The Chouf is one of the best-preserved and most beautiful areas in Lebanon. It boasts the biggest Cedars forest in Lebanon, historical palaces built by the Emirs of Lebanon, most notably the magnificent Beiteddine palace, as well as beautiful old Lebanese houses, monasteries and attractions. It’s the perfect getaway from the city, the noise and the pollution and the Mir Amin Palace Hotel is the ideal place to stay when you’re planning a weekend in the Chouf.
The Mir Amin Palace was once a residence of the last Emirs of Lebanon back in the 19th century, and has been restored and turned into a splendid five-star hotel overlooking the Chouf Mountains. I went there to spend the weekend in September and I was completely blown away by the beauty of this palace, its historic courtyards, its room and suites, its spacious terraces and its great food and ambiance.
It’s really hard to describe in words how awesome this place is, so I will let pictures speak for themselves and add small captions below them.
The road from the highway to Mir Amin Palace is well paved and surrounded by trees and forests.
Entrance road to the Mir Amin Palace Hotel
Entrance to the Mir Amin Palace Hotel
After you check in, you step out to see this beautiful terrace
Mir Amin Palace’s spacious rooms decorated with antique beds and furniture
Walk around the palace and check its beautiful courtyards
An Arabic lounge outside the hotel’s suites
What was once the residence of a Lebanese Emir
View of the Palace from the pool
Beautiful pool and a breath-taking view
The Outdoor terrace
Great Lebanese food
Overlooking the Chouf mountains
Overlooking the spectacular mountain valley view’s to the sun kissed terraces and the shimmering Mediterranean below, Mir Amin Palace Hotel Beiteddine Lebanon welcomes you to experience a tangible sense of history escaping from life’s stresses in the city.
This is exactly what this hotel offers its guests and more. It’s a great escape during the summer and I can’t wait to spend a weekend there during the winter with all the snowy mountains around us.
You can check out more details on the hotel’s [website].
Haha that’s actually me in the swimming pool picture!
I was there too and I loved it as much as you did! Great place, great staff, great atmosphere
Lol Hi Dalia 🙂
It was one of my favorite spots when visiting Lebanon over a decade ago.. glad to see its still as beautiful today as it was then.
unfortunately the food is bad and expensive
Check makhsoom.com there’s an offer still valid for a night stay at Mir Amin
Wow how beautiful.Would love to check it out some day.
too expensive and it is the only reputable hotel to go too.
in shouf, if you say you gonna go to a hotel…u can expect to immediately to be judged in the worst way possible.
i dont know if they have any other hotel other than this.
noted that it was a castle that turned into a hotel
Stayed there once when I was younger…. cool place!