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Red Sea Palace Hotel
Ranked #29 of 157 Hotels in Jeddah
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49 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“It was ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2012

Stayed several night and then got moved to the holiday inn due to mix up with bookings. Food wasn't bad and staff seemed fairly helpful.

  • Stayed February 2012
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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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
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2012

We had visited this hotel 22 years ago, but not much had changed. When I booked here, I was led to believe that holiday inn was going to take over, but 2 years later, the sign was still up. In all my travels, this is certainly the worst hotel I have stayed in. Great location, but that's as far as it goes. We complained to the manager about the beds, which were spongy trampolines, and he upgraded us to a suite, which was a bit better than the room, with great views. Bathrooms and rooms, could desperately do with renovations.

Room Tip: Suites have good views of the sea
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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109 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2011

I was booked for two nights but stayed just for one. And that was more than enough. It's old, run down and things are falling apart. It's supposed to be taken over by Holiday Inn so hopefully it will improve. Can't get any worse.

My room was on the 2nd floor and even though the windows were closed, it felt like I didn't have any windows given the noise from the traffic. It's also located close to a bustling market so there's generally a lot of traffic.

The bathroom was run down and the fittings were falling apart much like most of the furniture in my room. The food was average at best. We didn't have breakfast included so I paid for mine - $17. I guess the spread was large, but the quality was poor.

Some of the staff were pleasant but others just thought they were doing you a favour.

I would not stay here again and I made that very clear to my local office.

Room Tip: Go to another hotel!
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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Thank vman63
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UAE
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2011

The location of the red sea palace hotel is one of the best in Jeddah id you are business traveler. If you are here on a holiday obviously someone has played a very dirty trick on you! :)

For the average business traveler Jeddah offers a variety of serviced apartments and expensive hotels. I have to say considering I stayed in a not so great serviced apartment the red sea palace was a welcome relief.

Going further into the reviews I am sure you will read that the furniture is rundown the hotel is expensive and the staff are never around. Well the only true thing is yes this is an old hotel!

If you are looking to stay here I would recommend you turn up at the hotel and buy your stay instead of online since I got a better deal that way

They have a decent breakfast buffet and an Italian hotel that I think you should consider if you have no other option!

In terms of location the hotel is perfectly placed especially if you are dealing with business houses based in Balad

The internet was very slow when I was there

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2011

I was told that this hotel was once one of the best in town, with a good location, price and competent welcoming staff. And this is just about the best I can say from what I experienced in Red Sea. The hotel is very old and the rooms reflect that in every single aspect, from the torn fabrics in the sofa and chairs, damp and tobacco stains, peeling wallpaper, dirty carpets, noisy air conditioning, electricity outlets that don't work and one nice 70's design WC that time took care of turning into something with a dirty look.
I have been in some old and strange hotels in south America and Africa but this one is at the top.
Fortunately for the future Red Sea, a wing of the hotel is being renovated, so hopefully it will recover its past glory and perhaps at that time I'll consider going back there.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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87 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2011

we stayed for one night so that we could see jeddah.the hotel is very conveniently situated but has gone downhill in the last few years.the service is poor and the furnishings very old but prices still high.i would give this hotel 2 stars.

Room Tip: no good rooms
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Nynashamn, Sweden
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2011

This is a fantastic hotel and great value for your money with the following minor inconveniences :

1. air-con is a gamble in some rooms (for the risk taker in you)
2. pretty much all the rooms smell like tobacco all the time including the rooms on the non-smoking floor. somehow smoke seems to be permeating to every room on every floor.
3. smoking guests are happilly permitted to smoke their way in non-smoking rooms. helps explain #3 above and the title of this review.
4. hotel house keeping is non-existent. I called last week for an air-freshner and still waiting for someone to show up.
5. front-desk goes on frequent hiatus when you dial from your room to report any issues.
6. your room key will frequently invalidate itself. so remember to to validate each time you enter the property before you go to your room.

Room Tip: look elsewhere
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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Property: Red Sea Palace Hotel
Address: King Abdul Aziz St | PO Box 824, Jeddah 21421, Saudi Arabia
Location: Saudi Arabia > Makkah Province > Jeddah
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 157 Hotels in Jeddah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Red Sea Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 269
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Well-appointed Seven-story Hotel located in downtown commercial district, overlooking Arbaeen lagoon. ... more   less 
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