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Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand: Suite? Spa? Breakfast? Yes!

Hilton Beirut Habtoor Hotel Review is part of the ANA, Take Me ‘Round the World Trip Report.


Getting There: Take Uber. Warning: T-Mobile doesn’t work in Lebanon without outrageous roaming fees.


Location

The Hilton Habtoor is not located in downtown. It is in the old business district where the pretty buildings are not. There’s nothing to see or do right around the hotel.

a tall building with a tall cylindrical tower
Habtooring

Room

Gold status still gets an upgrade. I received a junior suite with a ridiculous balcony overlooking the mountains.a bed with pillows and a couch in a room a room with a desk chair and a mirror a room with a television and a mirror

Balcony

a city with a tall building

a table and chairs on a balcony overlooking a city a table and chairs on a balcony overlooking a city

Bathroom

The bathroom was also very nice. a bathroom with marble counter tops and a mirror a bathtub in a bathroom a shower head in a bathroom a bathroom sink with a tray of towels and toiletries

Breakfast

Unlike the IC Le Vendôme, breakfast was included. It was too much food. I wanted to leave after my first plate but they insisted I stay and try the manakish. Then they insisted on a traditional Lebanese dessert that I only have during the holidays at my Palestinian friends’ gatherings. It’s called kanafeh and it is a sugar, cheese, dough, heart-clogging mess.a plate of food on a table

a plate of food on a table
Manakish marvel
a close up of food
Kannafeh

Pool

Meet the Flintstones. The pool looked like I was swimming in the acclaimed Pigeon Rock (see Guns & Butter: Overrated Beirut Travel Guide).a pool with a large rock structure

Spa

When I arrived, I asked what to do and when to it. The concierge said, “How about going to the spa and doing nothing?” That set the tone for my trip as I elected laziness over labor (see Guns & Butter: A Better Way to Travel). I enjoyed the spa. It had a jacuzzi that wasn’t too warm, and random rooms of various heat and cold meant for relaxing. Who would’ve thought to relax while traveling (see Travel Anxiety Sucks: Can It Be Prevented?)?a room with a pool and a staircase a room with a stone wall and a clock a sign on a rock a drain in a hole in the snow a sign on a wall

Overall

Given the Eid al-Adha holiday weekend prices, 45k points was not a lot to spend on this hotel. The Hilton across the street went for 50k points so this was a fair deal.

a view of a city from a window
Save the points, stay here versus across the street

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