I stayed in this hotel few times with minimum of three nights and a max of two weeks as a single father with two kids. the friendly nature of staff, the prompt response, the location, the spacious rooms are all great, meanwhile, you would expect much more for the price such as:
1- Other cheaper hotels in Beirut have contracts with gymnasium facilities where they have no gymnasium in building, Markazia didn't consider such though more expensive than those have such service.
2- internet connection is slow and keeps interrupting for advertisement of the hotel network, I'm already staying in the hotel, I need no adverts to disconnect me while having meetings with my team overseas or having a net conference etc--, which makes it some times very disappointing and embarrassing if you have to stay more than 15 minutes online, and even more if your meeting is for an hour or so.
3- You would expect to find plates, knives, forks, mugs cups, microwave, etc-- ready in the room, you don't have to ask for them and then provided just as minimal, normally they get you everything in minutes should you ask for it, but sometimes it doesn't feel good to keep asking.
on the other hand, the hotel is right next to shopping, absolute amazing location, if you need to have your own kitchen filled from the supermarket, write a list of all your needs, you will have it in seconds, you can't get that anywhere, the excellence of the team and the location and spacious rooms are what makes me and my kids always return there.
The date I entered in the review is not accurate, As I mentioned this is a several visits review, and I will update it after my next visit in April 2012.
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- Markazia Monroe Hotel Beirut