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Villa Clara

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Rue d'Armenie | Quartier Ashrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon
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New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Discovering the beautiful dynamic city of Beirut began for us with the Villa Clara. It feels like a hidden gem in an authentic old neighborhood (albeit one that's become more fashionable, with a sophisticated edge). The attention to detail in the hotel conveys an inspired artistic aesthetic, and brings together many beautiful objects, furniture, wallpapers, artworks and tiles from both... More 

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Thank Craig K
Olivier G, Propriétaire at Villa Clara, responded to this review

Dear Craig K, i am thrilled you were delighted by the cuisine. A passionate cuisine based on enhancing the product, respectful of nature and seasons. Marie-Hélène and I are very happy and touched by your kind words. Indeed, we do give a lot of attention to details and we love to create unique, warm and special places. Marie-Hélène always hunts... More 

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11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful old house with an excellent restaurant. The staff and owners were super friendly and everything was provided with a smile. Proper home made bread and excellent labne and the best foul I have tasted for breakfast. The location is absolutely brilliant and you literally walk out into the centre of nightlife and food in Beirut. Do not expect five... More 

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Thank Ali K
Olivier G, Propriétaire at Villa Clara, responded to this review

Dear Ali K, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on tripadvisor. Hospitality and authenticity are etched at the heart of our philosophy. What is better in this world then making the people around us happy, make them step into a hedonist lifestyle. The source of unique pleasures, rare encounters and authentic discoveries. At Villa... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

I was alone and heartbroken. The entire team and the owners took care of me like a baby. I had dinner at the bar every night. Many artists and very educated people come by all night. Some are clients in the hotels and others are clients in the restaurant. There is a superb atmosphere of simplicity and good will. It... More 

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Thank Francoise R
Olivier G, Propriétaire at Villa Clara, responded to this review

Dear Francoise R, You can't know how glad i am to read that you have spent an enjoyable week. It was a pleasure to welcome you and to make you encounter clients, friends and family. It is our duty to make you smile again and the team and i are super glad we succeeded in making you happy. Indeed, it... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Beautiful pieces of art everywhere in the hotel and restaurant. Amazing classy taste. Best best cuisine in Beirut. The only night i went out for dinner outside the hotel i got sick. Beirut has a serious sanitary problem and at Villa Clara they are extremely clean and serious. The Chef and owner is french. His wife has an exquisite taste... More 

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Thank Hanne E
Olivier G, Propriétaire at Villa Clara, responded to this review

Dear Hanne E, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on tripadvisor. We are delighted you found our taste to be classy and to have enjoyed the top quality of the food that we serve. We indeed make sure all our ingredients are the best and we do not compromise on quality. I am sorry... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Thanks to Villa Clara, I loved Beirut and Lebanon. They made me discover all the beiruti scene. They organized all my excursions outside Beirut in a perfect way. I have stayed in many palaces in the world and have never had such a VIP treatment and professional advice from a concierge. The owners know Beirut and Lebanon inside out. They... More 

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Thank Didier D
Olivier G, Owner at Villa Clara, responded to this review

Dear Didier D, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on tripadvisor. We are thrilled to know that you appreciated our hotel and the tips on what to do in Beirut. I am also extremely happy to know that you appreciated the cuisine, the team and the overall experience at Villa Clara. We hope that... More 

Essen, Belgium
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

We slept underneath a blanket of calmness even though it's in busy Beirut. The rooms are clean and have a good bed and comfortable shower. The staff is very friendly and the breakfast was awesome. Apparently all is home made, even the bread and yoghurt. If you like to party the hotel is close to a lot of pubs.

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Thank KrisvanderMast
Olivier G, Propriétaire at Villa Clara, responded to this review

Dear KrisvanderMast, I would like to sincerely thank you for the kind words and for staying with us. I am thrilled that we were able to provide you with a truly pampering experience. It was a pleasure having you with us, and I speak for the entire staff when I say; we look forward to welcoming you back to Villa... More 

Essen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Amazing in all aspects. A beautiful art museum combined with a clean and deliberately arranged comfortable rooms. You can feel the artistic touch of the owner everywhere, in the rooms, the hallway, the stairs. Add to all that the light breeze of the owners and their dedication to make our stay a unique experience to always remember. It will be... More 

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Olivier G, Propriétaire at Villa Clara, responded to this review

Dear Amirasisi, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on tripadvisor. Our staff prides itself on extending only the highest levels of quality, service and hospitality, and I take great pleasure in sharing your very kind comments, regarding your recent stay, with them. I am Glad you enjoyed the art collection of Lebanese and International predominant artists... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Given what we saw on the website we were very excited to check in after a long journey. Within 1 minute of walking upstairs to the hotel and going into our room we realized this was a mistake. There was dust everywhere, the room smellt musty, the marble was dirty. We decided to immediately check out and find another place.... More 

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Olivier G, Propriétaire at Villa Clara, responded to this review

Dear Olean17, I hope that in the future, fraudulant comments from users who have never stayed in the hotel will be better intercepted by TripAdvisor team. It is a shame that fake reviews of pathetic blackmailers can still make it through the filter. We know who the person behind the account is because he negotiated to have a free stay... More 

Beirut, Lebanon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I can say without hesitation that a trip to Beirut is incomplete without a stay at Villa Clara. I made an From the delicious French cuisine, to the local art on the walls, to the handblown chandeliers overhead, it felt like everything had been curated with the utmost care to create a charming and fantastic backdrop for our visit to... More 

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Thank Roberto G
Olivier G, Propriétaire at Villa Clara, responded to this review

Dear Roberto G, I cannot begin to thank you enough for allowing us to be your “home away from home” while in Beirut and I hope we will be able to welcome you again on your next trip to Beirut. I am very happy that you enjoyed my cuisine as well as the art and the craftsmanship work in each... More 

New York City, New York
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Marie-Hélène and Olivier, the dynamic duo that owns and operates the hotel and restaurant, made our first trip to Beirut such an amazing experience. Not only did they warmly welcome us when we arrived, but they really invested in our experience in the city, providing us with recommendations, drivers, and whatever we needed to have a great time. These guys... More 

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Thank Alex M
Olivier G, Propriétaire at Villa Clara, responded to this review

Dear Alex M, Thank you for staying with us on your recent trip to Beirut. I’m thrilled that we were able to provide you with a unique experience while staying with us. The entire team pleasure is to listen to every client's expectations and advice him accordingly on the things to do in the city. Our greatest satisfaction is to... More 

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