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“Nightmare after effects”
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Gulf Hotel
Ranked #16 of 82 Hotels in Al Khobar
Reviewed May 6, 2013

If this hotel wasn’t in KSA, they’d be slapped with a major lawsuit or shut down. They are friendly enough and the rooms are nice enough, but they will willingly compromise your information without thinking anything of it. I took a room for myself there about 2 weeks ago and had no problems. Then, yesterday, I started getting harassing text messages and phone calls from an insane, psychotic woman who thought I was sleeping with her husband. It turns out she had contacted the hotel and they just handed over all my personal information to her, and she decided to unleash her anger on me.
The release of private information is completely unconscionable and in most places, illegal. Ramada Hotels should be ashamed of themselves and I will be sure to let them know that these are the kinds of practices that they support.
Do not stay here unless you’re willing to share your phone number, address, passport details, and any other confidential information, with the general public. They also don't bother to mention that your room will be RIGHT next to a mosque, so even though you have a bed, you can't expect to get any rest.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Rayyy, General Manager at Gulf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2013

Dear Ms Brittany,
it was nice talking to you over the phone today and i apologize once more for the unpleasant after stay expereince, and i thank you for being objective in your feedback about our rooms and staff, as i mentioned to you in our conversation that our guests' privacy is our major concern and i promise to do my best to figure out how your contacts has been disclosed, and update you on that.

Best Regards
Raji Abou Ghanem
General Manager

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Great, clean and tidy. Good location, arround 5 mins to the sea, and 15 to Rashed mall
good service in-room dining I have eaten Shawarma and Biryani, they were delicious.
Only one thing was not perfect, the main restaurant is not clean enough, of course I'm talking about decoration not food.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank haaymo
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Raji A, General Manager at Gulf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2013

Dear "Haaymo"
Thank you so much for the time you spent to make your wonderful review about Ramada Gulf, i am very delighted to learn that you liked almost everything about our hotel, and i have taken into consideration your comment about the decoration condition of the restaurant and action will be taken immediatley , thank you again for your nice feedback on tripadvisor and i look forward to meeting you soon .
Best Regards
Raji Abou Ghanem
General Manager

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

The room are very clean and teddy. very good look outside park weave this property has very exact place for staying in Al khobar. All shopping mall reachable within 10 to 15 minute. Room rates are cheap if we compare with other hotels as servise and quality in Akhobar. All staff are very friendly.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Shahid A
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Raji A, General Manager at Gulf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2013

Dear Mr Shahid,

It is pleasure to always have you with us, and thank you so much for promoting your second review about your stay at Ramada Gulf, your feeback is highly appreciated and stimulate us to sustain delivering quality service and different experience to our dear guests.

we look forward to seeing you soon

Warm Regards
Raji Abou Ghanem
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

Clean & big size rooms cheerful & wide , good stuff i think it is among est best hotels i had visited good place also at al khobar near from every thing there Al Khobar is a very beautiful town its people are kind and quite and in short words the hotel is amazing and had very big value

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank ahmed_azab07
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Raji A, General Manager at Gulf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2013

Dear Mr Ahmed,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about your expereince with us, we appreciate that and we value your kind feedback,it is pleasure to learn that you enjoyed your time during your stay at Ramada Gulf, and rest assured that we will save no effort to make you future visits as enjoyble as expected .

Warm Regards
Raji Abou Ghanem
General Manager

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Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

Comparing it to the rest, it's the best there for the value of money. It's new and it looks clean and presentable. I always stay there when I go for my business meetings. Location wise is good and located in middle of al khobar so close to everything...

  • Stayed: October 2012
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1  Thank Mohammed A
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Rayyy, Manager at Gulf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2013

Dear Mr Mohammed

Thank you very much for your kind review and feedback,it is a pleasure to learn about your good expereince with us,and we look forward to welcoming in your next visit to Al Khobar

My Warm Regards
Raji Abou Ghanem
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

Neat,clean and well sized rooms. Decent location with food outlets within a 10 minute walk.
Breakfast is average, both selection and service can improve further. Overall a good option for biz travel as room pricing is good value compared to other nearby hotels

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Thank samba4
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Raji A, General Manager at Gulf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2012

We thank you for your time spent on sharing your kind feedback on tripadivsor about your recent stay with us,our guests comments are very essential for continued improvement in our service and guest expereince delivery, we are happy to learn that you enjoyed the rooms and price, and we promise to upgrade our service in restaurant buffets.
we look forward to seeing you in your stay at Ramda gulf

Warm Regards
Raji Abou Ghanem
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

My stay was very excellence in Ramada Gulf Hotel in Al-khober. If any one need world class service in affordable price he can stay in Ramada Gulf Hotel. Rooms are very neet and clean with high speed internet Wi Fi. Restaurant is with out class varieties. All employ's are very smiley.
masque is front of hotel you never miss your pray. A beautiful looking of park you can see from your Room.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Shahid A
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Abahaa, Director of Sales at Gulf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2012

On behalf of the entire team of Ramada Gulf Hotel Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Thank you so much for your positive comments towards Ramada Gulf Hotel Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and if your future visits to Al Khobar bring you back to Ramada Gulf Hotel, we would be pleased to be at your good services..

Ahmed Bahaa

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Additional Information about Gulf Hotel

Address: King Abdullah St. - cross King Abdul Aziz St | P.O. Box 79016, Al Khobar 31952, Saudi Arabia
Location: Saudi Arabia > Eastern Province > Al Khobar
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #16 of 82 Hotels in Al Khobar
Price Range: $85 - $266 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gulf Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 136
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