I Had a great stay in this apartment! The apartment is spacious and quiet, and there is a wonderful space outside with plants and chairs. The place has all you need to make your stay in Beirut enjoyable, and is in walking distance to al-Hamra, Downtown and al-Basta areas. From the Spears street just down the road it is easy to find transportation to anywhere in Beirut. Yasmine and Ali were very helpful, and responded immediately whenever I contacted them. There are some challenges specific to Beirut and Lebanon when it comes to water and electricity provision, but Yasmine and Ali acted swiftly and did all in their power to remediate any problem. I can recommend this place for anyone who wants to discover Beirut and Lebanon!
We love Yasmine and Aly, and their kids too! Such a nice family who go out of their way to make sure my flatmate and I have everything we need. They are the perfect hosts!! The apartment is amazing, spacious, clean, and very well equipped. The kitchen is great, and the backyard space is ideal. This is truly a fantastic apartment.
My boyfriend and I stayed here in January 2016. The flat was lovely and exactly as pictured, the neighborhood is beautiful and right between Hamra and Downtown and a close walk to the seaside as well. Lots of lovely old buildings all around. Yasmine and her husband were wonderful hosts and were there to answer our call for whatever we needed at any time. There were some unfortunate Beirut-specific issues with the electricity but Yasmine and her husband were wonderful and very helpful. They were very positive dealing with it and refunded us for any trouble. I really recommend the place as its beautiful but also for the great hosts.
Yasmine's apartment was a lovely place to stay on a first visit to Beirut - it's easy to get to both Hamra and Gemayzeh or wander downtown. It was clean, the shower had good pressure and she even had a bowl of fruit waiting for us. Yasmine's daughter helped out with any questions we had about the place - becoming familiar with the way that electricity and internet function in Beirut was a steep learning curve! All in all it was a lovely stay. Thanks!