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“Not A Place You Would Enjoy” 1 of 5 stars
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Western Park Compound
Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia   |  
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KSA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Not A Place You Would Enjoy”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2009

The approached to the hotel from the main road is one which gives rise to doom and depression - rough and unmade road, driving down between a truck stop filling station, and the industrial landscape has to be seen to be believed...

The area surrounding is filled with squalor and rubbish more akin to the average council tip. The abundant rubbish piles which surround the area are home to wild dogs and small groups can be seen roaming the area. Your heart drops along with your moral.

The compound, given the approach road and landscape, is a welcome sight, and once within the walls the staff are friendly and try hard to provide a service. The service has an air of promise that is never quite attained!

The rooms are small but adequate and everything is kept very clean.
The laundry service works well, and is good.
Much is made of the large TV screens, although the cable is from South Africa Company and the programs are not always relevant.

Facilities offered will suit some but not every one is thrilled by a gym.

There is however a swimming pool, but a requirement is water and this one is kept empty, just a hole in ground.

Any attempt to lounge pool side, if you were so inclined, is quickly curtailed by the stench, which cannot be described – sulphur, high levels of dust (anyone’s guess what that contains). One other health threat comes from the stagnant water which, given the high temperatures during the summer months, may attract mosquitoes and the problems they bring.

All in all this” hotel” is not for rest and relaxation after work, or at any other time. You would be foolish to even consider venturing outside the compound gates on foot; that is unless you have no regard for your own safety.

Dining:
Depending on your views this is best described as adequate.
From the expats point of view the security aspects are not what they should be.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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    3 of 5 stars
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    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2008

If you are in the desert of Jubail and is fed up of the only hotel in the area, then this is your alternate accommodation.

It is a well-secured compound with all the amenities of a Five-Star Hotel but with the comfort of home. Staffed with 100% Filipino crew from different hotels in the Philippines - you won't get wrong but get what you deserve!

Rooms are standard size but has linens, beds & pillows that would compete with any brand hotels! The rooms are well-kept and the furnishing are what you expect. It also boast of a 32" LCD TV with satellite channels, so you won't missed any of the news back home.

The Buffet Table is always full of international dishes - all prepared by their executive chef. What you expect in food - you get there. Adjacent is the nice cafe with modern asian ambiance.

The Swimming Pool has a Jacuzzi and is great for the summer time! And if you're a health buff, you can always go to their great gym! Equipped with all modern gadgets...

The only glitch which they are working on now is the Wifi connection... hopefully, as I finish this review, it is up & running already.

  • Liked — Good room & food
  • Disliked — internet connection
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Western Park Compound

Address: Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
Location: Saudi Arabia > Eastern Province > Al Jubail
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Specialty lodging in Al Jubail
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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