Lebanon, anyone?

Jan 15th, 2009, 03:29 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 90
Lebanon, anyone?

Realize Lebanon is somewhat off the beaten track for most posters on this board - regrettably. Beirut has some wonderful hotels and restaurants. Would anyone like to share their favourites/
Phinn is offline  
Jan 15th, 2009, 06:06 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,916
I am visiting Baalbek, Beirut and Byblos in May, and I would welcome your recommendations for hotels, especially in Beirut (I will stay at the Palmyria in Baalbek).
thit_cho is offline  
Apr 16th, 2009, 05:27 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 90
Depends on your budget: the Hotel Phoenicia is the local Intercon; the European style Bristol, and the new Movenpick Hotel are also considered very good. The Movenpick has a dramatic location on the corniche, overlooking the Mediterranean. For a well- located boutique hotel, try the Albergo in downtown Asharafiyah (it also houses an excellent restaurant). The Lebanese handicraft shops L'artisant du Liban in Asharifiyah or West Beirut (Clemenceau) are well- worth visiting.
Phinn is offline  
Apr 16th, 2009, 08:12 AM
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 185
Thanks for the hotel advice. Im also going to be there end of May... spending some time in Beirut, Damascus, and Amman.
richardfh is offline  
Apr 16th, 2009, 03:46 PM
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 412
Michael -
I hope you have time to have a drink at sunset on one of the restaurant balconies overlooking Pigeon Rocks! I tried to really get in the spirit of Lebanon and drink Arak that night but after one sip decided Arak was not for me. (can't stand anis!)
maxwell is offline  
Apr 25th, 2009, 02:50 AM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1
I'm flying to Beirut today for the first time. Staying till Fri 1 May.

Would be interested to meet up with anyone who knows Lebanon very well and can show me the real bits (rather than the tourist bits).

Where do the locals eat out? Where to the Lebanese locals hang out? [email protected]
Andrew_UK is offline  
Oct 18th, 2009, 02:58 AM
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 16,513
A few years back I planned a bike tour of Lebanon but then they killed their prime minister. Anyway I'd like to go in 2010. Advice?
bilboburgler is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:07 AM.