Al Zaetona Hotel

Address: Bab Touma Square, Damascus, Syria | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Bab Touma Square, Damascus, is near Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, Hejaz Railway, and Palmyra Museum.
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4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

Travel Blogs from Damascus

First Days in Damascus (Damask)

A travel blog entry by kdwali on Mar 29, 2011

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... upmarket affair and where the president occasionally eats at the weekends. Starters, a big meal finished off with a nargeela amounted to around $15. Bargain. And thrown in free of charge is a large plate of sweets and fruit. Wow, no way could I eat all this. But I could stuff my backpack with them, which I duly did! Cant take me anywhere!

I slept well that night!


So long Damascus

A travel blog entry by jmckerricher on Dec 08, 2010

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... wares inside for the night after they close shop, they simply cover them with wet burlap- it is unthinkable for anyone to steal from them. The sight of the liberties women enjoy with regards to fashion; surprising in a country that is decidedly anti-western. The sight of glassed in butcher shops proudly displaying the meat of the day, hanging from thick metal hooks and the lure of pyramids of famous Damascene confections on every street. Of course the most overwhelming ...

Kids all around

A travel blog entry by jonbart on Nov 19, 2010

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... This trip could be titled "Where East meets West" and might be epitomized in a village called Maalula. It is home to perhaps the oldest standing church on earth, Aramaic is still spoken, and you can find a Christian Orthodox shrine where you are asked to take off your shoes and walk into a small chamber with typically mosque-like carpeting covering the stone floors... and if you visit around noon, you'll probably hear the call for prayer from the mosques down below. ...

Finding my feet

A travel blog entry by jmckerricher on Nov 07, 2010

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... well shaded, and it never gets too cold, as this is Damascus. The whole house was probably at one time quite stunning, now it just feels a little run down and worn, but it is comfortable, and conducive to socializing.

My room is spartan, which is fine, I don't have much stuff anyway. I have a stiff lumpy mattress, which will keep me in good 'sleeping shape' for camping. A low desk and a plastic chair are cooped up in ...

Ramadan Kareem

A travel blog entry by partnersincrime on Aug 18, 2010

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... 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 ...