Al Khair Palace Hotel

Straight Street, Damascus, Syria | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Damascus

Surviving Syria

A travel blog entry by waynedale

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... chef's fault. I noticed this sort of melancholy behaviour quite a lot in Syria and I can't work out why tourists rave about the openness of the people. Openness? No. Their hospitality is obedient, to say the least, but what's desperately missing in this country is a smile.

I'm not talking about the average local here because I wasn't in Syria long enough to meet many. I'm talking about the service sector in a country that is state run and not too bothered about ...

Hmmmmmmm

A travel blog entry by fnahallnz

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... by. We found out that we didn't actually have to pay to see the ruins, only if we wanted to look at the tombs, which we didn't. We walked around the ruins and it started to rain. We were in the middle of the desert and it was raining!  Lucky it was only a short shower and we were soon surround by blue skies. The ruins were great but after seeing ruins for what seems like months they didn't blow me away. We caught a bus back to Damascus only to ...

Sweatin' it up

A travel blog entry by jmckerricher

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... area that serves as the changing and resting area. We greet the attendant, deposit our valuables in the safe, remove our shoes, don flip flops, and climb up to the changing area. Any sense of city stress slowly starts to dissolve.

I change my clothes for a basic cotton sheet, get a bar of soap, a natural fiber scrubby, and small vial of shampoo- then duck into a labyrinth of steam and tile. Originally the hammam would have been ...

Damascus and then...I'm out!

A travel blog entry by nacrobat

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... trip to Syria!

We're out! No prison, no harassment by secret police, no scary stories of terrorists gone mad (hmmm, that might be a redundancy). Of course there's also no Youtube, Amazon.com or Facebook either – just to name a few of the various websites blocked in the country but hey, it
is still the Middle East and freedom come in bits and pieces. Even Turkey, EU wannabees, blocks access to Youtube. But official government policy ...

Shopping and Scrabble with the family.

A travel blog entry by partnersincrime

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... really I think if there was some kind of race involving dip-dip-diving some obstacles, I'd win. Like Mario kart for people.
Dad was waiting in his pajero, parked opposite to ALL the traffic beeping around him and we made our way to Cham City Center, a high end mall where all the people seem to be. Four floors and a big food court, we headed into the busy pre-ramadan supermarket, where ...

Location

This hotel, located on Straight Street, Damascus, is near Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, Hejaz Railway, and Palmyra Museum.
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