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Lebanon: A Guide to 9 Guesthouses in Lebanon

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
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Guest Houses in Lebanon

A Guide

Your Guide to The Best Guest Houses in Lebanon

Lebanon has been seeing an incredible shift in guesthouses throughout the country and really fast. Guesthouses in Lebanon has not only become popular for tourists, but also for those living in Lebanon looking for a weekend escape. 

We all know the nature, culture, food and beauty Lebanon has to offer, so it’s not questionable when guests flock to cozy homes to experience the authenticity and calmness guesthouses offer. Here are 9 special guesthouses in Lebanon to sleep in.

BEIT DOUMA

1,000 meters above the sea in the area of Batroun, the restored 19th century Lebanese villa is one of the most authentic lebanese guest house you could ever find in the country.

5 Double Rooms, 1 Twin Room – Accommodates 12 guests – Free Internet – Pet friendly

BOUYOUTI

An adults-only escape in Maaser Beiteddine, Chouf, Lebanon with traditional Lebanese breakfast tray includes a selection of oriental delicacies and is served in each guesthouse between 8 and 10 am.

DAR ALMA

Dar Alma Boutique Hotel, a charming little hotel that sits in the southern city of Tyre, a UNESCO world heritage site overflowing with history. 

Dar, a word that refers to a house, is embodied by the warm, homey feeling that envelops the guests staying at this establishment. Alma, which means soul, hints at the positive spirit permeating the entire hotel, which allows our guests to take a few days off from the hustle and bustle of their daily lives, and reconnect with their selves.

Tyre, home of the Dar Alma Boutique Hotel, is an ancient Phoenician city. Mythology tells us it was the birthplace of Europa and Dido (Elissa). The city, which contains a Roman hippodrome and necropolis, to name a few, was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1979.

BEIT AL BATROUN

Nestled in a little valley overlooking the Mediterranean near the town of Thoum, Beit al Batroun Bed & Breakfast is a haven of peace, a countryside retreat on the Lebanese sea coast, and only a 40-minute drive from Beirut.

AL YASMINE GUESTHOUSE

Al-yasmine guesthouse, in the South of Lebanon, is a great escape for families from the fast pace of Beirut. It a getaway to relax together by the poolside, riding horses, enjoying the animals, and playing sports and games.

AL HAUSH GUEST HOUSE

In the heart of Bekaa Valley, with traditional dining, farms, family friend;y activities in a farmhouse setting. 

MIR AMIN PALACE

Located 45 km from Beirut, Mir Amin Palace Hotel offers 19th century splendor for an overnight escape with a loved one or family, or time away from the hustle and bustle of city life. A former residence of the last Emirs of Lebanon in the 19th century, the Palace is one of Beiteddine’s historical landmarks, and aims to offer its guests an enjoyable and comfortable stay in a picturesque setting.

DAR AL ACHRAFIEH

In the heart of Beirut, built in 1929, with its Art Deco furnishings and painted ceilings, it is a living piece of the city’s memory, preserved by one of its most steadfast admirers. 

2 Double Rooms – Accommodates 4 People – Free Wireless Internet – Private Balcony – Private Bathroom

DAR LINDA

One of the most authentic Lebanese experiences in Deir El Qamar in the mountains with your host Nour, a historian, along with her two sons. Dar Linda is also an ethnographic museum that houses Nour’s beloved collection of artifacts. There are only 2 double rooms in Dar Linda, accommodating 4 guests with rooftop and a garden.

It’s important when traveling to stay in guest houses! They offer the most authenticity and personal touch. In Lebanon, the rise of guesthouses has increased during the years and for a very good reason. People are loving the intimate, cozy atmosphere and home made food with real organic ingredients. Guesthouses always tend to also be less expensive than big chains hotels and if it’s always great to support the local communities in every country!

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