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Ecolodge de Taanayel

In 2006 arcenciel built an Ecolodge in Taanayel (Bekaa) to promote sustainable eco-tourism in the region. The architecture of the Ecolodge is inspired by the old Lebanese way of building with clay bricks and conserves the cultural heritage of the region. arcenciel promotes this traditional method and wrote a book about building eco-friendly houses in the region.

 

THE ECOLODGE 

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Seeking to recreate the authentic way of life of the region, guests sleep on wool mattresses on the ground- as our ancestors did. Each room of the Ecolodge de Taanayel has a private bathroom with hot water showers powered by solar energy.

 

AL KHAN AL MAKSSOUD

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In addition to the Ecolodge de Taanayel, in 2009 arcenciel built Al Khan al Makssoud, a traditional Lebanese restaurant.

In the Arab world, Khan or caravanserai used to be a place where all travelers were welcome to stay and rest on their journey. Travelers could set up their goods in shops and keep their horses in the stables.

With its lush gardens, Al Khan al Makssoud is an ideal place for country-style lunches and group gatherings. The rustic regional specialties such as slow-cooked roast mutton draws in locals and foreigners to the restaurant.

 

GET THERE  

The Ecolodge de Taanayel is just a 50-minute drive from Beirut downtown!

Ecolodge de Taanayel – Al Khan al Makssoud traditional Lebanese restaurant – Damascus Road, Taanayel, Bekaa. Reservation 08 544 881 / 03 124 279. Open everyday all day long.

Upon demand, the Ecolodge de Taanayel as well as the Al Khan al Makssoud cater to corporate team-building activities, seminars and workshops.

 

 

35
guests
can sleep in the Ecolodge per night
7
mud-brick houses
are home to the guests staying in the Ecolodge
500
seats
are available in the Khan el Makssoud

AVAILABLE FACILITIES

 

MEALS

 

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ROOMS

 

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INCLUDED IN THE BOOKING FEES

 

ENTERTAINMENT ACCESS

At the Ecolodge:
Board games, basketball, volley ball (full size field), ping pong, baby foot
Bird watching (migration season) upon request

At the Domaine de Taanayel:
Horse riding, cycling, running trail, walking path

 

POLICIES

 

For more information: 08 544 881 / 03 124 279