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
-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
City to city transportation in middle east.
I'm planning a middle east trip towards of the end of the year. I'm planning to hit Istanbul, Cyprus, Damascus, Tripoli, Beirut, and Jerusalem in over the span of about 3 weeks. What are some of the best ways to get around on land? What are the buses like?, Best companies ? Are there trains ...
Expenses in Middle East
Hi I was wondering if anyone could give a rough figure as to how much $ a day you would need to travel in Lebanon. I am planning on going as cheap as possible with out losing to much in terms of safety. I have checked out Beirut and it all seems out of range for me. I also am interested in Syria ...
Safety in Syria and Lebanon
Hi everyone, My friend and I are planning on traveling to Beirut and Syria in September this year. We are both 26 year old females, one from the US and the other from Canada. While I have never been particularly concerned about safety issues, recent concern from friends and family has prompted me to get more ...