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Gefinor Rotana Hotel
Ranked #10 of 117 Hotels in Beirut
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Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt
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“Gefinor Rotana Hotel”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Excellent place. Close to shopping areas and city center. Very friendly atmosphere and the staff are very helpful. The open-buffet at breakfast is rich and variable between traditional Lebanese food and continental one.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Sameh A
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GefinorRotana, General Manager at Gefinor Rotana Hotel, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Dear Guest,

I would like to thank you for staying at our hotel on your recent trip to Beirut and I was delighted to read that you have experienced a pleasant time with us.

Your nice comments about our atmosphere, staff and breakfast variety have been shared with all those concerned.

We look forward to welcoming you back at Gefinor Rotana Beirut.

Best Regards,

Mark Timbrell
General Manager
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

This Gefinor Rotana must be the best hotel in Beirut. I have stayed in other hotels of this category but never got the impeccable level of service and good feel of personal comfort elsewhere. All this, combined with a perfect location, quiet yet central in-between Hamra and the waterfront corniche, makes the hotel THE choice for Beirut.

Room Tip: Rooms at upper floor with sea view have probably the best overall views.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Christis L
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GefinorRotana, General Manager at Gefinor Rotana Hotel, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience following your recent stay at Gefinor Rotana.

It was a real pleasure for us to read that you found the Gefinor Rotana as the best hotel in our category and I was delighted to see that you received an impeccable level of service and comfort during your stay with us.

We very much look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Best Regards,

Mark Timbrell
General Manager
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

We stayed for two nights in September 2012 and booked direct with the hotel who at the time were offering excellent rates. This was a perfect choice for us and the hotel exceeded all expectations. We were travelling as tourists and the hotel was centrally located within easy walking distance to the Hamra district and the Corniche with taxis always available to take you further afield, albeit at a small premium. There was a nice feel to the place with seamless efficiency from professional and attentive staff and during our stay there was a nice mix of both business clients and tourists, The Olive Garden Terrace is a peaceful haven to chill out over a drink and do try to find time for tea and cakes - just bliss. We arrived well in advance of our check in time and were immediately shown to our room. We were offered an upgrade on arrival at a very reasonable rate but stuck with what we had booked as we were on a budget. Our twin classic room was a good size, spotlessly clean with wonderfully comfortable large twin beds and a nice bathroom. Certainly the best and most comfortable we encountered during our Lebanon adventure. The true bonus to this hotel is the roof top pool and terrace. A haven to return to after a hard day's sightseeing amid the chaos of the Beirut streets with a good sized pool, spectacular views over the city, comfy loungers, relaxing ambience, bar and snacks - try to time a visit at sunset and watch Beirut light up. This was my first visit to Lebanon and I will return and most certainly will stay at the Gefinor. I can find no fault with this hotel and thank you for a memorable stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank trishandambrose
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GefinorRotana, General Manager at Gefinor Rotana Hotel, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Dear Guest,
I am very pleased to learn of your positive impressions following your stay with us at Gefinor Rotana Beirut.

Thank you for finding our hotel a perfect choice which exceeded all expectations and I am delighted to learn that you found our staff very professional & attentive and that you found our rooms of good size and spotlessly clean.

Also I was very pleased to read your nice comments about Olive Garden and our rooftop swimming pool.

I hope your travels will bring you back to Beirut in the near future, and I look forward to welcoming you back to Gefinor Rotana.

Best Regards,

Mark Timbrell
General Manager
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Amman
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Gefinor Rotana staff are not just friendly, they are simply consistant. I know what to expect and they never let me down, so it simply feels like home to me. The room is always clean, the breakfast appetizing. Staff go out of their way to be helpufl

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Mona S
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GefinorRotana, General Manager at Gefinor Rotana Hotel, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience following your recent stay with us.
Actually, it is our pleasure to have you as one of our repeated guests and we are happy to learn that we have succeeded in offering consistent , high standards of service leading you to consider Gefinor Rotana as your home in Beirut.
Thank you for complimenting our staff, service, rooms and breakfast.
Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

With best Regards


Mark Timbrell
General Manager
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

First, Beirut is safe, an ironic statement on the day of a car bombing, but I was there one week ago and it was magnificent--beautiful, historic, cultured, gritty, electric, open, warm, and fun. I hope today's crime is an isolated incident.

The Gefinor Rotana could not have been better. The staff were fantastic, especially the two guys and one girl. Everyone spoke good English and were so helpful and friendly. Do yourself a favor and choose a room with access to Club Rotana. The happy hour is fantastic. So is the breakfast buffet.

