Al Mutlaq Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
It was nice to be at Mutlaq Hotel, Riyadh after a long time. They have changed a lot and even the hotel looks totally different. The people are also more friendly and supportive. But certain things cannot be changed due to reasons, may be beyond their control. The area is having a lot blockades and re-routing because of the metro project which makes you uncomfortable. The room was not cooling enough because of the old airconditioners (I think). There was no one to attend us during the breakfast time, they are bothered only to get the signature within the vouchers.
It is an old hotel , with outdated furniture But it serve the purpose perfectly if you are looking for a clean place to sleep and you are not expecting much Giving its very reasonable price and central location , i think it is a good option for business stays Staff are friendly 24/7 room service Resturant is actually good with reasonable price
Even it is a 3 stars hotel but it is comfortable & quiet hotel you can enjoy your sleep in completely calmness ❤ you will not regret for spending your visit in this place , you can also try their lunch buffet which can satisfy your taste I am sure you will love it
Good Service, Helpful Staff, Clean Rooms, Known Locations, the only problem is the traffic volume to reach there, it is advisable for the short visit, but not for families since the lobby is always full of singles
This is one of those hotels which are already past their prime, with almost 30+ years in service, I really don't expect much. We still keep coming back to this hotel whenever we have business trips to Riyadh because it serves it's purpose: a place to rest after a long day of work. They are doing a lot of renovation with their facility and is showing a lot of improvements but at the end of the day this is still an old hotel. You really know it's dated when you see air-conditioned knobs made in West Germany :) Food here is actually good, especially the Cream Beef they serve for breakfast and the staff are friendly and accommodating.
I have been coming to this place for the past 20 years. It has hardly changed in that time; which is both good and bad news. On the plus side it is just as friendly as ever with staff who genuinely want to help make your visit pleasant and effective and it is nice to see old faces; the place seems like an old familar friend. On the downside, while they have painted the rooms and have invested in new bathrooms (much needed) it is strange that they did not consider to add more than a single power point in the whole bed room and that one 4 m from the desk! Also a hotel like this really should have coffee making facilities in the room (though the free nespresso machine in the restaurant is a nice touch.) There are muliple free WiFi options which have reasonable strength. If you are planning your first trip to Riyadh and want a decent clean place where you can work efficiently and rceive guests in decent spacious reception areas then I strongly recommend this place; much better than a lot of more expensive hotels.
I enjoyed staying in Al Mutlaq Hotel Riyadh. Warm hospitality and friendship made me feel at home at this truly wonderful hotel. Thank you for good service, smiling faces and warm hospitality. I hope to be in Riyadh (KSA) again, and to stay at Al Mutlaq Hotel. Aatif Abbasi. +966500637046
I've been in this hotel for two week. in this moment is under renovation so it is possible find opened ceiling in the aisle, some room with old furniture and other one with newest ones. positive things: - fast laundry service; - room are clean; negative things: - gym is outside...and it's really hard have a work out with 40°C or more.. - buffet...if you arrive later than 20:00 it's hard find something of good to eat.
1) difficult parking space 2) a maze to find the elevators 3) guess game to know which side to use to find your room 4) worst lobby ever 5) very small rooms 6) cheap furniture 7) poorly decorated room Even backpackers would be disappointed with this hostel, it can't be considered a hotel.
wow, this place is a blast from the past; not as far back as mad men, but constructed in the 80s, it is centrally located near the wooden bakery (google maps has the location all wrong or atleast it did until february, 2014) in the heart of Riyadh city. So, back in the day, this hotel was conveniently afffiliated with the Novotel brand of hotels and has a lavish construction with a limited basement parking (not suitable for your large gas guzzling SUVs!). the lobby is nice and huge with your old fashioned pastry shop, barber shop and of course a mosque. we stayed here for business multiple times due to the price factor in jan and feb of 2014 the hotel seems to have locked itself in the 80s as their are no electronic keys and the old fashioned lock and key method is still used to access rooms. the carpets are rather moldy, however, the rooms are maintained well and the management takes pride in keeping with guest requests and are quite professional. (i had left my smartphone in the room in a drawer and I raised hell because they couldnt find the phone, however, upon my return the phone was exactly where i had left it). The bathrooms are old fashioned and the hot water takes some time to come. the furniture is old but still does not show signs of aging. even though most hotels in Saudi Arabia have a no smoking policy in doors and the government enforces a no smoking policy in the lobbies of hotels, guests take pride in breaking this law by shamelessly smoking while the no smoking signs are placed in numerous places in the lobby and the hotel proudly offers smoking rooms. its the 80s all over again! the breakfast is acceptable. most of the guests are foreigners who are visiting the kingdom on business as opposed to local residents who are visiting riyadh for business. its a very affordable hotel for frequent business travellers. the breakfast is acceptable once in a while and the location is pretty darn good. nearby hotels will cost you more to stay and will not have an 80s novotel flare to them.
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Indoor pool
Al Mutlaq Hotel is located within a few miles (5 km) of Centria Mall and Riyadh Zoo. This 3-star hotel has 180 guestrooms and offers an indoor pool, a 24-hour health club, and free in-room WiFi. Also close to this Riyadh hotel are Olaya Towers and King Faisal Conference Hall.
Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy a bite to eat at Al Andalus Restaurant, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.
All 180 air-conditioned accommodations feature sitting areas. 32-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Refrigerators, free newspapers, and phones are other standard amenities.
At Al Mutlaq Hotel, guests enjoy an indoor pool, a 24-hour health club, and free WiFi in public areas. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available on request) for SAR 80 per person one way. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 6 meeting rooms, a business center, and free newspapers.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
57% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 45 reviews