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Aquarium Hotel - Riyadh
Ranked #61 of 218 Hotels in Riyadh
Jeddah
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“One of the better furnished apartments in Riyadh”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

My first impression of the Aquarium was that it was a terrible place to stay, but after trying out a few other furnished apartments I found myself back here and appreciating it.
What the Aquarium has over the other places is that the staff is more competent and multilingual. There is breakfast (limited thought), as well in room service (not so great but its there). The apartments are clean and quite spacious.

On the other hand the bathrooms are not very well laid out and the shower cabin is too small. There are 2 elevators but 1 has been out of order for months! No gym or pool. No proper hotel parking just some spots around the building or in the empty lot next door. There are no shops or restaurants in the immediate vicinity but a few options around and several within a 5 min taxi ride. Its also hard to find a taxi sometimes after 7 pm.

I would recommend the hotel for those who have business in the area at one of the many ministries or offices. But if your in Riyadh for another reason this is not the place to stay.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Aquarium Hotel - Riyadh
Address: Prince Musa'ed bin Abdulaziz bin Jlouwi (Dhabab Rd), Riyadh 11432, Saudi Arabia
Location: Saudi Arabia > Riyadh Province > Riyadh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #61 of 218 Hotels in Riyadh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aquarium Hotel - Riyadh 3.5*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Aquarium hotel is an intimate, boutique hotel, dressed in contemporary Attire and a dramatic design offering a global standard service by a highly trained staff, fantastic facilities, warm hospitality, outstanding service and easy access to the city core, guarantees a unique experience that can be perfect for business and leisure travelers. ... more   less 
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