I spent 3 days in the Bab Al Bahr hotel in Tripoli between September 3-6 2012.
I could recommend the hotel placed on the sea side for business travelers without special expectations.
Compared to the price and other alternatives you can get in Tripoli, Bab Al Bahr is a good solution.
The rooms are acceptably clean and relatively large, half of them facing the sea.
The hotel was built most probably in the seventies, but it was refurbished in the last 2-3 years.
The bath is acceptable and there is hot water all the time.
Each room has a pleasant balcony where you can have your morning coffee (if you brought some with you).
There is WiFi coverage in the hotel, but the Internet connection is unreliable. It takes half an hour to connect to the Internet, and you must be lucky to download your mails. You can connect to the Internet with one single device, so switch of the WiFi of your phone if you wish to connect with your PC. My TV was not working but I was not missing it too much. It was a little bit more disturbing that the air condition is also not working.
There is a minibar under the table, but it is empty. If you wish to buy a bottle of water you will find it in the bar in the lobby. You can put your expenses on your room. Regarding dinner I would suggest to find a different place.
The personnel is not outstandingly helpful, the breakfast is at the level 2 in a scale of 10.
Good news for smokers: you are free to smoke without restrictions in all places including the rooms.
The hotel is 30 minutes walk from Tripoli's central square the Martyr's square and 15 minutes walk from the old town.
The hotel looks well protected. There are guards at the gate, and there is a magnetic door at the entrance like in the airports supervised continuously by security guards. The surroundings of the hotel and most of Tripoli is safe.
Don't be surprised, when according to the local habit, the receptionist will take your passport and you will get it back when you leave. Don't forget to ask for it, because you risk toarrive in the airport without your passport. Don't expect that they will, take care of the police stamp. They will advise you to go somewhere in the city and solve it for yourself. Actually I arrived in the airport without the police stamp being prepared to pay penalties. Nobody was interested in the police stamp, so it looks it is not obligatory any more.
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- Also Known As:
- Bab Al Bahr Tripoli