Jeremy Boucher - Lebanon - Aug 30, 2013 The whole atmosphere was completely pleasing - lines, color, architecture - it was so lovely. The staff were wonderful with our two little boys. The location was great for taking day trips out (Deir al Qamar, the Barouk Cedars, Musa Museum, Beitddeine Palace...) and then coming back to enjoy the pool and sunset in the afternoon/evening.
This beautiful palace-like hotel is situated in the Chouf mountains, about 40 minutes away from Beirut’s airport, and a few minutes away from one of Lebanon’s greatest towns, Deir El Qamar. The 19th-century property has been transformed into a five-star luxury hotel with all its historical aspects intact, such as graceful courtyards, flowing fountains and stone construction.
With 22 spacious rooms or suites, each with their own décor and rich fabrics, the hotel is truly a trip in time. Modern conveniences such as mini-bar, bathrobes, satellite TV and a hairdryer are also available. The beds are considered very comfortable. Room types are as follows:
Family Duplex Suite – Features one large bedroom with a king size bed, and two single beds on a loft-like mezzanine that is ideal for children, with one sitting area.
Junior Suite – Features one large bedroom with a king size bed, connected to a large sitting area.
Al-Salamlek Imperial Suite – One bedroom suite with a king-size bed and one bedroom suite with two single beds, with large sitting and dining areas that overlook the pool and mountains.
Al-Haramlek Royal Suite – One bedroom suite with a king size bed and one bedroom suite with 2 single beds connected to one large sitting area. Also has a private patio overlooking the mountain.
As-Saray Restaurant – True Lebanese restaurant with regional flavors serving a local breakfast buffet, as well as a large meza (Lebanese appetizers) and grilled meats for lunch and dinner.
Tuscany Restaurant – An Italian restaurant with a stunning view of the mountainside, offering a variety of Italian foods from salads and starters to meat, pasta and pizza.
Diwan Husn Jihan – A café for desserts, ice cream and light snacks.
La Terrace – Ideal for cocktails and drinks against a backdrop of live entertainment
Garden El-Mir – An outdoor Lebanese restaurant with a direct view of the historical Beiteddine Palace.
La Stanhope Piano Bar – Drinks and snacks with great entertainment
Festival dates price changes: July 8-9-14-19-20-23-29 and August 3-5-6-9
Number of floors: 2
- Number of rooms or units: 24
Check-in time: 14h00 Check-out time: 12h00
Late check-out given upon availability.
Rack rates applicable during the festivals. Dates not set yet for 2014
- 24-hour front desk
- Automatic teller machine (ATM)
- Babysitting / childcare
- Business center
- Coffee shop or cafe
- Concierge services
- Credit cards accepted
- Doctor / nurse on call
- Elevator / lift
- Internet access (free)
- Laundry / ironing / dry cleaning
- Multilingual staff
- Parking (free)
- Restaurant(s) and bar(s)
- Safe at reception
- Baby cot / crib available
- Cable / satellite TV
- Climate control - A/C
- Complimentary toiletries
- Daily housekeeping
- Direct-dial phone
- Room Service
- Banquet facilities
- Meeting room(s)
- Childrens playground
- Fitness club / gym
- Swimming pool (outdoors)
- Tennis court
Hotel scrore in different areas
Staff 9.1 / 10
Service 8.6 / 10
Cleanliness 8.6 / 10
Comfort 8.2 / 10
Value for money 8.4 / 10
Location 9.4 / 10
GPS coordinates in decimal degrees: Latitude 33.6924 - Longitude: 35.5816