We recently spent several nights at the Cavalier in Beirut. We had a 3rd-floor room, spacious, comfortable and well appointed, with a balcony (and air conditioning & wifi). Room, balcony and bathroom were kept spotlessly clean; a double window ensured quiet nights (Beirut is noisy). Breakfast is abundant with a very good offer.
The staff take pride in what they do, are extremely courteous and discreet, ready to help if need arises but not pushy. The first day we were late for breakfast, but they pulled out again coffee, pastries, and more, just for us. On the last day, as our flight out of Beirut was in the middle of the night, for a bit extra they let us have the room until midnight (instead of the usual 12 noon check-out). Every evening as we walked in, we had a pleasant chat with the gentleman at the reception.
The position is excellent, within easy reach of sights of interest, restaurants, shops, theatres.
Booking directly via email was easy and they were very quick in replying.