Beit al-Mamlouka Hotel

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Beit al-Mamlouka (Arabic: بيت المملوكة‎) is a luxury boutique hotel located in the old city of Damascus, Syria. It was established in 2005 in the city's oldest borough, the Christian quarter of Bab Touma ("St. Thomas' Gate").[1][2]

The hotel is a restoration of a 17th-century Damascene house and offers 8 different rooms each named after a famous historic figure of Arab or Muslim history, like Averroes and Baybars.[3] There are original paintings and features from the 18th century, together with a mid 16th century archway and a 200 year Christian fresco.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Helen Arnold (2009). 1001 Escapes to Experience Before You Die. Barron's. p. 680. 
  2. ^ Nick Maes (December 20, 2008). "Souk it and see". The Guardian. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  3. ^ Beit Al Mamlouka, Damascus - Rooms
  4. ^ Beit Al Mamlouka, Damascus - History

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Coordinates: 33°30′45.25″N 36°18′49″E / 33.5125694°N 36.31361°E / 33.5125694; 36.31361