Top 10 Staycations In Lebanon

Candy
Candy 
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Lebanon is a true pearl along the Mediterranean Sea and is a diverse country crowned with snow-capped mountains and a sophisticated blend of Eastern culture and natural beauty. History and modernity especially thrive in the metropolitan capital city of Beirut and its outskirts. If you cannot get enough of the mouthwatering Levantine cuisine, make sure to stop by restaurants such as Le Chef and Mosaic Restaurant, to rejoice your taste buds.

If you think you’ve seen enough of Lebanon, you might be surprised to learn about hidden gems lending new experiences within the country’s borders. And for comfortable accommodations, keep reading for the top staycations in Lebanon.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 30, 2024.

1. Hotel Al Bustan; Beit Meri (from USD 230)

Nestled on a picturesque hilltop and 14.97 km (9.3 mi) from Beirut’s centre, Hotel Al Bustan offers a memorable, scenic staycation. It provides guests with panoramic views of Beirut and the Mediterranean as well as interiors decorated with Middle Eastern designs.

The hotel has an outdoor pool and a children’s playground, making it a perfect escape for families, couples, and friends. It also has three exceptional restaurants, which include an Italian trattoria and an à la carte restaurant, Les Glycines. Other notable amenities include spa facilities and a steam room where guests can relax and pamper themselves.

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Hotel Al Bustan

Wifi Available

Address: Beyt Meri
10.67 km (6.7 mi) from Zaitunay Bay

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

2. Mövenpick Hotel Beirut; Beirut (from USD 253)

Mövenpick Hotel Beirut is a deluxe city-center resort with private access to the beach and the famous Ramlet El-Baydaa. The hotel’s seaside courtyard has four swimming pools and five restaurants by the sea. These onsite dining options offer a charming twist to local culture with authentic Lebanese cuisine and Middle Eastern music to magnificent views of the Mediterranean.

Guests will love the modern rooms with city and sea views, all featuring modern designs and spacious seating areas. The hotel also provides guests easy access to local points of interest, as it is within walking distance of parks and attractions such as Glow Kids Club and ABC Verdun.

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Mövenpick Hotel Beirut

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: General de Gaulle Avenue, Raouche
2.86 km (1.8 mi) from Zaitunay Bay

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna

3. Royal Tulip Achrafieh; Beirut (from USD 118)

The Royal Tulip Achrafieh is a full-service 5-star hotel in the heart of Beirut. Dining is available at the all-day restaurant, while guests can enjoy breathtaking views at the rooftop lounge. You can also keep your active lifestyle in the well-equipped gym aptly called The Keep Fit Center.

The hotel is conveniently located near shopping, entertainment, and commercial areas, and the American University of Science and Technology is a short walk away.

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Royal Tulip Achrafieh

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Achrafieh, Alfred Naccache street
3.07 km (2.0 mi) from Zaitunay Bay

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

4. Kempinski Summerland Hotel & Resort Beirut; Beirut (from USD 471)

Located on Beirut’s waterfront, the 5-star Kempinski Summerland Hotel & Resort is a haven of luxury and water fun. It has multiple pools, including the iconic Summerland Cascade Waterfall and an indoor pool, all of which allow for various water sports and aquatic adventures. For guests looking to relax, the hotel also features the European Luxury Kempinski The Spa that blends modern and traditional treatments.

Enjoy delectable cuisine at Cilantro, culinary entertainment at MOJ, and great drinks and tobacco in the hotel’s on-site bars. It is also close to popular attractions, such as the Beirut National Museum, Monot Street, and Hamra Street.

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Kempinski Summerland Hotel & Resort Beirut

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Al Akhtal Al Saghir Jnah
4.18 km (2.6 mi) from Zaitunay Bay

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5. Lancaster Plaza Beirut; Beirut (from USD 160)

An imposing glass and stone facade welcomes guests to Lancaster Plaza Beirut, inviting them into luxurious halls featuring a mix of contemporary and Middle Eastern designs. All 149 rooms and suites — spread over 19 floors — feature lavish decor and plenty of space to stretch, lounge, and even work. Plus, its beachfront location provides guests with stunning views of the famous Pigeon Rocks and the Mediterranean coast and quick access to the Corniche Beirut seaside promenade.

Guests get a wide range of spa services in the La Foglia Health Club and Spa, which comes with complimentary access to a fully equipped gym and swimming pool. Food and refreshments are available in the establishment’s five restaurants and cafés, including the rooftop lounge Lancs. For business and events, guests can also book the hotel’s conference rooms and ballrooms.

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Lancaster Plaza Beirut

Wifi Available

Address: General de Gaulle Avenue, Raouche, Beirut- PO Box: 113-5820
2.8 km (1.8 mi) from Zaitunay Bay

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6. Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand Hotel; Beirut (from USD 155)

A 5-minute ride from downtown Beirut, the majestic Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand Hotel is not one to disappoint with its stunning plaza, grand halls, and lavish modern interiors. It towers over Beirut’s cityscape and is home to the highest rooftop bar in Lebanon, Up On the 31st.

