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“The most charming little hotel I know”

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Beit Zafran Hotel de Charme
Ranked #11 of 62 Hotels in Damascus
Kogl
1 review
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“The most charming little hotel I know”
Reviewed May 23, 2011

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.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Abbotsford, Canada
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Reviewed May 15, 2011

We started our holiday at the Beit Zafran and it was our base while on our private tour we had booked with Nawafir Tours who get all the credit for making our reservations.
Atmosphere wow ,service , decor , roof top breakfast attention to detail the Beit Zafran has it all a credit to Syrian hospitality.
Location in old Damascus perfect, we always looked forward to returning to Beit Zafran an oasis of tranquility a very memorable location.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Switzerland
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Reviewed April 12, 2011

This small gem is in the heart of old Damascus. It is an old palace beautifully restored. The courtyard with the fountain is a heaven to relax in when coming back from hustling,bustling Damascus. Good restaurants all in walking distance. The rooms are comfortable, the staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is on the rooftop. I would stay there anytime again. Book early - there are only a few rooms!

Room Tip: ask for upstairs with terrasse (no. 8)
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed April 2, 2011

We spent 4 nights here and used it as a base to explore the city.
It felt like a wonderful home to return to after each full day of sightseeing.
Breakfast on the terrace provided a great start.
There are several good restaurants we could walk to in the evening.
And the staff couldn't be more helpful and solicitous.
An absolutely amazing experience!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Damascus
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Reviewed March 18, 2011

In this case, not a description of Prince Charming but the place he might live in. My mother and I spent ten days enjoying the sanctuary and romanticism of this impeccably restored Beit Arabi in the heart of the Old City. Each room is unique - one is even inscribed in calligraphy and poetry, just one of the many personal touches that help the guest to feel at home, and yet very far away from the ordinary. This boutique hotel, in the Christian quarter of Bab Touma, is very accessible and yet situated comfortably away from the busy main hub and is therefore quiet. Traditional Arabian hospitality harmonises with all modern conveniences i.e. high speed internet connections, good plumbing and excellent heating. In spite of the abundance of sights to see, it is very tempting to spend a day lounging in the court-yard or tea-room, enjoying its tranquility.

  • Stayed February 2011
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Nagano, Japan
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Reviewed March 18, 2011

My family and I stayed at Beit Zafran Hotel for 2 nights.
The hotel was good , it is located at dead end walk way which make car access difficult , it is 2 minutes walk from the bustling main street with a lot of shops and resturants , a very pleasant walk to many of Damascus bazars , you do not need any car transport except for the airport. Unfortunately we had 2 sleepless nights because of strong winds blowing on the open foyer plastic cover, I wish the management take care of this.
All in all it was great stay ....
I have to mention of the great local breakfast served at the roof green house with a very nice breakfast staff

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed February 20, 2011

Stayed there based on Tripadvisor reviews and was not disappointed. Manager Mr. Nour Moftah and his staff made us feel very much at home and upgraded us to a spacious Jr. Suite for our 2nd and 3rd days. The location on a secluded street made for a very quiet atmosphere while being only 1 1/2 blocks from a busy commercial street very near almost all of the main attractions. The Syrian breakfast served daily by a cute, young waitress was ample and delicious though the steep stairs down to the breakfast room could have used a handrail for a 64 yr old with shaky knees. A small lobby bar and a fitness center would be nice additions and are probably in the works, TuanBesar69

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Beit Zafran Hotel de Charme

Property: Beit Zafran Hotel de Charme
Address: 33 Boolad St, Bab Touma, Damascus 31109, Syria
Location: Syria > Damascus
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 62 Hotels in Damascus
Hotel Class:5 star — Beit Zafran Hotel de Charme 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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 

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