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Orient Queen Homes
Ranked #91 of 117 Hotels in Beirut
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Reasonable value”
Reviewed 4 June 2011

I read the previous reviews and was really concerned about the time I would spend at this hotel in late May.
I am pleased to say that overall the hotel was actually very reasonable and pleasant. My only real criticism would have to be something that was picked up on in previous reviews, that is the standard of the bathroom finish.
I stayed in 2 different rooms on separate occassions in May. I work on the principle that every room should be acceptable and no patron should need to ask to be moved.
In each case the bathroom fittings were perfectly good but appeared to have been installed by 'cowboys', wall tiles were broken and loose, masking tape left on the wall following the ceiling having been painted, loose towel rails and a shower enclosure that leaks and a door that only opens part way because it hits the toilet bowl.
This did not ruin my experience, but had the bathroom been better I would have rated the hotel 3+, but my opinion is very much 2+ or 3.
I the UK this hotel would reasonably be expected to fit into 3*, but if you are not happy with the bathroom, ask to be moved, sooner or later they will get the message.
Beds very comfortable and good range of channels on the television.
Otherwise service and cleanliness was good, external noise is a downfall but the city is noisy anyway.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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UK
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2011

A disappointing hotel with a flashy exterior but not enough substance beneath the style. The hotel is located close to the Hamra district, about 10 minutes walk from the Corniche and 20 minutes from the Downtown district. Walking isn't the pleasantest or easiest activity due to the amount of traffic and difficult crossing roads but it's still perfectly possible, if not every other car that passes is a taxi desperate for your trade.

The hotel has large, modern looking rooms which are adequately clean and have en suite bathrooms. The beds were comfortable in both the rooms I stayed in. They have a large number of suite type rooms with two bedrooms plus living room and/or kitchen - these would be good for those having a longer stay or families who want to be together, but fairly redundant on a short stay.

The bathrooms aren't great - they look good initially but the showers are cramped and not well sealed, they smell damp and sulphurous - the first room I stayed was particularly bad. Toiletries are provided.

Breakfast is a buffet of mainly cold with a couple of hot options, choice isn't massive but there's enough here for most people to manage something.

Staff speak good English, not all were as helpful as they could have been but no major concerns.

I had difficulty sleeping due to loud traffic noise almost throughout the night - and I'm a heavy sleeper. Not sure if the situation would be any better elsewhere in the city though - it's a noisy place with lots of traffic and car horns.

Probably wouldn't stay here again as Beirut has other options available.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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Paris, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 April 2011

This hotel was booked for me for a Business trip. It was supposed to be a flat-hotel. I stayed in a smart room and in a family suite. This is the worst hotel I stayed at in a Business trip.
General state: The hotel seams recent but is already in a bad shape. Most things were poor quality and are falling apart: shower, kitchen, curtains, parquet floor, etc.
Staff: Some of them are friendly, especially at the reception.
Breakfast: The worst I have ever seen in a hotel. Very little choice and poor product quality. Coffee is available as a self service most of the time. I learned by watching another group that they can make you an expresso for example if you ask. So I ask now every morning. But the staff does not inform you that you can do that.
Cleanness: The hotel is not very clean in general. A colleague of mine found old food in the rug in her suite. There is a lot of dust. Windows and walls are not clean. Is seems you can make them clean better if you ask at the reception. In the suite the sofa smelled moldy.
Noise: The insulation in the hotel is very bad. You can hear every noise in the street. The hotel has two sides: city and sea. The city side is very noisy. I was up until 3 am because of car noises. The sea side is less noisy because the street has far less activity. All suites bedrooms are on the city side.
Location and view: The hotel is well located; it is near the sea, close to Hamra Street, the American university and not very far from the downtown (20 min walk). The view is not nice. You are very close to buildings cross the street and even rooms with “sea view” can see very little sea due other buildings in the way.
Rooms and suites: Generally speaking, rooms are not well designed. A lot of little details show that there was no thought in designing them, like a step in bathroom door that I kept knocking my feet into during the first week, or a kitchen with difficult access to drawers and to the fridge. I had a suite with a kitchen where the “kitchen” was on the entry of the suite but you had to go around in a very narrow passage to access the mini-bar or the drawers. You also have very few electric plugs in the rooms. There generally two in each room, one under the desk and one in the bathroom. If you are lucky, you may find one behind the bed or you may be able to unplug the TV and use its plug.
Rooms have no tableware whatsoever even if they have a kitchen. Remember, there are supposed to be apartment like. In the normal room I had no glasses for example. I think I was supposed to drink the little whisky in the mini-bar from the little bottle. In the suite that had kitchen, I had no cookware at all. Not even a glass.
Room service: Avoid sea food. Chicken quassedias are fine. Check the bill, they charged me once for things I didn’t order. Also, prices are higher than advertised in the room menu.
Conclusion: This is one of these hotels that look very nice on the website but are really poor. I think they get away with this because they present themselves as an apartment hotel and not a classic one. Avoid if you are a Business traveler. At least if you go, negotiate your price and be aware of the real picture.

Room Tip: It seems rooms on the 6th floor are the best
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
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Austin, Texas
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123 reviews
108 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2010

Was probably nice when it opened. But Hotel is badly maintained, and already falling apart, room. bathrooms are particularly grotty.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled solo
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Chisinau, Moldova
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83 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2010

hotel at first view was new and nice reception was friendly, in hollyday was had hard time to find a hotel so we found this one had available rooms. We look at the rooms and seems to be nice bit pricey, and room seems small too had free wifi witch convinced us .. but we booked for 130$ a double room. But when we came room we got was smaller with weird tiny kitchen dirty bathroom broken floor, had two big balconies but everything was strangely staying not in its place dirty corners broken parts asking for reparation.. so we asked to move to other room and same problem was in other rooms too ... so we decided to find another hotel which was good decision. will upload a video of this room soon.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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52 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2010

We have stayed in this hotel for 5 nights. The location is great in a quiet neighbourhood but close to the centre. Just 3 minutes walk to the sea front, 10 minutes walk to Hamra shopping street and 15 minutes walk to Solidere. The room had a sea view balcony, very modern and cozy. Clean and comfortable with a small kitchenette. The bed was very comfortable too. It is important to mention that the hotel is very quiet. No maids talking outside your door, no noise in the corridors. The staff members are extremely friendly especially the guys at the reception. Always with a smile.
If you want to avoid international chain hotels which are always crowded try this one!

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Orient Queen Homes
Address: John Kennedy Street, Ras Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Region: Lebanon > Beirut
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Spa Hotel in Beirut
#73 Luxury Hotel in Beirut
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Orient Queen Homes 5*
Number of rooms: 79
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