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“Very Disappointing” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Warwick Palm Beach Hotel

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Warwick Palm Beach Hotel
Ranked #44 of 119 Hotels in Beirut
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
54 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Very Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2009

We decided to stay at the Palm Beach Hotel from the previous positive reviews it had received. The room was a deluxe room but in my opinion was very average. The bathroom was tired with mouldy tiles and the towels had seen better days (I don't think we had a towel for the whole duration which didn't have any holes in it).
The breakfast was terrible. The croissants, bread etc were stale and nothing looked appetising. The staff were hopeless and on numerous occasions there weren't any cups for tea or coffee of glasses for juice.
The biggest disappointment was the rooftop pool. We emailed the hotel prior to arriving to see if it would be open and they confirmed it would be. When we arrived it was raining heavily and for the next couple of days the pool area was closed even though the weather had cleared up. Each time we contacted reception that didn't know if or when the pool area would be open and told us to go up to the top floor to see for ourselves. After many fruitless journeys up to the roof we found the door open. When we entered and were completely shocked. The furniture was broken, cushions stained and ripped. The bar area was dirty. The showers were black with mould and full of junk. The pool was dirty and the sunbeds were disgusting (ripped and stained). A senior member of the hotel appeared and I approached him, he didn't seem too concerned and just smiled at me inanely and said that it was the end of the season. I don't care if was the end of the season as I was being charged high season rates. It was such a shame as the bar and pool area could be fantastic. If we wanted to lay out in the sun and have a swim we had to go to a local beach club which wasn't cheap. Once I complained the hotel was quick to add that the pool bar wasn't owned by the hotel. The hotel must take some responsibility as when you book the hotel you believe the pool belongs to the hotel.
We were very unhappy and asked about their cancellation policy and it was 3 days which seemed quite excessive for a weeks holiday. We had a look around for another hotel but they were fully booked so ended up remaining at the hotel.
There are many hotels in Beirut and I recommend you choose one of these and steer clear of the Palm Beach.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Kaype
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Basel
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2009

First time in Beirut. REserved a room (paid extra) for a sea view room but could only see the sea through a binocular if I hung out of the balcony!!
Towels were stained and more yellowish than white.
Forget the breakfast.
Got a wake up call only once as they forgot.
Had a 0400 flight so tried to sleep early last night but their disco was on up till 0200 when I left the hotel, you can imagien what rest!
The aircon went bust and I smelt buriningt..they checked and tld me don`t worry..I just might have fried myself to death!! They said they´ll change the room tomorrow if it happens again or take me out in ashes as it was night time (obviously I am on biz doing the day!!).

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank atticabasel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2009

For 220 USD you get a "sea view" room. This means if you go out on the balcony and crane your neck you can barely see the marina...
For 220 USD you also get a room where you will not be able to sleep before 2 to 3 am because the sound from the rooftop club is so deafening.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank bouffo
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Richmond, VA
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2009

great stay. hotel is small enough that the staff get to know you. breakfast was included and was very good; a combo of French pastries and Lebanese foods. Only draw back, noisey at night on the weekends.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank VATony
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Paris, France
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2009

We stayed at the Palm Beach Hotel for three nights (11th to the 14th of July).

What we liked:
-location
-friendliness of the hotel staff
-comfortable beds
-cozy room and room decor
-the restaurants
-Bubbles, the roof top bar (the original Sky Bar)

What we didn't like:
-nothing really

Overall, we would stay here again and do recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Kojak78
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Additional Information about Warwick Palm Beach Hotel

Property: Warwick Palm Beach Hotel
Address: Ain el-Mraisseh, Beirut, Lebanon
Region: Lebanon > Beirut
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Beirut
#10 Family Hotel in Beirut
#13 Romantic Hotel in Beirut
#42 Luxury Hotel in Beirut
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Warwick Palm Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 87
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