Marble Tower Hotel

Marble Tower Hotel

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3.0
#89 of 130 hotels in Beirut
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Location
2.3 of 5 bubbles
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3.2 of 5 bubbles
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2.3 of 5 bubbles
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Welcome to Marble Tower Hotel. From the heart of the city Beirut, we provide full hotel accommodation for business and leisure travelers. Situated in Makdessi street - Hamra, a location renowned for its cosmopolitan aspect and a hub for all cultures and city goers, a short distance to all the prime spots this city has to offer.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Concierge
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Seating area
Telephone
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French

Location

Makdisi Street Hamra, Beirut 6452 Lebanon
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Gwaladar wrote a review Dec 2019
Europe
4.0 of 5 bubbles
After the bad experience at terrible Embassy Hotel (just 150m away), we moved to this place, where we finally felt like at home. The staff from the reception was very kind, honest and hospitable. They showed us as well several rooms so that we could choose our favourite (we chose one on the second floor, as it looked more renovated and refurbished that the one we saw on the fourth floor. We paid 76.500LL/night with breakfast included).

Our room was very spacious, well equipped (it even had a kettle), pleasant, comfortable, modern and very well-maintained. The same applies for the ensuite bathroom, which was as well very clean (pictures attached).

There was hot water, wifi worked very well, the sleep quality was good too, and the location is great: Hamra is a pleasant, modern district, it has good dining options (we loved "King Fries - Malik al batata", in Hamra Street), there are shops, supermarkets (there is one just in front of the hotel) and it is possible to walk from here to Pigeon Rocks, the Corniche, Zaitunay Bay and the City Center.

The only point we liked less was the breakfast-buffet. Yes, they offer a breakfast-buffet, but it is very basic. Nevertheless, I would still stay here again if I returned to Beirut.
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Date of stay: November 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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John M wrote a review May 2018
Merritt Island, Florida
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Located in the heart of Hamra District of Beirut and within walking distance of most of the city. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Front Desk was very helpful. Plenty of places to eat near by. Tons of shopping in the area. The marinas and Raouche (Pigeon Rocks) are about 15 to 20 minutes walking distance from hotel. Taxi service is always available and close to airport. Standard Middle Eastern Breakfast. There is a small market across the street for snacks and things you forgot to pack.
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Date of stay: April 2018
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Away from the street if possible.
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Response from Carole A, The Management at Marble Tower Hotel
Responded 10 May 2018
Thank you sir for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us :)
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jasonsd wrote a review Jan 2019
Vista, California
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I enjoyed my stay at the Marble Tower which is right in the middle of Hamra. The Corniche, La Rouche, and even downtown are all within walking distance. The hotel itself is as affordable as hotels get in Beirut. It includes a breakfast buffet which is pretty decent, but doesn’t include anything hot. The staff were friendly and helpful and had a couple drivers on hand for trips to the airport, the bus station or even day trips outside of the city (Baalbek and Mleeta were the ones I did with them.)
While not modern or 5 star, the hotel is clean and comfortable. One thing I didn’t like was the toilet was sandwiched between the sink and the shower which made it not as comfortable to do your morning business. The WiFi wasn’t very fast which could be frustrating at times.
All in all, I liked the Marble Tower, and would recommend it.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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hajarshall wrote a review Sept 2022
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Doesn’t deserve even a half star! The room is completely different from the pictures and unclean, the walls are not clean, the bed is uncomfortable, the pillows, bedsheets and the mattress cover are dirty with hair from the people before us, the windows have not been washed for years! smell of sewage in the toilets sometimes! In addition to the smell of dampness in the corridors between the rooms and the breakfast is almost said to be breakfast (very poor breakfast). There is no water or coffee in the rooms, not even at breakfast time there is coffee. The staff are not friendly at all. Worst stay ever! Napoleon hotel is near them and better from Marble tower with same price which is 50$ (I checked the rooms live, clean room overall)
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SoloChickinLA wrote a review Apr 2011
Los Angeles, California
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Other reviews are spot on--this place is gross and not recommended. I don't care how good a deal you find on it, SPEND A BIT MORE & STAY SOMEWHERE ELSE. All the reviews about the salty water in the showers & sinks are 100% true. It was disgusting. Management tells you "all hotels in Beirut are like this"--uh, no they're not. I went with friends who stayed at other hotels & they didn't have this problem. Management will also tell you it's around 40 US to take a cab" to the Haptoor Hotel/conference center--also a lie. Cabs to that area run around $10 US, MAX.

My room was dirty--my pillowcase had a smear of makeup on it upon arrival & the old, dirty bedspread looked and smelled like it hadn't washed/replaced in weeks. Furnishings were as basic and unattractive as it gets. Saving grace: english language news station on the TV. No in-room WiFi--have to go to the lobby for that--but they turn it off overnight so if you need to check email late at night, you're out of luck. Breakfast buffet was not great. Having a Gloria Jeans coffee place & a small market right across the street made my stay less horrible, but only slightly less.

