Lonely Planet review
Secreted away down a narrow stone-walled alleyway in the intriguing Al-Jibelah neighbourhood near the Citadel, this elegant boutique hotel in a converted 15th century palace is one of Aleppo's finest, and also its best value.
More majestic than Aleppo's other boutique hotels, Beit Salahieh has a grand central courtyard, sprawling rooftop terraces, and covered arcades, beautifully lit by Oriental lamps at night. While there are four traditionally decorated suites - with splendid intricate painted ceilings and woodwork - the remaining rooms (many featuring bare stone walls and vaulted ceilings) were unwisely renovated in a bland modern style. Sporting new management and a new moniker, we're assured the rooms will be refurnished accordingly. The suites and terraces have spectacular panoramic views of the Citadel just 400m to the south, and there's an atmospheric cave restaurant and bar typical of these hotels. The only drawback is the location. While it's ideally positioned for daytime exploration - the Citadel and Old City are just up the road - come dinnertime you'll be doing a 15 minutes walk to the restaurants in the Al-Jdeida quarter.