Oriental Hotel

Alabaraa Street, Damascus, Syria | 5 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Damascus

Surviving Syria

A travel blog entry by waynedale

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... comfort as a customer is not too high on the priority list, it seems. However, they're very helpful, I must stay. By all means, don't take my advice as I'm now into my third month on this trip so I've become a bit jaded. If you want the real Middle Eastern experience, this is it. Make your own mind up about the current political situation before coming here though. Just don't expect a smile.

The trip out of Syria was just as hard as the one coming in. This time I ...

Hmmmmmmm

A travel blog entry by fnahallnz

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... it was falling apart. The seats wouldn't stay upright and the base moved around. It had a strong smell of diesel and we were surrounded by kids, 1 of them was sick everywhere. Head phones in and sun glasses on I went to sleep.  Damascus hasn't really lit our fire. It's nice but not great. Maybe it's cause I'm feeling tired. Fraser said I'm looking old, well I am 30 on Wednesday!  Off to Amman, Jordan for my birthday treat of a health and beauty spa. ...

Sweatin' it up

A travel blog entry by jmckerricher

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... to the mosque. Eventually they morphed into institutions unto themselves, and occasionally into monumental structural complexes. As important social centers, they were built in almost every Ottoman city. In Damascus I am aware of at least half a dozen, though the actual number in the city is anyone's guess. As the entrance is often only written in Arabic, my limited ability to read the lacy script has proved useful in seeking out ...

Damascus and then...I'm out!

A travel blog entry by nacrobat

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... are one thing, reality and human ingenuity another. It's very easy to access any banned website through a proxy server so in all the internet cafes, coffee shops or hostels you'll see Syrians wasting away as much time on Facebook as denizens of any western country. Take that Bashar al-Assad!

An oft asked question of travellers bound for Syria is, “why Syria?” or “are you insane?”. This refrain comes not only from ...

Ramadan Kareem

A travel blog entry by partnersincrime

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... you have to think-how comfortable are we ordering food and eating in front of the majority of people whom are not allowed to eat or drink. How hungry are we? My dad said he found one of his Christian employees discretely nibbling on a carrot in the corner of their office the other day so as not to obvioulsy be eating in front of their muslim co-workers. It is also to be noted that children and pregnant woman can dine throughout the day, however I'm not ...

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Location

This 5 star hotel, located on Alabaraa Street, Damascus, is near Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, Hejaz Railway, and Palmyra Museum.
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    TripAdvisor Reviews Oriental Hotel Damascus

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding