“Heaven finally got an address on earth
and it is Beit Al Batroun.”
— Beirut Chic Beirut Glam
“Loin du stress de la ville, entourés d’arbres centenaires, [...] la mer à perte de vue et à portée de main, Beit al Batroun est la destination recommandée.”
Beit al Batroun
Nestled in a little valley overlooking the Mediterranean near the town of Thoum, Beit al Batroun Bed & Breakfast is a haven of peace, a countryside retreat on the Lebanese sea coast, and only a 40-minute drive from Beirut.
Beit al Batroun is a labour of love for owner Colette Kahil, who has brought to life a dream 10 years in the making. Working alongside architect friend Wadih Chehaybar, Kahil drew up a house influenced by traditional Lebanese rural constructions, with rooms and sitting spaces articulated around a spacious central liwan.
Built using upcycled materials collected for years from around the country, including doors, beams, tiles, and a myriad of furniture, Kahil’s interior design relies on an intuitive marriage of restored vintage pieces, innovative design ideas, and hand crafts – Kahil is herself a mosaicist.
Beit al Batroun Bed & Breakfast opened its doors in July 2013 and was fully-booked every weekend until the end of her first Summer season. Kahil received accolades for the setting she created and the service offered by her boutique retreat, with rave reviews by press (including Monocle, Masculin, Le Monde, Executive, DECO magazine and the Daily Star) and guests alike.
Alongside Kloe, her pet French Bulldog, Kahil hosts up to 5 double bedrooms at any time, with a freshly-prepared breakfast buffet every morning using local produce, and dinners and cocktails served on the terrace in the evenings.
“Amazing natural artistic Lebanese HOME! We felt as we were part of the family. Not some strange clients... It was a travel back to the roots...”
— T.K.F, guest
“This is Beit al Batroun, a stunning boutique bed-and-breakfast just three minutes from the Mediterranean coast where the loudest sound to puncture the calm is the irregular, grunting breathing of my French bulldog host.”
— The Daily Star
“There are places in Lebanon that inspire me, as well as people who remind me that Lebanon is a beautiful country we should not give up on. [...] One such person is the lovely Colette Kahil and one such unique place is Beit Al Batroun.”
— No Garlic No Onions