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al-Gawaher Hotel

Bab al-Faraj St. | Behind Library, Aleppo 6952, Syria
al-Gawaher Hotel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Faro, Portugal
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Me and my girlfriend stayed in this budget hotel in Aleppo during our 20 days trip in the Middle East, in November 2011. The location is just perfect. Walking distance to the citadel and, of course, the old town, as well as to the Christian quarter. The staff is friendly, always available for a hint or for providing direction to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2011

The main thing going for the Al-Gawaher are its very friendly, hospitable, helpful and laid-back group of guys who work there - a breath of fresh air from my experience of the usual distant, vacant and aloof service in Middle Eastern hotels. I stayed in Al-Gawaher for 5 nights. The price is very cheap (400 Syrian pounds for a single... More 

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NJ
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68 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2010

The rooms are very run down, bathroom is dirty, A/C is very loud, etc. However, it is cheap. So what do you expect if the place is this cheap? Again, for some travelers, it will be an okay choice for a night or two, allowing one to save money. But for many others with higher expectations, it is best to... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2010

It's got a reasonably good location mid way between the old city and the Christian quarter and the room had good aircon. However, the sheets were dirty and smelt and the bathroom was dirty and the loo didn't flush which they did absolutely nothing to fix. This wouldn't have been unbearable but the young guy on reception was patronising and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2010

Al-Gawaher is tucked away on a side street in the Bab al-Faraj neighbourhood. They have email access, so you can reserve in advance if you need to. Stayed for 2 nights in a twin room, which was ice cold (I visited in the Winter season) - the huge radiator in the room proved to be a show piece and belongs... More 

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Sliema, Malta
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2010

Stayed at the Al Gawaher for 3 nights, and paid 600 Syrian pounds per night for an air-conditioned room with private shower, including towels and toilet paper. It was a fair price for what we got. However, me and my friends felt that we had been completely ripped off by the manager who sold us 2 tours to visit places... More 

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Liverpool
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3 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2010

Overall I thought it was good hostel and a good place to meet other travellers. Its a shame that one of the managers, the younger one, made everything difficult. I arrived and asked for the cheapest bed available. He told me I had to have a single room but later found out they had much cheaper and available options on... More 

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dublin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2010

i really liked this place. it was great value, $20 per night for a 2 people with private bathroom. The bathroom was not great ot be honest, and a pair of flip flops was a godsend for the bath, which looked like it had never been introduced to Cif. The room had everything we needed; the bed shets might have... More 

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Gloucester, UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2010

A friend and I stayed in Al Gawaher for 4 nights in July 2010. We had originally planned to stay or two nights but after arriving early we realised there was so much to do in Aleppo we should stay one extra night. We arrived at the hotel to find the owner (Ahmad) to be very helpful and friendly with... More 

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Italy
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13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2010

I stayed in this hotel three nights and it was a good choice for the price we spent. Rooms are basic and bathrooms could be better but Ahmed is very friendly and helpful, the position is good (close to the city center and to the museum) and breakfast great! I think that if I will visit Syria again I will... More 

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