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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 1 week 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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great mix of helpful efficiency and the atmosphere of historical Turkey. The courtyard restaurant with the ceiling that opens is amazing, providing natural cooling air, very welcome in the mid August heat. Couldn't fault the staff, who were helpful and attentive. The breakfast variety was brilliant, especially for a smallish hotel, and the evening meals were exceptional in quality... More

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Doha, Qatar
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wife and I went to celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary. We hired a car from the airport and had to find the place late at night. Not easy to find! The location of the hotel is perfect. It is right on the edge of town, close to quite a few attractions. The building is awesome and the rooms of... More

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Amman, Jordan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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22 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
42 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
1 review
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
81 helpful votes 81 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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Address: Gullubahce Mah. Silahli Kuvvetler Cad. No 5, Antakya, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Hatay Province > Antakya
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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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