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“old and noisy” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Le Meridien Al Khobar

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Le Meridien Al Khobar
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Corniche Blvd, Al Khobar 31952, Saudi Arabia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 55 Hotels in Al Khobar
London
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94 reviews 94 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“old and noisy”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2007

Arrived after midnight from Riyadh. Check in fast and efficient. Rooms very old and worn compared to other places in the Kingdom very small. No recognition of Starwood Platinum membership. Woken up at 6:40 a.m. by building noise under my window, complimented by drilling at 6:50 a.m. When I complained to Manager on Duty, he was rude, unprofessional and did nothing to resolve the issue, claiming that most people would be awake at this time of the morning (he must have confused Saudi Arabia with NY or London). As such was lucky to get a little over 4 hours sleep. Lobby gives the impression of being in an airport terminal, with a luggage screening machine directly next to the entrance – lobby similar to the rooms old and worn. Not a Meridien at all from the standard. From pool area you can see how the hotel is falling to pieces from the outside. The only nice thing about the hotel is the breakfast buffet – seems to have been done up in the last couple of years. Unfortunately currently the best hotel in the area, however, a Moevenpick hotel scheduled to open very soon down the road – can only be better.

  • Stayed November 2007, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2007

Efficient check-in that politlely honoured my special requests. Slightly tired standard rooms and lobbly, but all rooms have sea views. Didn't spend much time in the hotel but the iron and the food that I had requested were promptly delivered to my room. Restaurant food was very good. Speedy check-out and friendly limousine service.

Stayed January 2007
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2006

This hotel is everything you expect from a five star hotel, especially the Meridien chain.

As a woman travelling by myself and it being my first visit to Saudi I was a little nervous. But all of the staff welcomed me and made sure I had everything I needed.

The location on the Gulf makes for a beautfiul view. And the location is very central. The rooms are spacious and it was one of the most comfortable beds I have slept on in a hotel in a long time. There were at least six giant pillows and a great down comforter.

The club level has a nice breakfast room with the basics you expect. Although I couldn't convince anybody that scrambled eggs are better when they don't have the consistancy of runny oatmeal. There is also an area to use the internet for free and the other typical business center services are also available.

High speed internet is available in the rooms for an additional charge.

Overall the Meridien is an excellent hotel and I would definitely stay there again.

  • Liked — The bed
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Le Meridien Al Khobar

Address: Corniche Blvd, Al Khobar 31952, Saudi Arabia
Location: Saudi Arabia > Eastern Province > Al Khobar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Al Khobar
#2 Business Hotel in Al Khobar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Le Meridien Al Khobar 5*
Number of rooms: 330
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