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“It is an ammazing hotel with great managment” 4 of 5 stars
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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Brazil Avenue | PO Box 7811, Damascus, Syria   |  
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Ranked #14 of 75 Hotels in Damascus
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“It is an ammazing hotel with great managment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012 via mobile

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It was agreat hotel with great managment but need to improve the employees standard relations with guests
   

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Damascus, Syria
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

As an old hotel, most of the rooms are large and well furnished. The service is good but the prices are a bit expensive. They have one of the best discos in town, in terms of clientele and music. It is choice number one for open-minded and liberal families and business men.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Manama
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

I stayed at the Omayad Hotel for three nights in July. The hotel arranged for a driver to pick me up at the airport. They also gave good and accurate advice on security in the city of Damascus and also arranged for a car and driver to visit Palmyra for a day trip. All of the staff (front desk, reservations, food service, housekeeping, bell staff and security very very helpful) The hotel is near a great shopping area and one block from the Four Seasons hotel/shopping complex. One block from the hotel is a street that has the best little hat shop that you can purchase hats made by the man that actually made them!
The internet worked great on my IPhone.
The club on the roof top (Z-Bar) is very hip, offering an awesome view of the city skyline at night. It get crowded at night, so I would suggest reserving a table for your evening clubbing. The women dress very chic.
This was my first visit to Damascus, but I will return again and stay at the Omayad Hotel.
Cheers!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2011

This hotel is expensive and old with very outdated rooms. The location is fantastic, but that's about it. The hotel itself is not good at all. Even the internet was not working.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2011

Email communication prior to arriving was very fast and informative. Despite the media reporting disruption in Syria at the end of March 2011 when we were due to travel, we were reassured that all was quiet and inviting in Damascus- which proved to be the case. The lady at reception, Samira, was our fountain of knowledge, ready to help us with all practicalities, from arranging a personal driver for a trip to Krak de Chevaliers to train tickets to Aleppo. Incidentally, take a taxi and buy the train tickets yourself if you want to ensure good value for money. The rooms we were given at the standard rate, were huge- very high ceilings, spacious bathroom, flat screen TV, welcoming chocolates, soft drinks and flowers. We were 10 minutes' walk from most of the central landmarks of Damascus, including the Old City , Straight Street, National Museum, handicrafts market and the main Souks. We chose to eat out for meals, including breakfast, to marvel at the fresh, local organic food which is ubiquitous, as well as take advantage of the amazing value of local fayre.
This hotel allowed us to see just how wonderfully warm, friendly and welcoming the Syrians are for tourists, and we would easily go back again to Damascus and the Omayad Hotel to recapture some of the magic of this ancient holy city.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amman, Jordan
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2011

I have stayed at this Hotel for business three times and I would like to come back since I do feel at home here!
The best thing is the excellent rooms: big, comfortable, clean, furnished with a lot of taste. The common spaces are very pleasant too.
The food is also very good, with really friendly staff, and the panoramic restaurant is fabolous. The location is great (a short walk from the old city), and the staff is generally quite helpful and very friendly.
I do find, however, that it would be worth improving the service at the reception for such a nice high level of accommodation. Some of the reception staff also do not speak english, which is a bit of a pity for an international hotel.
Overall, a great place, though!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Damascus, Syria
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2011

I loved the location , close to every important place i wanted to visit
I also loved the staff
Omayad Hotel was clean and clam , and in case i will visit Syria again i will go directly to Omayad Hotel for sure.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Swiss International Omayad

Address: 1 Brazil Avenue | PO Box 7811, Damascus, Syria
Location: Syria > Damascus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 75 Hotels in Damascus
Hotel Class:4 star — Swiss International Omayad 4*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 4 Star Deluxe Hotel owes its name to the great Dynasty of Omayad Caliphs, whom established their Capital in the historic city of Damascus. Swiss International Omayad has long been the choice of Senior State guests; as well as prominent Arab and International figures from the political, social and artistic world; making it an important and distinguished hub. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Omayad Hotel Damascus

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