I stayed 1 night in Radisson Blu Jeddah in February 2013. The hotel is very well located in the city centre.
The room was nice, most probably recently rehabilitated/refurnished, but in a very "darkish style" (like a funeral room...), with small windows, which give a strange feeling. Bed and pillows are good, TV screen is modern and large, TV channels numerous, A/C is working well, fruit basket in the room upon arrival, 2 bottles of complimentary water, and a good range of amenities (shower gel, shampoon, etc.) except there is no toothbrush... ! The safe is large enough for a laptop and other additional things.
Wifi in the room is difficult to catch (I had to seat on the bed's right corner to get a good signal to use Skype...) and wired-Internet is reportedly not that good (according to my colleague).
We had dinner a la carte in Italian area (also buffet area). Ratio cost/quality is not good at all. Food is in the average only (maybe even below...), fatty, deserts are below average, and service is below standard (servant hardly understand basic English).
Same comment. This is expensive for what you get. Coffee is not so good, food if very fatty, croissant/pastries are not good, bead is not really bread... At least fresh fruits are excellent.
On the whole, my feeling is this basic food targets Pilgrims groups, which may be the core business of this hotel (big groups were staying at the hotel).
Swimming Pool/ Gym:
Those facilities have reportedly (according to reception) been closed for 2 years now, following the flooding in Jeddah. So no gym or swimming pool for customers. This is surprising Radisson doesn't maintain such basic facilities.
In the room, that was good. But in the hotel corridor, that was not good. I found trash in plastic bags near the elevator, and they remained there during at least 3 hours...
On the whole, for around 130 Euros per night, this Radisson Blu doesn't provide you with basic quality. I already stayed in Radisson Blu in Riyadh, and you can immediately notice the difference: better service, better customer focus, much better food, etc. Difficult to understand such differences within the same brand.
A good rate for this Radisson Blu Jeddah would have been between 80 and 85 Euros per night, breakfast included. Not more. 130 Euros is too expensive.
Avoid sleeping on 2nd floor as you will be disturbed but hotel's A/C engines...
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