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Beit Al Mamlouka
Ranked #2 of 59 Hotels in Damascus
Reviewed November 30, 2010

Stayed here for three nights. Amazing authentic islamic architecture, full of antiques and with a fab roof terrace over the old city. Brilliant location on the edge of the old city, in the christian quarter so livlier with bars and resteraunts. Staff lovely, and good yummy breakfasts. Our room was full of character but quite small, and the bathroom the same. A great place for a romantic few days but might get tiring with a longer stay. Saying that, sitting on the roof terrace with a glass of wine listening to the call to prayer from the surrounding mosques in the evening was amazing...

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 19, 2010

Have recently stayed at Dar Al Mamlouka with 2 friends and we have only good things to say for this little hotel. Finding it in the maze of what is the Old City of Damascus was an adventure in itself, so great was the surprize to find such a haven of peace amidst of the bustling crowd! The attention to detail in the restoration and the seamless and unobtrusive service make this hotel a winner in my book, having stayed in many similar boutique hotels.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 7, 2010

This is an old palace turned into a boutique hotel, and it has been designed with great style. We loved being in the old city so that we could just wander in the souk for hours. This is a lovely hotel. There are numerous steps, as there are in all of the old palaces; if you have a problem with stairs, however, there are rooms on the first level. Beautiful decor; breakfast was lovely. Our room was near the outside on a busy street, so we had to keep the bathroom door closed to muffle the sound of people walking & talking outside. Otherwise, it was comfortable and quiet. Why would you stay in a chain hotel when you could choose a hotel with this kind of character?

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2010

Well, We were sad to hear that Maya Mamarbachi had sold her dream Hotel de Charme...but through the hard work of Tony, it's new owner, Rula and Elissa ..the incredible Ottoman Jewel designed by Maya and Simone Kosremelli continues to sparkle...and with the opening of the new Dar Al Mamlouka....they can;t lose...Tony works so hard to continue Maya's seamless service and exotic experience deep in the Old Quarter of Damascus...since it's my fourth time there...I couldn't imagine staying elsewhere...wonderful amenities, wonderful staff and most of all the spirit of Beit Al Mamlouka continues....I am already planning my next trip and will do so...only if I can stay at the Beit al Mamlouka...

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 5, 2010

I have been staying at the two Mamlouka boutique hotels, (Beit al Mamloula and Dar al mamlouka) on my trip to Damascus. It is hard to recall the amount of details that make staying in both placessuch an outstanding experience : from the beauty of the two Ottoman style houses (Beit al mamlouka is an ancient christian family house while Dar al mamlouka was owned by a Muslim family). Both boutique hotels reach to the highest levels of style, elegance, and exclusiveness (all rooms have a distinct spirit and decoration in reference to figures of Syrian history). The young, creative and dedicated team is welcoming and makes a point into making each visitor's stay perfect. Perfectly located into the old town these two hotels are a must see address for lovebirds and for passionates of heritage in the best comfort. Breakfast also is a must do with the best arabic bread and pastries in town. In short: opening your eyes in the morning in one of Mamlouka's stunning rooms is pure magic.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 3, 2010

a lovely restored house with over 300 years of history in the middle of the old city, walk out and there are the narrow streets, traditional restaurants, shops, local food stores, shisha bars - you name it!
the rooms were full of character and well restored, with modern comfort like air con and hot water.
the courtyard and common spaces were beautiful! security is good at this hotel as the front door is always locked - you have to be a guest to enter.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 11, 2010

I stayed for two nights in Beit Al Mamlouka and was highly satisfied with my stay. It is in a converted traditional Damascene house that has bags of period charm. The staff were excellent and very helpful. They met all my requests and were full of useful tips for the local area. They offer free wireless internet and even gave me a laptop to use. I stayed in the Ibn Battuta room, which was small but perfect for me as I was staying there alone so didn't need a lot of space. I found it very comfortable and spotlessly clean.

The breakfast was full of good food, ample fresh fruit and great coffee. The location is right in the Old City and there are dozens of sights a short walk away.

This hotel is not really suitable for small children due to its layout so I would not advise families with children under 5 years old to stay here. For everyone else though, you should not hesitate to book.

I look forward to my next opportunity to stay in Beit Al Mamlouka.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Beit Al Mamlouka

Address: Bab Touma - Qemarieh St., Damascus, Syria
Location: Syria > Damascus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 59 Hotels in Damascus
Hotel Class:5 star — Beit Al Mamlouka 5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 'boutique hotel' where stands Al Mamlouka used to be a family owned house similar to the other Damascene houses in the Old City it is located in the Christian quarter, Quemarieh street. The hotel built around a central courtyard with an original fountain in the middle and a citrus/ bitter orange (Naranj) trees and an Iwan or Liwan. The hotel has 8 bedrooms five of them surrounded the courtyard and three one situated on the first floor, it has a terraces and private patios. It also it has an Old Bayke (stable), converted into a bar, breakfast room and a gallery.The hotel belongs to the 17th century and boasts original features from the 18th century. 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.. Each room is 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. Some Bathrooms are fitted with hand made and painted tiles (Ishani) and drawings. ... more   less 
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