I arrived on a Friday which is considered to be the last day of the weekend (like a Sunday everywhere else). Anyway, the local hotel management runs a scheme where you buy a coupon & it gives you access to the pool, beach & 1 meal/buffet (lunch or dinner). Well, seeing that the pool & beach and sitting area is fully occupied (like a public swimming pool on a very hot day) I was puzzled by the crowed. But I quickly found out that the Hotel Mgmt is run by Egyptians who then hand out these coupons to there friends or hand out as a gifts hence for a minute I really thought I was in Egypt.
Otherwise, the hotel is quite on normal days (other than Friday) and the staff are friendly but very slow, especially housekeeping and room service. Which reminds me, roomservice had charged me for an order I made from the Kiddie menu (for my kids) but had charged me as the full fare from the normal menu & I raised my concerns to roomservice but have not heard from them or the hotel.
The hotel is about 30min from Khobar & Dharan citys so it's quite nice if you want to shop or dine. Unfortunatly there is no pharmacy or grocery store near by except a gas station & it's conveniant store that's about 2-3km away so you need to use the car.
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- Being the only 5-star resort in Al Khobar, Holiday Inn Half Moon Bay Resort is a beautiful resort where family can enjoy the Holiday Inn Standard. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Resort Half Moon Bay Hotel Al Khobar