Reviews, Press & Publications

Read what our guests, the media, and various travel guides say about us

The Lonely Planet (Syria & Lebanon)

A cause for celebration on the Beirut accommodation front, this is a new and exciting way to explore Beirut and beyond. Lebanese families, famed for their hospitality, invite you into their homes, where you'll sleep, eat and generally be made to feel like part of the family. It's an absolutely unique way to experience the country, and get a glimpse into the life of the real Beirut.

The company also offers similar B&B accommodation the length and breadth of the country, from Tripoli to Tyre, with discounts available for multiple-night stays. It's best to email or telephone the company's extremely helpful staff to discuss your requirements and arrange your stay.

Lonely Planet Syria & Lebanon

Lonely Planet

"We had a wonderful time in the Qadisha valley. Our hostess' home, her welcome and her hospitality was a terrific experience. We were very pleased with your service and the help and advice you offered and we will recommend your service to others we know travelling to Lebanon."

Christopher, Ireland

Go'kväll's Report, Sweden

Your Bed & Breakfast (“A Touch of Art”) seen from Sweden, in a report aired on Go'kväll (SVT). Inger Ljung, who is discovering Beirut, pays Mirna a visit.

Le Guide du Routard (Routard.com), France

L'HOTE LIBANAIS est une entreprise dont l'unique objectif est de vous proposer des formules d'hébergement typique à des prix abordables, et qui soient compatibles avec une perspective de tourisme culturel ou vert.

L'Orient-Le Jour, Lebanon

C’est en parfait ambassadeur du Liban que L'HOTE LIBANAIS a été créé, car, comme le dit le slogan, lancé par le propriétaire de cette petite entreprise: “Nous sommes amoureux du Liban et voulons que le monde entier le soit…”.

L'Orient-Le Jour, Liban

L'Orient-Le Jour

"I had an excellent stay in the house in Achrafie. It was old, charming and centrally located and the host was very sensitive to my needs. I would recommend it to anyone."

Anthony, Germany

A Nous - Paris, France

Des séjours en chambre d’hôte chez l’habitant (…). C’est sans doute le meilleur moyen de découvrir l’extraordinaire hospitalité, la chaleur des Libanais. Il n’est pas rare que ces séjours se transforment en véritables amitiés.

A Nous (Paris)

A Nous Paris

"I found my stay very pleasant. The house was located in a very practical area, everything was reachable from there. The hospitality was very kind and warm in a very carefully arranged house with a lot of charm. I found myself at home and this was my first visit to Lebanon. Also the e-mail service and interaction via e-mail has been relaxing and professional. Thank you. Surely I would suggest acquaintances travelling to Lebanon to use your accommodation system."

Luisa, Italy

"We really enjoyed our stay with Kamal in Achrafiye. He was a good host, very helpful but unobtrusive. The breakfasts provided were delicious and he offered so much information on Beirut and Lebanon. The accommodation was in an excellent location and was spotless. The experience of staying with a local resident and benefiting from his knowledge and hearing his stories and opinions would make me choose this option again and recommend it to friends."

Rachel, Scotland

Future TV Report, Lebanon

Lamasat, a Future TV show, pays Jamil ("A Pearl in Beirut") a visit and discovers his house in the heart of Beirut.

"I just wanted to thank you. Everything went smoothly, and we were very satisfied. We enjoyed very much staying with families. We indeed had an excellent time in your country, and I can happily recommend you."

Anne, England

The Guardian, United Kingdom

Stay at L'HOTE LIBANAIS. Doubles from £41pn.

"We really enjoyed our time in Beirut, which was a nice and interesting experience. Our place was more than welcoming and Mirna has done a great job to make us feel more than comfortable. It was very special and we can really recommend your accommodations. Furthermore, she has given us great tips for places in Beirut. We could not expect more!"

Ulrich, Germany

Qvest, Germany

Bed & Breakfast steht drauf, bekommen tut man allerdings weit mehr: Einblick in die reiche soziale Kultur Beiruts, die Vielfalt der libanesischen Küche und das Temperament der Beirutis zum Beispiel.

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mirna’s. She was a thoughtful and generous host who provided many useful tips on how to enjoy Beirut and the rest of Lebanon. Her breakfasts were exceptional - she brought an authentic rural Lebanese cuisine which we really appreciated. The accommodation was of good standard and she has brought her own very original touch to the decor and feel of her apartment."

