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Address: Taanayel, Shtawrah, Lebanon
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Not Well Known, But It Will Get There

Well worthwhile & worthy of your time. The hostess was very knowledgeable, conversant in English & French and was a perfectly well informed guide. Their wine cellar was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 September 2016
dwh6776
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Well worthwhile & worthy of your time. The hostess was very knowledgeable, conversant in English & French and was a perfectly well informed guide. Their wine cellar was reminiscent of those in France, stone placed in an arc that shaped a cave which kept the temperatures just right for proper ageing of their barreled wine. They also have a very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is a beautiful space to enjoy a lovely Sunday. The wine is the best in Lebanon, and perhaps anywhere in the world. The buffet changes every time and never disappoints. The staff are incredibly accommodating, especially the owner with his great hat and cigar. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the region. A great price for a great day.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

We had a wine tasting tour booked at Massaya and loved it from the moment we walked in. Edwin was knowledgable, cheerful and wonderfully charismatic. The wine exceeded our expectations, so much so that we each went home with as much as possible! The food in the restaurant afterwards was delicious. A true highlight from our trip to Lebanon.

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Went to Chateay Massaya (Faqra not Bekaa) during a Ski trip to Faraya. We stumbled across the Chateau while going around the area looking for an Apres Ski activity. It was the best find we could have hoped for. We were welcomed immediately by the manager who was very hospitable and took us immediately on a tour of the Chateau... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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387 reviews
118 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

What is nicer than driving over the mountains to reach the Bekaa valley and within a short drive you are transported to a haven of peace and tranquility. In beautiful gardens amid rows of lavender you will find a lovely spot to enjoy local produce and traditional food. Enjoy the drinks and relax in the shade.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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72 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

This manager is crazy....he blasted our ears with arabic music...he was drinking around us with his big cigar...anyway the wine is not best to try...there is another winery in north . Name of winery IXSIR amazing wine. I will write a review about.but never again massaya crazy ppl...no civilization

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Lebanon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

I loved the decoration. Every bit of it talked about wine. The location is on top of the world. The place has good vibes.

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Thank Randa F
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

The setting is beautiful, however there is no value for the money paid. The long queues for the buffet, the choice of the food offering, the bad quality of the red wine, make your experience so unpleasant. The management has no appreciation to customer feedback and is unresponsive. Very rude owner. All of the above for $65 per person.

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Pittsburgh
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

We just had the most frustrating experience at a restaurant ever!!!. We spent the afternoon at the Massaya restaurant Faqra. The owner/parent winery run a similar place in the Bekaa valley next to their winery where we had a decent experience few years ago. We had high expectations given the high price (70$ per person) and the calibre of the... More 

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Byblos, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2014

a very nice place surrounded by nature and lavender plants , looks like the south of France ... and what a delight to eat in such a place , very nice buffet ...wine ...wine ...wine and more wine !!! we were delighted ...we will go again and again !!

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