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“Simply amazing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gefinor Rotana Hotel

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Gefinor Rotana Hotel
Ranked #17 of 121 Hotels in Beirut
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Simply amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Amazing hotel, we stayed in Gefinor Rotana three weeks ago in which we felt home from the kind hospitality by the reception staff, to the cleanliness of the room, to the friendly service ...we liked the variety of the breakfast and we strongly recommend Gefinor Rotana...The hotel is located in the middle of the city center hamra area same time near the sea side and walking distance to the old beirut (Solidere) and to the shopping area...Simply amazing Hotel...sure we will be back!!

Room Tip: club rotana room, spacious, calm and sea view.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Willy k
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GefinorRotana, General Manager at Gefinor Rotana Hotel, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Gefinor Rotana for your recent stay in Beirut.
We would like to thank you for describing our hotel to be amazing.
Ware delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and the whole experience was up to your expectations.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.

Best Regards,

Mark Timbrell
General Manager
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Sumirago, Italy
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80 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Hotel is nice, rooms unfortunatelly have the carpets, buffet is nice but the cost of the breakfast is insane, 27USD!!!!
The hotel is in a nice location beet green in front (not common in Beirut) and non noise from the road (not a jammed area).

Room Tip: All sides are fine
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank Powergi
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GefinorRotana, General Manager at Gefinor Rotana Hotel, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write your valued review.

I am happy to learn that you liked the location of our hotel.

I have noted your comments and will make sure to enhance the needed.


Mark Timbrell
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

outsdanding service, helpfull staff lexury hotel hope everyone try this hotel to see the difference with the sea view and the swimming pool... delicious food i like it very very much also the location of the hotel is near down town and sea side thank u rotana and sure my next visit to leb will be soon in rotana hopefully

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank samsung2
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GefinorRotana, General Manager at Gefinor Rotana Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to post this review on trip advisor.

I am glad that you liked our location and that you have experienced outstanding service from our helpful staff.

I am delighted to learn that you found our hotel luxurious, and that you liked our sea view and swimming pool and found our food delicious.

Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

With best Regards


Mark Timbrell
General Manager
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Whenever I visit beirut , I book at Gefinor .. Ive had several experiences with the hotel and they were excellent . I get the best service and treatment .. My last visit that ended two days ago was also amazing except for the last moment when I had a bad experience with a new reception employee who made a mistake in my bill and charged me additional breakfast fees and when I told her to recheck and return my money back , she insisted on giving me LBP despite which are of no use to me on check out , despite the fact the the dollars were right in her hand ! But despite this ill still chose Rotana Gefinor whenever im in beirut =)

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Burgannatalie
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Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
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
1 review
5 of 5 stars 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
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
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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26 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
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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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 Business Hotel in Beirut
#11 Romantic Hotel in Beirut
#17 Luxury 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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