Our hotel is in the middle of a very beautiful and traditional area, very close to the tourist sights – the citadel, old markets, etc. We are situated in the center of the beautiful and famous city of Aleppo, less than a minute away from the clock tower in Bab Al Faraj behind the National Library Building, allowing you to wander into the old city and the world famous covered markets of Aleppo within minutes of leaving the hotel.
Buses to Aleppo are available from Istanbul, Turkey and Damascus, Syria's capital. The bus from Istanbul takes well over 24 hours and from Damascus it takes only four hours and costs approx 200 Syrian Pounds.
There are two bus stations in Aleppo, one for internal trips between Syrian cities (Ramusa) and another for international destinations (Al Lairamoon). Both bus stations are outside the centre and a taxi costs approx 100-150 pounds.
Trains from Istanbul take almost 24 hours and from Damascus it takes only four hours and costs approx 200 Syrian Pounds.
Arriving at Al Gawaher from Aleppo train station by Taxi costs 35/40 pounds and takes about 10 minutes.
Arriving from the Airport costs approx 300 pounds and takes 30 mins.
The best way to travel is predominantly by Taxis, its generally cheaper, faster and the safest way to travel.
Ask the taxi driver or a friendly local for Bab Al Faraj and take a look at the map to get to our hotel.