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11 Of The Most Delighful Getaways In Lebanon

Lebanon has been a gateway between the East and the West for centuries, making it a land with a rich history and interesting archaeology. It has seen many settlers dating as far back as the Phoenicians, Egyptians, Greeks, Persians, Romans, Crusaders and the Ottoman Empire, along with numerous local groups and cultures. Its extensive Mediterranean shoreline is extremely scenic and dotted with port towns and beach resorts. Lebanon also has majestic mountains and lush green valleys. Its cuisine is delicious and inviting. After decades of civil war and the recent economic collapse, Lebanon is reclaiming its image as a fashionable, friendly, vibrant and culturally dense country.

Known as the Paris of the Middle East, Lebanon is home to some of the most stylish guesthouses and boutique hotels in the world. Check out our top selection to help you plan the perfect escape.

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Beit Trad, Guesthouse in Kfour
Beit Trad is a traditional 200-year-old Lebanese house owned by the Trad family since the 1980’s. Tucked away among greenery and majestic old pine trees in the quaint village of Kfour, it is now open to guests. The atmosphere is filled with the kind of magic that gradually awakens the senses whilst calming the mind. Functional all year round, it promises a unique getaway with a pool in the summer and fire places in the winter.

High ceilings and original floor tiles complement the beautiful stone façade and elegant archways of the guesthouse, which features nine uniquely decorated rooms and a spacious garden. It has full restaurant services and in-room spa services.

Located just 30km north of Beirut and a short 15 minutes drive from Jounieh, Beit Trad is the ideal place to enjoy hiking in Kfour or in the nearby Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve. During your stay, you may also choose to discover the nearby monasteries and hidden gems the region has to offer such as wine tasting and winter skiing.

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Bouyouti, Guesthouse in Beiteddine, Chouf 
This stunning, adults only, upscale getaway is perfect for a weekend of utter indulgence as a couple or amongst friends. The setup includes a group of eight unique stone cottages set amid the Chouf mountains halfway between Deir El Qamar and Maaser Beiteddine, where guests can unwind by the pool, enjoy sunset drinks, or take a stroll around the premises. The nearby towns feature unique historical castles, buildings, and museums dating back to the ottoman empire. Although a fantastic breakfast spread is included, they do not serve other meals or drinks; the closest restaurant would be in nearby area of Beiteddine. It is the ultimate escape just 30 minutes from the Lebanese capital.

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La Maison des Sources, Guesthouse in Ain Zhalta, Chouf 
Located under an hour’s drive from Beirut, La Maison des Sources is a 200-year-old guesthouse nestled in the village of Ain Zhalta. It was previously a private residence, then a school, before being transformed into the unique guesthouse it is today. It includes 11 guest rooms as well as a communal dining area, bar and terrace. There are many activities to enjoy such as an early morning walk in the nearby Chouf Cedar Reserve, a visit to Beiteddine Palace and the nearby village of Deir El Qamar, or a trip to the waterfalls of Baakline.

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Cherry Blossom, Boutique Hotel in Bhamdoun 
The property is located in El-Meten area on the hillside of Lamartine Valley, 30 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Beirut. This relatively small getaway features twenty-three uniquely decorated suites, which offer all the comforts one would expect from a boutique hotel. Other amenities include a tennis court and an infinity pool. Featuring international and traditional cuisine, the hotel’s all-day dining rooftop restaurant comes with an open terrace and a panoramic view of Sannine Mountain.

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Abdelli Terraces, Guesthouse in Abdelli
Abdelli Terraces is a modern experience which includes accommodation, wine production, and culinary events. It all started with the ultimate goal of bringing the Abdelli village back to life, resuscitating the vineyards, combining the old with the new, and promoting sustainable development. As such, three traditional houses, along with lanes, trees, greenery, and agricultural terraces were restored. Abdelli Terraces is run by professional doctors who have discovered the healing power of yoga, holistic activities, and the outdoors. Visiting their location and participating in their programs is a great way to relax body and mind, while being productive at the same time.

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Beit Douma, Guesthouse in Douma
Beit Douma is a restored 19th century old Lebanese house perched 1,000m above the sea in Batroun. With incredible views over the mountains, the property offers six charming guest rooms. Its imposing stone façade, tall arched windows and vaulted ceilings are very impressive. Breakfast can be had under the trees in the surrounding garden and apple orchards.

Beit Douma is an extension of Souk El Tayeb, a weekly farmers’ market in Beirut that brings country harvest to the city, unites communities, and supports small-scale agriculture. Continuing with this concept, the restoration of Beit Douma supports the village of Douma and protects Lebanon’s heritage.

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Villa Chamoun, Guesthouse in Hasroun
Villa Chamoun is an opulent getaway located in the lush Qadisha Valley in Hasroun. It reminds us of 1960’s glamorous appeal in a brightly colored contemporary setting impeccably designed and tailored for your comfort and relaxation. Built in 1965, it previously belonged to Lebanese industrialist Toufic Chamoun. There is a plethora of activities and treatments to keep you occupied and rejuvenated such as yoga, personal training workouts, therapeutic massages held on the panoramic rooftop terrace, and sunbathing on the spacious deck by the pool. The beautiful village of Hasroun is in the Becharre District where you can go hiking in Qadisha Valley to see the forest of Cedar trees or a visit to the Gibran Khalil museum near the town center. Culinary activities are also available such as how to make local Mouneh, the art of preserving foods for the Lebanese pantry, or making and tasting the regional varieties of Kibbeh.

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Dar Alma, Boutique Hotel in Tyre
This hotel radiates a nautical theme, from its blue and white decor to its charming seafood restaurant boasting a variety of local and fusion delicacies. Most impressive of all is the ancient ruins that sit in the sea right in front of the property. Guests can also swim in this location.

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Dar Camelia, Boutique Hotel in Tyre 
Dar Camelia is Dar Alma’s newest addition, this little nook in Tyre is the perfect beach getaway for a tranquil weekend. It serves as a true escape from the commotion of the city. The traditional Lebanese house was tastefully restored into an eight-room boutique hotel. Its beautiful interiors reflect Tyre’s unique heritage as a prominent Phoenician city. 

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Beit Ammiq, Guesthouse in Ammiq
This guesthouse is located in Ammiq, a tranquil village that sits on the eastern slopes of Mount Lebanon and overlooks West Bekaa’s fertile plains. The welcoming guesthouse is made up of three rooms that are decorated to match the surrounding environment. It is situated close to the Ammiq Wetlands which are part of the Shouf Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a notable example of Lebanon’s diverse landscape. Guests can discover the surrounding nature through activities such as hiking and bird-watching. Located near the guesthouse is Tawlet Ammiq, a restaurant for guests to enjoy traditional meals prepared with fresh ingredients by local cooks.

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Hotel Albergo, Boutique Hotel in Beirut
Set in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood, a 10 minutes' walk from trendy Gemmayzé Street in Beirut’s Achrafieh district, Hotel Albergo is one of Lebanon’s most luxurious boutique hotels. It has a yellow exterior, teal shutters, and striking traditional Lebanese architecture dating back to the 1930’s. It has two on-site restaurants providing international and local cuisines, a cocktail bar, gym, professional massages, and 24-hour front desk. It boasts 33 suites with handpicked furniture, hot tub baths, crystal chandeliers, and oriental rugs. The rooftop pool overlooks stunning views of the Mediterranean.

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