Every family house has a story, what if it’s a circa century-old one? In the heart of Tyr, surrounded by hectares of banana plantations, a new bespoke boutique guesthouse has seen the light, commemorating the glorious roots of the Charaf family.
Built by the Charaf grandfather, whose many noble deeds earned him the title of “Officier et Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur” from France, the family heritage survived many hardships leading to several revamping “missions”.
The most recent one was on the hands of Ramzi Charaf, the property’s heir. Faithful to his father and grandfather’s legacy, Ramzi preserved the house’s original architecture and Lebanese authentic cachet, uplifting it with the distinguished touch he earned over years of acquiring and managing boutique properties in Cape Town and Geneva.
The interiors, including a Moroccan style inspired traditional patio annexed with 10 rooms, revamped or newly-added, reflect in every little detail the beautiful taste and passion of a meticulous owner. Carefully-selected furniture, accessories, and decorative items add their charm to a gorgeous two-hectare property endowed with a garden that offers twenty-something flower and fruit tree varieties.
Paying homage to the legendary city of Tyr and carrying the mission of promoting its richness, “Les Jardins de Tyr” is the name chosen by Ramzi for the family house he decides to turn into a Boutique Private Guesthouse experience, after recognizing the potential of the place and the need for more homey guesthouse destinations in the area.
A true haven of peace, “Les Jardins de Tyr” will make your escape to Tyr even more magical. Besides the many cozy spaces and little corners designed to make your experience relaxing, you can enjoy several amenities around the property, including:
–A private pool
-A tennis court
-Ping pong, billiard, and game board
-Massage sessions with professionals
-A garden bar
-Heated pool, sauna, and hammam in winter
-Organized boat trips for groups up to 10 people around Tyr
-A la carte breakfast and menu
-The guesthouse’s own wine
Two minutes and a half away from the sandy beach and 10 minutes away from the Mina, Les Jardins de Tyr offers an ideal place to discover or enjoy Tyr. The boutique guesthouse’s state-of-the-art website and app will not only provide you with details about things you can do in Tyr, but also with everything you need to know about the property through a 3D virtual tour and a 360 view of the spaces. A first-of-its-kind initiative that falls in line with the boutique guesthouse’s attempt to follow world-class trendsetting standards when it comes to exceeding its customer’s expectations.
I enjoyed every minute and detail of my stay at Jardins de Tyr. Ramzi is a great host and makes sure his guests have all they need to enjoy an impeccable service and a lovely time. A true guesthouse experience that I cannot recommend enough in one of my favorite cities in Lebanon!
For things to do in Tyr, check my mini travel guide here.
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