I had read some unfavourable reviews on here and was expecting the worst before I arrived. The hotel was selected entirely due to it's close proximity to a training centre that I had to attend for a work-based course. There is nothing else around the area other than busy roads and schools which make the traffic worse at peak times.
The hotel is tidy enough and the staff were courteous, though they did seem overly busy and preoccupied at the front desk. I was given an upgrade to an executive room facing inwards over the pool area due to my platinum status. I can only comment on this room.
The beds were very comfy, the room was tidy and clean, the air con worked well and the bathroom modern and fully functional.
I had the buffet dinner on both nights; the quality and choice were good but it was a little overpiced in my opinion. There is nothing in the way of alternatives locally though.
I would stay again if I needed to be in that area, but not if I needed to be in Khobar in general.
Don't use the hotel taxi service as it's very overpriced - do your homework and call a reputable company yourself.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday Inn Al Khobar is ideally located between the industrial hubs and business centers of Al Khobar, Dhahran and Dammam, 5 minutes away from recognized Dhahran Mall, Al Rashed Mall and the magnificent Khobar Corniche. The hotel offers 106 rooms including 9 suites, 19 executive club bedrooms and rooms with facilities for the disabled, all providing 32' LCD Television sets and High Speed Internet Access in addition to the WI-FI Internet Access in public areas. With modern and versatile variety of Conference and Banqueting facilities that accommodate up to 1000 persons, Holiday Inn Al Khobar is the preferred location for business and social events.Our all-day dining restaurant Al Ghoroub is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. As well as our Italian restaurant Ciao which is open for lunch and dinner to experience the true Italian culinary taste. Relax and indulge yourself at our Health Club which features a modern Gym, an outdoor swimming pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room, massage and our famous Turkish Bath. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Al Khobar Hotel Al Khobar
- Al Khobar Holiday Inn