Palmyra Hotel
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Palmyra Hotel

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3.5
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Family
Property amenities
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Restaurant
Wine / champagne
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Room types
Landmark view
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Location

Baalbeck 1800 Lebanon
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 58 out of 100
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davidphillips2803 wrote a review Jan 2020
Toronto, Canada113 contributions96 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here for one night as part of a group tour, and it's probably one of the most characterful hotels I've ever stayed in. A very historic atmosphere, I felt as if I'd walked into the 1920s. It's also in a great location to visit the Baalbeck historical sites. We stayed in a twin room which was a decent size, there's no lift so you have to carry your luggage if you're not on the ground floor. We also had a 'front room' type area in our hotel room which was a nice space.

Unfortunately that's where the niceties end. We stayed here overnight on Christmas Eve and not all of the radiators worked so some of us found it freezing. Also there were hot water issues, for my morning shower I had a choice between a trickle of tepid water and a decent stream of freezing water. Others in our group had the same problem.

We had dinner at the hotel which really wasn't great considering how much we paid for it. There wasn't much spread and we left thinking 'where's the main course?'. There was some kind of meatball dish in a creamy lemon sauce that we though was a soup for starters, but that turned out to be the main course. The breakfast was just as bad. They were very slow at bringing the items out and they didn't look very appetising. The breads were made fresh in front of us, there was a traditional-looking curved hot plate which someone cooked thin breads on. They were very fresh but it was a bit of a gimmick. Lack of decent hot drinks as well.

I would say it's almost worth staying at this hotel for its character alone. Just do so in the summer, have dinner out somewhere else, and don't expect much from the breakfast.
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Date of stay: December 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: There's no lift so low floors are better
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ycart0616 wrote a review Sept 2022
Paramus, New Jersey70 contributions37 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel has its historical charm inside out. It is right across the Baalbeck ruins with impeccable view. The interior decoration, carpets and furniture in the hall all speak volumes of history. The breakfast was great with so many choices, fresh and tasty.

Although, it is a bit different when you have to spend a night in this hotel. The bathroom could really use some updates, in addition to sockets, lighting, etc. Much work is required to make the hotel more comfortable. It is not so bad to stay for one night. And I do hope one day this hotel can be restored to its past glory.
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Date of stay: September 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: It is worth the extra to stay in a room with the ruins view.
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Jeroen J wrote a review Aug 2012
Brussels, Belgium42 contributions54 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
When you enter the Palmyra Hotel, you will be convinced that time-travel exists. The Palmyra Hotel has a long and rich history and for a large part, the hotel and its staff chose to continue to live in the past. We always thought this was as close as you can get to a Agatha Christie detective novel. Most visitors will be passing en-route to the magnificent roman temples of Baalbeck - more impressive than even Rome!

A recent visit was reassuring - with the exception of the annex, somewhat renovated, nothing much changed. Even the waiters are reassuringly vintage. The service is great - they will always go at great lenghts to accomodate. When we were visiting during Easter last year with temperatures rather chilly, the staff (in the absence of proper fire wood) started burning old chairs from the restaurant for our comfort.

Sometimes, there will even be a meal available, local mezze and a grill. A good glass of Lebanese wine or a Almaza beer is also served which in itself is interesting since Baalbeck is hardcore Hezbollah - Shiite territory. But don't get distracted by that and enjoy the local hospitality. Those visitors that do Baalbeck just as a day trip and return to Beirut afterwards, are missing something very special.

Baalbeck also inspired leading artists : look up the Baalbeck paintings by Dutch star paintress Gertie Bierenbroodspot! And the legendary Baalbeck Festival is also worth a booking at the Palmyra - you might run into Charles Aznavour or the New York Philharmonic.
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Date of stay: June 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Travelor wrote a review Jan 2020
Kittery Point, Maine126 contributions35 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel has been continuously open since 1874, and hosted many royals and dignitaries.

While lacking in some modern amenities, it more than makes up for it with its built-in history, and being smack at the center of everything worth seeing in Baalbek, Lebanon, which is a lot.

Within a comfortable walking distance you can find four of the Roman Temples of Baalbek, the Old Bazaar, the Shia Shrine of Sayedeh Khawleh, and the Stone of the Pregnant Woman.

