Al Rais (Damascus)
No prices found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
TripAdvisor Reviews Al Rais (Damascus)
Travel Blogs from Damascus
... of a microwave for a few minutes, came back with my meal. Oh great! Let's put the microwave where the customers can hear it. The meal of rice and chicken was average but at the end of the meal I bit into something that I thought was a chicken bone until I took it out of my mouth and noticed it was a large piece of glass. I showed her the piece of glass but she just sheepishly took my plate away and disappeared. No apology. Too embarrassed to admit any fault, even if it ...
... We didn't get much sleep that night. The next morning we moved our stuff into the room with private bathroom and felt much better. The staff here are very rude which just adds to everything else. We left the hotel and went for a walk around the old city. It took all day walking around the tiny streets getting lost, looking in palaces and mosques. I had the best ice cream ever in a place called Bardash. Even Fraser said it was good. Feeling tired ...
... was looking at a new addiction. I was in Amman walking with my friend Rob.
"what's that place?" I asked staring into the curiously inviting interior of a building we were passing.
"A hammam, a Turkish bathhouse"
"ohh...." my mind filled with a million questions "is it expensive?"
"wait till you get to Syria, here in Amman they're priced for tourists"
Fast forward to the present day. The hammam has now become ...
... pretty raw), or kibbeh krue, which is just raw ground meat served with olive oil. All in all, food for the local or the super adventurist (like my dad)
-Meat: lots of kebabs are orderable, as well as roast chicken, and cherry kebabs (an Aleppo delight-ground lamb balls, on a skewer above and below a bed of pita and just swimmingin a great cherry sauce). All the meats come above and below pita on a plate, presumably to absorb the flavours and greases, to ...
The prayer is is long - 150m? - with touritsts passing through in groups. About 50 peole are listening to an Imman preach in the centre, but tey are small in he space.
The tomb (reputed) tomb of the headof John the Baptist is near the centre, marble stone tracery wwith a huge tomb inside. Far too big for just a head.
In another room off the courtyard is the shrine of Hussein, son of Ali, killed at Kerbala and very important to Shiites. All the ...