Me and my girlfriend stayed in this budget hotel in Aleppo during our 20 days trip in the Middle East, in November 2011. The location is just perfect. Walking distance to the citadel and, of course, the old town, as well as to the Christian quarter. The staff is friendly, always available for a hint or for providing direction to wherever you are heading.
It was heart breaking to see how the unrest in Syria is causing generalized damage to the tourism business. Anyway, the owner even made possible for me to hire a taxi driver for a two days trips to places I never thought I would be able to visit in these days, like Crac des Chevaliers and the Lost Cities (and Palmyra, but that would be easy).
Overall, I had great time in Aleppo and being accomodated in Al Gawaher was part of it! Of course, it is a low budget hotel and a cheap one, so my rate is taking this in consideration.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A clean and nice cheap hotel, located in city center, vey close to the old city and the Citadel. Quiet environment. ... more less