BEIT WAKIL

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Al Jdaidah - Sissi St, Aleppo, Syria

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Very Good
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Poor
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7

Value Score Poor Value

Rated 18% lower than similarly priced 3 star hotels

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  • Families14
  • Couples50
  • Solo83
  • Business100
  • Aleppo's highly 'over the top' hotel

    by

    Last november 2009 we did stay in this boutique hotel for five nights, but we wish we didn't. Allthough it's location is superbe and the building is wonderfull, the place needs a complete renovation immediatly. The furniture in the bedrooms is completely wornout and the bedsheets come with holes. This 'over the top' hotel is certainly not worth the USD960,- we did pay for two rooms for five nights. Even not with the (poor) breakfast included. You'd better spend your money on the brand new Riga Palace Hotel which is located nearby in Baron Street. That hotel does deserve it's for stars, te Beit Wakil does not !!!

    Unique Quality: Superbe location and beautifull building.

    Directions: At walking distance from the Citadel and Souq.

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    Boutique Hotel

    by

    A stunning 16th century mansion in Jdeidah Quarter has been converted into this boutique hotel with only 14 rooms. The lofty lobby is domed and has vaulted ceilings and the walls are of stone, all of which gives a certain monastic feeling to the hotel. The rooms are decorated with a local flavour and the staff is friendly and helpful. Although the service could be improved a little, I nevertheless found my stay most enjoyable and would stay here again. The hotel is located in the charming neighbourhood of Jdeidah, in a narrow alley not directly accessible by car. The hotel staff will assist in transporting the luggage.

    Unique Quality: The hotels restaurant (also called Beit Wakil) is one of the best and most famous in Aleppo.

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    The best hospitality I have ever experienced

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    The Beit Wakil is a 450-year-old building that has been faithfully restored to its original form. The courtyard is amazing, as is the lobby. Habib, the hotel manager, is very friendly and helpful. If you need something and the hotel does not have it, they will send someone to get it for you. For example, I asked them where I could find a phone card. Twenty minutes later someone from the hotel brought one to my room. Upon arriving, I asked Habib where I could find an ATM. He gave me directions, but he also borrowed me 2,500 Syrian pounds, which is about $50. I did not ask for it, he just gave it to me.

    Unique Quality: The rooms are simple, but Habib explained that he wanted guests to have as much of an authentic experience as possible. He wanted the building to look like it did 450 years ago, with a few added luxuries such as air conditioning and full-size bathrooms in each room. The breakfast, which is included in the price, is very good. Rooms go for $100 per night, plus 11-percent tax.

    Directions: Located in the Al Jdaidah neighbord (a k a, the Christian Quarter). If taking a taxi, you will have to walk about 50 meters as the hotel is located in an alley in which vehicles cannot fit.

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    Ottoman romance

    by

    Staying at the Beit Wakil is a unique experience. Set in a narrow alley in the Jdeida quarter, you will find yourself far removed from the hustle and bustle of Aleppo's busy streets. Although you will have to walk a little way from where you have left your car or taxi, you will be warmly welcomed, find the service to be efficient and unobtrusive, and count your stay here as one of the highlights of your visit to Syria.

    Unique Quality: Faithfully and authentically restored, the Beit Wakil was the first of Aleppo's grand houses to be converted to a boutique hotel. Others have followed, but the Beit Wakil is still the one that best captures the feel of old Aleppo. The simply furnished rooms are set around a beautiful courtyard garden. There's an excellent restaurant in a beautiful covered courtyard, a little cellar bar and a small gift shop.

    leyle

    Directions: Jdeida Quarter

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    Great hotel , comfortable, quiet, great location

    by

    I really enjoyed my stay here. It was such a nice cozy comfortable hotel. It is an old arabic house and is decorated as such. My room although was a little small, but was comfy and extremely quiet. The bathroom was really nice, all tile and marble. The hotel had a nice restaurant and also a little bar downstairs too which was nice to sit and have a relaxing glass of wine. I plan on staying here again next time I am in Aleppo......

