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Beirut, Lebanon
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Outstanding historical venue ! Very friendly and attentive team Great renovated room . Try to have room overlooking the river and garden ! Do not miss their Sunday buffet with quality and variety of food that will provide you a feast . Don't forget to feed the fishes and salute the swans symbol of the hotel ! Bref a superb... More 

Thank chilisbeirut
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

This is a nice little hotel in Shtawrah..the hotel has just 2 floors..rooms are wide and clean and have balcony..the bed was comfortable..the staff was helpful...the location is quiet close to Taanayel reserve. What I didn't like is the noise outside..we couldn't sleep well since there was a wedding party and it didn't end til 3 am!

Thank Firass H
ephram_jeffy, General Manager at Hotel Massabki, responded to this review

Dear Mr Firass , Thank you for taking the time to share your positive review of Massabki Hotel in Chtaura TripAdvisor. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed your overall stay and that but regret to hear that you did not like the late noise from the wedding party . I have issued instructions to the front office to... More 

Beirut, Lebanon
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

We visited the hotel for lunch at the river restaurant. The welcoming was very warm and professional, the hostesses and waiters treat you like a vip. All tables are located by the river and well shaded under the trees. The food variety and quality is excellent, so is the taste. The desserts are amazing, you just can't get enough. After... More 

Thank Rytta87
ephram_jeffy, General Manager at Hotel Massabki, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive review of Massabki Hotel Chtaura on TripAdvisor. We are speechless with your positive feedback and our ability to exceed your expectation . I will share your feedback with our staff ,I am sure they will be even more motivated to maintain the perfection you described and experienced at... More 

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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Heart-warming place. Beautiful old architecture and masonry. Cheerful and helpful staff. The food is delicious. Don't miss out a glass of wine by the fireplace in the chimney lounge - during winter of course. The outdoor scenery is breathtaking. Relaxing... and it comes with a private river!

1 Thank Lara J
ephram_jeffy, General Manager at Hotel Massabki, responded to this review

Thank you Lara for your very postive feed back . I am glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us . You might be intersted in our iconic river garden buffet which will start as first week of April ( weather permits). More 

Beirut, Lebanon
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76 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

great hotel great service great staff great ambiance. it is the best place to relax and have a good vacation.for nature lovers this is the right place to enjoy it ,and when it come to food it is absolutely amazing. never miss that hotel !!!!!

1 Thank george m
ephram_jeffy, General Manager at Hotel Massabki, responded to this review

Dear George, We are thrilled with your feedback , We are also very happy that your enjoyed your stay with us .We hope you can join us this summer where you can really enjoy our unique river garden. More 

1 review
Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

One of my favorite places to stay at in Bekaa and in Lebanon. Great service, friendly people and great food. Needless to say the breathtaking nature that surrounds the hotel from all sides and the beautiful scenery of the river and poplar trees!

Thank Tania K
ephram_jeffy, General Manager at Hotel Massabki, responded to this review

Dear Tania, Thank you for your feedback & we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. More 

Beirut, Lebanon
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26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Great hotel, spacious rooms, lovely view, friendly staff, very well maintained and close to 3 very unique locations in the BEKAA: - kefraya Winery - Ksara Winery - Anjar ruins They have a lovely outdoor restaurant with a small river running through. Very romantic spot. Typical Lebanese restaurant aumbiance. Their breakfast buffet is served on the terrace and has a... More 

1 Thank Dina-M-Ayoub
ephram_jeffy, Managing Director at Hotel Massabki, responded to this review

Dear Dina, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on our TripAdvisor page. I am glad to learn that you have enjoyed your stay at and I would like to thank you for all your positive comments. I am equally glad to know that you appreciated our unique location ,our unique property, food and the staff alike.... More 

Beirut, Lebanon
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131 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2015

This hotel is located in Zahle, Bekaa, which is a good location if you are spending time visiting Baalbeck or other areas of the Bekaa and want to spend the night. The hotel is of historical significance, first Lebanese presidents, celebrities and princes have stayed here. Despite the hotel being very old, the rooms are renovated, especially the bathrooms, bedding... More 

