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Despite its small size, Lebanon is a world unto itself. At the western end of the Fertile Crescent, the cradle of myriad civilizations, the country traces its roots back to Mount Lebanon, whose springs nurture the famous cedars, and to the Mediterranean, once ruled from here by the Phoenicians. Byblos, perhaps the oldest city in the world, Baalbek, with its Greco-Roman ruins north of the Bekaa plain, Beirut… Lebanon’s cities stand as symbols of the eternal mystique of the East. Modern-day adventurers find it in tables laden with mezzé and crudités, mint and soft cheese, in the flavor of kahwa and honey-sweetened pastries, and, from the ridges of the Levantine coastline, in the spectacle of the setting sun embracing the sea.
Hotel and restaurant in town. This hotel is full of character and stands proudly in the traditional district of Achrafieh. Its 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. This hotel is a magnificent base from which to discover a city brimming with energy. ... Learn moreless