Perfect five star value for money !
I had the pleasure of staying at the Gefinor Rotana Hotel in Beirut on April 11th 2012 for three nights while on business. For those of you who know the Rotana chain of hotels you will be happy to know that their Gefinor Rotana has not only excelled in the brand standard but I found their level of customer care and attention to be even higher than their flagships in Abu Dhabi or Dubai.
Upon arrival and after a long connecting flight from the US, I was given a two bedroom apartment which could certainly accommodate any business traveler’s ego and was perfectly appointed with all the amenities that you could possibly imagine including a very large bowl of fresh fruit. What a treat after a long flight. The only thing I lacked was the sea view. The next morning and after a perfectly quiet night of sleep in luxurious bedding, I asked if they could move me to a smaller room but afford me the sea view for that extra treat while in Lebanon. I arrived in the evening exhausted from a full day of travel to find out that the most efficient staff at the hotel had already moved me to a room with a fabulous view.
While bumping into famous journalists from The New York Times, other accomplished TV reporters whose faces I could recognize and obviously a number of well to do families who were there for the Easter break, I could not help but notice one common denominator in the staff at Gefinor Rotana. They are all exceptionally friendly, perfectly helpful and hugely professional in their approach towards all their hotel guests. The rich, the famous, the demanding vacationing families and those who seek to extract the most from their hotel experience while on business. An unpretentious business hotel with all the quality trimmings of a genuine five star property. If headed to Beirut on business try it.
Perfect value for money!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Traveling to Beirut has always been a pleasure since Gefinor Rotana has set the trend with its location “truly in the heart of the city”; close to every place you have in mind to visit during your stay. If you are visiting for business, the five star property is in close proximity to the main business and banking districts in Downtown and Clemenceau street, taking you in no time to your scheduled meetings or even to the major exhibition ground BIEL. If you are on medical tourism then you are in walking distance to the city’s major hospitals and clinics such as AUBMC, CMC, Najjar and Trad. Gefinor Rotana has as well been home to parents of students at ESA and AUB where you could always see in the lobby an interesting combination between family gatherings and businessmen especially during Happy Hours. If you are just here on leisure, then there are never ending activities and entertainment in the area that won’t leave you time to think about the next plan; Gefinor Rotana is a short 5 minute walk from the Hamra vibrant and shopping streets where you can find a wide choice of restaurants, pubs, bars, shops and endless meeting points. The charming Beirut Souks, waterfront corniche and Zaitounay bay with its marina and restaurants can all be accesses within a 5 to 15 minutes stroll were Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport is just 15 minutes away by car. Staying at Gefinor Rotana will guarantee you an experience like no other not only because of the hotel’s unique location but also by the unparalleled service and complimentary facilities in the property. With its 11 meeting spaces and Grand Ballroom, Gefinor Rotana welcomes guests for meetings, incentive groups, conferences and events while constantly innovating with its menu offering, set-ups and providing the latest in audio-visual equipment and support. While staying at the hotel you are sure to indulge in regular buffet theme nights at the restaurant, plan an outside catering event, relax at our temperature controlled rooftop pool or stay healthy at our wellness center. With what the entire hotel can offer, there is no other place that will fit any of your plans better than the Gefinor Rotana. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gefinor Rotana Beirut