My room was huge with a great view of the city. The linens are high quality with great pillows. Everything in the room was great.

Finally, the location is walking distance to just about everything you want to see. The Corniche, Hamra, American University, and the sea is all within a few blocks.

I loved my visit to the city and to the Gefinor Rotana.

Thank you!

Room Tip: Pop for Club Rotana. It's worth it.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Terry D
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GefinorRotana, General Manager at Gefinor Rotana Hotel, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying with us recently and for posting your nice comments on trip advisor.
It is always energizing to receive such wonderful compliments on our service, food and staff.

We are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay at Gefinor Rotana , and that you found everything in the room great.

We hope to have the pleasure and welcome you back in the near future.

With best Regards


Mark Timbrell
General Manager
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

I got a great deal on this place last year, and I didn't expect much but it really exceeded my expectation. The roof pool was pretty much empty in the morning, so it was really nice to have coffee on the roof and swim. Everything was just very pleasant, and the service was good. I got a room service for a lunch and it was delicious. If you're going to Beirut for business I highly recommend this hotel. I think le Grey gets too busy at night. If I came back to stay in a hotel in Beirut I'd go with Gefinor again.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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1 Thank Noora K
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GefinorRotana, General Manager at Gefinor Rotana Hotel, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for taking the time to write your valued review.

We are delighted to hear that your stay at Gefinor Rotana Beirut exceeded your expectations and I was particularly pleased to receive such nice comments about the roof pool, the service and the food.

Thank you for recommending our hotel to other travelers and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

With best Regards


Mark Timbrell
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2012

This hotel is a essentially a standard business hotel. Rooms appointed in a standard fashion. Everything is clean and functional, but nothing special. Breakfast was above average and the lunches served were very nice. Meeting rooms also were fairly standard. Staff were helpful. A typical business hotel that is a cut below the Sheratons and Hyatts, but also not nearly as expensive.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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1 Thank paradoxcapt
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GefinorRotana, General Manager at Gefinor Rotana Hotel, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Dear Guest,

First I would like to thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to post this review.

I am glad to learn that you found everything clean and functional and that the lunches served were up to your expectations.

Thank you for the nice comments about the staff.

We value all forms of guest feedback as an opportunity to continually improve our services and facilities for our guests. Your comments regarding the breakfast were shared with the Executive Chef.

Once again, I appreciate you putting your comments out there and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.


Best Regards,


Mark Timbrell
General Manager
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Additional Information about Gefinor Rotana Hotel

Property: Gefinor Rotana Hotel
Address: Clemenceau Street | Hamra, Beirut 5202, Lebanon
Location: Lebanon > Beirut
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Beirut
#7 Family Hotel in Beirut
#10 Luxury Hotel in Beirut
#10 Business Hotel in Beirut
#11 Romantic Hotel in Beirut
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Gefinor Rotana Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 159
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Traveling to Beirut has always been a pleasure since Gefinor Rotana has set the trend with its location “truly in the heart of the city”; close to every place you have in mind to visit during your stay. If you are visiting for business, the five star property is in close proximity to the main business and banking districts in Downtown and Clemenceau street, taking you in no time to your scheduled meetings or even to the major exhibition ground BIEL. If you are on medical tourism then you are in walking distance to the city’s major hospitals and clinics such as AUBMC, CMC, Najjar and Trad. Gefinor Rotana has as well been home to parents of students at ESA and AUB where you could always see in the lobby an interesting combination between family gatherings and businessmen especially during Happy Hours. If you are just here on leisure, then there are never ending activities and entertainment in the area that won’t leave you time to think about the next plan; Gefinor Rotana is a short 5 minute walk from the Hamra vibrant and shopping streets where you can find a wide choice of restaurants, pubs, bars, shops and endless meeting points. The charming Beirut Souks, waterfront corniche and Zaitounay bay with its marina and restaurants can all be accesses within a 5 to 15 minutes stroll were Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport is just 15 minutes away by car. Staying at Gefinor Rotana will guarantee you an experience like no other not only because of the hotel’s unique location but also by the unparalleled service and complimentary facilities in the property. With its 11 meeting spaces and Grand Ballroom, Gefinor Rotana welcomes guests for meetings, incentive groups, conferences and events while constantly innovating with its menu offering, set-ups and providing the latest in audio-visual equipment and support. While staying at the hotel you are sure to indulge in regular buffet theme nights at the restaurant, plan an outside catering event, relax at our temperature controlled rooftop pool or stay healthy at our wellness center. With what the entire hotel can offer, there is no other place that will fit any of your plans better than the Gefinor Rotana. ... more   less 
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