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Holiday Inn Riyadh-Olaya

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Rooms are old not modern. Spacious though and they could have make it much better. The lobby area does not belong to holiday inn chain. Breakfast is great.. They offer many variations. it's location is convenient for business travelers. Price for value is fine.. Not sure if I will visit it again.

Centrally located. Rooms are oldish but of good side, the whole property is dated. Budget hotel , basic standard. Reception service leaves much to be desired. Booked my room with breakfast thru then hotel attempted to charge me for breakfast on the first day. When I raised the issue the person at reception told me I have had to sort it out myself. Stayed in this hotel a few times before, I must say that quality of service deteriorated.

Good hotel for conducting business if you need to be in Riyadh. My room was an up-grade which was okay but nothing spectacular. Ordered a hotel car from the airport, waited for half an hour - no show, called the hotel and was told they didn't have a driver so had to get a taxi. At reception I was offered a free orange juice for the inconvenience - oh thanks. Good internet, food is pretty good, only complaint was the mix up with the car.

Good location There are two towers in this facility There also is another Holiday Inn within 500 metres of this hotel so could be confusing This one being reviewed is the HOLIDAY INN OLAYA Excellent rooms and pillows Some of the rooms may have interconnecting doors (adjacent rooms) Executive floor on the fifth floor 24-hour gym available in one of the blocks .The other one is open 6 am to 11 pm One of the hotel blocks allows smoking Excellent service and laundry In-room Ironing board Good bathroom fittings and hot air hair dryer Good choice of TV channels Good breakfast spread with live cooking station Free Parking available in basement and above ground Valet parking available for visitors Drop-off to Riyadh (by private taxi / limousine) can be arranged by the hotel for ~SAR 155 (~USD 45)

The Holiday Inn Hotel in the Olaya district of Riyadh City was very welcoming. The staff were most courteous and went out of their way to please. The rooms are very well sized with ample room and the beds so comfortable to sleep on. The extra large pillows of course, help immensely. The restaurant serves good fresh food offering extremely handsome portions. Only one issue, and to which I called in an engineer as I thought that there was a malfunction: The hot water supplying the rooms on the third floor has to come from a long distance away, hence, you must run the hot water for a long time even as long as 5 minutes! I hate wasting water like this however........ Other guests on the same floor noted the same. Otherwise an excellent hotel. Its location is very central too. Not all rooms are for non-smokers so ensure you book one if it is a problem for you.

I had stayed at this hotel many times with pleasant experiences but I never tried the restaurant. So yesterday sadly, I did. The sushi looked like a sandwich wrap. I mean that it is cut weird. The filling was just rice and vegetables. Maybe there was a bit of cooked shrimp, but I couldn't taste it. The worst was the seafood treasure which was deep fried everything. The fish was attached to calamari with a ton of beading. And it made sick which in turn caused 20 trips to the bathroom.

I was staying here for second time. Service is good. Rooms are clean and spacious. Breakfast choice are limited, but tastes good. Dining service is average, not much attentive. I have tried dinner buffet at west tower. Food is taste with good varieties.

The room was clean and comfortable. Staff were nice and helpful. The hotel has a small gym but it was enough. In addation, an outside pool which was useless since my visit was in winter. Location was in center of riyadh near many computer shops. No good resturants nearby, but if the weather ok you have some good choices in a walking distance. Good hotel for a buisness trip or short stay.

Stayed here 2 nights on a work visit. Clean and hospitable surrounds and very helpful staff. The hotel is well situated in the city centre. Breakfast was varied and good. Business centre was handy. Good value.

I'be spent 3 nights in this hotel very well located in the south of Olaya walking distance from downtown. Room was spacious and clean. Good quality Breakfast served on the ground floor. Very important the check out time at 3pm or even 5pm on request without charge!!!

Olaya Street Riyadh

Holiday Inn Riyadh-Olaya places you within a 10-minute stroll of National Museum of Saudi Arabia and Al Watan Park. This 298-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free valet parking. It's in central Al Murabba and also a short walk from King Abdulaziz Historical Center and King Abdul Aziz Library.


Enjoy dining at Olaya Express Coffee Shop, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the 2 coffee shops/cafés. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


The 298 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including sofa beds, refrigerators, and minibars. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and bidets, and beds are dressed in pillow menus. Other amenities include coffee makers, free newspapers, and safes.

Property features

Guests staying at Holiday Inn Riyadh-Olaya enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available on request) for SAR 120 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a business center.

Room options

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Twin Bed, Smoking

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

65% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 227 reviews