Beit Rumman is a beautifully restored old Damascus house that has been turned into a boutique hotel. It's right off a narrow busy street, near Bab Touma in the Christian quarter of the old town, but once you are in the small courtyard it's totally quiet and peaceful, and you can sit and read over a drink and enjoy the beautiful stonework. It's perfectly located for seeing all the sites on foot. Breakfast is served in the courtyard and is a delicious mix of Arabic and Western. No other food is served, but that's not a problem since old Damascus is a foodie's paradise and is totally safe to wander at any time of night or day. Our stay was partly marred by some confusion at the front desk. One employee told us we could stay three nights, while upon check-in another insisted we could only stay two. To be safe, we found another hotel for the third night anyway and as we checked out after our two nights at Beit Rumman it still wasn't clear if we could have stayed or not. I'm not sure if that sort of confusion is typical or a one-off, and the staff was very pleasant throughout the whole process. There are a few points I'd make about the hotel: the size of the rooms varies. Some are really quite cramped, others are more spacious. We had the more cramped ones. Make sure you ask when you book. Also, we had a six-year old with us, and everytime she made noise (as a six-year old does), it reverberated thoughout the small courtyard, on to which all the rooms face. The staff was very nice about it, but we felt a bit self-conscious. It's a small place, more suited to quiet couples. I think there may be better values in Damascus, but we certainly had a good and comfortable stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beit Rumman is one of the best boutique hotels in Syria. Its staff and owners welcome and invite every guest who has the desire to visit Syria from all over the world. Beit Rumman is your second home, and where you feel like you belong. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Beit Rumman Damascus