David, England

Time Out Beirut, Lebanon

Crucial to the Lebanese Host, is the idea that guests become part of the house hold. That evening, we sipped wine in the garden with our hosts and two other guests and put the world to rights, competing with a chorus of frogs, over a homemade dinner of Kibbeh bil-Saniyeh.

Time Out Beirut, Lebanon

Time Out Beirut

Le Soir, Belgium

LIBAN - Chambres au pays du Cèdre (…). Prix abordables, maisons confortables et contact avec l'habitant garantis. L'offre est disponible dans plusieurs endroits: Beyrouth, Byblos, Jeita, Baalbek, Anjar, Sidon, Tyr…

"Notre hôte était d'une gentillesse, d’une courtoisie et d’une amabilité extrêmes et ne savais quoi faire pour nous être agréables. Son logement était idéalement situé et véritablement meublé avec soin. Bref, tout s'est déroulé comme convenu et encore une fois notre séjour a été grandement facilité par l'amabilité de notre hôte libanaise."

Yves, France
An Nahar, Lebanon

An Nahar, Lebanon

Le Commerce du Levant, Lebanon

Courants alternatifs — Pour transmettre ce Liban, l’idée est née de développer un réseau de chambres d’hôtes. Le principe: dormir chez l’habitant et découvrir le pays à travers la rencontre avec des Libanais.

Mondanité Décoration, Lebanon

A travers les chambres d’hôtes chez l’habitant, L'HOTE LIBANAIS invite le visiteur à une immersion dans la vie et la culture libanaises. Cette initiative lui permet d’enrichir son séjour d’une dimension humaine.

Al Balad, Lebanon

Al Balad, Lebanon

Le Monde, France

Une nouveauté au pays du Cèdre, ces chambres d'hôte à prix abordable dans des maisons confortables, souvent anciennes, avec accueil francophone, à Beyrouth-Achrafieh…

"Choosing L’HOTE LIBANAIS was like choosing a home-from-home. Our host was friendly, knowledgeable and really welcomed us. The breakfasts were all local food and our room was private and conformable. This was one of the best places we stayed during our holiday in Lebanon and we’ll certainly choose this again when we re- visit."

Lucy, Australia

Akhbar Al Sabah, Lebanon

Interview of Orphée Haddad, founder of L'HOTE LIBANAIS, in Future TV's Akhbar Al Sabah.

"Je voulais vous remercier pour votre efficacité et l'accueil si chaleureux que j'ai reçu. Mon hôte a été d'une gentillesse rare, me renseignant, me donnant des conseils."

Catherine, Switzerland

Country & Town House

Both the homes and the hosts have been handpicked to ensure that guests exoerience some of the most beautiful homes combined with Lebanese hospitality. Many of the hosts are from creative backgrounds, which is evident in the balance the strike between tasteful styling and homeliness.

Country & Town House

Country & Town House

The Daily Star, Lebanon

Many tourists want local flavor, not faceless luxury — L'HOTE LIBANAIS offers refreshingly different style of accommodations. Hosts are asked not to change their lifestyles, but to offer tourists pure Lebanese culture.

"We had a really great time. The flat was truly amazing, big with arts all around. The breakfast we had was very good, traditional Lebanese with excellent Turkish coffee. Our host was very helpful, answering all the questions we had considering our stay and advised us what to do and where to go. Highly recommended. A great place to stay."

Lukas, Czech Republic

Ya Hala Report

Ya Hala, a Rotana Khalijiya show, pays Jacqueline a visit and discovers her house in the Qadisha Valley.

"We enjoyed our stay at George’s house thoroughly! We felt extremely welcome in his home. He helped us with everything we needed and breakfast, the room and Georges’ hospitality were superb. Staying in a private home gave our week in Beirut an extra dimension and will remain one of our fondest memories from this journey. We will definitely use your organization if we return to Lebanon and have already recommended it to friends and colleagues."

Claus & Pernille, Denmark
Femme Magazine, Liban

Femme, Lebanon

Dagbladet, Norway

Bo hos libanesere. En måte å komme innenfor dørene til libanesere, er å bestille rom via L'HOTE LIBANAIS. Her leier libanesiske familier, vel kjent for sin gjestfrihet, ut rom. Du får frokost og tilgang til mye av husets eller leilighetens fasilite-ter. Dette er mye brukt i Frankrike, og nå altså tatt opp i Libanon.

Noun, Lebanon

L'HOTE LIBANAIS, formule permettant au touriste européen de loger dans de belles demeures beyrouthines, en s’imbibant de l’esprit authentique du pays.

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