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Nice, but always busy traffic

Nice hotel, nice central area, but traffic makes things very difficult and taxi drivers even more... read more

Reviewed November 23, 2018
Nicosia, Cyprus
Dirty but Beautiful

I love Hamra. Although it is quite dirty and full of poverty, the area has a charm to it. There are... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I'm all about wandering aimlessly into new neighborhoods, so I dragged my husband on a long walk to BarBar (fast food), which was a pretty random destination. We walked from Mar Mikhael to Hamra, saw the big mosque and a few Roman ruins on the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank abauman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Full of shops restos and cafes. Not as posh as it used to he but still draws a diverse eclectic crowd. Not the best place to shop though if you ask around you can still find some great little shops. Dont forget to check out...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a vibrant and charming area in Beirut. Perfect place to stay, regarding hotels and restaurants.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 23, 2018

Nice hotel, nice central area, but traffic makes things very difficult and taxi drivers even more difficult to go around. Beirut is not what I remember since 2005...and the prices of everything are very high...especially taxis, restaurants and drinks.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vPetrosHv
Reviewed November 23, 2018

very nice area and vintage ,the best place to see old Beirut and there are many places to buy gifts for family and friends

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

I love Hamra. Although it is quite dirty and full of poverty, the area has a charm to it. There are great places to shop and eat as well

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank yarachami
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Went shopping here (walking distance from Midtown Golden Tulip Hotel). Lots of affordable stores. Great jewelry stores who were honest and courteous. Excellent ice cream. Great place to walk at night to see the real people! Loved it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank metracy2017
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Hamra street and the surrounding streets is the place ware many bars, restaurants and shops are. This area is not very well known amonst the tourists, most people are the local ones. Plenty of authentic local bars and restaurants.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Georges V
Reviewed September 11, 2018

I did not like discovering this neighborhood no added value filled with counterfeit items and very low quality clothing. If you want to shop just don't stop here

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kat0ua
Reviewed August 29, 2018

We stayed in this area for 5 nights. The traffic is rather chaotic, but drivers normally stop if you step out into the street and raise your hand in a stop sign. The main drag is full of restaurants, supermarkets, and the occasional tourist shop....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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