It was called the Paris of the east for a long time, until the civil war started in 1975 when 27 Palestinian civilians where killed by an attack on a bus.
From the Beirut Travel Guide
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-Arrived before midnight. The reception was full of smoke. The receptionist increased the room charge. The room did not have telephone, fridge, water, tea, e-mail facility, TV. The room did not have a key. I stayed for 30 minutes and then I had to find another hotel nearby. ... more
The woman in the reception was super super rude!!! I had to wait 3 hours before they clean my room and make it ready!!! I will NEVER go back there. that rude and arrogant receptionist behaved as if she had been giving me charity or doing me a favor. DAMN ... more
Good location to all the places. Breakfast was abit boring. Not much selection, even it is a 4 star hotel (may just 2 star, I guess). Overall the room is alright, good for 2 people. The hotel is offering day tours. Please make sure you get the final quote in BLACK & WHITE. I booked the day tours through the hotel. ... more
Landed in Beirut yesterday fairly late at night. I Got back onto the American University Campus with my old ID card, then went straight to my old room and found my old roomate Mitch there, who was surprised to see me two months late. It's good to be back in Beirut actually. Great town, and good to see ...
Posted in Across the Levant by bj_945
Well after a 2-hour bus ride we found ourselves in Beirut. What a beautiful sight. Beirut is right on the water and looks fantastic from a distance on the drive in. We found our hotel and headed our to see the sights. First thing we found was a beautiful big mosque that was of course guarded ...
Posted in Overseas Travel by krissy