Reading some of the reviews, I need to say sure, this is not the Four Seasons! It is a four star hotel. But it has some great things about it that make it my favorite hotel in Beirut.
The staff are wonderful and really care about the guest having a good time. Most of the staff have been there for years and know the guests personally. Very professional and fast front desk check-in.
It is deep in the Christian part of Beirut (Ashrafieh) and is VERY safe, which is why so many people are sent here by their companies.
The location is fantastic. There are plenty of great restaurants close by (my favorite is the famous Om Sharif which is in an old traditional building—you don't order; they just bring plate after plate of great food). The modern ABC mall is a couple of blocks away for shopping. There is a 24-hour pharmacy right next door, and many antique stores selling cool old things from Middle East nearby. It's also very close to the popular night spots like Gemmayze and Mar Mikhael. Also, the best hospital in Lebanon is right behind the hotel.
The hotel is very fairly priced given the location and quality. The rooms are clean and large. The entrance is beautiful with palm trees and gardenias.More