2 Thank Beirutiya
ephram_jeffy, Manager at Hotel Massabki, responded to this review

Dear Valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on our TripAdvisor page. I am glad to learn that you have enjoyed your stay at and I would like to thank you for all your positive comments. I am equally glad to know that you appreciated our unique historic significance, our river (the only hotel in... More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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131 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2014

Massabki is the oldest of the three big hotels in Chtaura, a mainly dusty town on the road from Beirut to Damascus. The big plus of Massabki is their nice ans spacious (beer) garden. Like at the two other big hotels there are big, long-lasting (3am) and noisy wedding parties which do not allow people to sleep properly. Therefore sleeping... More 

1 Thank Serengeti55
ephram_jeffy, Owner at Hotel Massabki, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for taking the time to provide a feedback about the hotels in Chtaura. Concerning the Night club, there is no entrance fees for all guests, but we have a minimum charge of $ 35 (This amount cover food, drink & entertainment cost). More 

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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2014

This hotel was nice but not amazing. The rooms were a little dated, however met all of our needs. The grounds to this hotel were lovely, very green. We did not have a room with a view however the hotel did meet our needs. We did not have breakfast so can not comment on this. The room did have good... More 

1 Thank Sam A

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
LOCATION: Chtaura (45 minutes from Beirut & 900 meters above sea level) on a property of 17,000 m2 of forest with its own private river. Chtaura is the biggest commercial center in the Bekaa, and located at the crossroads of archeological site of Baalbek (25 minutes),Anjar ( 10 minutes )Zahle (5 minutes) , major wineries ( Ksara 5 minutes , Domaine Des Tourelles 5 minutes , Kefraya 25 minutes . For wine lovers , we can organize wine tasting experience for groups of 20 and above ) and a day trip to Damascus (45 minutes drive from the hotel). ROOM FACILITIES:Choice of river and mountain view ,individually furnished rooms , 24 - hour room service , laundry , unlimited free high speed wireless internet , satellite TV , scale , coffee making facilities , hairdryer , welcome complementary fruit basket with daily refill , LCD flat TV, bathrobe and other in room amenities , mini bar , safe , direct phone , baby sitting , individually controlled A/C , double-glazed windows, jacuzzi in suites, extra beds ,Free secuered parking .FOOD & BEVERAGE:Our food and beverage has many signature dishes (summer Sunday buffet lunch that includes whole grilled lamb). Our outlets include "Piano Bar", and our special Oriental Restaurant in the Garden where our guests enjoy the natural landscapes around our own private river (a little Venice in Lebanon). In addition we can organize and cater for your own special needs in the comfort of your home. Our entertainment includes our newly renovated Massabki Night club every Saturday with DJ and a one man show with special appearance of guest stars. BANQUITE & WEDDING FACILITIES: Our property is ideal for indoor and outdoor wedding and large theatrical events. Our outdoor facilities can accommodate from 250 to 1,000 guests. The Massabki Night club is ideal for special events of up to 150 guests. We can tailor make any program from live music to DJ to One man show indoor /outdoor, to a unique Arabian night with belly dancer, dabkke in a tent for a memorable event . CONFERANCE FACILITIES:The Massabkine Hall is fully equipped with 3 LCD screens for maximum visibility, can accommodate up to 300 guests theater style & up to 100 guests for a 1/2 moon table set up. The Bridge room is fully equipped with large LCD TV can accommodate a group of up to 25 guests.Our property with its forest and river running in the middle is ideal for corporate retreat and team building activities . PAYEMENT: All Major Credit Cards. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Massabki

Address: Chtaura Main Road | Jdita- Chtaura - Zahle - Bekaa, Shtawrah, Lebanon
Region: Lebanon > Bekaa Governorate > Shtawrah
Price Range: £93 - £125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Massabki 4*
Number of rooms: 45
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“upper floor”
 of 5 bubbles georgemS2097FF, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
“rooms on the norther side have great view”
 of 5 bubbles Dina-M-Ayoub, 4 Jul 2015 | Read review
“chose any room not facing the garden if you sleep there on a weekend when the noisy weddings take place!”
 of 5 bubbles Serengeti55, 1 Oct 2014 | Read review
“ask the staff for the rooms on the river and garden view.”
 of 5 bubbles KSdubai, 17 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Rooms with balconies facing the gardens are really nice ...”
 of 5 bubbles Jinab, 5 Aug 2014 | Read review
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