Located at the edge of the downtown area of Beirut, the Monroe suites are within walking distance of major attractions such as the mosque and the souks as well as very close to a huge amount of restaurants.
Guest rooms are very spacious - there is a sitting room area, a small dining table and a small kitchenette area which has a two hob stove and microwave. There is no cutlery or kitchenware so if you really wanted to use the kitchen you would need to bring in your own utensils.
There is plenty of wardrobe space and the bed is large and comfortable. I slept really well here - especially as you can open the windows for fresh air and they have blackout curtains as well.
The bathroom is small but the water pressure and heat from the shower is a lot better than I have expereinced in other hotels. There is also a "proper" hairdryer as opposed to the low speed vaccuum hose hair dryers which is typically found.
My room was very clean. I did however change rooms after my first night as my first room was a smoking room and as such smelled very stale. It was also not in the best condition. Temperature of the room was always quite event and I did not have to play around with the AC as I usually need to in other hotels. Views are not great and it can get a little loud with the traffic in the morning so ask for a high level room if you are sensitive to noise. I generally felt very happy after the room switch however
Style of the hotel is quite old fashioned and a little ecclectic; there is a lounge area on the ground floor which is very richly decorated but I did not get the feeling that it was used that much
Breakfast is good - the days I was there the breakfast was served on an order basis - you could choose from american, lebanese etc. This was always freshly cooked. There was only a breakfast buffet on the last day of my visit - Friday and then this was charged. Not sure if this is the same for all weeks.
I had free internet connection, internet was ok but not the quickest - probably not any slower than elsewhere in Beirut however.
All in all I felt very welcomed at the hotel, I found the majority of staff were very customer oriented and friendly. I slept comfortably and was able to walk everywhere I needed to from there. I will be going back
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- Also Known As:
- Markazia Monroe Hotel Beirut