We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
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
vPetrosHv
,
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
yarachami
,
Beirut, Lebanon
Read all 304 reviews
32
All photos (32)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
61°
50°
Jan
61°
50°
Feb
64°
53°
Mar
Contact
Beirut, Lebanon
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Beirut
from $20.00
More Info
from $45.00
More Info
from $45.00
More Info
Reviews (304)
Filter reviews
204 results
Traveler rating
82
84
30
5
3
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
82
84
30
5
3
Show reviews that mention
All reviews nice area clothing stores bars and restaurants lots of shops shopping street traffic coffee aub downtown tourists neighborhood heart shisha middle sea
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 204 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ana_L_23
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
Thank WAFA Y
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
Thank martyncymro
Reviewed August 26, 2018

We stayed in Coral Beirut Hotel which is located in Hamra Area close to the seaside. This place is the centre of the city. We would recommend to visit this area for good vacations. We've been to this place twice.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Hikmat_Shah
Reviewed July 8, 2018

This is a fabulous up market area and probably no more than 20 minutes walking along the Corniche to/from Zaitunay Bay; if you’re so incline. West Beirut Hamra is a mix of old & new architecture. Like many main attractions in and around Beirut there...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Intrepid4ever
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 119 nearby hotels
Grand Hotel Beirut
68 reviews
.05 miles away
Embassy Hotel Lebanon
121 reviews
.05 miles away
Casa D'or Hotel
237 reviews
.07 miles away
Midtown Hotel and Suites
266 reviews
.08 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,055 nearby restaurants
t-marbouta
259 reviews
.04 miles away
Vesper
34 reviews
.03 miles away
February 30
144 reviews
.03 miles away
Ka3kaya Cafe
52 reviews
.01 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 201 nearby attractions
American University of Beirut
707 reviews
.33 miles away
Banque Du Liban Museum
94 reviews
.36 miles away
Zaitunay Bay
1,880 reviews
.51 miles away
The Corniche
901 reviews
.73 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from West Beirut, Hamra Area staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines