the damascene spirit that u can enjoy in a quiet setting, in the middle of a busy , noisy area..I like this contrast! Wuts really interesting was the way u reach the hotel. .since its location in hidden ally u can call them front desk so they send u a nice small ride that a... More 

1 Thank Dana D
Santa Monica, California
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

We stayed here for three nights for a wedding celebration... this was several years ago and we still speak about it. The warm tile floors in the bathrooms, the incense, the orange trees, the lit pool at night, the full Arabian breakfast... it was a dream. After a few nights here, we moved to the Four Seasons and we wept... More 

Thank Calif0rnia007
Stavanger, Norway
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

We stayed here for three days with our small boy. The atmosphere was fantastic around a beautiful courtyard. Food was good. I recommend old Damascus at the strongest, walking around in two thousand years old street with much life was just amazing! We liked very much this small hotel and will love to come back. We arrived with bus to... More 

Thank NorBrumle
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2011

This is a beautiful courtyard hotel that exudes history and culture. Our room was very spacious, clean and well appointed. The location is great - in the middle of the old city, but quiet as it is a couple of blocks away from the hustle and bustle of Straight Street. The staff couldn't do enough to make our stay pleasant.... More 

Thank nancyh45
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2011

We stayed in 3 different hotels in Damascus. Talsiman had the best courtyard. The arrival at night is absolutely magical. However the rooms lacked a bit the atmosphere. Maybe because it is a slightly bigger hotel or maybe because it caters to business as well as leisure. Breakfast was a let done as it was served in a charmless small... More 

1 Thank jfaivre
Kent, Connecticut
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176 reviews
100 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2011

What a great hotel; gracious staff, super oriental breakfast, spacious rooms, quiet, best fresh orange juice we ever tasted ... after leaving the plane upon a long trip, our anxieties just fell away with this welcome, tranquility and peace.

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Bern, Switzerland
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72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2010

Can't beat the location in the old medina of Damascus, and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The room was clean, quiet and comfortable with large satellite TV, a king-size bed and free WiFi. The only negatives about the room are that it is a bit dark / un-cozy, and the plumbing a little temperamental. But we felt on... More 

Thank TexBrit
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2010

Talisman is the best hotel in all ways.It is very friendly,clean,nice atmosphere,good location,quite for sleeping and smiling staff with good level of English. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had stayed there as well if you like to follow celebrities:-))))

Thank elv64
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2010

We’d had the Talisman Al Ameen recommended as a beautiful cultural hotel restored in an authentic fashion, and we stayed there on our last night in Syria. We’d stayed at the Four Seasons on our first four nights in Syria, and loved it. Although the staff at the Talisman wasn't as warmly professional as the Four Seasons, I think the... More 

Thank tripartist
South America
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2010

Beware the Talisman. On July 9, 2010, I reserved a room at the Talisman in Damascus using the online service Skoosh. I received an email confirmation from Skoosh and printed it out. The Voucher detailed a reservation for myself and my wife for Oct 9,10,11 and 12, 2010. I also confirmed this with a followup email to Skoosh. When we... More 

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