We recently independently toured Syria for 2 weeks and can only rave about the place and its people. We saw no trouble what so ever and have never felt more safe. The location of Beit Akbik is perfect, on Straight street in old Damascus within walking distance of the major sights and adjacent to the Roman Arch.
A beautiful Damascene house with courtyard ,well maintained and clean with excellent staff in Marua and Corim (think this is how you spell it) Because of the political unrest we were the only guests at the hotel and just about the only tourists in Syria. Marua could not do enough to help and guide us and she really is a treasure. Our room was comfortable with traditional furniture and a small bathroom all spotless. Breakfast was included and we loved the jams, hummus and yoghurt. We would just say though that after 4 days it got a bit monotonous and a variation would have been appreciated. We were offered eggs but only on the first day and there was only flat bread. Some croissant or rolls would have been nice .
Syria is truly wonderful and we are so glad we went. The people are the most gracious, friendly and genuine that we have met on our many travels and we would love to return one day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beit Akbik Hotel is an old damascene house, built on the 17th century. It has been restored and converted into a 4 stars luxury boutique hotel.The hotel offers 8 rooms (3 doubles, 3 twins, and 2 singles). Each room has its own character and unique design.The hotel is located at the Old city of Damascus. With a walking distance form all major historical and touristic sites in Old Damascus. Being in the middle of the straight street, next to the Roman arch gives Beit Akbik hotel a distinguish location which makes it accessible for cars and easy to explore the old city of Damascus. ... more less