on November 27, 2010
I was in Lebanon for barely a week, and I spent two nights with my Tyre-residing friends in Beirut at the Coral Suites.Francis picked this place; it was somewhere he and Laura had stayed before. It was not his first choice, and after this stay, he said as a bit of an afterthought that he probably wouldn't stay here again. I didn't press him for a reason, but I should have -- sorry about that.But! I liked it just fine.The double room we had was two single beds, so we had to request an extra. The room and bathroom were clean and nice, and the minibar was stocked with some awesome mango juice. The balcony was very small -- there was a table and chairs out there but it was kind of hard to get to the one farthest from the door!One night (and it probably would have happened both nights except that we forgot to remove the do-not-disturb sign from the door), we heard a knock around 9:00 pm. It was a man delivering a fruit plate. Three pieces of fruit -- a banana, a grapefruit that looked a lot like a lemon, and an apple -- on a plate. At 9:00 pm. Too funny. Internet was supposedly part of the deal, which Francis needed for work, but it wasn't connecting in our room. Someone came to try and fix it, but to no avail. Apparently it was working in other areas of the hotel -- when they were trying to fix it they went to another room to test the computer there -- but when we went to check out the man at the desk said that a ship had hit the cables, and that it happens every year. Um. Alright.Breakfast is included, and a great breakfast it was -- meats and cheeses, warm and cold options, Lebanese dishes in addition to corn flakes, room-temperature milk, juice, coffee, yogurt. Off-season rates will definitely save you a lot of money. I was there in the off-season, but there was a holiday on the Tuesday after our weekend there, so the rates went back up during the second night of our stay.
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