For a reasonable price and not far from the the city centre, the Le Meridien was a nice hotel to stay at. Rooms were large and were well equipped. Staff were friendly and there was a nice bakery and coffee shop in the lobby.
Unique Quality: Size of rooms.
This hotel is no longer known as Le Meridien Hotel. It's new name is the Dedeman Hotel, but a report from MrL, who is staying there as I make this update, tells me it is still a lovely hotel and definitely his favourite in Damascus.
A wonderfully comfortable room with all the amenities of a first class hotel are what you would expect, and will get, from Le Meridien in Damascus. The hotel is fairly centrally located, it's an easy walk to the museum, the Tekkiye Mosque, the handicraft souk and to the downtown area of Ave 29 May though you might want to take a taxi to the Old City and places further afield.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for this level of accommodation.
Unique Quality: The best thing about the hotel is the lobby. It's not the traditionally elegant apricot and black banded marble decor, or the comfortable leather seats in the club bar - nice as they are - but the exotic passing parade of guests and visitors to the hotel. A sheik and his entourage from a Gulf state perhaps, a big wedding party with drums and tambours to greet them, women in wonderfully flamboyant robes with henna-decorated feet.
Shukri Al Quatli Street, PO Box 6311, Damascus
72 Qishleh Street - Bab Touma, next to Syriac Orthodox Church, Damascus
116 Tal Elhijara Str., Damascus
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Address: Avenue Choukry Kouatly, Damascus, 5531, Syria