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Golden Tulip Andalusia Riyadh
Ranked #94 of 210 Hotels in Riyadh
USA
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107 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Needs Renovation Average Hotel”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2011

I stayed in this hotel and don't know how I got booked in this hotel for business purposes. Anyways rooms are nothing to shout about. Cleanliness is not really seems to be their prime focus. Service is so so and nothing to shout about. The only person interested to serve you is Mr. Sulaiman at the Front Desk and the Rent a car company gentlemen sitting infront of the elevators next to the cafe. By the way during our two nights stay, we noticed only one elevator was working. I had to take stairs ocassionally to go up to my room. Breakfast was OK but nothing to impress. No presence of Management at all and it seems like they don't want to talk to their customers. Location is OK but if you go in a taxi then the take Pakistani or Indian driver as the local taxi driver will need help to bring you back to the hotel as they don't seem to know where the hotel is? can you believe that?

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2010

Problem is that the same guy owns all of the hotels around this area. In America this hotel would be out of business instantly. Bring disinfectant and expect water temps in shower to up and down. Hot dogs and beans for breakfast! Do you like coffee? Undrinkable. But folks, you are in SA. And if you have never been here it's another world. Expect to be sold software 1000 times over when you walk outside.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
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Vevey
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2010

How this ghastly hotel obtains any rating is beyond me. The receptionist was offhand and difficult although we had confirmed reservations and he had plenty of rooms. The rooms were old and dirty. The window was tiny. The curtains were soiled. The restaurant was deplorable for breakfast. The whole place was rundown and uncared for. The street was unpaved and it was very noisy. There are many much better hotels in Riyadh which I have visited often since 1976. I would rate this hotel below some of the old Soviet hotels that I have had to stay at in Siberia and other parts of Russia.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled on business
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Thank marcopoloman2
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London
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65 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2010

This has to be one of the worst hotels I have ever stayed in. The bed linen was soiled, the breakfast inedible and the rooms filthy. To be avoided at all costs. I have no idea how trip advisor got its rating for this place. It is truly appauling. Less than one star.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled on business
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1 Thank LWCLondon
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Jeddah
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2009

I stayed there for a business trip for 4 days and the rooms was properly maintained.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — internet service and frontline staff
  • Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
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Thank ibnunain
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Oman
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2009

I stayed in this hotel few months ago. I booked for Deluxe room which is very cheap and I got what I paid for. It is not a renovated room but it's Ok for me. I saw the other rooms which is cost higher but its a good and nice room. The location is also good! Near the shopping mall and restaurant with easy access for taxi..

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled on business
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DUBAI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2009

I stayed 3 nights at the GT Andalusia and can only say, definitely not entirely 4 star as the websites may suggest. I'll be as objective as possible.

What I found to be 3 star is: old hotel, old premises, old furniture, old carpeting. The room looks like it has not been cleaned for ages. Was afraid to step barefoot on the room carpeting. Room service is medium to mediocre. The room service personnel, though not impolite, but very unmotivated when taking the order over the phone. Wrong items delivered when ordering food. The worse part is you cannot return what you have NOT ordered as the room service boy will try to persuade you to take it, since it's already been 'cash registered'. Cutlery comes sticky and the tray on which the food is served looks like it has not been cleaned for months! The food quality is rather less than average. Orange juice is from a can and a brand I would not like to try again. I tried to dine in the hotel restaurant, and found the buffet unappealing. Tables were not clean.

What I found to be as 4 star is: friendly and confident check-in staff. Check-in and out very smooth. spacious lobby, elevators, corridors, room, and bathroom. Good bathroom soap, shampoo, towels, and even bath robe. Nice clean linen. Good TV channels. Good city location.

All in all I do not think it quite lives up to a 4 star..maybe 3.5 star

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
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Thank NIXTER71
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Additional Information about Golden Tulip Andalusia Riyadh

Property: Golden Tulip Andalusia Riyadh
Address: Abdullah ar Rashid, Riyadh 11584, Saudi Arabia
Location: Saudi Arabia > Riyadh Province > Riyadh
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#51 Luxury Hotel in Riyadh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Golden Tulip Andalusia Riyadh 4*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Admirable design with its Andalusian Type - The famous Olaya district. ... more   less 
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