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Dunes Hotel
Ranked #35 of 116 Hotels in Beirut
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 13, 2011

We spent two nights in this Holiday Inn, near plenty of restaurants and some shopping malls, what impressed me most is the excellent reception I received, the staff is so kind, pleasant and efficient. the spacious, clean and modern furnished room was to my entire satisfaction. A very good value for money, will surely go back again in this hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank boutondargent
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Madeleine H, Manager at Dunes Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2011

Greetings from Holiday Inn Beirut-Dunes!


We greatly appreciate you taking the time to give your opinion about our hotel and staff.

We are very pleased to know that you have found our rooms clean, spacious and that the staff has met your expectations and answered all your needs.


Looking forward to see you in the near future.


Best Regards,


Holiday Inn Beirut-Dunes Management

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Reviewed November 27, 2010

Pretty standard Holiday Inn, Clean and efficient. maybe a bit pricy - but always a good bet when in doubt of finding a place more local or maybe you just want a room that looks the same on 5 continents.

NO FREE WIFI HERE

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled on business
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3  Thank Max S
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Reviewed November 15, 2010

Hotel is not in hamra district so if you need to be there better to look something else, had some booking confusion because i tried to make a reservation and had an email back that they are full, half an hour later my bf booked and they had rooms, no free internet which is disappointing considering the price of the room, ( 35 rooms which is cheaper can afford to have free wifi) but cafe just beside the hotel has free wifi is slow but i learned later internet in Lebanon is a bit a problem, rooms looked good and clean but the carpet surprised me was really dirty. Bathroom was clean and good shape, so far est i seen in Beirut . I did liked this hotel but i found a bit pricey anyway .

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank afinanika
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Reviewed August 10, 2010

Hotels in Beirut seem to be generally on a high end price compared to other cities. We found the Holiday Inn Dunes very clean and perfect in regards to the ambience and upkeep of the place. It is in perfect shape. The service was good, but not spectecular (as you would have it in an Interconti), but very good for the Holiday Inn standard. The rooms are very nice and clean. It has everything you need as a traveller. A little disappointment for a Priority Club Platinium and Royal Ambassador, free internet was not possible, which we usually get anywhere - it is served from an external company and they could not make exceptions.
The staff however was willing to make other consessions and overall it was a very good experience. The hotel definitely has a good standard and is well above an average Holiday Inn.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled on business
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4  Thank tgoeldenitz
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Reviewed April 5, 2010

Holiday Inn Beirut is one of the best hotels in Beirut ever , staff are so professional.
I stayed for 3 days for business, I was upgraded to Executive room even though it is my first visit to this hotel .
Rooms are very nice and large specially the bathrooms.
The hotel is surrounded with several coffees and restaurant s.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled on business
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2  Thank AdamRus8
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Reviewed March 17, 2009

Booking made through Intercontinental/Holiday Inn website, which was simple and efficient. Hotel was one of the best Holiday Inns we have visited and better than most in UK, Europe and N America. Relatively easy to find in our rental car but beware! Verdun Street is now Rachid Karami St, which initially threw us off the trail. Note that security staff check all cars entering hotel/shopping centre underground car park and indeed the bags of all entering complex on foot.

Check in staff were really friendly and helpful. Room was clean, relatively spacious and quiet as we had requested. However, bathroom could do with an update. Public areas were comfortable and we liked the direct access on two floors to the shopping centre. The high class cafe just outside the hotel's reception area became a favourite of ours. There appeared to be extensive shopping and eating possibilities close by but, because we were travelling out to different parts of Lebanon each day, we did not do them justice.

One evening we had a room service meal, which arrived promptly and was hot, generous and tasty.

Reception staff helpfully negotiated our parking requirements with car park cashier who did not speak English or French.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank GinannHerts
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Reviewed January 10, 2009

We have arrived from Amman, Jordan with Royal Jordanian and stayed for 2 nights at the Holiday Inn Dunes in the prominent Verdun district of Beirut, somewhat known as the Beverly Hills of Lebanon. The author Peter Biddlecombe has found the best Holiday Inn in Bruges/Belgium he could easily take that here in Beirut also on his list! ( see Peter Biddlecombe - Travel with my briefcase - Brussels chapter - this is where Peter tells us about the Holiday Inn in Bruges. )Entrance to the Holiday Inn was through the Dunes Shopping Mall after the Hotel is named. The lobby was marbled and has even a golden glow and efficient check-in. Our room was No. 419 with views out onto Verdun ( backside of the hotel ). The room was mainly blue incl. the carpet, the closet had an japanese touch and the TV has all international channels. The bed was comfortable and large. Now to the bathroom, which had a scale, large modern bathtub and Red Earth bath amenities. The bathroom was also fully marbled and had toilet with separate bidet. The roomservice was superb a few examples we had included as we remember: mixed grill platter for two, tiramisu, fruitsalad and steak which was delicious. Our breakfast was at the Escapade Restaurant on two occasions and was just magic! One of the largest and best breakfast buffets we have ever seen! Item we had incl. flatbread, coffee, superb pancakes made to order and delivered with maple syrup, eggs middle eastern style, mortadella, jellies of fruit, superb rice puddings! The service was also fast and efficient plus friendly! ALWAYS, FOLKS! The Hotel is directly connected to the Dunes Shopping mall with Mc Donald's, upscale fashion stores and the Empire Dunes Cinema ( here we have enjoyed on one evening the movie The Duchess with Keira Knightley ). The Mall comes highly recommended from both of us! Through the efficient Holiday Inn Dunes Concierge we had ordered a car and driver tour for the next day of Beirut for a litte sight seeing, just amazing! We had an Premier Taxi with driver Josef for around 7h at a cost of 100 US Dollars and saw sights incl. Raffic Hariri's gravesite and the same site where he was actually assassinated. We recommend also Downtown Beirut which looks like Paris in the 1930s incl. the Parliament building and churches, roman ruins and the so called second Holiday Inn of Beirut which stands just behind the sister hotel Phoenicia Intercontinental which is co-incidently the most shot upon hotel in the world, just look for the hundreds of bullet holes! Highly recommended! Just ask for Car and Driver service, no problem with taxis in Beirut then! After our three days in Beirut we have flown on once again with Royal Jordanian to Amman, see our reviews from the Golden Tulip Amman Airport and the Golden Tulip Grand Palace Amman. Now fly some!

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Flyers007Dublin
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Additional Information about Dunes Hotel

Address: Verdun Street | Dunes Center, Beirut 13-5904, Lebanon
Location: Lebanon > Beirut
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 Business Hotel in Beirut
#35 Luxury Hotel in Beirut
Price Range: $101 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dunes Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 127
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay in Beirut city centre at the stylish Dunes hotel, next to the Dunes mall on fashionable Verdun Street. Situated on a lively avenue of shops and cafes, the sleek Dunes Hotel is 7 minutes by taxi from Beirut Airport. You'll receive a warm welcome from staff in the strikingly lit marble Lobby, where you can check into your spacious, air-conditioned Guest room and connect to high-speed Internet(WIFI). Conveniently close to embassies and major companies on dynamic Verdun Street, Dunes Hotel is just 2km from UNESCO and 5km from Biel exhibition centre. Back at the hotel, you can host seamless functions in our 5 naturally lit meeting rooms and catch up on emails in the 24-hour Business Centre. Dunes Hotel is just steps from Verdun Street's smart boutiques and restaurants. Relax with a stroll along the Corniche promenade, just 10 minutes' walk away. ... more   less 
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Holiday Inn Beirut Dunes Hotel Beirut
Beirut Holiday Inn

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