Fauzi Azar Inn located in Nazareth, Israel (200 year old Arab mansion turned guesthouse)
Welcome to the Fauzi Azar Inn.
So we’re now in the old city of Nazareth and we’re staying in a really cool place that we want to show you. This right here happens to be a 200 year old Arab mansion and it has been turned into a guesthouse. And it’s truly amazing, so we’ll give you a tour of the place.
So what makes this place feel even more like home is that you can come into the kitchen any time of day and you can make yourself a cup of tea with plenty of variety to choose from or you can enjoy some cake that is home made. That’s my favorite part and these are really good.
I really like that this place has a indoor and an outdoor setting. Both for social areas, for eating, for meeting with people, for doing whatever you want.
So earlier today we met Maoz who is the man responsible for bringing this vision to life. He was telling us that when he first found this place the courtyard was used as urinals by people because the place was just completely abandoned. It had fallen into decay but he saw potential to turn this into a guest-house where travelers could come together and this is what you get.
The Fauzi Azar Inn is a guesthouse located in the old city of Nazareth, Israel. It is well known for its historical significance. Its location sits on the popular path of the Jesus Trail as well as other tourist sites in Nazareth. In recent years, the Fauzi Azar Inn has played a role in working with the community of Nazareth through various projects.
The Fauzi Azar Inn was once the home of the Azars, a wealthy family residing in the city of Nazareth. It was built in 1830 by Habib Azar, while the Inn itself was named after one of his great-grandsons, Fauzi. The family remained in the area until the outset of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, when they relocated to Syria.
The house was converted into a guesthouse in May 2005 by international traveler and entrepreneur Maoz Inon, having decided to build a hostel in the city of Nazareth to serve as a way-point for hikers, travelers, and tourists.