Four Seasons Hotel – Beirut

Posted by Mark

I was in Beirut over the weekend and on this trip I ended up staying at the Four Seasons Hotel in Downtown Beirut. The hotel is located in what I think is one of the nicest looking towers in Beirut, right in front of the very popular Zaituna Bay and so I was really looking forward to staying there.

Right from the moment I stepped out of my rental I knew I was going to be enjoying my stay at the hotel. The customer service at the hotel was just better then any other I had previously stayed in before and I’ve stayed at many. The feeling I kept getting is that every single employee wanted to help make your stay better, and by every single employee I don’t mean just the reception staff or managers, I mean everyone from the valet guys, to the housekeepers to the waiters. I think its the words they use but you just get this feeling that you can ask them for whatever you want and they’d love to do it and that made me super comfortable in asking them for stuff which I tend not to do.

Other than the excellent service my room was also very comfortable. I had overpacked on this trip but there was more than enough closest space and drawers to accomodate all my stuff. The room wasn’t that big but the bathroom was with a large sink area, tub, shower room, toilet room and a makeup table. The room had a balcony that was big enough to fit a table and two chairs and finally there was free wifi in the room and the whole hotel. My favorite part of the hotel though would have to be the roof. During the day the roof is a cool place to swim and tan but at night it’s an open air lounge overlooking the Mediterranean sea and Beirut.

I do have two minor complaints though. The first issue the hotel really can’t do much about but the view from my room could have been better if there wasn’t a large sand lot right outside. I live in Kuwait so I would rather not see sand lots when I travel. Even though the hotel is right in front of Zaituna Bay, my room was more on the side and I could only see the marina if I was on the balcony looking left which was disappointing. The other issue I had was with their breakfast. It’s not a breakfast buffet and one of the things I look forward to the most in hotels is their breakfast buffets. At the Four Seasons they have a dried fruit, fresh fruit and cereal buffet but if you want any hot dishes you have to order them. The advantage obviously is your breakfast is made for you and so is fresh, but the disadvantage is it takes time to make and you also can’t just fill up your plate with whatever looks good like you would do at a regular buffet.

In the end though I had a really good time at the hotel. I generally don’t tend to spend much time at hotels but on this trip I was having all my friends come over so we could just chill out on the roof. The incredibly friendly service and the lounge on the roof made me really love my stay. I’d most likely stay there again once I’m done reviewing other hotels in Beirut.

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16 comments, add your own...


  1. the real says:

    I thought you had just finished your new home there!

  2. Randy says:

    Le Gray …. da bomb

  3. Annethomas says:

    Just out of curiosity, is this like a sponsored post? They invite you, if you like it, you post , if not , you don’t kinda thing?

  4. crobatic says:

    my favorite hotel in beirut , ive been there atleast 15 times since last summer and the service is out of this world

  5. RobW says:

    Looks nice, I’ve never been to Beirut but seeing this I may head over for one of my escape-from-Kuwait weekends :) Is there much to do there?

    • Mark says:

      dont u follow me on instagram?

      • RobW says:

        No sorry, I’ve barely worked my way around Facebook. Twitter is a no-go zone and Instagram is, so far, something I’ve never even looked at. That said, I’ll give it a go and see what I can find. Cheers.

    • me says:

      In Travel + Leisure magazine’s World Best Awards 2006, it was ranked 9th best city in the world.
      In 2008 The Guardian listed Beirut as one of its top ten cities in the world.
      The New York Times ranked it at number One on its “44 places to go” list of 2009.
      Beirut was chosen in 2012 by Condé Nast Traveler as the best city in the Middle East, beating Tel Aviv and Dubai.

  6. khaled says:

    is beirut safe these days ? though i’d like to go there i read somewhere in the newspaper the kuwaiti embassy was telling kuwaiti citizens to leave because of unstable situations ?

    • Mark says:

      Yeah there was an incident 2 days back but it’s safe. Lebanese don’t care and aren’t affected by stuff like that. Life goes on every night till dawn.

      • Marcel says:

        Incident? Isn’t that a bit downplaying?
        To me it sounds similar to the orchestra on the Titanic. Keep on playing till you drown into the black deeps of the sea.

        Just hope I’m wrong.
        For once.

  7. the real says:

    Pretentious and unwelcoming parties littered with over zealous showoffs.

    Very difficult to meet people randomly unless you are introduced through friends / locals.

    Hate that you feel you are also obliged to tip and pay for the smallest of things, especially if you are from the Gulf.

    Fun to an extent, but definitely over rated when compared to the so called “party” hot spots in the rest of the world.

  8. Matt says:

    I’ve stayed at many different Four Seasons all over the world. They’re all outstanding in my humble opinion. They’re not cheap, but you generally get what you pay for.


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