Beit Salahieh is a gorgeously renovated 150-year-old home. The service is mostly impeccable (excepting one irritable front desk attendant), with employees being exceptionally attentive but not overbearing.
The rooms are small but richly decorated with an amazingly comfortable bed. The bathroom floors and towel racks are heated. My room had a private terrace with a view of the Citadel (unrequested - quite a surprise).
The included breakfast included baskets of bread and croissants, olives, and a plate of cheeses and meats. One 'serving' is enough for three. The bottom floor bar was a great spot for a nightcap. The rooftop bar was closed for the winter. I did not partake of the spa or hammam (lacked appropriate attire), but they looked beautiful.
The hotel is near the Citadel, of course, and also a short walk to Al-Jdeida. There is a great restaurant across the street, and the Sheraton (ATM) and National Museum are also nearby. Taxis were easy to come by on the main street.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay at Beit Salahieh and experience true Syrian hospitality. A luxury boutique hotel offering 42 rooms and suites in the heart of Aleppo's old city. ... more less