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Furn El Hayek, Beirut 166206, Lebanon
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Hayete
Ranked #3 of 38 Beirut B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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SYD
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

I stayed here because a friend visiting with me wanted a "more authentic Beirut experience" than a hotel. I wasn't overly impressed. This is 1930's period apartment building of which one of the apartments has been converted into a guesthouse. The bathrooms feel a little worn and unclean. The rooms with a private bathroom need updating as the bathrooms look... More

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Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Difficult to review. Located in a hip area of Beirut in a quaint, pretty old building Hayete is a relatively peaceful place to stay compared with downtown and Hamra hotels. However, I think it's probably a bit overpriced for what you get. We were given keys via the driver who collected us from the airport and only saw the owner/manager... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Spent a fantastic 6 nights in Hayete over the 2012/2013 new year period. Our room, the south room, was perfect for a couple, with a very chic bed and a cute little balcony overlooking the two restaurants below. Despite the fact that we did not see the owner once during our 6 nights, we were in email and sms contact... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

The guesthouse is situated above two restaurants in a very nice building. The four rooms are situated around a common sittingroom. Being the only guests at the time, we had everything to ourselves - only shared with the housekeeper and an angry bird in a nice voliere. Every morning a simple but delicious breakfast was made ready for us. This... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

The 2nd B of B+B is often very simple indeed - coffee/tea, fruit, starchy component. But at this lovely B+B in the Ashrafiyya neighborhood of Beirut it is so so much more: several kinds of bread, some mornings fresh baked mana'ish, others kunafa (still warm!), croissants, Arabic bread; fruit and jam and orange juice; laban (youghurt); olives and fresh vegetables;... More

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Everywhere in the world
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

My friend and I stayed at Hayete for 10 nights this summer. We loved touring beautiful Lebanon during the day and coming back to relaxing Hayete in the late afternoon/evening. The porch is a nice place to eat breakfast and read books during the warm days. The breakfast was light and enjoyable...I enjoyed the fresh croissants. Probably the best part... More

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Muscat
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

This was my first trip to Beirut, travelling solo to do a course; stayed here for 4 nights. I felt at home here from the first minute, it has a very homey atmosphere. I kept phoning Robert with questions and requests and he was always really really helpful, from lending me a travel adaptor to helping me to order take-away... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

As several of the other reviews have stated, if you are looking for luxury, this is not the place, but if you are looking for a destination with a neighborhood feel in an architecturally historic guesthouse, that helps you envision what Beirut was during the “Paris of the middle east days”, than this is the place for you. Beirut has... More

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Europe
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121 reviews 121 reviews
106 hotel reviews
278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

This is a guesthouse/B&B in a period building, not a bland highrise 4* hotel. As such, it has tonnes of character, every room is different, but if you need double glazing, concierge service, hairdryers and sterile surroundings this place isn't for you. What is is a place with friendly hosts, who are very helpful. They serve great breakfasts on the... More

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Malmö, Skåne Län, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

We spent a week at Hayete and it was a great stay, one of the best we've had on our travels. Stayed at two different rooms and they were both wonderful and personal. The location leaves little to ask for and you're pretty much within walking distance from everything (otherwise there is a great reliable taxi company just around the... More

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Also Known As:
Hayete Hotel Beirut
Hayete Hotel
Address: Furn El Hayek, Beirut 166206, Lebanon
Location: Lebanon > Beirut
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Beirut
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hayete (Arabic for "my life") is a cozy guesthouse situated between the Gemmayze and Ashrafieh areas at the heart of Beirut. It is located in an early 20th-century building, where we offer our visitors a first hand experience of this marvelous city. ... more   less 

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