The main factor for us in Madina is always the location. The property in in the third row of hotels from the north wall of the haram, on the east side. It is in line with the main ladies area/entrance. It takes about 5 minutes walking at a moderate pace to reach the haram door. So its not too far away and if its winter and you are all fit and healthy, I doubt the short walk will trouble you at all but in the summer when its above 40 degrees in the shade you will certainly feel it. There are are other hotels that are closer for example, Dallah Taibah or Taibah Arac.
The hotel is an unusual design with an open circular core running all the way up the building that houses the lobby on the ground floor. There are several lifts mostly located close together but not all interconnected so you are left pressing different call buttons and trying to figure out which bank of lifts will come first.
Our room was comfortable and clean. 5 star hotels in Makkah and Madina tend to be equivalent to 4 star hotels elsewhere and this was no different in terms of the room.
The buffet breakfast was perfectly adequate with a wide variety of the usual hot and cold items but nothing stood out. There were no fresh juices or filter coffee (just the instant stuff) but again, that's not unusual in Makkah/Madina.
Service was acceptable but nothing special. Staff came across as responsive but I wouldn't say welcoming or friendly. We had (almost) no help with our luggage, either on our arrival or departure.
Overall, a perfectly fine functional hotel. But presumably most visitors are staying there for its proximity to the haram rather than the comfort of the hotel. On that front, there are better, cheaper options like Dallah Taibah.
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