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“Not suitable for business travellers” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Al Khobar-Corniche

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Holiday Inn Al Khobar-Corniche
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   King Faisal Street, Al Khobar 31952, Saudi Arabia   |  
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Ranked #9 of 55 Hotels in Al Khobar
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Not suitable for business travellers”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

staff doesn't really understand english
no taxi service
small gym (built in two adjacent hotel rooms?)
food is fairly average
it's not worth what it costs
don't be misled by the name, it's nowhere near the corniche.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Al Khobar-Corniche, responded to this review, March 30, 2012
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Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to leave us a candid review. We’re sorry that you received service that was less-than-satisfactory. It is IHG's goal to consistently provide superior service and accommodations and your comments are very important to us. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to target problem areas and take the necessary actions to ensure similar situations can be avoided in the future. We appreciate the candid feedback we receive and welcome any opportunity to improve.

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IHG Care
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

This was my time stay at the Holiday Inn Corniche and I will probably stay there again. It is conveniently located and not too expensive. The breakfast is quite pleasant with good coffee, a rich mix of options and a terrific omellette station. It is what you need when a long and demanding day is ahead of you. Their free wifi in the rooms is really good and the beds comfy. I was impressed when one of the night shift staff members resolved a booking error that my colleague had made with another Holiday Inn property in the city.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012 via mobile

Very nice hotel clean rooms fancy restaurant cozy place good coffeeshop.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012 via mobile

Very poor food no English Tea and no low fat spread at breakfast waiters not interested hace stayed here many times and smoking also comes into breakfast area

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

This hotel is a renovated housing complex with an addition of lobby and ballroom. The location is OK (near corniche) and definitely you do not see corniche from your room! The front desk is efficient however they did not seem to bother to recognize their very own "Gold" Priority Membership Card!! Smoking is allowed everywhere and the lobby is shockingly smokey with very little ventilation. Don't go their if you have bad asthma!

The room is neatly furnished but smells of sewage. The smell strong in the bathroom and the AC makes it stay in the room. The bed is comfortable. The internet is wireless but horribly slow. The gym is a joke ( 2 connecting rooms one has 2 treadmills, elliptical and bicycle. The other room has Vectra complete gym system in addition to 2 mats and 1 rack of "light' weights).

I did not use the restaurant because breakfast was not included in my booking and I preferred to eat breakfast outside in Uptown Cafe on Corniche (highly recommended).

In summary, OK hotel for a short visit. Nothing amazing in this hotel for business or leisure. There is no swimming pool and the gym is actually 2 connecting rooms next to guest rooms (I can imagine if someone is using the gym it can be very disturbing).

Room Tip: ask to stay away from gym
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Beirut, Lebanon
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

Really love this hotel. It is like an american motel style, except that the doors to the room are from inside the hotel. The breakfast is good, restaurant is spacious. Lobby is fine. location is fairly good, you need a car to get to the nearest point of attraction, that is, usually restaurants in Saudi Arabia. highly recommended for business trips. No swimming pool, only a pool and some sprinklers outside but not for swimming. most important thing is the free internet.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011 via mobile

What make this hotel speacial is the loby it is nice and buesy all the time and also they have a place for smokers and the Wi Fi is free 

  • Stayed November 2010
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: King Faisal Street, Al Khobar 31952, Saudi Arabia
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Location: Saudi Arabia > Eastern Province > Al Khobar
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Al Khobar
#7 Business Hotel in Al Khobar
#8 Luxury Hotel in Al Khobar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Al Khobar-Corniche 4*
Number of rooms: 211
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