Lonely Planet review
Travellers love Mandaloun, a beautiful courtyard hotel on the border between the Old Town and New; it hits a sweet price point that affords you that renowned Aleppan courtyard experience without having to ignore phone calls from your bank.
A dramatic three storey high property (instead of the usual two), all rooms here face the light-filled centre courtyard - the most exquisite courtyard of all the hotels of this ilk in Aleppo. Each room features intricately carved wooden shutters on its windows, and on Mandaloun's third floor a wooden mashrabiyya awning. Rooms are decorated in a simple but elegant style with wrought iron beds and local textiles on the beds and tiny tables. All come with air conditioning/heating, satellite TV, and mini-bar. Vines hang from the balconies and a fountain gurgles along with the background of Oriental music - the owners are clearly working hard to create a tranquil atmosphere - and considering that one of the New City's busiest streets is just outside the door, they're succeeding. Be sure to check out their cave bar serving 'Eastern and Occidental' cuisine.