Le Meridien Medina5.0 out of 5.0
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One night work stay in Medina and my first time in a Meridien. Supposedly a five star but not nearly. Low 4 star I would say. It is a big hotel but it was stunningly quiet. On the evening I saw one other guest. Really cheap rate and was amazed that this also included breakfast. On the evening I had room service food, very good and a great price. Big rooms, clean and comfortable. In the lift there was a hotel video playing. One of the lines was ‘chic is our core value’. Maybe this is the brand as the hotel is not at all. Very good value though and I would stay again.
I stayed for two weeks in the Le Meridien. The hotel has spacious comfortable furnished, clean and well maintained rooms. The Bathroom is equipped with a bath tub and a Bidet. A free Wifi acce, which ist stable and fast is provided. My rate included Breakfast Buffet, which is average for European aspects, but complete for local people. The Staff was attentive and serviceable. Anyway if you need something you have to ask more than one time. The view from the windows is quite boring into a patio, which is occupied by pigeons and pretty stained by their droppings. I had a room, which had a (Closed door) to the neighbour room. Eventhouh I got a non smoker Room, I unfortunately go a smoker neighbour. All the smoke and odours were passed though the door, by the Aircon. The staff was unable to react on this. The rooms are not very well noise insulated. So it's advisible to tell to the reception, that you need a quiet room. There is no gym and no Pool. The Health Club is a bit run down, Eventhough they are actually working on it, to renovate the facilities. There is a Building for a Healthe Club, which is closed. The security is very Kind and attentive. The reception is welcoming, kind and attentive. The restaurant serves a Dinner Buffet, which is complete and tasty. The Hotel is located a bit outside City center. Which was near to the Office which I had to visit. Taxi Transportation was friendly arranged by the staff.
To cut it short, not even a one star hotel. Staff doesn't work. 32 years old hotel. For a coffee i go to the kitchen every time to search for staff. Extremely poor breakfast; they keep the food and staff disappears completely. I wonder where is starwood from the whole scenario.
This is the kind of hotel nobody wants to stay in! I was there for work however if I needed to pay for it I would definitely asked every penny back. The hotel looks really old from inside and really not let Meridian worthy. The rooms have curtains however not windows. The shower has more cold water then hot and there is no water power behind it. The roomservice is really crap and there is no place to go outside. So if you want to loose some weight going on a diet this is the place to go! However there is also no gym:-( There is no need to go to the breakfast because it's not worth it. A good place for people who like to rest and do nothing else then rest.
Very spacious room, clean with confortable bad with classic but nice fourniture,the hotel is very big with a large wedding hall the hotel is far from Masjid Nabawi but for every pray the hotel provide shuttle bus. Staff are very polite honest and friendly. The hotel is walking distance from different restaurants which provide different kind of foods (Turkish, local and asian restaurants) unfortunately Internet is non free in the hotel !!
The building is large and seems to have great potential for greatness . But it seems the real estate isn't properly utilized or managed. the decor is outdated and amenities are non existent. No cafes , no gym . The wifi is terrible and the room service food quality is questionable I wouldn't recommend this hotel unless it's your only option as it's one of a few hotels that allow non Muslims in madina
This hotel standard is as close as you will probably get to Medina Mosque area if you are not a Muslim. My visit for four nights was during Ramadan which explains why all the restaurants were shut and breakfast was presented on a tray in your bedroom. The hotel is large but a bit dated. The entrance is impressive s is the lounge. The reception is at a low down table which is strange as you have to sit on a low seat which would cause difficulties for the less able traveler. The staff were business like but that could have been because of the language barrier. There is free and effective wifi. My room on the third floor was spacious with a large double bed and also a settee fold out bed. Every thing worked and was clean albeit starting to age. The view looked down to the roof off the canopy over the entrance. I did suffer from lots of insect bites which I blame on mosquitos which was strange as i never opened a window. I was savaged so be careful in this regard. I did feel the hotel felt like a haunted house as i rarely saw anyone, it was early quiet and whilst all the tables were set as if for dinner, i never saw them used- as I say, maybe because of fasting. It really did need a coffee lounge as I find myself effectively spending all day in my room with a TV having limited channels. so overall- if you are a non muslim and you need somewhere to stay then this is probably it but be prepared for thirsty mosquitos and the kettle in your room.
Very bad service. They didn't provide the menu inside the room so my flying partner and I which is my roomie asked for a menu a couple of times like 6th times and gave it after an hour (we're starving) Electricity would always turned off five times a day or more than that. Loud noises coming from the other rooms (hammering and fixing something) called them and they said they can't do something about it. Like what???
A beautiful hotel with lovely well serviced rooms. Breakfast is excellent and a great deal of choice. As a Western business woman the restrictions irk somewhat however Reception staff are helpful. Don't expect the restaurant to provide an evening meal, if you push it you may end up wishing you hadn't pushed for them. We had some dodgy prawns and spent the next day speaking to a nominated deity on the big white telephone. My room was lovely and well appointed which was a good thing as there is no way a woman is allowed out to explore or eat out.
BEST EXPERIENCE EVER. 😍😍 We were in Elaf Hotel, really close to the Mosque of the Prophet (saw). So we could pray there whenever we wanted. People are amazing, and there are lots of shops and services ! It's a really peaceful city ! May we go back there In sha Allah
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free valet and self parking
- Onsite dining
- Fitness center
Located within a mile (2 km) of Qiblatain Mosque, Le Meridien Medina is within 3 miles (5 km) of Islamic University of Madinah. This 5-star hotel welcomes guests with 190 rooms and conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free valet parking, and a fitness center. Al Noor Mall and Taibah University are also close to this Medina hotel.
For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.
All 190 soundproofed rooms feature minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds sport pillow menus and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other amenities include free bottled water, laptop-compatible safes, and phones.
At Le Meridien Medina, guests have access to a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 8 meeting rooms. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available on request) for SAR 150 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include conference space, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.
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16.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 91 reviews