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“A relic of the past, but charming nonetheless !”
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Baron Hotel
Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Aleppo
Reviewed 25 May 2010

Yes the Hotel Baron a relic of the past. Yes, its well past its prime, in desperate need of major renovation or knock-down, but its still has the charm & character to entice me back again one day.
If your preference is for antisepictally clean chain hotels, then you won't like the Baron. If you put up with a bit of grottiness, then the Baron will reward you with its historic charm.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 May 2010

The Baron Hotel is full of history and somewhere that locals and tourists alike are very prouod of. The rooms are certainly older, but the hospitality and location can not be beaten. If you love history, you will appreciate going back in time at the Baron Hotel

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 March 2010

The rooms are a little disappointing and the best restaurants are a bit of a hike, and there will be better value for money options in Aleppo. But for the character of the bar, restaurant, lounge and reception area, I think it's worth paying extra to stay in the Baron. There's a real style about the place - very little appears to have changed over the years, and there's lots of memorabilia from the age of Agatha Christie and T E Lawrence - and if you're into shabby chic/faded grandeur you'll really love this place.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 March 2010

Travelling around the world, I can honestly say that this hotel has character, and a lot of it. Why would you visit Syria in general and Aleppo in particular if you plan to stay at Sheraton? This may not be, in terms of amneties, at european or american standards, but who cares! They will stay at Sheraton, and the travellers will stay here. Long story short: charismatic building, imposing lobby, charming bar, lovely restaurant (in the summer I think that dining on the terrace is bliss), 4.5 m high ceilings, 10 sq meter bathrooms, old (but fully functional) furniture, lovely staff, and last but not least, charm.
Hope the place will not get full of loud hordes of tourists (they know who they are), and will keep theyr style and not increase the price :).

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 November 2009

So it's not the most luxurious, comfortable, or even the cleanest hotel that you'll ever have the joy of staying in. The paint is peeling from the walls and the breakfast is a cold hard boiled egg, rolls and apricot jam. But what a wonderful place to experience despite all that, simply oozing period atmosphere and reminiscent of grander times when travel was truly the adventure of a lifetime. We stayed there last week with our two young children and the staff could not have been nicer or more welcoming - the manager had crisps for our son and doted on our baby daughter - it was like staying with an elderly aunt and uncle - lovely people! The entrance hall, dining room and bar have marvellously intact period atmosphere (ok probably never painted since the 30s but isn't that fantastic?!) Ask nicely and they'll let you see Agatha Christie's room - (the big attraction for me) and her desk where she wrote Murder on the Orient Express; Lawrence of Arabia's room and the King's quarters. Our own room was admittedly pretty terrible with the shutters hanging from the windows but at least it was clean and the sheets on the bed were spotless, beautifully laundered white cotton and I can forgive any other transgressions for the chance of experiencing the Baron. When its current elderly owner dies it will probably be 'fancified', let's face it, so get there while you can to savour this wonderful museum of a hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 October 2009

We enjoyed our stay here ... I was in Charles Lindbergh's room and my son in King Faisal's room ... both comfortable, with big old bathrooms etc.
The manager was lovely and a real old character ... very helpful with changing cash and mending my son's glasses ... worth going just for that !
Do beware that you have to pay in cash though, and that most of the ATMs I tried weren't working that day ( nightmare).
And breakfast ... you are given one plate with a cheese triangle/ pat of buttter/jam and one boiled egg, together with 2 bread rolls , and measured out bits of lebneh/ olives . So take your own if you need to last on breakfast for the day !!
Aleppo is FANTASTIC ... equal to Damascus , do don't miss it!

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 October 2009

The whole thing about the Baron Hotel is about history, atmosphere, romance, eccentricity. My friend and I had Room 203, where Agatha Christie stayed, and it was my 61st birthday that night. The beds were blissfully comfortable, and it was the only proper bath we had for three weeks in Syria. So what if the electrics and water pipes were in dire need of replacing? It's far more romantic the way it is. The dining room, bar and lounge all have an old world feel to them that transports you to the 1930s. I now have a dream of staying there for a month sometime. If you have any soul, then spend a night at the Baron.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Becky0210
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Additional Information about Baron Hotel

Address: Baron Street, Aleppo, Syria
Region: Syria > Aleppo Governorate > Aleppo
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Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Aleppo
Price Range: £30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Baron Hotel Aleppo

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