I highly recommend this hotel with it's good value clean rooms and extremely helpful staff. Although the hotel does not have a restaurant as such, if you ask at reception their chef Hassan will make you a delicious evening meal. They will do anything for you to make your trip as special and easy as possible, including organising camel rides, drivers (if that's what you want), phoning ahead to make a reservation at your next destination and taking you to the desert for a night under the stars. It's a shame the review from the 19th October about the trip to the desert is so negative - I personally went on the trip myself and it was fantastic! I have been to similar things in other countries and this definitely was the best. I paid 45 Euros for the experience and would pay that again if I had the opportunity. The price includes everything and I obviously didn't have to pay for my room back at the hotel. I guess if you were staying elsewhere, then paying for the trip and your room at another hotel is fairly pricey but I would just check out for the night. The desert camp is definitely a MUST DO if you go to Palmyra. Wonderful home cooked food, traditional music and dancing and the choice to stay for the night if you so wish. It is also an opportunity to speak to people who live in Palmyra and gain some insight into Syrian life there. The tent is Bedouin style, very beautifully set out and the staff provide bed linen and cosy blankets for the cold desert nights. Sitting out next to the fire and staring up at the starry sky was an amazing experience and better than a night in any hotel - worth every penny!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Decorated in Bedouin Palmyrian style, the hotel provides rooms with private bathroom, AC, TV/satellite, some rooms having view on ruins. In a quiet street next to the main market road and ten minutes walking to the Roman ruins the hotel offers all commodities needed for your visit. At Al Nakheel hotel you will enjoy the traditional Bedouin’s hospitality. We are looking forward to welcoming you. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Al Nakheel Palmyra