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The Liwan Hotel

Gullubahce Mah. Silahli Kuvvetler Cad. No 5, Antakya, Turkey
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Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in Antakya
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Main base to see St Peter Cave Church, The Liwan Hotel in Antakya, Turkey which used to be the residence of the First President of Syria, Subhi Bay Barakat al-Khalidi, but is now part of Turkey. The former Presidential Residence was built in 1902 and is now a hotel. The real stone balcony is awsome. Many antiques in the hotel... More 

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Adana
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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

City center hotel in the former Syrian President house. It has been sympathetically restored, with modern touches such as an elevator. Original floor throughout and handmade carpets. Very high quality finishing everywhere. Especially thankful for the car parking attendant who was very helpful with directions and advice. They don't have private parking, but the attendant will park your car in... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is a lovely little hotel - lots of character and history in the building itself. However, not all rooms are created equal, so if you're staying for a while, ask for a room with windows so you can get some fresh air. I did this after spending a few restless nights in a windowless, very small room and the... More 

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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Great stay. Couldnt ask for better staff. Excellent location in middle of city. walking distance to everything. Could easily have stayed much longer. Breakfast very good every morn. Lovely dining room with great big fireplace. We really felt at home so thank you to all staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We stayed here in august and found the staff to be very helpful and knowledgeable we could not fault the service. Situated near historical sites and shopping. Rooms very clean and comfortable with lots of little extra comforts. Breakfast had a brilliant variety of choices and the evening meals were of very good value. We wous recommend this hotel for... More 

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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I travel quite a lot and I share my comments via tripadvisor about 3 to 5 stars hotel. for this one I can not find the right words to describe. first the building is 120 years old. the rooms especially the one we stayed in was amazing. the ceiling is nearly double then normal . the room is decorated perfectly.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Sudan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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