We can't really fault this hotel - it was a perfect place for my husband and I to stay as part of our honeymoon. The hotel is beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean and the staff were so friendly and helpful! Our room was lovely with a super comfortable bed, air conditioning and a big TV, along with beautiful features. Every room seems to have such care put into its design with lovely traditional syrian furniture. Whilst we were there they were re decortating one of the floors so some of the rooms should be even more fabulous for anyone visiting soon! The staff on the desk, Mustaffa and Thaer were always so chatty and friendly and would help us with absolutely anything; Mustaffa seems to know everything there is to know about the museums nearby and was fantastic with directions. Breakfast was a lovely taste of the Arabic culutre with lots of different cheeses, humous and tea and was a great start to each day. We couldn't believe how kind everyone was; the manager gave us a beautiful syrian jewellery box as a gift as he knew we were on honeymoon - where else would you get that kind of service!? The hotel's location is actually perfect as it's close to both the old AND new city and a few minutes walk from the national museum. There are lots of hotels directly in the old city in the straight street area but we felt where the Al-Maldinah was was much better. We both loved Damascus and definitely hope to visit again and will book in here when we do!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The location is very close to the national museum,handicraft center.Within walking distance to all the tourists attraction in the part of the old city (Hamdieh souk, the Umayyad Mosque & most of the modern shopping areas). The 43 rooms are all equipped with air-conditioning, satellite TV, Mini-bar, fire alarm System & free internet WI-FI connection. All the rooms have en-suite bathrooms. ... more less