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History of Hotel

The ‘boutique hotel’ where stands Al Mamlouka used to be a family owned house and like most houses in the Old City of Damascus it lacked many of the basic services. The house set around a traditional Damascene courtyard had no electricity, bathrooms or running water when May took over the work.

Reached via the ancient alleys of Damascus this pink coloured wall hotel has painstakingly been restored its former glory. The hotel boasts original paintings and features from the 18th century, together with a mid 16th century archway and a 200 year Christian fresco. The hotel is unstinting in its style and blends tradition with luxury.

Each room is exotically entitled and decorated in traditional Syrian style using local products. Damascene brocade which is produced at Mr. Mezannar factory, is used to make the curtains and the beds are fitted with Damascene quilts. Bathrooms are tiled with hand painted mosaics and drawings.

No longer is the old city of Damascus only known for its dusty streets and souks ... now it has its first boutique hotel.


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