You'll find the Silver Swan Hotel a bit south of the southwest corner of the moat, on a semi-noisy street near nothing in particular.
You will have to walk a few blocks to get to any decent restaurants or sights, but a taxi can be called at the front desk. Staff are friendly and helpful, and the lobby is quite a pleasant entrance when coming off the dusty roads. The hotel towers over the neighbourhood, with the top floors and dining area providing a great view of the city. The interior is well kept but has a faint stink of cigarette smoke due to ashtrays at every floor next to the elevator. WiFi and breakfast is included, while the air-con rooms are clean and a good size, with a minibar and satellite TV. Bathrooms have hot and cold water with some having a tub. Request a room away from the road to avoid too much noise. Services are also quite good with a 24-hour manager on duty, ticketing staff and even complimentary shoeshines on offer.
By Christopher Smith
Last updated on 21st February, 2014.