Guesthouses around Lebanon
The elegant guesthouses of L’hote Libanais of fer a homely feel with hear ty traditional breakfasts and a distinctive cachet. Here is a peek inside three of L’hote Libanais’ gems across the countr y
Beit Marsala, Zouk Mosbeh
A family of ar tists, painters and sculptors run Beit Marsala and creativity radiates from all corners of the house. The garden of mandarins and daisies is a rare piece of greener y in the surrounding urbanised landscape and the house stirs the imagination and of fers an inspir ing escape from daily stress.
Dar Al Achrafieh, Beirut
Jamil Azar, the first host handpicked by L’hote Libanais, warms his traditional Beiruti home with his care and passion for designing textiles. Breakfasts at Dar Al Achrafieh are par ticularly reputed for the stor ies and advice Azar shares with his guests. The balconies of the rooms overlook Sursock, one of the city’s oldest and most prominent neighbourhoods.
Dar Qadisha, Qadisha Valley
Dar Qadisha is nestled in a valley where cedars and ancient monaster ies abound. Jacqueline Helwanji hosts her guests like family members, and concocts homemade jams, which she ser ves for breakfast along with local goat cheese. Guests leave her house feeling like they stayed with their grandmother in the Lebanese countr yside.