Domaine des Oliviers is an exclusive guesthouse set in landscaped olive gardens in Smar Jbeil, one of the oldest villages in the Batroun District.
The guesthouse consists of 5 thoughtfully built houses set in a vast landscape, dotted with olive trees, and connected by a vast central, colorful garden.
The architecture transports you through three generations, starting from the 1500s through the 1860s and then to 2020. It showcases local materials, including solid wood, hand carved stones, and clay roof tiles. These same materials are translated into different types of construction and stone carving to convey three different generations by mixing wooden beams, wooden window shutters, and different cuts of stone in a smart artistic blend.
To complement the architecture, a great number of traditional Lebanese decorating items such as the Kibbeh mortar, the wheat thresher, copper utensils, as well as perfectly chosen antiquities and statues are scattered throughout the domain, creating a warm Lebanese atmosphere.
The interior goes perfectly with the outside design. It features a melting pot of local and international decorative items, meticulously chosen and collected by Raymonde over 20 years. In addition to her precious collection, Raymonde remodelled and hand-painted the majority of the furniture and accessories.
Our rooms and lobbies feature an amazing combination of wooden beams, antique chandeliers, hand-painted closets and drawers, lace curtains, handmade pieces of crochet and macramé, colorful flowers, hand-painted Mexican sinks, mosaic tiles, and many other artistically picked items.