Welcome to Damascus first boutique hotel...

Beit Al Mamlouka was converted from a house into a hotel over the course of 3 years by May Mamarbachi. It had long been a dream of hers to restore an Old Damascene house. Then she sold it in 2007 to Antoun Mezannar    
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 facilities when Mrs. Mamarbachi took over the work.    
Reached via the ancient alleys of Damascus this pink coloured wall hotel has painstakingly been restored to its former glory. The hotel built around a central courtyard with citrus orange trees and a fountain is located in Bab Touma, the Christian quarter of Damascus's old city in Syria. It includes 8 bedrooms (two singles, two doubles and four suites), with a courtyard, terraces and private patios. It also features an Old Bayke (stable), converted into a gallery, restaurant and bar.     

The hotel dates back to the 17th century and boasts original features from the 18th century, together with a mid 16th century archway. One of the suites, Suleiman the Magnificent, contains its own fountain in the shape of a rose and an original 230 year old Christian fresco on the ceiling. 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. Brocade is used to make the curtains and the beds are fitted with Damascene quilts. Bathrooms are fitted with hand made and painted tiles and drawings.

Come to Damascus and experience life in an ancient Arab city where you will hear chirping birds and the moan of the muezzin from the courtyard garden of the hotel. Beit Al Mamlouka is tucked away in a small narrow cobbled street and the only way to recognise the hotel is its salmon-pink coloured walls and the heavy wooden door.   
Step out of such luxury and you will be within minutes walk from the rambling souks where you can see the corrugated-iron roofs and all the ancient culture that the old city has to offer.   

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