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Talisman Hotel

116 Tal Elhijara Str., Damascus, Syria
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Talisman Hotel
Ranked #9 of 77 hotels in Damascus
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Santa Monica, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 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

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Bergen, Norway
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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

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bellevuewa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 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

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london
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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

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Kent, Connecticut
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
64 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2010 via mobile

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

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ıstanbul
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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:-))))

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austin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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

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Richmond, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2010

We stayed here 2 nights while sightseeing Damascus. Excellent location, walking distance from most sights. Our room was huge and had a wonderful relaxed arabian atmosphere, large tv, a big clean bathroom. The hotel has a charming courtyard with a small pool and it's very pleasant winding down after a hectic city visit. There are only 4 deck chairs, which... More

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Also Known As:
Talisman Hotel Damascus
Address: 116 Tal Elhijara Str., Damascus, Syria
Location: Syria > Damascus
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Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Damascus
#7 Best Value Hotel in Damascus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Talisman is more than an hotel: it is your second home. We will provide you all the services and luxury of a five stars residence. ... more   less 

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