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Talisman Hotel
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Reviewed October 7, 2011

We stayed here for three days with our small boy. The atmosphere was fantastic around a beautiful courtyard. Food was good. I recommend old Damascus at the strongest, walking around in two thousand years old street with much life was just amazing! We liked very much this small hotel and will love to come back.

We arrived with bus to Damascus and jumped into a taxi with a man not knowing about the old city. He could not speak English, of course, but stopped and asked. I recommend that you travel to the closest square (get the address from the hotel) and then the hotel can pick you up there. The address (Tal El-Hijara) is not known by people.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with family
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Thank NorBrumle
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Reviewed April 7, 2011

This is a beautiful courtyard hotel that exudes history and culture. Our room was very spacious, clean and well appointed. The location is great - in the middle of the old city, but quiet as it is a couple of blocks away from the hustle and bustle of Straight Street. The staff couldn't do enough to make our stay pleasant. I liked the breakfast as it came out fresh from their small kitchen and hadn't been sitting around for hours. An added bonus is their golf carts which will take you to sites and restaurants within the old city - a real treat after a long day.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank nancyh45
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Reviewed April 4, 2011

We stayed in 3 different hotels in Damascus. Talsiman had the best courtyard. The arrival at night is absolutely magical. However the rooms lacked a bit the atmosphere. Maybe because it is a slightly bigger hotel or maybe because it caters to business as well as leisure. Breakfast was a let done as it was served in a charmless small room with the TV on... so my idea of getting away from everything for the holidays... Dont get me wrong it is still a wonderful place to stay ! just missing that little bit extra...

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 2, 2011

What a great hotel; gracious staff, super oriental breakfast, spacious rooms, quiet, best fresh orange juice we ever tasted ... after leaving the plane upon a long trip, our anxieties just fell away with this welcome, tranquility and peace.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Joseph310
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Reviewed December 27, 2010

Can't beat the location in the old medina of Damascus, and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The room was clean, quiet and comfortable with large satellite TV, a king-size bed and free WiFi. The only negatives about the room are that it is a bit dark / un-cozy, and the plumbing a little temperamental.

But we felt on the whole that $200/night was high relative to other costs in Syria.

  • Stayed: December 2010
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Thank NovaOrbis
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