We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
TRAVEL ALERT: SAFETY AND SECURITY CONCERNS More info

Beit Eddine

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Beiteddine, Lebanon
Phone Number:
+961 5 500 077
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
US$65.00*
and up
Beiteddine and Deir El Qamar Half-Day Trip from Beirut
More Info
US$85.00*
and up
Full-Day Tour of Beirut, Beiteddine and Deir El Qamar

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 208 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
A beautiful palace and worth the trek

Beiteddine Palace--and the town, Beiteddine--are a bit of a windy drive from Beirut. Once you get there (the drive is amazing!), Beiteddine is a palace plopped into the side of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
eldosokyjl
,
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Add Photo Write a Review

208 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 161: English reviews
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
85 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beiteddine Palace--and the town, Beiteddine--are a bit of a windy drive from Beirut. Once you get there (the drive is amazing!), Beiteddine is a palace plopped into the side of the mountain where the town finds itself. When you enter the palace, you face a large open courtyard and you can imagine different groups of soldiers--from Ottoman, French, to Lebanese--standing... More 

Helpful?
Thank eldosokyjl
Sydney
Level Contributor
1,369 reviews
685 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This palace, used as the Lebanese President's summer residence is an amazing piece of history in a country replete with historical structures. The grounds are amazing and when you enter the rooms it only gets better. The attention to detail on the mosaic flooring is brilliant as are the ornate ceilings in many of the rooms. Well worth the small... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tony W
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
350 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

I heard of Beit Eddine because I was researching Deir al qamar, and I came only expecting beautiful views; but the Beit Eddine palace has beautiful rooms and mosaic on display - something I didn't expect as it is in the "middle of nowhere"...

Helpful?
1 Thank 96joshuap
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Loved it, so much history and glamour of the rich and famous centuries ago. The building is amazing with so much to look at. Really enjoyed it and the kids loved roaming around the building and its many rooms. The tiles and mosaics are beautiful, there are lots to see around this historic building

Helpful?
2 Thank Wehbe5
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A palace that the president uses I assume. The grounds are stunning, and the mosaics even more so; I would suggest that the mosaics are the main reason for visiting. The state rooms give an air of sophistication but rank below the mosaics in terms of awe.

Helpful?
Thank DavidSpy
Lebanon
Level Contributor
147 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The castle is amazing, you get to dive into an era of lebanon's history. It is very well preserved, the surroundings are also amazing: typical small lebanese old houses, and the nature is so beautiful and peaceful. Highly recommended. Just dont go around the beiteddine festival because the settings are not very beautiful for a visit of the palace

Helpful?
1 Thank Elsa2288
Cairo, Egypt
Level Contributor
34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This palace is one of the old traditional palaces in Lebanon its used as the summer resident fir the president U must visit when u visit Lebanon

Helpful?
Thank Peter S
Daphne, Alabama
Level Contributor
88 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The palace is breathtaking with its Turkish baths and decorated rooms. Lot's of historical details about the Sultan's life. Try to find the cross hidden in the ceiling that showed that the Sultan had converted to Christianity. The grounds are immaculate with the manicured gardens. The architectural details, amazing. It takes about an hour plus drive from Beirut, we enjoyed... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank maria m
Mississauga, Canada
Level Contributor
375 reviews
232 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We had never heard of this palace but it was on our custom tour itinerary. It was quite an amazing place, very popular with day trippers and tourists as well as for wedding party photos. When we were there, there was a stage setup for an annual concert event.

Helpful?
Thank Connoisseur-of-Life
Level Contributor
26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

I ve been to this lovely place many times in my life u can spend some good times while discovering its beauty wonderful gardens structure and shapes

Helpful?
Thank Assaad K

Travellers who viewed Beit Eddine also viewed

Jitta, Mount Lebanon Governorate
Jounieh, Mount Lebanon Governorate
 
Byblos, Mount Lebanon Governorate
 

Been to Beit Eddine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Beit Eddine and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
New York, New York, United States

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Beit Eddine staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?