I have always supported local tourism and tried to visit various places in the country whenever it is possible. I had booked a stay for my family at L'Auberge de la Mer, Batroun on the 27th of October and paid a deposit of 120$ ( in usd). Needless to say that we couldn’t make it ( because of the current situation in the country: riots, closed roads, insecurity...)and was told that the deposit was non-refundable. Anyway, i checked again today whether the deposit will still be available for a few more months for us to use when the weather improves. The answer was clear: I have till December 31st otherwise, the money is gone. I thought for a split second to book a room this weekend only to find out that the rate is still ( although we are off season) 248$ without tax and it is posted in usd!!!!
How can we support local businesses? This is outrageous and shameful to say the least! I will never set foot in that place and don’t recommend it to anyone!