This is the apartment that me & my wife live in. We can rent it out for a temporary period (max. of 10 days) for those who'd like to check it out.
If you wanna be lame, stay at a hotel. This was a great middle ground with available receptionist, dry cleaners, etc. The guys in the lobby were awesome and helpful (i.e. where can I get a temporary sim card or where can I rent a car). The room was comfortable and location excellent. We were always able to have a good time within walking distance (i.e. the occasional 2am shawarma). Dunno why, but for us, the tasty authentic daily breakfast was a cherry on top.
Mohamad was awesome, very helpful, responsive and attentive. Was bummed we couldn't hang out. Next time!
The taxi from the airport to the Hotel is a little bit expensive. The appartement is - like many others said - not a real airbnb-appartement; its a furnitured appartement in a hotel. Anyways, besides that, its a nice place to stay at. Hamra, the district in which it is situated, is a good place to live at.
The bnb is conveniently situated in hamra the heart of beirut only 15 mins by car from down town. The setting is very suitable and LAU and AUB are found close by. Amazing place to spend your visit.
Mohamad was great. The place is in a hotel and easy to find. It is clean and can easily accomodate 3 people. Would stay there again anytime.
It was nice location, clean and light room number on 11th floor with a bedroom and balcony with overview. Breakfast was included. I could not see Mohamed, but I fulfilled all my plans on Beirut - Great City with great constructions everywhere :(
P.S. Probably, next time I will choose district GEMMAYZEH, because of more vibrant nightlife, plenty excellent French restaurants and more :):)
I just got back from staying at this apartment for a week and it was great. The hotel staff were friendly, especially Omar ( I think that was his name) who went out of his way to be friendly and helpful.
The hotel really is a two minute walk to Hamra, which has a lot of bars, shops and cafes. It is off the main road, but it still gets traffic noise. This is just how life is in a compacted city like Beirut, so it wasn't anything I didn't expect.
Some of the fixtures of the room were a little worn, but everything worked and was very clean. I will definitely look into stay here again during my next visit.
Also, Mohamad scheduled a taxi to pick me up at the airport which was helpful.
We had a terrible experience because we wanted an Airbnb experience, not a 2 star hotel experience. For what we paid in terms of price, we felt absolutely ripped off. I have used Airbnb multiple times now in many countries and without a shadow of doubt this is the worst experience I ever had. The only good thing I have to say is the communication part. All other aspects can be summed up as 'terrible' at best.
Please use this hotel if you want to see how bad a toilet can be.
Mohamad was extremely helpful and responsive to our questions and requests. The rooms are exactly as featured, and they served us well. The location was exactly what we needed, and everyone we met in the building was eager to help make us comfortable.
I should have read Natashas review. This is not a privately owned apartment; it's a way for the Diana Tower Hotel to fill up their crappy old rooms. The first apartment I was given was awful; after I complained I got another which was only slightly better. Nothing like the photos however: a filthy old shower with a broken shower head, flaky paint and mould on the walls, a kitchen lacking any proper utensils. Mohamad clearly isn't the owner but just a middleman who gets a percentage for every guest he brings in through Airbnb. This place should not be on Airbnb.
Nice place. But not for 3 guests. Book only for 2. Otherwise perfect location.