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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Exceptional experience. When the building is not designed originally as a hotel, the expectations are not the same. The rooms are small; as close as you can be in a cascade alive (being spoiled American). mainly no windows in most rooms, no noise insulation through the doors. Some windows that look down to the restaurant area. Clean old fashion rooms.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A former embassy building, the Liwan Hotel is a good choice for those seeking a place reminiscent of the bourgeois splendor of Hatay or simply a clean, comfortable and friendly place with great staff. The large and pleasant breakfast room is a pleasant inner courtyard, and the breakfast selection is excellent. We had easy WIFI access as well as valet... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

It is a small boutiquehotel eith nice staffbut very loud music during Fri, Sat and Sunday nights until 2 am. It is a small hotel so no escape from the loud music. Can get loud during weeknights as wellll

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

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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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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Cairo, Egypt
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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 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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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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