    Unique Quality: Quiet...stylish, wonderful place. Very helpful staff...The hotel is located down a very old street and around it are many shops and restaurants...its a wonderful hotel, i loved it here.

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Stay in a 15th-century home

by midnight_mike about Diwan Ramsy Hotel

Like Beit Wakil, Diwan Ramsy was recently converted into a boutique hotel. The building is from the 15th century, with the rooms being a blend of the old and the new. It is in the Christian quarter, not far from Aleppo's main attractions.

A 15th century restored home in Aleppo

by midnight_mike about Diwan Ramsy Hotel--Aleppo

Like Beit Wakil, Diwan Ramsy was recently converted into a boutique hotel. The building is from the 15th century, with the rooms being a blend of the old and the new. It is in the Christian quarter, not far from Aleppo's main attractions.

Aleppo's Newest Hotel

by MM212 about To Be Determined

A grand late Ottoman-period building, with views of the citadel, was being restored and renovated into a 4-star hotel in March 2008. I walked into the grounds and the workers allowed me to take the attached photos. They did not know the name of the hotel, nor when it would open, but only that it would be of a 4-star quality. It may be a little premature to write a tip about a hotel with no name that has yet to open, but given its excellent location and the beautiful building in which it will reside, I have no doubt that this hotel will be an excellent choice to stay at in Aleppo. What it may lack in charm compared to Beit Wakil and Mansouriya Palace, it will make up in proximity to the souk and views over the Citadel. This hotel is an excellent example of a rehabilitation project of Old Aleppo. I hope to update this tip upon the completion of the hotel.

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Forum Posts

Hotels in Aleppo: Hotel Baron or Beit Wakil?

by midnight_mike

Hello, I'm debating which hotel I should stay at in Aleppo/Halab. The Baron Hotel is $50 and the Beit Wakil is $100. The Beit Wakil is obviously a nicer hotel, but I also like the thought of staying in the same place as T.E. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia, and saving some money. I heard they were renovating it, is this true? Has anyone stayed in either place. If so, I would like to know how your experience was.
Thanks VTers!

Mike
Chicago

RE: Hotels in Aleppo: Hotel Baron or Beit Wakil?

by hawkhead

Sorry, I've only visited the bar in the Baron! You could stay in the Beit Wakil and visit the bar at the Baron for the TE Lawrence experience.

RE: Hotels in Aleppo: Hotel Baron or Beit Wakil?

by fouads

hi mike

you can stay near Baron hotel , there is some good hotels for about 15-20$ per night or you can book in Ramses hotel in front of baron hotel i called them and they guve me these prices 89$ per person with breakfast and tax - 111$ 2persons with b+t (http://www.ramsishotel.com)

hope this info be good for you

best wishes

RE: RE: Hotels in Aleppo: Hotel Baron or Beit Wakil?

by midnight_mike

Thanks for the tip about the Ramsis Hotel. But I think I am just going to go with the Beit Wakil and then go for some drinks at the Baron. It sounds interesting staying at a place which is 450 years old, as I come from a country that is only 229 years old!

RE: RE: Hotels in Aleppo: Hotel Baron or Beit Wakil?

by TheWanderingCamel

I'd give the Baron's bed and baths a miss - have a drink or three in the bar instead and ask fora tour of the rooms upstairs. Have you thought of looking at the Diwan Rasmy Hotel? Two old houses converted into a very nice hotel, excellent quiet location - 5 mins from the Citadel, close to the souq. Cheaper than the Beit Wakil. I've stayed in both, both are really nice and I wouldn't like to recommend one above the other so it's just a suggestion.
leyle

RE: Hotels in Aleppo: Hotel Baron or Beit Wakil?

by Ursule

I take it you have been to Aleppo.
I suggest you stay at the Beit Wakil and taste also their wonderful food.
Hany will look after you in the Restaurant while the owner of the Beit Wakil,
Mr Habib will exchange the lastest Aleppo gossip with you.
The bar the the Baron might be interesting for some, we found it to be a bit boring really.
Good luck, Ursule

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Address: Al Jdaidah - Sissi St, Aleppo, Syria