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“Good Location”
Review of Mena Hotel Riyadh

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Mena Hotel Riyadh
Ranked #65 of 218 Hotels in Riyadh
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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51 reviews
43 hotel reviews
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“Good Location”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

The hotel has an excellent location near the main Street in Riyadh. It is in a calm area with reasonable parking places. Good for people who are travelling for business for one or two nights. Rooms rates are reasonable compared to other hotels in the same area.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2013

I am right now in the hotel. It is for sure not one of the newest hotels belonging to Mena chain.
The rooms are wide,very clean but they need to be refurbished. At least the carpeting must be changed and the bathroom renewed. The overall impression is "average", an honest business hotel which provide you a clean plac to stay during your business trip. Reception staff is helpful but their level of spoken english is quite basic. WIFI is fast and free all over the hotel. Small welness ara equipped with an indoor swimming pool and some fitness machine .Breakfast is good with a sufficient range of fresh products and express made omellettes and fried eggs. Considering the room rate I raccomend this hotel for budget trip travellers. Of course it is not a fancy and luxury hotel but it costs 65% less than the 4 Season and if you use the hotel as a base for your business meetings in Riyadh I think it could be the right choice. Moreove it is strategic located in the heart of Riyadh business city.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Thank starcluster01
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Jeddah
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel a few times in the past year and whilst I have experienced fairly good reception and service I must comment that because of the situation the hotel (as a lot of Saudi Hotels suffer from this) is the female touch !!.
Attention to detail is just not there and it is a great shame.
The breakfast buffet is disappointing and whilst large and extensive just not International. The juice is not fresh and I struggle to find something to eat that is reasonably healthy. Other hotels have much better choice and selection and are more suited to International tastes.
On the other hand, I had dinner and was impressed by the sheer quantity of the starters and the main course was delightful. I had Norwegian Salmon as a starter which was impossible to finish, and a steak.
This latest trip, was let down by the bedroom cleanliness. It was really a big let down and will dissuade me from staying there again. A great shame that the hotel is let down by a team on one side yet the other has excelled itself.

Room Tip: Bring your own sheets
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Thank 761Keith
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Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

I would have gave it very good except for the surprising sewage smell in the room.
Positive points , free WIFI , perfect location, staff are friendly breakfast buffet is good
Advice ; check the room before accepting it.

Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

The hotel is comfortable, rooms are clean and internet is fast enogh to work with any problem. Good service, quite hotel. The only bad thing is that you must ensure you bring your booking confirmation with you

Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Good location, helpful staff, reasonably priced. I am a long term guest (over 9 months) and have really enjoyed my staying. Both Majed Al-Dereini (General Manager) and Hisham Ghazy (Front Office Manager) are superb, they know their product very well and they will run the extra mile for their customers. I'll miss them both when I go.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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1 Thank John K
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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95 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2013

As a single female traveller I really like this hotel as they make sure I am safe all the time- they even get the taxi and tell him where to take you. The hotel is clean and as good as you can expect of a 4 star hotel in Saudi. A few improvements here and there and it would be great. Very close to the main malls in the city center. Reception staff are very respectful and professional.

Room Tip: Higher floors are quieter as there is a wedding hall in teh ground floor
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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1 Thank RashaMinDubai
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Additional Information about Mena Hotel Riyadh

Property: Mena Hotel Riyadh
Address: P.O. Box: 14393, Riyadh 11424, Saudi Arabia
Location: Saudi Arabia > Riyadh Province > Riyadh
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:
Ranked #65 of 218 Hotels in Riyadh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Mena Hotel Riyadh 4*
Number of rooms: 164
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