The Mayflower Hotel is situated just off Hamra Street in the heart of 'old Beirut'. It has been around for years; my wife and I first stayed there nearly 40 years ago! If you enjoy being downtown, there are several hotels that are classier than the Mayflower like the Crowne Plaza nearby but none offers as good value. Free internet is a bonus.
The Mayflower is clean and comfortable and surprisingly quiet given its location. It is a bit dated but therein lies its appeal. The staff are very good and nothing is too much trouble. The choice for breakfast is not large but is perfectly adequate.
The Duke of Wellington pub, which is part of the hotel, is a Beirut institution and is rightly popular with expats and locals alike. A beer or two there is not to be missed.
The Mayflower is a good value option for Beirut and a stay there offers the opportunity to explore the back streets of the Ras Beirut area which still has a lot of charm as well as affording easy access to the Corniche for some enjoyable evening promenading. Would we recommend staying at the hotel? Yes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- WELCOME TO THE MAYFLOWER BEIRUT There are several charming hotels in central Beirut but one is distinctively in a class of its own, The Mayflower Hotel. Being among the oldest privately-owned hotels in Beirut and with the owners still playing an active daily role, The Mayflower Hotel will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2017. The completed rooms renovation initiated in 2006 combines all amenities and comfort that traveler has come to expect while maintaining its authentic style and character. Located off the bustling Hamra Street, in the heart of Beirut metropolitan area, the Mayflower Hotel offers a tradition of Lebanese hospitality coupled with friendly and courteous service that will ensure his guests a pleasant and relaxing stay. The Mayflower Hotel provides all you would expect and more, from the cordial and personal welcome on arrival, to helping guests unwind during a much-needed break, or simply to recharge between ventures into Beirut's rich palate of experiences. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mayflower Hotel Beirut