Practical Info

A. Visas

The (Lebanese) visa can be obtained at Rafik Hariri International Airport (Beirut) for most countries/nationalities. For other countries, when required, the visa must be obtained at (local) Lebanese embassies. The latter procedure requires up to fifteen days.

For visa information, please check the following useful website (in Arabic, French and English):

B. Accommodation

Jounieh Suites Hotel **** – 5 minutes walking distance to USEK
Newly built in Kaslik, 32 rooms warmly decorated with furniture carefully chosen for comfort and style. In our place hospitality means to be surrounded by people who really care about you and are devoted to making your stay unforgettable. The hotel is designed for longer stays with amenities you won’t find in a typical hotel room. Jounieh Suites is ideally located in the heart of Kaslik street within walking distance to shopping centers, beaches, restaurants, café and best night life ever, 25 Km from Beirut international airport, 17 km to Byblos.

Reston Hotel **** - 10 minutes by car to USEK
Reston Hotel Lebanon is a 4 stars hotel very comfortably decorated first class hotel. The hotel is in Jounieh (22 km north of Beirut) overlooking the beautiful bay of Jounieh directly across the sea front, located on the coastal seaway road at exactly 5 minutes from the only gambling place in Lebanon the famous "Casino du Liban". Reston Hotel is part of Altamarea Group that offers a high-quality services 4 Stars hotels. Reston Hotel is a harmony between the romantic and the luxurious.
Our multilingual staff is always ready to satisfy all your requests and make your stay pleasant and relaxing.

Le Royal Beirut**** – 15 minutes by car to USEK
Le Royal Hotels & Resorts - Beirut is perched on a towering hilltop overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, 15 kilometers from downtown and the airport. The property is close to the magnificent Jeita Grotto, nominated as one of the new 7 wonders of nature, Casino du Liban, the historic city and souks of Byblos, ski resorts and upscale shopping districts. The 231 guest rooms and suites are equipped with every modern convenience. Some suites feature kitchenettes, living rooms and terraces. The guests in the Royal Club Rooms and Suites receive complimentary breakfast, refreshments and Happy Hours in the Royal Club Lounge. High speed wireless internet is available in all rooms and suites, so are facilities for disabled guests.

C. Transport to and from Beirut International Airport

The transfer takes approximately 45 minutes to get to the hotel. One way transfer costs around TBC depending on the hotel location.
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