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“There was a problem with electricity”
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Hotel Jupiter
Ranked #2 of 2 Baalbeck B&B and Inns
Warsaw, Poland
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57 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“There was a problem with electricity”
Reviewed January 26, 2011

The hotel itself was nice - it has a charming patio, it is clean and it has a great location in town. The only problem was electricity. There was continuous lack of eceltricity and there was noone at the reception during these problems. I hope it is solved now, because during the night it is really annoying.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Frankfurt
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2010

We stayed for one night and paid 60 USD for the twin room.
The location of the hotel is great - right accross the ruins. The room was very basic and defenitely too expensive for what you get. The beds were concrete hard. No breakfast.
The bathroom was quite dirty and it took forever for hot water to arrive.
The town of Baalbeck is - besides of the great ruins - very booring, nothing to do.
If returning to Baalbeck, I would try to find a different hotel to stay.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Wash DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2010

Hotel Jupiter, $60 USD, pricey but it was a big room with nice balcony/terrace & view of the ruins just across the street. Not much to see in Baalbeck other than the ruins, but they are great ruins. Someone here recommended just do an overnight and move on; I agree.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled solo
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Napoli-Victoria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2010

I read the other comments before booking this hotel, and decided to stay there, paying 60 $ per night for a double room. I agree with the others, the owner is lovely and helpful, the location of the hotel is great, the room large and not hot (in the beginning of June). But there are bedbugs in the beds. These unpleasant insects leave bites that are not immediately itchy but get itchy days after, and in a week have gotten worse and given me continuous itch and now I am on cortisone, antibiotics and something to detoxify the blood. The bedbugs are very hard to see, they live in mattresses, come out only at night, and inject some kind of anaesthetic substance, so you do not feel the bites and they can continue undisturbed for a long time, causing a lot of damage. Now, not everybody reacts the same way, but I wanted to make sure that people know what they are going to find before deciding to stay there.
Two more notes: the beds themselves are VERY uncomfortable, and the bathroom was dirty: we asked for it to be cleaned and they cleaned it in front of us, without using any detergent, just with water.
I hope the owner will read this and take the necessary steps to get rid of these bedbugs.

  • Stayed June 2010
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Canberra, Australia
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed June 7, 2010

Hotel Jupiter is the ugly duckling to the more well-known Palmyra Hotel next door. However it is the beautiful swan when it comes to room rates and quality. The owner is friendly, hospitable and has decorated the place wonderfully with traditional ornaments and furniture, including in the rooms. The rooms overlooking the ruins are very nice and spacious, but the bathrooms are of questionable cleanliness and the rooms really need fans. At night, leaving the window open is a recipe for no sleep as the street outside is noisy at all hours. There are quieter rooms on the other side of the courtyard but they don't have a view.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Gloucestershire, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2010

I had booked by phone well in advance and we were expected. The owner helped deal with our crazy taxi driver from Hamah who tried to tell us we had to pay him direct when we had already payed through the other hotel. The room was large and overlooked the ruins, and water eventually ran hot, though electicity was a bit intermittant. The bed was VERY HARD and lacked a top sheet. Room rate does not include breakfast, and the hotel owner said he could organise that if we wanted, or we could go next door to the bakery/food bar - it was all the same to him as he owned all the shops on that bit of the street and they paid him rent. Somehow he didn't give off a sense of hospitality, and the maid didn't seem very content with het lot. We went next door for breakfast and had a delicious wrap with yoghurt and tomatoes and olives....mmm... But he did fix us up with an excellent taxi driver to take us over the mountain to Bcharre.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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214 reviews
101 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2010

If it weren't facing the ruins (and if you don't get a room facing the ruins)--I would definitey say to skip it. For the cost ($35/person and no breakfast) it is poorly maintained (e.g. needs paint) and the bathroom is cramped. Beds are hard and pillows uncomfortable. Owner can be charming I suppose, but is getting rich off foreigners who have only the Jupiter and the Palymra to choose from. No breakfast is a pain, as nearby places charge tourist prices for food. It's all about location, location. location.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Jupiter

Property: Hotel Jupiter
Address: Rue Abdel Halim Jajjar, Baalbeck, Lebanon
Location: Lebanon > Bekaa Governorate > Baalbeck
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Baalbeck
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Hotel Jupiter Lebanon/Baalbeck

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