I would never in a million years stay here again. Much more like a youth hostel than a hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2011
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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BiancaBremer wrote a review Oct 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I found out following reviews in Beirut can be really tricky. Reading about Marble Tower I was not comfortable about it because of many bad comments. But the price was so good and our previous accomodation (with fabulous reviews) was awful. Getting there, what a great surprise. Comfortable room for two people. Nice and clean beds, good shower. Really nothing bad about it. The area around is not fancy, but full of lively spots for food, coffee, drinks or even shopping. Issam, at the reception, was extremely helpful and made us feel home. Breakfast is simple and traditional. If you’re looking for excellent value for money, you found it.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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SuzeeoutoftheCity201 wrote a review Jan 2017
London, United Kingdom
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked this at the last minute for New Year's eve as we wanted a place to crash in Hamra after partying all night. It didn't help at all that the receptionist asked that we come back at a specific time so that they could let us in - turns out they'd run out of keys and had to take us up to our room and let us in themselves. I didn't believe it for a second and just thought it was their way of keeping tabs on people coming in to party or otherwise. Our room had a hint of cigarette smoke, nothing felt clean, and the bathroom tub was stained with something grey and weird, so we didn't even bother showering. Nothing was provided with the room, not even water, so we ended up drinking out of the tap. The walls were really thin so we could hear our neighbours watching tv and arguing, and at 7AM, the cleaners outside our room woke us up with their loud laughing and chatting. Basically, a horrible hotel. We didn't even bother to have breakfast.
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Date of stay: January 2017
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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kacsa wrote a review Oct 2012
khartoum
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed in Marble towers just out of convenience, it's location is perfect with full access to important places in Beirut and it's prices are also affordable.
In fact I found previous reviews from Trip advisor very helpful to select among the rooms,so make sure to stay on the 6th-8th floors as they are the newly constructed rooms, relatively better than the ones on lower floors.
the room is average size acceptable, i expected it to be a bit bigger thou.
the bathrooms are ok but cleaning is not up to the standards as you would want.
staff are nice and helpful and very sociable guys.
p.s the dinning room is way too small for the number of guests actually in the Hotel, the breakfast is regular Lebanese food although breakfast starts from 7 till 10 usually the food finishes before 9 so be prepared for that ( Gloria jeans cafe just across the street from the hotel).
would stay there again but on my own terms and conditions
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Date of stay: August 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Purusotam wrote a review Mar 2012
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
3.0 of 5 bubbles
While touring Lebanon I made this hotel as my base in Beirut - mainly for its location in the Beirut's hamra district.

Though very old and small, the hotel staff was very courteous and helpful. From the day of my online booking till the last day it was a balanced experience. Even the wi-fi internet facility was decent.

Would recommend if one is looking for cheap deals in this location and if you are out the whole day.

Morning breakfast, which was included in my package is a good try.

The most interesting thing that caught my attention was the lift - it didn't have an inside door and the floor door was complete metal with a central narrow vertical glass to view through - gives a hollywood style metal cage feel when entering the deepest parts of earth. :)

But overall for the budget traveller it is an ok place to live.
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Date of stay: December 2011
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: If you don't like a room negotiate for a better one - and if they have then u might get a...
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larlen wrote a review Jan 2012
Falmouth, Massachusetts
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The best trait of this hotel was its location. It is in the heart of the Hamra district. It is close to AUB. You can even walk to the Corniche if you are a walkable sort. It is right across the street from a mini market and a great coffee shop (Gloria Jean's). Many eating places around the area. Breakfast comes with the room. It is a small Lebanese breakfast, cereal, foul, salad, eggs, cheese, bread etc. The rate is very reasonable for the area. There is a 'fridge in the room.
On the other side, the room is way past its prime. The curtains are falling of the wall and the pull to open the drapes are broken. The faucet drips, the hotel does not supply drinking water (however, the mini market is across the street), the back of the remote on the TV is broken and the channels for the TV vary depending upon which room you are assigned. My friend had CNN - I did not. The Internet, though free was often busy it was, at times, very difficult to get on. I was there for business so for me that was important. However, I could go to Gloria Jean's coffee shop and get online after buying a coffee. Most of the hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel is also on a busy street with horns honking. Perhaps asking for a room on the other side might help the noise situation. I tried making a phone call from my room for 2 weeks with no luck. Upon checking out, I learned that my room phone was never turned on to making a call and they never told me that.
This hotel was assigned by my work.
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Date of stay: January 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Michel wrote a tip Oct 2019
Cairo, Egypt44 contributions51 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 204 is amazing for couples . Good view as well"
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John M wrote a tip May 2018
Merritt Island, Florida181 contributions87 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Away from the street if possible."
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Purusotam wrote a tip Mar 2012
Dubai, United Arab Emirates41 contributions6 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you don't like a room negotiate for a better one - and if they have then u might get a good one."
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inannamouse wrote a tip Jan 2012
San Francisco13 contributions6 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"To get a good room, select a different hotel."
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W.. wrote a tip May 2011
Sydney, Australia4 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"you're better off not getting one."
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PRICE RANGE
R 613 - R 865 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
53
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Frequently Asked Questions about Marble Tower Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Marble Tower Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Banque Du Liban Museum (0.4 km), Hamra Street (0.1 km), and Hamra Street (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Marble Tower Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at Marble Tower Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Marble Tower Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Marble Tower Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ferdinand, Appetito Trattoria, and Bedivere Eatery & Tavern.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Marble Tower Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Marble Tower Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hammam Al-Jadeed (2.0 km), Martyr's Square (2.1 km), and Roma Sütunları (3.4 km).
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