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“Decent value, clean, no frills”
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Merab Hotel
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Merab Hotel
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Kfardebian
Dubai
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
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“Decent value, clean, no frills”
Reviewed 27 January 2013 via mobile

We stayed here because the intercon and others were full, plus this looked like a good deal. They organized a taxi pickup which went very smoothly and took one hour. Was only $50 one way and last year I think the intercon charged us a lot more. We had a double room which was small but clean and warm. We were facing the back and had to put up with a noisy generator. Breakfast was basic but plentiful- fresh croissants, bread, jams, ham etc... Merab is well located and max 5 minutes from the intercon and refuge slopes. Generally the staff were very helpful although wouldn't give us a late checkout and did not have a shower for us to use prior to leaving for our flight. In summary this is a decent place, good value and well located. I would stay here again.

Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Limassol, Cyprus
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Reviewed 20 December 2012

The three storey hotel is quite basic with a very friendly receptionist who can’t do enough to help you, provide you with advice, arrange taxis, give you information about the slops opening times, cost etc and is fluent in French and English (as most Lebanese are). The reception is has a homely type lounge with a TV and an open fire place. The hotel also has its own bar which is run by one of the brothers who own the place and they also have their own restaurant which servers nice and western style dishes including steaks, spaghetti (popular with the little ones) etc. Prices of food and drinks at the hotel are quite good compared to anything else in the neighbourhood which seemed a bit pricey. The Intercontinental Hotel is only about 5 minutes walk from this hotel should you fancy a change (take your wallet with you and plenty of money as it is more expensive as one may know). From the airport the transfer is only about an hour and we stopped on the way at a bakery and loaded with fresh croissant and snacks as we arrived early in the morning at Beirut airport. The hotel provided us with a morning minibus to take us and our ski gear to the slopes (5 – 10 minutes ride max) and in the afternoon one can either ski back to the hotel if experienced enough or catch a taxi for a $10 fee. Rooms at the hotel are quite clean but a little small, housekeeping cleaned them and changed towels on daily basis, most importantly the rooms are nice and warm. Our stay included a breakfast, which was adequate and offered boiled eggs, fresh Lebanese zaatar mankouch, croissant, jam, yoghurt, fruits, tea coffee etc The only down side of the hotel is that it is all made of wood (Chalet style), including the floor and I believe the walls too, so you can be heard by other guests in the adjacent rooms.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 February 2010

I Stayed at the Merab as the Intercontinental was full, having booked thru Varianou in Cyprus.
Merab offers much better value than the Interconti & a more personal service.
Room was clean and decor could be considered quite up-to-date, apart from the incongruous pictures they hang on the wall (minibar, balcony, modern bathroom and TV). Restaurant & shop attached to the hotel (whole business run by 3 brothers). Had a good meal in the former and very friendly owner called Mansour. B&B basis, breakfast was comparable with Swiss, Austrian style ski breakfast and better than French.
NB If you don't pay the extra for the Refuge lift at the Interconti then you need to use the hotel's own transfer to the slopes at either Jonction or Warde. You need to be adaptable as thislift transfer service is pretty hap-hazard unfortunately - always a squeeze and even ran out of petrol one morning ! Jonction is a 3 min drive away.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Merab Hotel

Property: Merab Hotel
Address: Ouyoun El-Siman, Kfardebian, Lebanon
Region: Lebanon > Mount Lebanon Governorate > Kfardebian
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Kfardebian
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Merab Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Merab Hotel Lebanon/Kfardebian

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