These 2 hotles are part of an international chain! 3 luxurious hotles, with many events and activities and 3 strategic locations that capture the different seasons and weather in Lebanon.
2 hotels located at sea nad one hotel in the mountains in the middle of the snow in order to enjoy skiing and all sort of activities with excellent food and luxurious rooms.
The rooms fits for celebrities, families and business men!!
In 2003, when I went there - the was reporters had long been gone... not the UN people I guess, as their bus was parked outside the hotel for the night on a couple of occasions. The hotel was ok: we wrote before and we were quoted 60 dollars for a double-room - which isn't too bad for Beirut. The people at reception are really helpful.
85 nice and clean-ish rooms with everything you may need: TV, hairdryier, minibar. There's also a pun on the premises: the Duke of Wellington - for beer or delicious (and overpriced ksara wine"). If possible try to book the room only, not the breakfast - it's really poor. All around the hotel there are nice coffee shops where you can have your morning meal - better and cheaper
As Lebanon is a small country and we had just a few days to spend there, we decided to stay in Beirut and move everyday in an another city to visit.
Beirut or Jounieh are the best choices to do so, as they practically are no more than 2 hours far from any destination in Lebanon.
We stayed in hotel Mayflower, a nice confortable one.
The bar happy hour from 7 pm to 9 pm, the only time when you can get something cheap around here :-)
owner of hotel , Michel, is very friendly and goes out of his way to make your stay a memorable one. bought me a CD i was hankering after but could not find in virgin records, at the local markets. was very responsive to emails, and accommodated a last minute change in travel plans.
picked me up when i was stranded in a nearby coffeeshop after a horrifying taxi ride around lebanon, all the time wondering if the taxi driver was going to rape me on my first night in beirut. personally took me out and showed me around town, recommending the best nightspots . place is pension al-nazih.
clean, outstanding personal service, access to other backpackers you can hook up with. a combination unattainable in the best hotels.
Halfway Sidon and Tyr we stayed in a hotel in Mazraat Khaizarane at the beach.
The rooms had a balcony with seaview, so we could enjoy the sunset at the Mediterranean Sea from our balcony.
This hotel was our starting point for visits to Tyr, Sidon and the Chouf Mountains.
All our hotels in Lebanon had splendid views:
in Bcharre the Chbat Hotel at the mountains, in Baalbeck the Palmyra hotel at the ruins,
in Zahle the Hotel Monte Alberto down at the city and the surrounding mountains.
Savoy raouche hotel is a very good hotel located in Hamra street very close to the Cornish of Beirut, and of a very good price and in a strange way very comfortable and good quality, I am saying strange as the prices are not adequately with the good quality.
This is an old hotel in the Hamra district with a certain charm. Used to be a press hang-out during the war and you can still feel the athmosphere over a gin and tonic in the Duke of Wellington bar.
Great location and helpful staff. Even got a complimentary bottle of Ksara on New Year's Eve.
Why because one night there will coast you 400$ and over!
So all the clients have super cars like the Jaguar I took near the Movenpick!
Any way I wish my friends can make it one day!
It's the luxury level in Beirut!
It's really awesome with all the best things which a tourist can have and to pass great times on the beach as it's built on the coast!
Located in the Hamra District of Beirut, this hotel has a very accomdating staff. The rooms, while somewhat Spartan, have comfortable beds and nice balconies. At an attractive price of $40 US, you might have some cash left over to shop with.
This Hotel is also the home of the Haddad family and entering the hotel really feels like entering somebodys home.
I paid 10 dollars for a very nice and clean room.
In June and August 2002 I stayed more than two weeks at Talal?s New Hotel. This is a very nice, cheap, clean and friendly hotel near Charles Helou Station in Beirut. Zaher, Rawad, Jamal (in 2005 Ragheb was there instead) and Ahmad made all feel very welcome and helped with information about getting around in Lebanon.
From Charles Helou you can take the bus to Syria or the north of Lebanon.
The hotel is also near Down Town area and Achrafiye.
I returned for a few days in June 2005 and some changes had been made so all rooms (except a small one on the top floor) now have their own bathroom.
All of the rooms have air-condition and all rooms have Satellite TV. There is a communal kitchen, laundry service (2 dollars/load in 2002) and free Internet.
The price in June 2005 was:
Dorms: 6 dollars
Single room: 15 dollars
Double room: 18 dollars
Triple room: 21 dollars
You can find fairly cheap accommodation in 'Hamra' area in Beirut where hotels and furnished apartments widely exist. If you're looking for hostals, then you might be advised to look for them in a nearby area called 'Ras Beirut' near to the American University of Beirut where alot of students rent.
Again, two price ranges. At the upper end, you can stay in the Commodore, where all the foreign journalists go, it's just fine, nice bar area, and well located. There are lots of other fancy and mid-price hotels in Raouche too, near the beach.
My favorite place is very small -- shall I tell you, or will it be over-run with all of you? It's the Mayflower - and I have been coming here for a long time, they are so friendly, and it's affordable for me.
Has a tiny pool on the roof, a bar, a sitting room and breakfast underneath in the basement. Right in the Hamra area and convenient to walk to all.
Its Excellent location and unique range of accomodation appeals to businessmen, executives and business travellers from all around the world.
225 elegantly appointed rooms and suites bring a new dimension to Beirut's reputation for hospitality and luxury.
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