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Al-Majeedi ARAC Suites
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Northern Central Zone, P.O. Box 6388, Medina 41442, Saudi Arabia   |  
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Ranked #44 of 116 Hotels in Medina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Terrible!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We stayed on the 13th floor, the rooms were dirty, smelly and absoultey disgusting overall.
We had to buy cleaning products just so we could actually sit on the toilet! There was a constant stench in the bathroom and the kitchen.
The bath leaked which meant we could not shower!!!
The beds were dirty and they made you itch!
Nobody attended our rooms. The staff were rude and unhelpful.
The lifts rarely worked and when they did you had to compete to actually get into them!!!
People smoked throughout all the floors and just made you feel really ill.
The only good thing was how close it was to the Haram.
I would never never ever recommend this place to anyone!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for four days.
Rooms are clean, well attended to.
The bathroom fitting have really done its job and needs replacement (management probably not aware)
Very nice location near the haram
Good, very spacious rooms with nice washroom/bath & conveniently includes a big washing machine
Kitchen though needs to be renovated and a few utensils would be of great help
It was also slightly smelly.
Lifts were full packed during rush hours so advise to avoid last minute runs.
Overall we enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

I booked this hotel with a risk seeing that most of the others have left negative reviews...I booked a 2 Bedroom suite for 765 Sr/night (204 Usd) the price may seem high but it was the hajj period so keeping that in mind i thought that it was a very good deal. the rooms were clean well furnished the staff was helpful. The location was perfect.
So all in all i Highly recommend this hotel.
I live in riyadh saudi arabia and go to mecca medina almost every year...and believe me i've seen some very awful hotels around the same price range!

Room Tip: It's medina so the hotels are always full especially the ones close to the mosque like this one...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

My family and I stayed in this hotel because we didn't book before getting to the city and couldn't find any vacant rooms.The decor was poor and the rooms were dirty.The toilets had this bad smell,like someone peed on the floor and it wasn't cleaned.There were also bed bugs on the beds and we couldn't scratching our bodies. The only good thing about this hotel is the location.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

I have read a huge number of negative reviews before booking but I still went for the location and price. Based on previous experiences in Mekka/Madina hotels, you should not have high expectations for decent accomodation except in 2 or 3 hotels.

This is actually a furnished apartment residence with daily housekeeping. There are no other services provided.The building is 5 meters away from the haram gates. The beds were ok... the room seemed to be recently renovated...the AC was good...and the space was reasonable.

The real disadvantages were in the toilet/kitchen (blocked sinks, cleanliness, sometimes smell) and the elevators... All you have to do is: be a little generous with the housekeeping staff and book your room in the lower floors to avoid taking elevators. I was luckily booked in the 4th floor.

You will only be able to check in after Assr prayer and if there are many people...it will take time. Wifi is not free.

Room Tip: Book a room in the first or second floor to aviod elevators and tip the housekeeping staff to mainta...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

Poor except for location. Super close to Haram but not clean, old and elevators are slow and long waiting to get into one. I will never stay there again!

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Al-Majeedi ARAC Suites

Address: Northern Central Zone, P.O. Box 6388, Medina 41442, Saudi Arabia
Location: Saudi Arabia > Al Madinah Province > Medina
Amenities:
Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 116 Hotels in Medina
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Al-Majeedi ARAC Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 361
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