Dar Alma

Rooms with sea view - and private little beach

At the end of a long day exploring the many spectacular Roman sites of Lebanon’s southern Belle, Tyre (Sour in Arabic), wandering the souks or a lazy day at the beach and dinner at one of the restaurants in the old city, there is no better place to sink into a huge, comfortable bed, soft white linen, the moon shining above the sea than Dar Alma. The waves that lullaby you will wake you up with a splendid view of the coastline. Just one or two floors below, depending which room you’re staying in, you will be able to enjoy breakfast on a small terrace next to a private pebble beach. You can also walk down in your costumes or wear one of the comfortable bathrobes to start your day with a quick dip in the Med’.

Breakfast is of the healthy and hearty type, including croissants and Arabic dishes including foul and manaeesh and will be served on the terrace above the small beach or under the stone arches on the ground floor.   

Situated a few minutes’ walk from the harbour, at the end of a small driveway that leads to a dead end, Dar Alma is one of the majestic old stone houses that have survived in Tyre’s oldest part of town. The owner restored it with great care, and furnished it with utmost attention to style and detail and named after his mother.

It is a perfect starting point for day trips and explorations of “Sour and surrounds” and offers beautiful rooms for romantic getaways as well as fully furnished apartments on the upper floors for families or groups.

There are restaurants nearby, including the reputed Le Petit Phénicien, and Al Fanar Resthouse, a good spot for sunset drinks is a leisurely few minutes’ walk on the other side. You can drop your luggage off at Dar Alma and then leave your car near Al Fanar or at one of the (few) parking spots at the port.

Dar Alma can accommodate a total of 40 people and has free wireless Internet.

Make sure when you book you enquire about the different rooms and views in order to get a sea view.


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