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Mayflower Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This was our first port of call in Lebanon and we were very pleased with the choice. The decor is a bit 'vintage' but everything in good order and well serviced. The staff were very friendly and helpful and it is a good location for wanderings around Hamra, to the sea front and AUB. Breakfast is a nice enough with lots of fresh fruit too, but the real jewel in the crown is the roof top pool. It's small but great to cool off after a busy Beirut day and make the most of the beautiful weather.

I always love the atmosphere vaguely "Seventies" of the Mayflower and every time I do choose it again. Located in the very heart of Beirut - Hamra - offers spotless clean rooms, handsome breakfasts. Staff personel are friendly and helpful, good rates!

Rooms are clean and in good condition, located in the centre of Hamra close to many restaurants and shops as well as the American University of Beirut. Staff were very friendly. Room service/requests are very slow and the food selection at breakfast is very meagre

The hotel is only a couple of mins walk from the main hamra street making it good value for money. There is also a Coop supermarket a minute walk from the hotel. The breakfast is generous and tasy. The rooms are clean and tidy. The staff (porter, cleaning and reception) are all friendly and very helpful. Taxi tip: you can always take the tourist taxis hanging outside the hotel but they tend to charge more. If you walk on the main hamra street for a minute or so, stop a taxi from there and it'll cost you less. The taxis outside the hotel will be in better condition though.

I stayed at the hotel for 3 nights......the rooms are neat and clean......its near the main shopping area with lots of options for food......the corniche is an approx 15-20 minute walk to see the famous picturesque Rouche.... The staff is helpful and can arrange a tour of the famous places to visit at the reception itself.....either through the group tours that are organized by the private companies or arrange a prepaid taxi with reception that will take you around these famous places and be with you the entire your own pace..... A definite hotel I would stay at if I'm in Beirut in the future.

The hotel was centrally located in Hamra district. We were in a triple room which was clean and had enough space for the three of us. Bathroom was clean and had what we need. The receptionist Ashraf was more than helpful and nice recommending day trips and tips for us. He also arranged for us taxis to take us on our day trips outside of Beirut. Although we booked B&B we did not try the breakfast cause we were always on the road early to catch our day plans. I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone on a budget (which is the sensible thing to do if you will be on the road and exploring the city all the time) For Beirut itself, Beirut is an excellent city to visit especially from Cairo with a 1.5 hr flight. The people are more than friendly. Food is exquisite. Very nice beach clubs. A lot of short daytrips that makes your visit more diverse. Excellent night life. Go to Music Hall; it is a must Beirut experience. Go bar hopping in Mar Mikhael street. Visit any of their clubs; Caprice, Mandaloun, Discotek, B018, Seven Sisters, Iris (those are the ones I know, there are many more). Eat doner in their staple street foor place; Barbar. Walk around downtown and Beirut Souks .. YOU WILL LOVE IT!

The hotel is definitely at the perfect location if you are interested in exploring Beirut's shopping district of Hamra. The hotel is old and is traditionally decorated showing some culture of Lebanon. Being old is not the issue but the mediocre level of cleaning the hotel is obvious. The carpet seem generating an odor that is like the whole hotel is a habitat of cockroaches and rats, honestly. For the staff, they are accommodating but they lack smiles. Maybe this their way of showing professionalism? The breakfast is typically basic, bread, butter, jam and cold sausages cuts, - milk, yogurt and coffee. The dining staff are friendly, but still looks very serious, again maybe its normal to show purely business attitude. Overall, I survive my stay as it is purely business travel but I don not recommend this hotel for leisure purposes.

Good location with walking distance to Cornish (through American University), Souks (local market), Tourist information center etc. +: center of Hamra with many street food, big supermarket nearby. Breakfast. -: rooms need renovation - furniture is rather old

Graham Greene, Kim Philby, Graham Hill and Brian Keenan, the Irish author of the enthralling read entitled the 'Evil Cradling' are just some of the interesting characters who stayed in this very traditional hotel located in the very heart of the capital. Hamra is a throbbing, multicultural, lively area in the west of the city, great for shopping, dining and for getting a handle on this intriguing city. Rooms are functional, the bar is lively, staff are helpful and efficient and the buffet breakfast in this family run hotel is very good. It is within walking distance of the lovely campus of the American University and the Corniche promenade, lined with Palm trees and beautiful people! Beirut is a melting pot of truly exquisite food, a unique urban landscape and endlessly hospitable people thereby making it an intriguing short break venue with more than a tinge of mystique and challenge. Although the locals are warm and friendly be aware of local sensitivities when using a camera here. Driving in the city is chaotic, so hiring a car and driving comes with a government health warning, even taking a local taxi is an exhilarating experience. Yalla to Lebanon!

I stayed here with a group of friends for the weekend. Firstly we booked for with breakfast included, when we arrived we were told it wasn't included even thou our emailed stated it was! Then we decided to get a drink from hen hotel was dingy and dirty and were charged $40 for 4 very poor gin and tonics! When we entered the room we were greeted with a room under construction...plaster everywhere, light fixtures hanging down!! We called reception and they just sent someone to 'close the door to that room'! The apartment was grubby and could of done with a better clean. We headed out for a great night in Beirut to be unfortunately very abruptly woken by the loudest construction work at 7am!!! The walls of the room were shaking it was that loud!! When I rang reception they said they were updating their bathrooms!! I was given no apology and when I asked for a solution as this was unbearable she had none...I asked were other guests complaining and what were they going to do, she replied 'yes, they are leaving'!! The construction continued in the hotel the whole time of out stay, including again the next morning!!! We checked out the next day to go on a outside tour we had organised. The hotel minded our bags as we were flying out that night. That evening upon arriving back to the hotel I remembered I had forgotten to take my jacket (new worn once ☹️) out of the wardrobe in the room. I asked the reception did they have it. They said they didn't have it, it must be in my bag. I knew it want in my bag because I am 100% sure I forgot to take it from the wardrobe!! I searched my bag again as did my friends. They told me it wasn't in lost and found. The cleaner didn't see it. So it literally disappeared!!! The receptionist at the time was not very pleasant to me and made it out as if I had lost it!! They brought me to the room which now had new guests to look in the wardrobe and it was empty. They said they had no cameras to check anyone leaving the room or hotel!!! They didn't offer to contact me or for me to fill in a lost and found form I had to ask for them to officially document it and research it and update me...I still haven't been contacted or updated! I know it's only a jacket but the point is it was taken from someone with assess to the room and they did not research it or follow it up. Unfortunately we had this experience in the hotel in what was a super holiday in beautiful Beirut.

Yafet Street Hamra Beirut

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Pigeon Rocks
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet parking
  • Onsite dining

Pigeon Rocks is within a mile (2 km) of Mayflower Hotel, and other popular attractions like Beirut Municipal Stadium are within a few miles (5 km). This 81-room, 4-star hotel has 3 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Beirut and also a short walk from Hamra Street and American University of Beirut.


This hotel is home to 3 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


All 81 air-conditioned rooms feature balconies, minibars, and safes. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include phones and desks.

Property features

Mayflower Hotel offers an outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free valet parking, and an airport shuttle for USD 33 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a business center, and a library.

Room options

Junior Suite, 1 Bedroom

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Suite, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Standard Double Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

64% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 318 reviews