I didnt test out other hotels, but apparently there is not a lot on offer if you want to stay in old Sanaa. It is worth staying in the old town because you get a much better feel for the city.
No matter where you stay in the old town you will be woken by the call for prayer - very early in the morning.
The manager of the hotel, Soraya, is excellent.
The hotel is charming and in a very special location.
But keep your expectations in check, this is not a small luxury hotel. It is a converted Yemeni house. The restaurant staff are not very good at all. The hotel is clean, but only just and the towels are old and should be replaced. The regular sized rooms are fine but not spacious.
I dont think it is particularly good value having travelled in other places in the Middle East but I have the feeling that there is not a lot of competition in Yemen.
The tour operator recommended by the hotel, Nomadic , is excellent and far exceeded our expectations. Hamid - went way above and beyond to help us get to Yemen.
So as long as keep your expectations in check you will have a great time at this hotel. Just relax and enjoy the Sanaa it is a very special place
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Burj Al Salam has 47 rooms and suites carefully furnished with typical and hand-made furniture. The decor offers a taste of true Yemeni lifestyle to be experienced by the guests at the hotel. It is the one and only four-star hotel in the town, with coffee shop and regular restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Burj Al Salam Sanaa
- Burj Al Salam Hotel Sanaa