Beit Al Qamar

Boutique hotel in Deir Al Qamar

Combine rural relaxation with the grassroots food ethos of the Tawlet mini-empire, and you have a seriously enticing place to stay. It's a traditional Chouf house in the hills northeast of town. The garden grows some of the produce which features in the outdoor kitchen's work, while the colourful, lovably kitschy furniture and simple but enticing pastel-shaded rooms are tops.

The weekend lunch buffet is wildly popular, so your country haven becomes a little less peaceful for a few hours.