Zita Fidar · An overview

A quiet retreat, a cliff overlooking Mediterranean waters, the sound of waves hitting the rocks, an architectural landmark: we have just described Zita Fidar, an ideal escape a stone’s throw away from the historic city of Jbeil (Byblos). This unique guesthouse is a treat for the senses and a haven amid concrete chaos, with warm interiors specially created to make you feel right at home. Dive into the outdoor pool, swim in the sea, meditate, enjoy fresh organic meals prepared specially for you, or take a trip to nearby Byblos and soak in some Phoenician history… it is all within reach at Zita Fidar.

Zita Fidar · The soul and place

The guesthouse comprises 6 rooms, each decorated with minimalist elegance and positioned as close to the sea as possible to enjoy uninterrupted views of beautiful blue waters. The spirit of the house is musical and it is difficult for the heart and mind not to be taken on a magical journey of sound and silence upon entering the space. Carefully curated with unique design pieces, the guesthouse also acts as an exhibition space, hosting art and music events regularly.

Zita Fidar · Behind the place

Zita Fidar is the vision of Karim, a man passionate about architecture, visual arts, and music. Karim’s first foray into the world of guesthouses was with Zita Brussels, a unique mid-century experience in the Belgian capital. Zita Fidar was a labor of love that extended this spirit of art, soul, and music to Lebanese shores in a unique and elegant package of contemporary architecture. Karim is also passionate about maintaining a healthy mind, body, and spirit, and Zita Fidar is an ideal location for soul-searching and detoxing.

Question? Ask away

Whether you need more information on Zita Fidar, or whether you are having difficulties with your reservation… don’t be shy! Contact us and our team will be delighted to answer your questions, 7 days a week.

Lodging policies — Check-in time is 14:00. Check-out time is 12:00 noon. No children under 16 are allowed. No pets are allowed. Zita Fidar’s two standard rooms share the same bathroom located outside the rooms. The guesthouse operates all year round.

Credits — Words: Reem Joudi. Photographs: Georges Rouhana.

The design is such as not to disrupt the natural surroundings but to integrate it into the land, keeping its height restricted to a reasonable level. Caroline Williamson, Design Milk

Guesthouse location


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 Zita Fidar.

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 half day and 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