The Hotel has been expanded with Bangalows, and still looks Majectic between the ruins. The Hotel was built by a French Countess of British origins at the time (I will try to dig up her name) that fled to
Morocco later on to be found dead on the sea shore, she was executed by the French as she was an informer or a double agent for the French and the German. One of the notable guests of the hotel was Agatha Christy who stayed at the hotel in 1937, as she was touring of Syria while she was working on her book "Murder on the Orient Express". The Picture of the room is where Agatha stayed and where I stayed together with my parents some 34 years ago for a measly 15 Syrian Liras the current rate is 400$!!! We got the rate of 75$ for the single room and 88$ for the double for the night. It is highly recommended that you stay in this Historical Hotel, as it is an unforgettable experience.