Monroe Hotel

Kennedy Street Solidere, Beirut, 114850, Lebanon
(4 star hotel)
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Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 4 reviews
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Highly recommended

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 23, 2007

Friendly staff, stylish presentation, all necessary services including wi-fi, a very pleasant 4 star hotel. Rooms are a good size with quality inclusions and great bathrooms, including bathtub. The hotel design focus is nicely modern and slightly overt, which is what you want from a contemporary, art style hotel.

We stayed in April 2007 and had a great time. Staff were helpful in arranging hire cars and providing information when requested. The hotel staff even organised a delicious cake and bowl of fruit while we were out of the hotel at dinner, because they noticed from my passport that it was my birthday. This may or may not be unusual but it made us feel very welcome.

Location is a good one at the start of the Corniche with views over the Mediterranean, and one of the world's maddest intersections. Prices seemed very reasonable to us everywhere in Lebanon... the tourist industry is still suffering from last year's troubles and there is plenty of competition. We paid USD100 per night, including a good breakfast, for a double room with excellent views.

We would happily stay at the Monroe again anytime.

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Central and modern

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 29, 2006

I didn't stay at the Monroe, but I've attended several events here-- a play, a reception..and I've had close friends staying at it a few times. Its located right next to the Phoenicia Intercontinental, and quite close to the Beirut corniche. Its a stylish, trendy hotel. Its rooms are new, yet they are small (in lebanese standards) or meduim (european standards)..Although this hotel is very close to the sea, there are only a few of the suites which overlook the sea..the remaining rooms face either the Starco area (in the direction of downtown)..or the Phoenicia Hotel.

The lobby isnt very spacious, but its comfortable..and the hotel usually has a play running on weekends..and then on all days of the week, you can enjoy having dinner at Al-Awtar, a lebanese restaurant in this hotel -- with a belly-dancer, music, food, shisha and all!

All in all, I say its a good hotel..if you want to be close to everything, and you're not willing to spend all you have on Le Vendome or the Phoenicia Inter.

Unique Quality: - Close to the corniche
- Close to the downtown area
- Close to Hamra

...basically, a central location for tourists.

Directions: Right next to the Phoenicia Intercontinental Hotel

Marliyn Monroe and Beirut

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 24, 2006

Inspired by Marilyn Monroe and refurbished late 2005/early 2006, this hotel is cleanly designed and presented with just the right touch of vibrancy so as to not throw it anywhere near gaudy or ridiculously overdone. Good service and an ideal location (very close to downtown and Ashrafieh as well as the Corniche and Hamra) make it worth staying at if you don't mind shelling out the $150 a night.

Unique Quality: 2 restaurants, hair salon, Budget Rent-a-Car on site, pool

Directions: Solidere by the Holiday Inn

Good for business

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 14, 2005

Efficient hotel..though very quiet when i was there in the summer...
You cant miss the exterior colour...which stands out in all Beirut as far as originality is concerned
I was in a comfortable and clean junior suite though some business facilities promised were not delivered!
The place felt refurbished...which is a good thing...but if more of that enthusiasm goes into services ..everyone will be a winner from hotel to customers..

Unique Quality: The lounge bar known as Sandersons (ex-Peppermint?)
is a great venue for coffees, hard drinks, organised parties, and breakfast in the morning (good bread)
tha Awtar restaurant in the basement..works as a belly dancing venue weekends...just remember not to go too early!

All in all a stylish and modern setting for the business traveller...

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Address: Kennedy Street Solidere, Beirut, 114850, Lebanon

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Amenities at Monroe Hotel

  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Business Services
  • Suites
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Bar / Lounge

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