We were pleasantly surprised when checking in to be upgraded to a room with a view of the Kabah, by the friendly gentleman at the front desk.
The room was very spacious and clean and the bed was very comfortable. The view from the room was simply amazing. The only thing that marred our visit were the explosions that we could hear from time to time-they are doing some extensive expansion work around the Haram so the noise was understandable
The array of choice at breakfast time was simply amazing: cooked breakfast, hummous, curries, fresh fruit and dates, fresh bread and cereals among many others.
There were also a fresh juice and waffle stations, with refreshing fresh apple and carrot juices which were very popular with the guests. The staff were all very polite and welcoming.
The hotel is part of the clock tower building and therefore you can hear the call for prayer from the hotel and it is very easy to each the masjid for salah; however depending on crowds at the time, it can get very busy so to reach the masjid in time, one should leave the room early.
All in all we had a lovely stay here and would definitely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Swissotel Makkah is not only the first Swissotel to be opened in Saudi Arabia, but is also the first to commence in the entire Middle East. As part of the prestigious Abraj Al Bait complex, the deluxe Swissotel Makkah is a contemporary five-star hotel located in close proximity to the holy Masjid Al Haraam, overlooking the Ka’aba, as well as the entire Masjid. The Swissotel Makkah offers 1,487 elegant rooms and suites with modern contemporary design that complements the rich, hospitable values of Arab culture. The hotel includes two restaurants, one meeting room, and one business centre. With private entrances that make it easier for pilgrims to reach the Masjid Al Haram, Swissotel is also the only Makkah hotel with a direct entrance through Ajyad Street. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Swissotel Makkah Mecca