stayed there recently in nov 09.
first impressions were quite positive. front desk staff was friendly.
room was lavishly large, spread out quite nicely. found the working desk / chair to be awkwardly positioned behind the bed, so watching the telly while working was a tad bit bothersome.
toilet / bathroom was nicely laid out too, but i did find a curious yellow stain on the toilet seat, and the 'quality checked' seal on the seat was most definitely inaccurately placed.
ordered bento box on second night from Shogun... horrible mistake. sashimi slices were thicker than my finger, "i dont think this is japanese rice" crossed my mind while having the maki, the beef chunks could have chipped my teeth, the steamed vegetables was way too salty, white rice was missing so had to be called in. Only thing that seemed somewhat right was the miso soup.
Raised the concern with room service manager, went safe with a pasta dish.
Was my first stay with them, would most likely try again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Explore the city from centrally located Riyadh hotel. Featuring iconic Arabian architecture, lavish Scandinavian interior and beautifully landscaped grounds, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh, is ideally located 40 kilometres from the King Khalid International Airport. This Riyadh hotel also affords easy access to the cultural and shopping area of the city, such as the Masmak fortress and famous Kingdom Centre. Guests at this luxurious hotel may relax and unwind with five-star amenities including concierge service, 24-hour room service, health club with sauna, Jacuzzi and massage facilities, and on-site fine dining restaurants Shogun and Olivio's.- The hotel is situated 40 kilometres from King Khalid International Airport. - The hotel offers 234 elegant rooms and suites, all equipped with Free high-speed, wireless Internet access, mini bar and hair dryer. - The hotel offers a variety of dining options including Japanese cuisine at Shogun, fusion delicacies at Brasserie on Four, Italian cuisine at Olivio's and hot coffee and select snacks at Café Vienna. - Off-site hotel catering services offered for up to 1,000 guests. - On-site fitness centre is equipped with outdoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool and massage facilities. - For the convenience of this Riyadh hotel's guests, a barber shop is located on site. - This Riyadh hotel also features an on-site gift store. - This luxurious Riyadh hotel offers 12 meeting rooms, available in various floor plans that can accommodate a maximum of 600 guests. - Free valet parking is available for guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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