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A charming vintage boutique hotel in the heart of Beirut and the only Relais et Chateaux in the Middle East.
Open since 1998, this hotel has become a go-to address for those seeking a luxury stay with a personal feel. Merging modern hospitality with vintage surroundings, the Albergo hotel has something for every guest. Its narrow hallways, small rooms and screeching floors gives it an intimate feel that almost begs you to speak in hushed tones and glance behind your shoulder lest you stumble on a history ghost. Its old-time charm makes it perfect for a romantic getaway (if you enjoy the rather ubiquitous renaissance feel complete with a slightly worrisome old-school elevator and a distinct antique smell floating in the air).
To wow your date, be sure to head to the rooftop garden, which is unlike any other in Beirut. Lush with greenery and privy to a beautiful view of the heart of the city, you are guaranteed a memorable experience. And if that doesn’t do it, the food certainly will! Serving a diverse international menu with a good wine selection, the hotel restaurant never fails to please even the most experienced palate.
Full of character and standing proudly in the traditional district of Achrafieh, the hotel's ochre-coloured facade reflects the liveliness and warmth of the Lebanese capital. Guests can sip delicious cocktails in the cosy ground floor bar, while browsing through a collection of rare books, and studying the old photographs of the city that line the walls. The bedrooms offer a bold blend of East and West, and have been decorated with treasures from all over the world.
On the rooftop you will find the jewel in the hotel’s crown, a swimming pool bordered by a hanging garden and surrounded by the scent of fig and orange trees, with extraordinary views of Beirut, the sea and the Lebanese mountains (notice the view is worth mentioning twice!). This hotel is a magnificent base from which to discover a city brimming with energy so be sure to take advantage of its prime location and don't forget to save some time to stroll down Monot street for your pick of bars at night or go to the movies in the nearby Sodeco Square theaters.