I was forced to spend a night in Deir Ezzor after having insufficient time to make it to Palmyra before night fall. Unfortunately.
Like other reviewers hint at, where else is there to stay in Deir Ezzor? And I think the staff here know it, since the service is pretty dire. We wanted to leave reasonably early, so enquired the night before what time breakfast started. We were told 06:30 so were down promptly at this time, only to find nothing prepared and no staff in sight. We had to go into the room behind the front desk to wake up the guy who was supposed to be working on the desk, who then tried to track down the catering guy (by phoning the bar on the other side of the lobby (we could hear the phone ring) rather than getting off his bum to go and look for him).
Needless to say, we never received the breakfast since after 30 minutes delay we said we'd just have a coffee instead. They served a (horrible) coffee... and then had the cheek to charge us for it... $2 for a turkish coffee!
The hotel itself is OK... typically 1980s in style and decor and in desperate need of a refurbishment. The rooms are a good size, clean and have TV and mini-bar, but again, very 1980s and a bit cold (it was winter).
Judging by the car park, I think we were the only people staying there.
Can't comment on the food since we didn't eat there... we had a huge lunch at a restaurant next to the old French bridge, so just had some nibbles at the (alcohol serving) bar in the evening.
- Also Known As:
- Fourat Cham Palace -Deir Ezzor Syria