Beti Betak in Arabic clarifies, in one short and simple phrase, a basic and singular concept: My house is your house. The former 18th century family home was painstakingly restored and is today more than a small hotel with big Middle-Eastern charm.
BETI BETAK is a guesthouse that is more akin to staying with good friends than in a hotel. In the heart of the old city, it offers interesting impressions and sweeping views over the rooftops of Damascus.
With its jasmine and citrus blossoms providing shade, cozy corners and nooks, its blossoms of diverse colors and shapes, the courtyard is the heart of activity in the house. Community is offered, not mandated. Those looking for a quiet place to retreat find it on one of the terraces, verandas and balconies ... or enjoy the comfort of one’s own room.
The eight coveted “refuges” are furnished with unique and authentic Damascan pieces – far from the typical “1001 Nights” clichés. After short excursions, guests have the feeling that they are coming home. For charismatic hosts Elias Hanna Saliba and Ahmad Khaddam, this is the ultimate compliment.
BETI BETAK – My house is your house.