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Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I stayed for 20 days in the hotel. My room was very big and well furnished. The rooms have big windows but the view is blocked from outside by the metallic parts of the building. The wifi connection is good and you can have voice/video calls on the Internet because they are using their own vpn. The room service is good. I did not experience long waiting times. The breakfast is rich. Different types of cheese, olives, vegetables and fruits are served as well as omelettes and pancakes. The location is very poor. There are no popular places or any decent restaurants in the area. On the other hand, the hotel restaurants serve plenty of options with premium pricing. You can also enjoy Turkish coffee in Cafe Vienna which is on the ground floor. The taste is good even if they put some cardamom in it. Unfortunately, the hotel is not well prepared for the rain. You can see some water leaks along the corridor but I never heard a room that is affected from this situation.

Overall: very sub-par for a business hotel in Riyadh - much better options are available. Good points: - A variety of restaurants offer a few dining choices - the sushi in 'Shogun' is good Bad points: - The public areas - especially the corridors, are cheap and tired. The carpets are worn, and there is a lack of a 'premium' feel throughout - The lifts are clunky, slow, and too small. In particular the door width is annoyingly narrow - you can't fit a person plus a wheely-bag beside them - Breakfast is very poor - the baked products so dry they are almost inedible (a feature I've noticed in a couple of Radisson hotels actually) - Service in the restaurants is slow-to-non-existent. I lost count of the number of times I had to get up to go find a waiter. In Shogun, it took 30 mins from sitting down before the teppanyaki chef even *started* cooking The rooms in particular are extremely sub-par: - There is insufficient lighting, not helped by the heavy mesh cladding over the entire building that blocks out masses of natural light. They always feel slightly dingy. - The furnishings are cheap and nasty - the sofa in my suite was clearly old, and low quality - There is a severe shortage of plug sockets - I could find a couple by the desk, but that was it. Nothing by the beds to charge phones, for instance - The fittings and fixtures were dated and low-quality (for instance, the shower head as tiny, the taps tarnished, the door didn't open and close properly). The air conditioning was very loud All in all, this would be bottom of my list of places to stay in Riyadh. I'd take the Hyatt Regency, Four Seasons, or Kempinski any time.

We stayed for 1 night only for a major event the next day. Check-in process was fast.The bedroom was spacious, clean and very comfortable.great food buffet selection. in general, great value for the money. would definitely come back!

A wonderful place to stay when you are in Riyadh, Closer to airport, good restaurants, have vegetarian options, wonderful hospitality. Watch out in case you are crossing the road in front of the hotel. Nice facilities. Would like to be there again.

I have been many times to Riyadh, but this is my first time to stay in Radisson Blu. The check in was quick and smooth. The room was perefct. It was clean, spacious and new. The check out was also very quick and smooth. I will stay again in the hotel. Highly recommended.

Ideal for business, with day light meeting room, fully equipped and helpful staff, food was very good, was very successful visit and fruitful meeting nice open air terrace to spend the evening, the GYM and the outdoor swimming pool are fantastic.

I stayed in this hotel for 2 days on business. Good bed, pillows and blanket and I had a great sleep. Food was great too. Minor issue: room was not sound proofed well but was not a big issue during my sleep.

This is the most luxurious of hotels. Our bedroom was extremely comfortable, although the lighting could have been brighter. The bathroom is perfect and the breakfast is lavish in the extreme. The wifi is free and works well.

We arrived after an hour of circling Riyadh trying to find out how to reach the hotel with all of the construction going on for the metro project. It was extremely frustrating, and would be beneficial to other visitors if signage was available and visible around the hotel. This inconvenience alone is enough to prompt me to choose another hotel that is not as severely affected by the ongoing construction. Check-in was smooth and prompt. We were given keys to our room, a junior suite, and led to our room with our bags. The room was of average size, not very spacious, with a TV console separating the sleeping area (read: bed) from the tv area. A fruit basket was a nice surprise. Service was good at the hotel. All of our requests (laundry, housekeeping, room service) were responded to promptly. I did, however, have a problem with the "concierge". I called the operator and asked to be connected to the concierge desk. The operator at the other end did not know what I mean. So I proceeded to ask her for dining options in Riyadh, preferably around the hotel. She said she would call me back. It took her nearly 45 minutes to get back to me, and offered me the names of three restaurants, one of which was an Italian restaurant and another that was a Chili's branch near the hotel. It would be helpful if the hotel had a list of restaurants available at the "concierge" so that one could go to a recommended place for an authentic, local meal. We had breakfast at the hotel during our stay. It was an average buffet. A pancake or waffle station would have been a welcome addition.

The house keeping staff are the worst worldwide i think! Also the management of the hotel is very loose, 3 consecutive days no cleaning was done to my room then when i complained, they replied that they tried to clean it but i was asleep which was totally wrong as i leave the hotel every morning from 7 30 till 5 pm. Also i asked for a smooking room, they gave me a non smoking room with big non smoking sign on the door & when i checked with them if it is a mistake they just gave me an ash tray & allowed me to smoke in this non smoking room.

Al Mubarakiah Plaza, King Abdulaziz St. Riyadh

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool

Located within 2 miles (3 km) of Al-Mubarak Hospital, Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh is within 3 miles (5 km) of Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium. This 5-star hotel has 294 rooms and welcomes guests with 3 restaurants, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in Riyadh, it's also near National Museum of Saudi Arabia and King Abdulaziz Historical Center.


Dining

Enjoy dining at Brasserie on Four, one of 3 onsite restaurants. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

All 294 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect 32-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free bottled water, laptop-compatible safes, and phones are also standard.


Property features

Guests staying at Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh enjoy an indoor pool, a health club, 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 170 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 luxury hotel include a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and 12 meeting rooms.

Room options

Royal Room (Club)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Superior Deluxe Room Double

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

79% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 425 reviews