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Holiday Inn Riyadh-Olaya

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Olaya Street | PO Box 69112, Riyadh 11547, Saudi Arabia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located very prominently on the cusp of Olaya Street, the entrance itself is a precursor of things to come. Old unkempt property frequented by middle level business managers who only need a bed to rest, but on an expense budget that allows the high price (no value for money), bad in room dining choices, not so good laundry, poor language... More 

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medhat h, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Riyadh-Olaya, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for posting a review for your stay with us. We work hard to ensure our facilities are superior and we strive to be the best Holiday Inn around. We truly regret the inconvenience we might have caused you with your stay.Your review will be used to consider improvements needed. We hope that you can... More 

Mumbai
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been using this facility since my transfer to the Middle East. I find its location, ambiance, food (buffet & in Room Dining), transport arrangements to be top class.The support staff were always courteous and well mannered.

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medhat h, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Riyadh-Olaya, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time and sharing your wonderful comments about the experience during your stay at Holiday Inn Olaya Riyadh. It is our pleasure to note that you had enjoyed your stay and pleased with the provided services. Your positive comments and recommendation were highly appreciated and shared with our team members. This is our greatest... More 

München
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67 reviews 67 reviews
44 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was booked in the old and may be main building of Olaya Holiday Inn. The two buildings are next to each otherm both overlooking the interchange crossing of Makkah and King Fahd road. The hotel was not too much booked during my stay. When arriving, the front desk manager was busy. As usual in these countries, people approaching the... More 

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medhat h, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Riyadh-Olaya, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time and sharing your wonderful comments about the experience during your stay at Holiday Inn Olaya Riyadh. It is our pleasure to note that you had enjoyed your stay and pleased with the provided services. Your positive comments and recommendation were highly appreciated and shared with our team members. This is our... More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel is in good shape, service is ok but not excellent. Positive point is the food and Restaurant service. Room cleaning is not always excellent. On the negative, Internet is really bad. I've complained several times and no solution at sight. Because of that my next trip i won't be staying here sorry :((.. Another negative is TV quality ..... More 

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medhat h, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Riyadh-Olaya, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for posting a review for your stay with us. We work hard to ensure our facilities are superior and we strive to be the best Holiday Inn around. We truly regret the inconvenience we might have caused you with the internet service .Your review will be used to consider improvements needed for the room... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

when we walked into our room my friend and I were not immediately satisfied with how the room was arranged so we called in formation and Walter who was about to off shift answered the call. We were so pleased he arranged everything to our satisfaction. GREAT JOB!!

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medhat h, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Riyadh-Olaya, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Holiday Inn Olaya Riyadh. We are pleased that our staff managed to meet all your needs during your stay with us. Thank you for your comments and we will be delighted to share it with the management team and colleagues.... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Olaya Holiday-inn is a comfortable business hotel, the rooms are new and spacious, the free WiFI works perfectly and the service is impeccable, good food and central location last but not least the price is very competitive. I have been in many hotels in Riyadh and this is one of the best.

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medhat h, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Riyadh-Olaya, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to share your feedback about Holiday Inn Olaya Hotel Riyadh with other travelers. We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed the many aspects of your stay at our hotel, from the luxurious accommodations to the services received. We are also delighted that you were able to take advantage of our and... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel actually consists of two separate buildings, though next to each other you never know which you will stay in. the modern one has a nice fresh interior and reception, the older one has a more lived in reception. The Business lounge in the older hotel is just as you step out of the lift in the public area,... More 

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medhat h, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Riyadh-Olaya, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We would like to thank you very much for your review about your stay at holiday inn Olaya Riyadh. we are all pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us and that you feel you received a great service.it is something our staff takes great pride in,so we value your feedback. We will be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good location, friendly staff, tasty food and amazing people specially in the front office/reception as I checked in in almost 2 minutes which never happen in any other hotel...you have to try it...👍

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medhat h, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Riyadh-Olaya, responded to this review

Dear Mr.Tarek, Thank you for your kind review. I am thrilled that you received "Top Notch" service from our staff who always pride themselves on providing superior service for our guests during their stay.We're delighted that you enjoyed each aspect of your stay at Holiday Inn Olaya Riyadh, however the greatest compliment of all is to read your kind words... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was nice staying here although the receptionist was kinda rude to the customers. He doesn't greet when you call them. I asked for water from him since i told him to rely the message to the housekeeping and the water bottles came the next day because i followed it up. I gave him my IHG number and i confirmed... More 

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medhat h, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Riyadh-Olaya, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for posting a review for your stay with us. We work hard to ensure our facilities are superior and we strive to be the best Holiday Inn around. We truly regret the inconvenience we might have caused you with your stay.Your review will be used to consider improvements needed for the room service area... More 

London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I was impressed with the hotel, very friendly staff and for me as a vegetarian a great evening meal from the buffet. The room had good facilities (the iron and board in the room was an unexpected bonus), and the bathroom was clean and spacious. The late checkouts (3pm standard, 8pm for 50% of the room rate) was a real... More 

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medhat h, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Riyadh-Olaya, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing our Riyadh hotel. I am thrilled that you received "Top Notch" service from our staff that always prides themselves on providing superior service for our guests during their stay. I am also delighted that you enjoyed your in-room amenities and your dining experience at Elements. I regret to hear of your not so pleasant... More 

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