We stayed here for 5 days at the end of June.
This is a small luxury hotel with it’s larger ‘sister’, Phoenicia just up the road.
Check-in was polite and efficient and the room was extremely well appointed with a superb view over the Med’.
The main draw-back of this hotel is the fact that although it boasts a swimming pool and other facilities, it actually only has a bar and two restaurants. The pool is a separately owned and run venue over the very busy cornice road and the spa/fitness facilities are at the Phoenicia. We did use the pool (La Plage) one day and it was completely packed with Beirut’s beautiful people – No priority is given to hotel guests and you can’t charge drinks to the room.
Back at the hotel – We had booked a superior room with access to the ‘Executive Lounge’ which offered free drinks at certain times and a selection of snacks. The additional charge for this was $30.00 per day but we figured that we would save that on bar drinks and breakfasts.
I have to say, this is somewhat of a joke and too be honest, I felt completely conned out of the $30.00 per day.
The ‘Executive Lounge’, we discovered is the back part of the lobby. It is not staffed, there is a jar of nuts and getting a drink, when you can find a member of staff takes forever as they have to go up to the bar on the top floor and come back down again – We used it once and I paid $150.00 for that pleasure – It’s almost theft!
This is a lovely hotel in a great location with a superb restaurant and very comfortable beds but the two negatives were enough for me to probably find somewhere else when I return in a few weeks.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The intimate Le Vendome Beirut has for years hosted royalty, celebrities and dignitaries from around the globe. Ideally located on the Corniche, a wide promenade on the Mediterranean Sea, the hotel is an easy walk or taxi ride from the National Museum of Beirut, Beirut city centre and shopping on Hamra and Verdun streets. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Vendome Intercontinental Beirut Hotel Beirut