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

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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.

Photo: Natheer Halawani

Photo: Elie Khour y

Photo: Natheer Halawani

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