My husband & I stayed in this hotel for 3 nights after it was recommended by our travel agent. Upon checking into the hotel, the hotel reception held on to our passports and only returned them at the end of the stay. This made us a little uncomfortable because our passports for obvious reasons were precious to us. When we entered the room, which was a standard room, we felt it was an average room for the amount we paid. 99USD is not a cheap amount and we expected a little more value for money. The toilet had a strange sewage smell coming from it. But basic toiletries along with hot water was available. Housekeeping was prompt. Bed was comfy and a wide range of English channels on TV. We felt that the staff @ the reception needed to be a little more polite. They sometimes gave us the sense that they were disinterested to help us with our queries. We had asked the hotel staff to help us with out day tour arrangements with an agent. Having told us he would try and arrange one by the one, we received no call from him nor an apology. So, we went ahead and booked our own tour.
Breakfast is average with the same menu everyday! Staff did not even bother to come to your table to serve you coffee/tea. Limited options for breakfast. Location is in Manara, that makes it quite close to the Corniche, downtown and Raouche.
Our verdict is that you should only stay in this hotel if you are really looking for sth non-fanciful and for a short stay
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bella Riva Hotel, set on a quiet street one block away from the Mediterranean sea, a fresh four stars hotel in the city center of Beirut, is a destination of ultimate comfort. Imposing a vibrant parade of colors and a soothing atmosphere; a warm and calm surrounding and service will be escorting you around.Our expedient location links you to top sites like Rawche – Pigeon Rock, Hamra Street, and a 10 minute drive from Downtown (Solidere), holding the major business, entertainment, shopping and dining zones that will be vying for your attention.We are a ten minute drive from Rafic Hariri International Airport, the American University of Beirut and its Medical Center, and the Central Bank. Our 59 units, all with balconies and many with side sea view, include standard guest rooms as well as three types of suites: a Junior, an Executive, and a three bedroom Family Suite, all equipped with the right necessities and refined amenities. When it comes to business and launches our meeting rooms for conferences and seminars are fully equipped and delight our attendants with delicious coffee breaks. Crowning this eight floored property, is a 450sqm Royal Penthouse, with one of the largest terraces in Beirut that you can turn into your own gathering place or an unforgettable private party with friends fitting up to 100 persons, while enjoying the spectacular sea view.One minute away from the hotel, you can enjoy the dazzling sun, tanning, swimming, working out at our affiliated sports center where you also take part in their hottest dance events at night. On the other hand, take a 5 minute walk in the opposite direction and get to Hamra shopping market, restaurants and café’s along with a wide range of pubs and clubs waiting to burst.Bella Riva Hotel’s strategic location by the corniche makes it very easy to plan your tours whether you decide to go north to enjoy our splendid ski resorts during winter in Faraya, Mzaar, the Cedars…, or south to visit the historical forts, whether in Shouf, Sidon, or Tyre.Bella Riva Hotel invites you to live the sparkling Beirut your own way. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bella Riva Hotel Beirut