There are many places in Lebanon where you can feel like you are floating into another world, including the stunning village of Sawfar in Aley, perched at about 1,320 meters above sea level.
Sawfar derives from the Syriac name Sephora, meaning bird or morning. It is a gorgeous mountainous region surrounded by deep green valleys and overlooking nearby areas.
This village boasts amazing traditional houses, residences, villas, and palaces that reflect Lebanon’s heritage and glorious times.
The village’s most famous architectural heritage is the remains of the breathtaking Sawfar Grand Hotel founded in the 1880s. The hotel is also one of the first of its kind in the region.
Not to mention the remains of the Dona Maria Palais, The Bernina Palace hotel, and the railway station.
Being a breathtaking summer getaway, Sawfar is well known for its beautiful promenade sided by trees and its charming atmosphere that will make you want to stay forever.
When visiting Sawfar, do check out the neighboring hotels in Bhamdoun, including Le télégraphe de Belle-Vue (contract 05 260 073) and the Cherry Blossom Boutique Hotel (contact 05 262 030)!
Sawfar has also beautiful neighboring villages, including Ain Trez, Hammana, Falougha, and Rechmaya.