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“Good but tired!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sands Hotel
Ranked #56 of 154 Hotels in Jeddah
Colchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
75 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good but tired!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

Used to be 4 Star but now 3. A well placed, clean , comfortable hotel but in need of refurbishment. The staff are great and nothing is too much trouble. The hotel just needs repainting and updating. Check out time is 3pm which means you can have a leisurely lunch first. Transport can be arranged to collect you or take you to the airport at very reasonable rates. The restaurant is Lebanese and the lunchtime buffet is very popular.
Rooms are spacious & quiet apart from the air-conditioning.
Lots of places to eat nearby and there is an excellent patisserie Paul just around the side of the hotel, which has good coffee, pastries and light meals alternatively the Sands has its own Arabic fast food restaurant a few steps from the hotel entrance, with the best shalwar a in Jeddah.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the pool are quieter.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Boulder, Colorado
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124 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Very clean, older hotel, excellent for a couple of days long business trip.
Good stable Internet service, attentive staff.
In a great location near internationally known as well local shops and restaurants. This will my go-to hotel whenever in Jeddah, a now regular business stop.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Boulder11
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cairo
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Sands hotel in jeddah, found to be very comfortable. room service very polite, if you need anything to eat or to drink at any time they will help you quickly. look all what i want to said that if you are planning to go to jeddah you will not found any place feeling you that you are at home like Sands.

Room Tip: rooms on the pool very have avery nice pool view
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Nezar A
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

Worst hotel I've ever seen... Worst then even some Govt. Managed bunglows in far remote areas...
I've been there on 8th Oct.12.
My initial booking was for 14 days hace Checked out in 1 day only.
Good things : Location & Lobby.
Bad things :
- Room is very much old fashioned and not maintained at all. What you will think when in some ★★★ Hotel (soo called) u'll find that toilets are having problem of water logging and room service guys come and guide u that.. This ia a common thing in such toilets & u just need to be patience and to flush the water only 4 - 5 time... (I felt like I've just born yesterday only).
Anyways... thn you got to see another room also to check if you can shift there... But notice the same prblm again :-(
- room smells like no one stayed there from at least from over a month time... But thn u realise that the same kind of smell is in the lobby outside the rooms also.
- A/c's noise will make u realise that u came to this city to work and not to sleep...
- Last but not least... Even when u cancel ur 14 days booking just in 1day... No one cares to ask the reason of tht...
Overall a very bad experiance... Will not want to stay there even in dreams.
Suggestion if it can reach to Hotel management :
"Guys u've got a great location and gud enough space in the heart of city... Just try to be with trend and b concern about the basic requirents of guests... U can lead the hotel business in city".

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ANAGAR
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

Hotel is located in heart of the Jeddah. Many attractions are just a walk from the hotel. Food is good, mainly Lebanese. Interior is not old but not too much old. Stayed there for one night on business trip. It worth the money.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

This Hotel is one of the oldest in Jeddah , Located in the heart of Tahlya Street which is the Heart of Jeddah , it contains all the fancy & Reguler Shops . Great Restaurants and much more .

The hotel itself has one of the best fastfood restaurants in Jeddah , (Sands Restaurant) it makes the best sandwiches ever . a deli shop and the Amazing and famous Paul Cafe .

Despite being old , the hotel's staff is Good , very friendly , helpful , I didn't like the mai restaurant as it's very very old decorated , and during the breakfast buffet there was only 1 or 2 waiters to help .

The room is good but a little expensive as we got a twin room for 750 SAR a night which is almost 250$ .

The laundry service is fast and cheap but only operates from 8am to 6pm

I think what makes it good is the location and the hotel itself feels cosy .

Room Tip: Try The newly renovated Rooms
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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Thank akussad
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Frankfurt
Level Contributor
33 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2012

I spent a week in the Hotel on a business trip in January. The hotel location is very good, you can find a lot of shops and restaurants nearby.

The interior of the hotel must have been good in the past, the decoration and furniture gives an idea of a cozy hotel. But the hotel interior is rather old and could be renovated and new furnished. However, the room was clean, furniture and room facilities old but working. The aircondition was rather loud and it needed some time to become used with it.

Unfortunately, no free WIFI in the room and the breakfast is not really remarkable.

But, the location is great and for the price per night it's a reasonable accommodation.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank KochRa
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Property: Sands Hotel
Address: Al-Andalus Dist | PO Box 7030, Jeddah 21462, Saudi Arabia
Location: Saudi Arabia > Makkah Province > Jeddah
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Ranked #56 of 154 Hotels in Jeddah
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sands Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 230
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