Afamia Hotel

Furat Street, Damascus, 5565, Syria | Hotel
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Omzwervingen in de 'oude stad'

A travel blog entry by hilde


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Vandaag een hele dag uitgetrokken om 'Old Damascus' of het oude stadsgedeelte verder te ontdekken. We waren al vroeg op stap gegaan en de stad was nog niet helemaal wakker. We begonnen onze wandeling in de Hamidieh souk. De Hamidieh souk is een lange, met een metalen boogvormige structuur overdekte, ‘ …

Groeten uit Damascus

A travel blog entry by hilde


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Groeten uit Damascaus. Kwamen hier in de late namiddag toe en waren uiteindelijk tegen 18u30 in ons hotelletje. Damascus centrum ligt op een half uur rijden van de luchthaven en is te bereiken via een goede snelweg. Nou ja 'snelweg', niet te vergelijken met een westerse snelweg: langs de bermen zitten heelder …

Unsuccessfully sneaking into a mosque

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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240 km South-West of Palmyra lay Damascus so off we went. It took an annoyingly long 4 hours but we had some good photo ops on the way getting some shots of the road signs to Baghdad and Iraq. The desert down to Damascus was truly like the Middle East desert you imagine: stark, hot, empty. Mountains loom way off in the distance, but they are the …

Back to Damascus

A travel blog entry by meezerman


After a week of exploring Syria, I return to where I entered the country, the capital and largest city, Damascus. By now, the weather had improved significantly. It is still cold, but not snowing or raining. Much better tourism weather.

Our guide takes us to the souk in the ancient part of the city, which still has visible bullet holes in …

The Great Middle Eastern Journey Begins

A travel blog entry by meezerman


I had planned to do some sightseeing in the Old City of Damascus on the day of my arrival, but the weather didn't cooperate. By the time I get to my hotel and find lunch, it's two in the afternoon and starting to drizzle. The rain picks up more as I walk back to the hotel, so I know I've made the right choice when it's become a full-fledged …

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This hotel, located on Furat Street, Damascus, is near Damascus Center, Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, and Hejaz Railway.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsAfamia Hotel Damascus

    Reviewed by jsnicka

    backpackers paradise

    Reviewed Sep 14, 2010
    by (7 reviews) Vancouver , Canada Flag of Canada

    probably on the pricier side for backpacker travel but i do recall this being the nicest hotel i stayed at in my 10 months of backpacking. shhhhhhwing~

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Afamia Hotel Damascus

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good