Beirut is the great capital of Lebanon where the Oriental and Occidental worlds mix to become this lively and cosmopolitan city. Rich with history, monuments, traditions and plenty of other visitor’s delights, Beirut is a cool place to stay with its privileged location near the Mediterranean sea.
During your exploration of the city and its surroundings, what could be better than staying near the waterfront and enjoying this great seaside location? In this article, we’ll focus on 8 great places to stay, near or right in front of Beirut’s waterfront, for a wonderful stay in the capital.
Three great hotels by the sea
The Riviera Hotel Beirut is a great 5-star hotel, located on the waterfront, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and just five minutes away from central Beirut, Beirut Souks and Zaitunay Bay. Here, you’ll enjoy the wonderful private beach of the hotel, along with an impressive pool on Beirut’s seaside.
Furthermore, the hotel features some of the best modern rooms possible, including panoramic views of the Corniche and Beirut’s superb coastline, in a calm, peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. La Terraza or Au Gros Sel restaurants will also exceed your expectations and, just in front of the hotel, you can try some of the finest authentic cuisines. From experiencing the beach, the great cuisine and the wonderful environment, you will spend an incredible time here.
The five star Kempinski Summerland Hotel & Resort is located five minutes away from the Beirut National Museum, the nightlife of Monot Street and Hamra Street. More than being close to all the city’s attractions, here you can enjoy the hotel’s private sandy beach and its labyrinth of indoor and outdoor pools.
The impressive 153 room hotel will also fulfil your expectations with its large choice of fully-furnished rooms, equipped with a flat-screen TV, seating area, views of the sea, and a private bathroom, with bathrobes and slippers etc. Moreover, in addition to the many activities here, such as tennis, water sports, walking in the gardens and dancing, you’ll fall in love with the food here and you can enjoy some of the best Lebanese seafood, salads and sandwiches, a drink at the hotel’s Jet Bar or at the 1897 Bar & Lounge, featuring a perfect view of the shore. This place is one of the best choices you can make when booking a place to stay around the city’s waterfront.
Kempinski Summerland Hotel & Resort Beirut
Address: Al Akhtal Al Saghir Jnah
Price: from 263 USD
Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Fitness Security alarm Spa Facilities Wheelchair accessible Bar Cashless payment available WiFi
The Mövenpick Hotel Beirut is also a great place to go for those looking for an incredible place to stay near the waterfront. A private beach, four indoor and outdoor pools, five restaurants and an amazing spa, this mammoth resort is just mind-blowing! Here, a stone’s throw away from the Mediterranean coast and beaches, you’ll access a vast range of services and activities.
The beautiful interior design, the flat-screen TVs featured in each room, the spacious seating area and views of the sea, city and courtyard - everything in the Mövenpick Hotel Beirut will make you feel comfortable. Relaxation can be had at the impressive 2,000 square metre (21,527.8 square foot) Essential Spa & Health Club and for the foodies, the Bourj Al Hamam Restaurant and Hemingway’s Bar and Lounge will bring you your dose of authentic Lebanese dishes and drinks enjoyed with a wonderful panoramic view of the hotel.
Mövenpick Hotel Beirut
Address: General de Gaulle Avenue, Raouche
Price: from 310 USD
Fire extinguishers Sun terrace Hot tub/jacuzzi Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay First aid kit available Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Garden Fitness centre
3 Airbnbs near the waterfront
Less than a 10-minute walk from the famous Hamra district, the Seaside Furnished Flats are just in front of the seaside promenade of Beirut. Featuring balconies overlooking the Mediterranean sea, the studios are well-furnished and include all the necessities, such as a bathroom with shower, garden, terrace, balcony, kitchen, telephone, internet and much more.
Guests will appreciate the available parking and the ability to move freely, thanks to the many transportation options nearby, with access to a vast range of activities. Last but not least, the friendly and multilingual staff will be happy to help you at any time. This is a great place to stay!
Spacious SeaView Apartment in Central BEYBeirut, Lebanon
Top guest reviewswe had a great apartment with a sea view and a large balcony in the centre of townoutstanding apartment with outstanding viewsthe curtains furniture and especially the bathroom have seen better daysnice apartment big with an absolutely wonderful viewreception is friendly and really helpful the wifi works the bed and the sofa are comfortablesomeone came in to clean every daysuper clean and super nicethe room is very clean and cleaning lady is coming every daythe flat was clean and essentialthe flat is clean and practical ideal for a short stay
Host:front desk was very helpfulthe concierge was super friendlythe concierge is very helpfulstephano is a good hostvery helpful front deskRead more reviewsthe location was perfectgreat apartment location in beirut thxthe location of the apartment is situated in a nice areathe location was fantastic though very near the cornichethe apt is very well located close to hamra
This great apartment is a perfect mix between traditional and modern design, where you’ll feel both relaxed and comfortable. Featuring three balconies with great sea views and a modern bathroom and kitchen, the flat also provides a large living space, along with a dining and sitting area.
In the heart of the Ashrafieh district, this apartment is a great place to stay and enjoy all the surrounding attractions, within a short distance.
Lovely apartment with sea view
In the heart of the Hamra district, the ideal place to be in Beirut, right next to shopping and nightlife, this cosy apartment features a wonderful sea view that you’ll enjoy from the big living room. Besides all the amenities here, you’ll enjoy being welcomed by your two young hosts, always happy to help you to get the most out of the city’s attractions.
Seafront apartment in the heart of Beirut
Price: from 102 USD
Number of Guests: 2
2 VRBO accommodations close to the Corniche
Located in central Beirut, a short distance from the sea, this big, 200 square meter (2,152 square foot) apartment has a unique view of the ESA garden and is also nearby the capital’s shops, restaurants, and attractions. Moreover, guests will enjoy a high-standard furnished flat offering the latest technologies, a master bedroom with a king size bed and an en-suite bathroom, along with another guestroom, bathroom and a kitchen. This is a unique place to stay in the heart of Beirut!
Luxurious loft in the heart of Beirut
Price: from 262 USD
Number of Guests: 2
The Lancaster Suites Raouche is fairly close to the beach and the iconic Pigeon Rocks. Here, you’ll also have access to the most famous sites of the capital, such as the Lebanese American University, the Hamra district and its shops. The four-star aparthotel and its 66 fully-furnished rooms will make you feel at home, providing you with all the necessary amenities and much more, including a restaurant, laundry, and shuttles etc.
Lancaster Suites RaoucheBeirut, LB
Stay cosy in Beirut
With these great accommodations near the waterfront of Lebanon’s beautiful capital, you’ll have a great opportunity to experience the most of the country while enjoying a high-standard stay.
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