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The Liwan Hotel

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Gullubahce Mah. Silahli Kuvvetler Cad. No 5, Antakya, Turkey
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Aleppo, Syria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

A wonderful hotel with special services. 100 years of history . In the middle of the old city. Beauliful rooms and calm. location. Delicious breakfast. 5 minutes walking to the main square in Antakya. Tank you very much

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Sindelfingen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Quite well renovated, gives historical feeling. With only a few rooms and storeys makes it not small but clear. I really enjoyed to have my breakfast beautiful and historical created hall. Hotel is close to every where in day and night. I will definitely go back to Liwar Hotel if I'm planning a trip to Antakya and recommend everyone which... More 

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LİWAN H, Yönetici at The Liwan Hotel, responded to this review

We really like to thanks to you so much for your good comment.We hope to see you again in our hotel. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We excited to Hatay and felt the atmosphere so good! City is beatiful, otel is very very sweet and historical and exactly you will feel the silence, thank you all for your hosting and confortable suit room. See you soon again.

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Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Charming hotel, excellent location in the old quarter of Antakya. Bars and restaurants, cafes are all within 5 to 10 mins, walking. The old quarter has quirky cafes, some excellent restaurants and the Liwan is close to it all. My room was extremely comfortable, clean and I loved the wooden furniture.,,elegant and so in keeping with the period of the... More 

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

If you are looking for a beautiful hotel with an historic vibe, the Liwan is for you. Although the location is not attractive (narrow street with lots of construction), the staff was very helpful and the rooms were comfortable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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 May 27, 2015

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 28, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

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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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about The Liwan Hotel

Address: Gullubahce Mah. Silahli Kuvvetler Cad. No 5, Antakya, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Hatay Province > Antakya
Price Range: $62 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Liwan Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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