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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Hotel is not a fancy one but still cozy and have a lot of green spaces and always holding many activities in its outdoor restaurant, rooms are old style, TVs are CRT mostly but still clean.
The best thing is the location on the cornich road and they have another outer café on the cornich were they serve hot drinks, light food and sheesha,
You can never find a better value for money on Jeddah cornich road.

Date of stay: April 2012
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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2  Thank Amr A
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

Albilad is an old hotel, currently under rehabilitation.

On the whole, service is good. Cleanliness is fine. The room is old fashioned, especially the bathroom, and AC is noisy. Otherwise, without AC, this is quiet and you sleep well. The hotel doesn't give any complimentary bottle of drining water. On some floors, AC is leaking in the corridor.

Buffet breakfast is good with a large choice of food: different sorts of bread, pastries, cereals, fruits, yogurts, salmon, salad, wafles, eggs, etc.

You can enjoy a nice 25m swimming pool (still needs a bit of rehabilitation and only for men), tennis, squash...

The beach on the other side of the road is dirty and you can't swin anyway.

The full rate is 120 to 150 euros. I would recommend this hotel only if you could negotiate a rate of ~ 80 euros. At that price, you would get what you paid for.

Date of stay: September 2012
  • Trip type: Traveled on business
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2  Thank JFG_Voyageur
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

This seems to be a preferred choice of stop over for guests who want to enjoy the cheaper option to stay at the cornish (for walks). It given the impression of a motel rather than a hotel -evidently a very old. However still serves its purpose the house guests for what ever purpose they require. The lobby is hectic with people in and out or roaming - not convinced if they are all hotel guests. Strange atmosphere - not sure if I like it.
The access to taxis becomes a huge problem at night for some bizarre reason. All taxis hang around the Hilton hotel, which is a couple of blocks up the road. So you find yourself without transport at night unless you walk the distance to the Hilton Hotel.

There is a choice of hotel rooms or bungalows. The hotel has a TINY lift which you wonder if the doors actually will open once you reach the desired floor. The smaller hotel rooms are disgustingly smelly with the stench of cigarettes and you can hear every single door that slams closed. It feels more like a hostel rather than a hotel. The bunglows are double story - be prepared to carry your luggage up the stairs as the porters are very busy.

I have never seen or experienced a better buffet in the entire Jeddah to be honest - HIGHLY RECOMMENDABLE especially the seafood night. Starve yourself the day before in order to have the full value of this feast as the choice is so massive that you dont even manage to get through half of the buffet! The best of the best food - you cant imagine it until you see it with your own eyes. Unbelievable!

With regards to staff - I cant really comment too much on a personal level but have noticed that there are some issues. Having said that however, not surprising at the massive volume of guests that walk through the lobby - In all fairness, not an easy job for the staff I would say.

Date of stay: July 2011
  • Trip type: Traveled on business
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2  Thank ChancebyChanel
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

Albilad is a good hotel and we stayed one night there..but rooms are very small old fashion and not very comfortable...service and the foods are good...one of the good hotels in cornish area...

Date of stay: June 2011
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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2  Thank srd82
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Reviewed April 28, 2012

Chosen by the company, this is yet the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. Rooms are medievally decorated, water is not complimentary and internet connection is really slow! However, the staff are friendly and helpful.

Date of stay: April 2012
Trip type: Traveled on business
2  Thank Diana F
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