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“Charming small hotel, nicely located in the Old City”
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Hanania Hotel
Ranked #15 of 59 Hotels in Damascus
Reviewed May 20, 2010

The Hanania is located in the northeast quadrant of Old Damascus (the Christian Quarter), in a cul de sac alley off Hanania Street. Hanania Street is a mostly-pedestrian street that runs north from the eastern end of Straight Street adjacent to Bab Sharqi (the historic Eastern gate to Old Damascus). If you arrive in the wee hours of the morning, as I did, your taxi will drop you outside Bab Sharqi gate. Go through the ancient Roman triple arch, take the first right, and walk almost all the way to Anania Church to find the alley to the hotel on the left. The darkness may be a bit daunting, but the route is safe at all hours.

The hotel setting is very quiet--no street noise intrudes from the busy highway outside the walls. The hotel has 9 rooms which range in size from tiny to 2-room suite. All are clean and simply furnished, and all open to an inner courtyard that displays numerous paintings and sculptures. The staff speak English well; the front office is staffed around the clock. I stayed for two weeks (and my wife, traveling for business, for a full month). We found the staff to be courteous, friendly, and helpful at all times. From the Hanania, it is easy to walk to---and get delightfully lost in --- all parts of Old Damascus. The Hanania is not a fancy luxury hotel, but it is clean, safe, and comfortable. My wife, who is by no means an adventure traveler, was comfortable to stay there alone after I departed.
We have no reservations about giving the Hanania a strong recommendation.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 6, 2010

I searched and searched for the perfect little hotel in Damascus and this was it! It is small and charming and minutes away from the famous Hanania Chapel near the Gate/Bab Sharqi. It is owned by a Syrian doctor and run by a team of delightful staff who could not have been more helpful and warm. Nothing was too much trouble.The rooms were with attached shower rooms and charming and comfortable without being too "boutiquey"! Breakfast was delicious and enjoyed in the open courtyard or in a small cellar like room.Very good value. I cannot reccomend it more highly.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 16, 2010

Hotel Hanania is located in the Christian Quarter of the old city of Damascus.
The old city of Damascus is a true gem - a 1001 nights adventure with a wonderful and huge bazaar, plenty of amazing and charming small restaurants, plenty of small hamams, boutiques, galleries, Mamluk Style palaces, churches, synagoges, mosques and museums as cafés around every corner of all the curvy narrow streets, and Hotel Hanania is just in the middle of all this.
Go and explore Damascus, its warmth and charm, let the city and its friendly people seduce you, and you will simply come back!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 2, 2010
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  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 5, 2010
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  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 22, 2010
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  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 26, 2010
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  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Hanania Hotel

Address: Hanania Church Street | Bab Sharqi, Damascus 443, Syria
Location: Syria > Damascus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 59 Hotels in Damascus
Price Range: $102 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hanania Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 9

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