THE HISTORY OF OUR NAME AND COLOURS
History is important, and it’s something we’ve fully embraced. Once upon a time, our Liberty-style building, whose architecture is typical of the old city, was home to a police station and later a hammam. It’s where we get the name Madama, a slang term for the police, as well as the main colour you’ll see splashed across our walls – the cool sea-green that had also been used for some of the furnishings in the spa. But these aren’t the only visible traces of our homage to the site’s past. The names of some of the dishes on our menu also pay tribute to the building’s history, while original details from the former police station and former hammam have been seamlessly integrated into the furniture. Keep an eye out for the peephole in the door of the hostel's reception, and the old windows and doors that have been transformed into tables for the bistrot and the hostel’s communal kitchen. As for the chill-out area, it’s been set up in the hammam's old whirlpool bath, where we've also thrown in some cushions and a TV.