Rooms here offer plenty of floor space and luxurious amenities, including spacious bathrooms, hot tubs, and en-suite balconies; connecting rooms are also available if you’re having your staycation with a group. Beyond their accommodations, guests can access the Elixir Health Club and all of its spa and fitness services, as well as a gym and outdoor pool. There are also three on-site restaurants offering gourmet meals and fantastic views of the city.

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Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Horsh Tabet, Sin El Fil
5.13 km (3.2 mi) from Zaitunay Bay

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court

7. Lancaster Eden Bay; Beirut (from USD 229)

Lancaster Eden Bay is a gracefully prominent view from nearby Ramlet Al Baida Beach. It is close to some of Beirut’s major attractions, including the majestic Pigeon Rock and the chic Rue Gouraud in Gemayzeh Street.

The hotel’s towering modern structure houses well-stocked air-conditioned rooms facing the sea, while the expansive terrace provides guests ample leisure with its pool and bar. Its spacious, elegant interiors exude an air of luxury; top-notch amenities such as the state-of-the-art fitness center and cozy shared lounge ensure that guests have everything they need. Meanwhile, the richly furnished on-site restaurant provides guests with gourmet meals, as well as daily breakfast in four flavors: continental, English, Irish, and Italian.

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Lancaster Eden Bay

Wifi Available

Address: El Akhtal El Saghir Ramlet El Baida
3.72 km (2.4 mi) from Zaitunay Bay

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

8. Le Royal Hotel - Beirut; Beirut (from USD 260)

The majestic Le Royal Hotel - Beirut sits on a hill across the coast of Dbayeh, just north of Beirut and a 10-minute drive from historic Byblos. It has two major features, the first being a four-level spa overlooking the Mediterranean, with hot tubs and a smorgasbord of body and facial treatments on offer. The second is the 5-acre (2.02-hectare) WaterGate Aqua Park — a complete attraction on its own with plenty of rides and a wave pool.

The hotel’s air-conditioned and spacious modern-style accommodations provide guests with magnificent views of the Mediterranean and the aqua park. Meanwhile, the on-site restaurant Le Jardin du Royal offers seafood and gourmet dishes drawing from Italian and Mexican cuisine. A fully equipped fitness center as well as tennis and squash courts also help guests stay fit, while an indoor pool allows for a relaxing soak.

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Le Royal Hotel - Beirut

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille

Address: Beirut- Dbaye , Meten High Way Road
10.27 km (6.4 mi) from Zaitunay Bay

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna

9. Four Seasons Halat; Jbeil (from USD 64)

Located along the slopes of Halat and close to downtown Beirut, Four Seasons Halat offers a restful retreat in the beautiful seaside resort town. This three-star hotel’s most prominent feature is a terrace with pools, hot tubs, and gardens for dining and lounging. As for the contemporary-style rooms, they all have a TV, fridge, and a bathroom; some even have balconies with sea views.

Four Seasons Halat is perfect for people looking to enjoy the quiet beauty of Lebanon’s Mediterranean coast. It sits next to Halat’s major beaches and is less than 5 miles (8 kilometers) from Byblos’ historical attractions, including Byblos Castle and the city’s archaeological site.

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Four Seasons Halat

Wifi Available

Address: Halat front sea road- byblos Road
23.3 km (14.5 mi) from Zaitunay Bay

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace

10. Serenada Golden Palace - Boutique Hotel; Beirut (from USD 91)

The towering neoclassical Serenada Golden Palace - Boutique Hotel boasts opulence at every turn. Its modern interiors sport marble and hardwood floors and gilded decor, all culminating in a lively rooftop with an outdoor pool and scenic views. To top this off, its on-site Lebanese restaurant, Burj Al Taybeh, provides a sumptuous breakfast buffet and meals all throughout the day.

The hotel’s strongest point is its spacious modern suites. These accommodations feature warm colors that complement their wooden furniture, plus in-room amenities that make for a comfortable stay — air-conditioning, a satellite TV, and a minibar, among others.

Serenada Golden Palace - Boutique Hotel is located near Beirut’s city center, close to restaurants and shops. Guests can reach the Corniche seaside promenade with a 5-minute walk.

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Serenada Golden Palace - Boutique Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Abdel Aziz Street, Hamra
1.47 km (1.0 mi) from Zaitunay Bay

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

Enjoy Lebanon from a different angle

As dazzling as Lebanon can get, the country also has many wonderful staycation retreats tucked in every corner. If you’re looking for a change of pace or simply would love to pamper yourself, be sure to check out the hotels and resorts we’ve listed above.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.

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