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Samos, Greece
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45 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

I have booked a normal room to this hotel and the receptionists upgraded me to the ones facing the fortress. There is also some more hotels in Sidon but if you arrive during the night and with a taxi as I have done, directly from the airport of Lebanon then this is your one and only option. For saving time... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We arrived around 22:30 Noisy street, not secured at all, At the reception a tall guy totally tattooed, Dirty reception, not a reception, Just a book with few lines written, We booked through a website, When we arrived we asked to see the rooms first, Answer: the elevator doesn't work, He asked us to follow him to see the rooms... More 

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New York City, New York
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60 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015

I stayed at this place for one night and run away. When you walk inside this hotel you are impressed with it's beautiful decor and historical items, and it is part of a Crusader building just modified with the pass of times. I saw it and decided to stay for a night. After a walk through the Souks, the crusader... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2013

Could be an amazing hotel, great location, nice old building, but it is not !!! Lousy place, way too expensive (110 USD cash) and the rooms and service really suck. There are not many hotels in Sidon/Saida so you will probably end up in this one. Be prepared :-) But the souk behind the hotel is really great and all... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2012

The hotel in an renovated old building along the sea coast opposite the waterfront. There is ancient authentic market on one side and Sidon Sea Castle in the sea in front of the hotel. Opposite the hotel is an upmarket restaurant on the sea. The waterfront is alive all night with coffee shops serving Turkish coffee and the Hubble Bubble.... More 

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Europe
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145 reviews
121 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2012

This could be a great boutique hotel- beautiful old building, old stone walls, right on the harbor with great views, furniture in oriental style and a lift that would not be out of place in a design hotel. At $120 for a triple room, it was the most expensive place we stayed in in Lebanon. Sadly, it was not the... More 

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london
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35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2012

Room view was great. Breakfast is reused so be careful (esp if a bee had sit on the food while being served to others, and they top up the same - unhygenic). I had half used lurpak, and wondered if the opened haloumi and lebaneh was topped up and served? They should change to buffet.Half of the fixtures and lights... More 

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Washington DC
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2011

I stumbled upon this place when I didn't feel like driving any more, and I was pleasantly surprised. The staff were nice and helpful (except for the guy managing my breakfast, He just wasn't very "energetic," but he did warm my refrigerated bread upon request), and I really liked the location (across from the harbor with free parking, on the... More 

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Manama, Bahrain
1 review
Reviewed 20 November 2010

Very poor value for money, dirty sheets, smelly bathroom, noisy staff, horrible town. Give this hotel and the town a very wide berth if you are in Lebanon. The corniche terminates in a huge mountain of rubbish, and the whole seafront area stinks to high heaven.

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Frankfurt
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161 reviews
147 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2010

We stayed at the Al Qualaa for one night. We did not book in advaned and paid USD 120 for a double room incl. breakfast. The location of the hotel is great. Right next to the corniche. The room was nice, but not USD 120. The lift which connects the ground floor with the first floor was right next to... More 

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Additional Information about Al Qualaa Hotel

Address: Seaside Road | Mina Street, Sidon, Lebanon
Region: Lebanon > South Governorate > Sidon
Price Range: £81 - £82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“obviously visit in less touristic periods, they upgrade you for free in a nice view room”
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 of 5 bubbles Arist_Samos, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Stay far from this hotel.... Dangerous”
 of 5 bubbles Onyretourneoupas, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“You don't want to stay at this hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles etiennet840, 25 Nov 2015 | Read review
“i got the impression the rooms on the first floor are of a better quality than the ones on the second floor we got (i peeked inside when the doors were ajar :-)”
 of 5 bubbles jynx_be, 6 Mar 2013 | Read review
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