Red Sea Palace Hotel4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Amongst the most preferred property located in the central market of jeddah, makes it the best choice for business travellers and easy access to bab makkah(transport for mecca). A good menu available for in-house dining or a walk around the main market with ample dining options, the best and trusted property since many years.
Very good experience. Hotel is located in a location where transportation is easily available. Rooms are very good and spacious. Very well maintained. I highly recommend this hotel to the travellers travelling to Jeddah. Try to get sea view facing rooms.
Got a suit room for one night. Overall room quality for a 3 start hotel was good. Linen was clean, bathroom was clean. However the lounge area carpets sofa n chairs didnt look clean at all! The suite bedroom TV reception on all channels were bad, the lounge tv had good reception. Laundry service was good. Food at breakfast was average quality and reasonable spread. Even though gym/spa is said to open at 7am they open it when they feel like it and they don't seem to care about the guest requirements much. Gym equipment was good, I did not try the spa. Hotel is located in the one of the dirty/ unkept parts of Jeddah city. There is a market/souk and mid range malls about 10 - 15 min walk from hotel. Not a bad hotel for its rating specialy for a quick in and out visit on a budget.
i booked this hotel online .they only asked the credit card details.but they didnt charge any advance as the reservation fee.when i landed there poof...they dont have any rooms left.i planned to stay in this hotel because i needed to bring my wife from SL.then this happen..long story short...dont ever plan to stay in this hotel..period.
I stayed in this hotel for 5 nights during a business visit. Old look hotel but with very few issues. Check in was breeze but they were not able to accept my USD travel card, I dont know the reason since the card was being accepted everywhere. I had to withdrew money from nearest ATM and pay for it. Nevermind. Room and toilet was spacious. Good internet speed. Good and comfortable bed. The hotel has a huge lobby. Breakfast choice was wide however, for 5 days the same menu was there so last 2 days it was monotonous. Location wise it was near the local market and I could find lots of shops around. Overall old hotel and some renovations are required [floor carpets in my floor were torn in few places] but I would definitely come back and recommend for future business trips.
Booking.com had been after all my searches in Jeddah, recommending me in both my trips to stay at Red Sea Palace. Maybe it is because of the additional digital spend by the hotel on the website or the popularity of the hotel among travelers, Booking.com eventually convinced me to stay at the hotel this time. I booked myself for four nights and was looking forward to the stay quite eagerly. The hotel is a 45 minute drive from the airport and is conveniently located near the old city area. Its proximity to the markets of Al Balad commercial areas is a plus. However the corniche area in front of the hotel is nothing but a view as you can't really visit or get inside it due to restrictions. Upon entering the premises, I felt like being transferred to the 80's era as the design, decor and ambiance gives a very 80's feel. The large open lobby is full of chairs and tables without any couches or lazy sittings which is quite normal these days. The large lobby which is barely fully filled, has some really good paintings to look at and boasts a shisha bar as well. The reception surprised me by telling me that I had not one but 4 separate bookings for the same name. Upon showing him the email receipt that I received from booking.com; he still seemed unconvinced. After a while, he told me it must have been booking.com's mistake so he will charge me just for one booking. Having requested for a queen bed and cor-niche view, I was told that I could have only one due to current occupancy rates. Upon entering my room, I saw two twin beds with the view. The room was clean but gave a very dirty look. The carpets had large, dark wet stains all over showing overflow of water had taken place in the room. Unfortunately, the reason for selecting the twin beds was the view that I wanted to enjoy but that too did not materialize as the windows were so untidy that large mud stains could be seen every where. Breakfast was average with some good items like hummus, fruits platter and omelette station. I had to request for a room switch after my first night and was transferred to a much better bed at the seventh floor with a king bed and the same view. NEGATIVES ============ Al Hokair group which manages this hotel in addition to Holiday Inn, Golden Tulip chain and various other hotels in KSA seems to have stopped taking any interest in some of its facilities. I stayed at Holiday Inn Dar us Salam, Jeddah last year and found the facility extremely outdated and lowly renovated. A similar experience was what I could feel while staying at Red Sea Palace. Facility is quite old and needs a lot of renovation. The rooms are unkempt with large stains on carpets of past water overflowing. Having changed rooms, I saw the same stains in both rooms despite being on two different floors. The washrooms are average. My first room's bath tub was non-functional while the second one had a weak shower blow. The window panes are very dirty with guests wanting to peek outside, looking at large mud patches on glasses. The breakfast is average with limited items to choose from.
There are times that you just wanted to be alone and all thus I tried to have my staycation in Jeddah and checked in at Red Sea Palace Hotel in Balad. It was just an overnight stay for which I enjoyed much. I was somewhat recharged soon as I check out the following afternoon. I also tried their spa but unfortunately was not able to swim since it was under repair that time. If you want to stay close to Balad, try spending a day or two in this hotel!
the pictures speak for themselves. After our claim, they showed other room and all of them were in similar conditions. Please, be careful with the pictures showed in the website. The reality of the hotel is very different!!
Stayed here on our journey back from Mecca after pilgrimage. Enjoyed the comfort and laid back ambiance. Food was good and location was perfect for some last minute shopping, walking distance from shops and also close to the sea with lovely views.
Cosmopolitan surrounding. Balad market is just at walking distance. Good one to enjoy weekend. Little far from the Airport but advisable to stay and enjoy the cosmo culture and specially breakfast. Have a nice stay.
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35% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 171 reviews