I stayed at the Ramada Beirut Downtown hotel for only 1 night, arriving late in the evening and checking out the next day. I had booked an executive room for $120 (special offer on booking.com compared to the list price on the hotel's website which was $286).
The check-in was quick, the staff accepted very kindly to offer me a late checkout till 3pm and being already 11pm I ordered room service which arrived to my room within 15 minutes and was very tasty. The room I had (executive) was exactly as it appears in photos and there are many 5-star hotels which are far more basic.
The breakfast was not the best I ever had but was very decent.
The hotel is ideally located for business and shopping as well. When I checked out I had 2 hrs before having to get to the airport and the staff at the reception kindly kept my luggage to allow me to go for a walk and quick shopping downtown and had a taxi for me right when I ordered it. Quite importantly when the taxi is called from the hotel it charges appropriately (paid $60 to get from airport to hotel with a taxi-pirate and only $30 for the taxi that the hotel arranged for me to get me to the airport from the hotel).
Only downsides is nearby construction and noise, limited Wi-Fi (they give you 100MB and need to pay extra for more capacity) and weak telephone signal in my room (did not have 3G).
My overall feeling is very positive and I would recommend this hotel for anyone staying in Beirut, especially if they can get a good dead like the one I got on booking.com
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ramada Beirut Downtown is centrally located in the heart of Solidere Area, 10 minutes from Beirut International airport and within a walking distance from the commercial and financial district of the Downtown Area, the famous new Zaytouna Bay and world kids entertainment KIDZMUNDO - as well as the World Class shopping Center Beirut Souks. The Hotel is also located within a short distance from major exhibition centers. Ramada Downtown Beirut offers 99 rooms and suites spread in 3 categories- Standards, Executive and Business – 24 hours business and leisure assistance, FREE high speed WIFI internet access in all public areas. The Scarlet restaurant and lounge welcome you in a well-designed venue where contemporary design meets modern cuisines from breakfast to dinner. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ramada Beirut Downtown Hotel Beirut