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“somewhat tired and trading on past glories”
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Le Commodore Hotel
Ranked #42 of 117 Hotels in Beirut
Oxford
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100 reviews
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“somewhat tired and trading on past glories”
Reviewed June 27, 2010

I stayed for 2 nights recently, and was disappointed, again, in what I found - as another reviewer said, this used to be a really good hotel but simply doesn't cut it any more. The room was dowdy, service generally OK, breakfast not that great....there are plenty of other places in Beirut that'll give you more for your money. Wireless internet was ridiculously expensive at $25 / 24hrs.

Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 19, 2010

When we arrive we were very disapointed about the room .the furniture were not up to date more like 1970 and in a very bad shape the curtains were almost falling from the rack. The lamps shade were all dirty. So I decided to go back to the reception and told us that we did not want to stay in this room. The staff were nice we had to wait for 2 hours but they gave us a room in the bussines floor which was relly nice. The hotel is very close to Hamra street. Breakfast nothing special l and the staff in the morning in the restarant were terrible they seemed like they did not want to be there we had to serve ourself coffee. The guy who made the omelette was very unproffessional so did the manager of this restaurant who droop something on the floor and ask me to pick it up!!!! Would not go there it is not worth the money that we spent .If you lokk for a good hotel in Beyrouth go to the Casa D or hotel nearby or the excellen Coral Suite Hotel wich is excellent

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 18, 2010

The Commodore Hotel is situated in the heart of the Hamra district of Beirut. As a previous reviewer has stated its situation is very difficult for coaches to reach because of narrow streets and chaotic parking, but it only takes a couple of minutes to walk to Hamra Main Street, and our coach did manage to negotiate to drop us off and collect us at the start and end of our stay so we had no problem with luggage. I was, however, quite surprised that we were required to take our own luggage to our room, no porter service was offered, but it was very late at night and a skeleton staff seemed to be on reception, although during our four days there we could not complain about the friendliness of the staff.

The room was adequate, the air conditioning definitely needed overhauling as it was not working efficiently, but both the bedroom and the bathroom were clean and the bed very comfortable. We had problems with the safe - having used it, we could not then open it and had to summon assistance, which was very prompt.

Breakfast was adequate and one evening we ate in the Italian restaurant which was good, except for a steak that was asked for medium rare, and came blue.

Overall no real complaints - but just an "ordinary" experience.

  • Stayed May 2010
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Paris, France
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Reviewed May 9, 2010

I stayed at Le commodore for 2 nights. The first night i arrived, i was shocked to see that my bed was not clean... so i called the housekeeping and they changed my bed linens immediately. Breakfast was good...although it was unclear on the room menu what time the complementary breakfast ended...so all my colleges and I missed it on the second day and had to eat outside. Room supplies are great...however i had to ask twice for a loofah.
Rooms are not bad but should be cleaner ; the bathroom was not cleaned on a daily basis but towels were changed everyday.
The hotel gym is very small

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled on business
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Windsor,Ontario,
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Reviewed April 18, 2010

The hotel is conveniently located to shopping (2 blocks) but not convenient in any manner for tour buses which have trouble navigating the street. We were required to walk two blocks--each way--to catch the bus on ht main street in traffic. Rooms are modestly clean--we had to ask for the room to be groomed on one of our 3 days. Room ammenities are excellent but the supply of towels and face cloths had, constantly, to be requested for replacement. Lobby is spacious but smoking is widespread--as it is all over Lebanon--and this can cause some discomfort for older travellers. Service was attentive although often language was an issue. Food in the breakfast service room was very good but they tried a dinner which did not work very well. Staff is helpful and polite. Some noise during the night from local bars or clubs.

  • Stayed April 2010
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Cyprus
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Reviewed March 9, 2010

This is a Hotel that advertises itself as a 5 star Hotel, but doesn't worth more than 2 stars.
Stayed in this Hotel a few years ago, when it was le Meridien Commodore and i have to say that it was a great Hotel.
Went back a week ago for 4 days and was a BIG dissapointment!. This Hotelneeds a total face lift:
1. The walls are very dirty and stained
2. The furnishings in the room are very old and scratched
3. Light fictures are old, stained, dirty and some broken
4. Wooden floors are stained, scratched and dirty
5. With an outside temperature of 14 degrees celcium, there was no heating but rather air condition on
6. A very old TV that don' think they sell them anymore
If all these were in a 2 star Hotel, it could be partially accepted. But for a 5-star Hotel is unacceptable!!
if this was a Hotel that was priced $50 a night, it could be accepted, but this is a Hotel that charges $160 per night!!!...TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 1, 2010

I stayed at the Le Commodore in Beirut last November. I chose the hotel as it seemed good value and i wanted a decent hotel for my wife and small child.

It is not five star but I was not expecting that either for the price. I can't understand other people getting upset when they discover that it is not 5 star - all you need to do is look at the price.

Overall I was pretty happy with the stay.
The staff were excellent. They organised day trips for us and always had a smile.
The hotel itself is a little worn and in need of a spruice up. The room furniture is dented, TV is a big old one, bathroom is tired and worn.
The gym was useless.
The business centre avarage.
The restaurants were great. The breakfast good.

My biggest disappointment was my phone bill at the end of the stay - I normally would not use a hotels phone but had a bit of an emergency. After talking this over with the Manager after we had left - and paid as we were in a rush to the airport - they refunded part of the telephone cost.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Le Commodore Hotel

Property: Le Commodore Hotel
Address: Commodore Street | PO Box 11-3456, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2140, Lebanon
Location: Lebanon > Beirut
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#31 Business Hotel in Beirut
#41 Luxury Hotel in Beirut
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Le Commodore Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 204
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Le Commodore Hotel is a five star city center business hotel located in the heart of the capital Beirut in the famous district of Hamra where business, shopping and night life meet. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Le Meridien Beirut
Le Meridien Hotel Beirut
Beirut Le Meridien

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