At the end of April we decided to go on the trip through Syria and Lebanon we had been so much and so long looking for. Of course we were worried but as my wife said on the plane home "I'm so glad we did it!" A considerable part of the pleasant memories we have taken with us from this fascinating country and her people is connected with the Beit Zafran. It is a jewel of a hotel, hidden away at the end of a cul de sac with just a nondescript door and a little sign saying that there was a hotel. But once you go through that door you step into a haven of tranquility and beauty. We first arrived there at about 0415 am. Our rooms - at the beginning and at the end of our trip - were on the ground floor and were grand, their size, furniture cleanliness - you name it! And then there were the staff, ever so kind, helpful and accomodating. If ever I come back to Damascus I know where I'll turn to. You are woken by the church bells and having your breakfast on the roof top you marvel at the beauty of this oldest of cities.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beit Zafran is a wonderfully restored 19th-century home transformed into a luxury Hotel de Charme. A quiet hideaway tucked in the historic neighborhoods of the Old City, our hotel is within walking distance of most major tourist attractions in Damascus. Our personalized service and first-class Damascene accommodations are unparalleled. Stepping into the home, the antiquity, charm and sophistication are unmistakable. Beit Zafran is sure to provide its guests with a unique and memorable experience. ... more less