Beit Fares wa Lucia · The atmosphere

You know you’ve arrived somewhere remarkable when thousands of years of history lies around every corner and you are greeted with a familiar warmth that makes you feel at home from the very first moment. Welcome to Beit Fares wa Lucia.

Beit Fares wa Lucia · A hidden gem

Occupying a prime position inside the medieval city wall of Byblos, Beit Fares wa Lucia is an invitation to travel back in time. The stunning property, owned by Najwa and her family, boasts a two-thousand-year history: its foundations form part of a Crusader tower, an arch on the ground floor dates back to the 1st century, and many other marvellous architectural features are visible throughout the building.

Pretty gardens containing fruit trees and colourful flowers surround the guesthouse, while the rooftop terrace provides a magical viewpoint over the Mediterranean Sea and the ancient Citadel of Byblos.

 

Beit Fares wa Lucia · The rooms and space

The first floor has one room with twin beds and a suite with a double bed bedroom, a living space with a sofa bed, a kitchenette and a private balcony. The suite has its own private ensuite bathroom. The twin room’s toilets, which are private as well, are located outside the room.

The second floor overlooks the Citadel and consists of two bedrooms with double beds and a private bathroom, a living space with a sofa bed and a kitchenette. Guests can book each room separately, or the entire second-floor apartment.

The historical ground floor of Beit Fares wa Lucia is used as a multifunctional cultural and artistic space as well as an incubator for innovative ideas, promoting healthy and conscious lifestyles.

 

Beit Fares wa Lucia · The story

The guesthouse is an ode to Lucia al-Kossaifi and her husband Fares, who were admired for their hospitality and acts of generosity towards the community. It is in this beautiful home that the couple invited friends, neighbours and guests from all walks of life, and raised a family of eight children, including Najwa, the current owner.

To continue this tradition of hospitality, Najwa recently took over the preservation of the home from her sister Daad and her family; and with the help of loved ones, the house was carefully renovated. Najwa’s free spirit and open heart make her a welcoming host. She will happily share with you her passion for Byblos and tell you stories of Yemen, where she lived and worked for many years before returning to Lebanon.

 

Question? Ask away

Whether you need more information on Beit Fares wa Lucia, or you’re experiencing difficulties with your reservation… our frequently asked questions section might help. Otherwise, don’t be shy — contact us! We will be delighted to answer your questions, seven days a week.

Credits — Words: Nour J. Photographs: Walid Rashid.

Lodging policies — Check-in time is 14:00. Check-out time is 12:00 noon. No pets are allowed. Beit Fares wa Lucia operates all year round.

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Transportation

Our airport transit service from Rafic Hariri International Airport is available day and night. Upon landing and once you’ve picked up your luggage, your taxi driver will be waiting to greet you and drive you to Beit Fares wa Lucia.

From and to Beirut Airport

  • Airport pick-up $50
  • Airport drop-off $50

The freedom to follow where your heart leads you! Your taxi driver is at your disposal for full day bookings, allowing you the flexibility to create your custom itinerary… all you have to do is let the pleasure of discovery take over.

Custom itineraries

  • Full day (10 hours) $180