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The Liwan Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Gullubahce Mah. Silahli Kuvvetler Cad. No 5, Antakya, Turkey
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Ranked #5 of 20 hotels in Antakya
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Amman, Jordan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel really is a pleasure to visit! It is in a beautiful restored old house and has been very tastefully refurbished. We had a very nice large room, well decorated and with very large towels in the bathroom - that is a nice change! There is a nice courtyard breakfast area with friendly and helpful staff. We also visited... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Found this Hotel by chance as it is quite well hidden with a small discreet entrance. The staff at check in were very proficient and everything was completed in minutes. The room was excellent and well appointed with a small balcony and even though it looked out over the street it was very quiet. The bed was comfortable and sheets... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Expensive for what it is. Centrally located which is it's major plus. Rooms the size of closest sand very dark. Apparently you can rectify this by asking for a room with a balcony. I wasn't aware of this. Also a plus - the Liwan has a restaurant, which a lot of hotels in Antakya lack. They'll serve breakfast but that's... More

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Mountain View, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

As far as I know, it is the only boutique hotel in Antakya. It has a great location (in the old town). Rooms are small but very clean. Try to get a second or third floor room (there is hotel's bar at the ground floor). The building has a character. Especially the area for the restaurant is amazing. I think... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

A characterful and historical building but very clean and comfortable. I agree that noise could be a problem but I was lucky as there were no parties, and I slept well, though a truck in the middle of the night with its crew woke me once for an hour or so. I agree that the front, street facing rooms might... More

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northern irealnd
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108 reviews 108 reviews
42 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Stayed here for two nights. It's small but has a great position in the old city. Rooms are not bad although the tiled floor is chilly despite the slippers provided. One issue to watch is if you have a room overlooking the internal courtyard which is where the restaurant is located. Any noise echoes up through the courtyard. On the... More

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Fukuoka, Japan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

With its staff's hospitality, its well decorated interior as well as its good location, I recommend this boutique hotel. Definitely I will come back when I have a chance to visit Antakya again.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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143 reviews 143 reviews
31 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Building was used as Embassy of Syria during beginning of 1900's and very good renewed as a hotel building. Very comfortable hotel at the heart of the city where you can reach to "must to see" sights by walking. Staff is very friendly too. Front view rooms with french balcony are highly recommended ...

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Helsinki, Finland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
60 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

The hotel is located in the immediate center of Antakya. The rooms are good and comfortable, but not as elegant as the picture try to convey. Breakfast is good. Despite some reports there was no noise at all (although we were on the street side). The largest minus is the price. Although not terribly expensive, it is pricey for what... More

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16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Tucked away in the centre of the old town of Antakya, The Liwan is a beautiful building and I have stayed here on business twice recently. The staff are friendly and helpful and they have their own drivers who, although slightly more than local taxis will pick up/drop off from the airport and take you around town. The restaurant is... More

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Address: Gullubahce Mah. Silahli Kuvvetler Cad. No 5, Antakya, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Hatay Province > Antakya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Liwan Hotel 4*
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Built in the Electik Architectural style by Sekip Nakip in 1920s, The Liwan Hotel is one of the best examples of the structures of this kind. In te structure designed with lanai stone vaults and arches were used. The first dwellers of the redence were the first President of Syria, Suphi Bereket, and his family. This beautiful and noble work of art of Antakya has also been used as a "French Residence" and "Treasurer's Deparmant". The restoration of the building purchased by Tevfik and Huseyin Pehlivan Brothers was started in 2005 and carried out without any change in its historical texture and was introduced as a hotel to yhe tourism of Antakya in October, 2008. ... more   less 
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