@DorothyKing I struggled w/inflexibility of the thing. That, and sense of it's being breakable unlike real book. But for travelling light...
Tne newest of Antakya’s boutique hotels, the elegant Liwan is housed in a Levantine-style stone mansion that was once home to the first Syrian president and has a restaurant in the courtyard at the back.
Rooms are extremely comfortable and well equipped with AC, satellite TV and well-stocked mini-bars. A bar and coffeeshop share the ground floor with reception; there’s live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
The Şömineli Avlu Restaurant serves Hatay favourites such as hummus alongside more familiar Turkish staples.
A log fire blazes at the back in winter; in summer the roof peels back to reveal the stars.
Thumbs up: Wonderfully atmospheric building and great decor. Perfect location.
Thumbs down: Rooms overlooked the courtyard are likely to be noisy at busy times.
Tel: 0326-215 7777, www.theliwanhotel.com, Silahi Kuvvetler Caddesi, Antakya