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“Hotel Charles - Comfortable Basic Hotel”
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Charles Hotel
Ranked #92 of 116 Hotels in Beirut
Auckland, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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“Hotel Charles - Comfortable Basic Hotel”
Reviewed 6 April 2012

Hotel Charles is a basic three star hotel in Rustom Bacha Street Beirut. The hotel reception was pleasant and helpful at all times which is always helpful in a foreign country.
The hotel rooms are clean and tidy with views towards the Mediterranean and the Corniche which is two streets away.
The American University Lebanon is in walking distance as is the rebuilt central city and many cheerful restaurants which is a big plus for the location of the hotel.
The breakfast was basic middle eastern - boiled eggs, cheese, vegetables, breads and coffee - which kept us going for much of the day!!!
We enjoyed the stay here...

Room Tip: The rooms on the 8th floor were more comfortable than those on the 6th floor.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ankara, Turkey
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2011

We stayed in Charles hotel for three nights. The room, especially the bathroom is very dirty. There were many insects on the wall and in the bath tub. My daughter, 11 y/o, used my t-shirt to cover her pilow. The bed smelled terrible. Sleeping in my bed was not very different from sleeping on a yacht boat since every spring of the bed was moving in different dimentions. I strogly advice you to review your stay in this hotel.

The only good thing about the hotel was the lady at the front office. She was very helpful.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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London, UK
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Reviewed 15 October 2010

This is a low-priced hotel in Beirut, and the city can be very expensive. The hotel is tired to say the least, with peeling wallpaper, worn carpets, and mould in the bathrooms. It's like stepping back in time to the 1970s.

But the location is not bad, and a reasonable attempt is made to keep the hotel clean. But leaving plates with half-eaten food in the hallways for 24 hours or more does not help. The staff try to be helpful, but they are not really up to it.

Very annoyingly, if you ask them to get you a cab, you get an old-banger with a bloke with no teeth who can't speak English or read a map. And there are no safety belts in the back - essential for the Beirut streets! And then you get charged double the normal rate.

I think if you look hard, you will find much better hotels for the same price. There are now a few low-budget designer hotels open in Beirut.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
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Dhahran
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Reviewed 8 June 2008

I liked charles hotel i stayed for 5 days with my husband and my 2 little children the room is clean ,bathroom also
there is a spacious balcony full of plants and flowers
the breakfast was average boiled eggs, crouissant, bread, cornflakes,fruit, cake ,and bevrages.
I liked my stay very much and i remember the room cost $75 .If you want a cheap and clean place, choose this hotel

  • Stayed June 2004, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Charles Hotel

Property: Charles Hotel
Address: Rustom Basha Street, Ain El Mreissi, Beirut, Lebanon
Region: Lebanon > Beirut
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #92 of 116 Hotels in Beirut
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Charles Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charles Hotel has 65 guest rooms and suites spread over 9 floors. It offers a friendly atmosphere complemented by modern amenities, self controlled air conditioning, satellite connection, LCD television, free wireless internet accesses to high speed connection, safety box under request, hair dryer and mini bars, Buffet breakfast. Below the rooms classification: SINGLE ROOM Comfortable rooms divided into standard and deluxe single rooms, standards single beds feature writing desk, one telephone line, satellite TV, luxury bathroom and seated Balcony. DOUBLE ROOM Comfortable rooms seated balcony, divided into standard and deluxe double rooms for king size beds, twin beds or family rooms and all are perfectly suitable for a family arrangement accommodation. SUITES Luxurious suits divided into executive and junior suites, for executive facility: king size bed room attached to luxury bathroom includes saloon and dining area with a sea view terrace. Junior Suites include king size bed room attached o luxury bathroom with a junior saloon and dining area, access to a city view balcony. ... more   less 
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