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Bab Al Bahr Hotel

Rte. Al Cornice, Tripoli, Libya
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I first travelled to Tripoli in 1997. Gadhafi was still evident everywhere and one was under no illusion that you were in a military state. Under the circumstances, the Bab Al Bahr staff were fantastic. The most friendly and welcoming staff. I was made to feel safe and able to plan my travels with plenty of input about local knowledge.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Stayed here for a few days in May 2014. Would not return to this hotel. The room was reasonably clean. The wifi signal in the room was OK. There are a couple of ATM's for cash in the lobby but they are not always in service. No safe in the room. The staff are friendly but the hotel needs a... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I have stayed in the hotel a few times over the years and only recently has it come anywhere near justifying its price. The lobby has 24 hour security and a small bank which gives great rates on money exchange. If you do stay here try to ask for a city side room if you want a decent phone or... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

It is a very awful & pathetic property in terms of professionalism and service delivery. Located on sea side gives an advantage for the travelers to have a glimpse of sea and enjoy the sea facing rooms. But believe me, this can be good only when you have someone to take care of. Guys at the reception seems to be... More 

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Brechin, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This government owned hotel is truly awful. From the unsmiling reception staff, very few who can speak English in a supposed 5 star hotel, to the shocking room service it is a disaster. It took 48 hours for them to supply toilet tissue despite being asked on several occasions. The minibar in the room is empty and I eventually had... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Last time i had been here was 2.5 years age & it was horrible. Now, i was happy to find it recently renewed . Its location is perfect & quite, you're few steps away from Tripoli tower which is a nice shopping center to hangout, few steps away from Dat Elemad 5 towers which are business buildings even western embassies... More 

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İstanbul
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Its location is better than the other hotels but service quality and hygen is terrible. I suggest Hotel Cairo. Its at the city center, close to the green spuare. Good staff nice service. 10 rooms small hotel but better than the 5 stars and the others. Go there!

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Rome, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

PROs. Nice sea view, spacious rooms, TV works, buffet meals so you do not have to wait, price is relatively cheap (150LDY = $120/night) - but poor value compared to the high overpriced alternatives in the city. CONs. Unprofessional, inefficient and slow reception and checkin, and they insist on that you pay nearly all the stay in advance (if you... More 

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Erd, Hungary
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

I spent 3 days in the Bab Al Bahr hotel in Tripoli between September 3-6 2012. I could recommend the hotel placed on the sea side for business travelers without special expectations. Compared to the price and other alternatives you can get in Tripoli, Bab Al Bahr is a good solution. The rooms are acceptably clean and relatively large, half... More 

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Dubai
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

The hotel might be good or average but there is no standards at all. I have made my reservation on-line from another third party website, and imagine what, they said that they never book online and I have to pay for my reservation which already paid. I dont have any other solution but to book again and claim my money... More 

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