Review: Beyt el Jabal Guesthouse

A couple of months ago, I stumbled upon the Instagram account of Beyt El Jabal and was particularly obsessed with an outdoor bathtub in one of its rooms. Fast forward to late May when i booked a two night stay here. All reviews of this place were pretty high so I arrived in Deir El Qamar with high expectations. The guesthouse and its 11 rooms are located very close to the main square of Deir El Qamar with unbeatable views of the town itself and the green hills surrounding it.

Check in was quick and I was escorted to my room (#7), which was HUGE by any international standard, and had an even larger outdoor terrace and — you guessed it — an outdoor bathtub. All these combined with the bathroom/shower area are larger than any hotel room/villa i ever stayed at! Beyt El Jabal was designed with the intent of giving guests a “home away from home” experience and the exterior and interior design of the rooms definitely help achieve that purpose.

One catch about the rooms at Beyt El Jabal is that they do not have Wifi, which wasn’t ideal for me as I needed to get some work done while i was there but there is Wifi at the lobby/restaurant area which is were i ended up being most of the time.

Due to its central location, Beyt El Jabal was the perfect base for me to explore the beautiful area in which it is located – from Beiteddine Palace, Hamade Palace, Baadaran Airport, Mukhtara, the cedar reserve, etc.

Breakfast is included in the room prices and it is hands down one of the best breakfasts I have ever had. It also includes manakeesh served straight from the saj. I also had dinner once at the guesthouse — a vegetarian pizza — and it was equally delicious.

I left the guesthouse super impressed with how professional and courteous the staff are, how well decorated the rooms are, and how delicious the food is.

Definitely recommend checking this place out.