Very friendly staff and home made breakfast.

It’s a great place to spend a few days and enjoying one of the highest concentrations of touristic sites in the Middle East.

As an added bonus, the area was very safe and walkable. The only place we needed to dress modestly was at the shrine.
We weren’t stopped to show ID anywhere we went in Baalbek. We would go again.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thomas H wrote a review Mar 2023
Berlin, Germany1,099 contribution187 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A dream hotel, soon celebrating 150 years. Incredible views of Baalbeck temples from the balcony.
You can feel history and enjoy very lovely Lebanese hospitality.
Next door, in a historic building the Palmyra Hotel annex offers 5 very well appointed rooms with historic furniture and beautiful artwork.
You can feel the love to this treasure of a hotel shared by the very friendly and helpful owner and her team.
To enjoy the ruins of Baalbeck and as well the holy shrine of the grand-granddaughter of the Prophet next door, I recommend to stay at least 2 nights. You will enjoy the clear sky, view of the mountains, impressive breakfasts and great energy from this unique place.
The team of Hotel Palmyra offered me tours to nearby attractions, the beauty of nature and Lebanese culture you should not miss.
I was shown several rooms and could pick the best option to have an unforgettable stay.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Rodrigo F wrote a review Jan 2020
Santiago, Chile36 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is by far the best choice in Baalbeck. Some things may be improved, but the great architecture, the details everywhere, the remembrances of many important visitors and some other secrets that you can discover, replaces and excuses any little problem. Everybody is ready to help or to tell you a good story. Personnel is well prepared in different languages. The traditional Lebanese breakfast they serve is a great experience. Excellent for families, friends or large groups visiting the amazing ruins and the Bekaa Valley
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Halcatra wrote a review Feb 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom477 contributions202 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is a hotel with a great history behind. There were many important guests staying here. The furniture and decor highlights this historic connections, the place has a great atmosphere, it is simply a pleasure to be here. It is worth knowing that that below they hotel there are possibly ruins of the Roman amphitheatre. I recommend going on the roof of the hotel, as there is a great panoramic view over the archeological park and the temples. All the staff members are super friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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dmittleman wrote a review Jan 2020
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida1,415 contribution710 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Across from the ruins at Baalbek, this hotel has seen better days. Once a showplace, the rooms are falling apart and the ambiance is just shabby (not shabby chic). But a coffee on the balcony overlooking the ruins is a special experience.
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Date of stay: October 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Majdi C wrote a review Mar 2023
Tunis, Tunisia168 contributions27 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is a very old place full of memories and very genuine place rich of Lebanese history with friendly owners that makes you feel home. It has an art gallery full of jean Cocteau paintings. The rooms are very cosy and a kind of time capsule that brings back in time.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Saleh S wrote a review July 2020
Beirut, Lebanon44 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Te his hotel is full of positive vibes. Where all the staff Is nice and lovely. Where you meet history and fun in from of the magestic roman temple. The walls of this hotel still respiring the beautiful moments of the festival and it's guests.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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velorstag asked a question Oct 2023
38 contributions1 helpful vote
Как связаться с Palmyra hotel?
Answer from Rima_Palmyra
The price is 50$ for a single room; change in rates may happen during low seasons.
Marsha J wrote a tip May 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Never stay here"
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ycart0616 wrote a tip Sept 2022
Paramus, New Jersey70 contributions37 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"It is worth the extra to stay in a room with the ruins view."
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davidphillips2803 wrote a tip Jan 2020
Toronto, Canada113 contributions96 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"There's no lift so low floors are better"
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Rzzz wrote a tip Feb 2019
Rome, Italy4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I had a room on the top floor, with a beautiful public room and a terrace with a breathtaking view of the Roman ruins."
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ALEXandYUKI wrote a tip Jan 2019
Plainview, New York74 contributions38 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay at another hotel"
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Palmyra Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Palmyra Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Temples of Baalbek (0.4 km), Hajar al-Hibla (0.7 km), and The Temple of Bacchus (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Palmyra Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Palmyra Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Palmyra Hotel?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Palmyra Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lakkis Farm Restaurant, Baalbeck Palace, and Jawhari Sweets.
Is Palmyra Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Baalbeck.
Are there any historical sites close to Palmyra Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Temples of Baalbek (0.4 km).
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