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“Unusual Interior Architectural Design” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Leader Al Muna Kareem Hotel
Ranked #15 of 134 Hotels in Medina
Kuala Lumpur
Level Contributor
56 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Unusual Interior Architectural Design”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

We arrived and checked in at this hotel at about 3:30 am after a gruelling journey KUL-JED-MED. My wife, son and I were part of a group of 20 performing the Umrah and visits to Madinah and Jerusalem. We were pre-checked in by our Group Leader, so straight we went to to our allocated room; in our case it was a room with 3 single beds. The room was meant for a double occupancy, but the third bed still allowed adequate room to manoeuvre, so no problem there. We had to rush to the Prophet's Mosque at 4.00 am. for our Fajr prayer. Because of the hotel's superb location, it took us only 7 minutes walking time to reach the mosque. Only after returning from the mosque did I realise the unusual interior architectural design of the hotel. There was this tubular dome all the way up creating a hollow at the centre of the building; it beautifully complements its magnificent exterior architecture. It was beautiful; it was awesome. But think of the waste of space as the rooms on each floor were laid in a circular formation, not along straight corridors. The lifts at the centre of the building were adjacent to one another but followed the curved geometry, resulting in our inability to see all the lift status lights at any one time. So we do not know which lift has arrived, unless we run from lift to another to check. It is, of course, not possible to redo the lift arrangement, but if there is a system of LED lights conspicuously mounted together on the wall opposite the lifts, it would help guests at a glance to identify which lift has arrived. Also, the sound of the bell from the lift could be made louder. Breakfast was a good spread of western food, with the usual cornflakes, breads, coffee and tea and also Middle East dishes, including various breads and yogurts and dips. What I like was the the “egg corner” where we can order your egg prepared fresh in the way you like it – omellete, scrambled, etc. For lunch our group was served a buffet menu inclined towards the eastern taste, basically Indonesian. After a couple times the standard menu became quite monotonous; they should rotate the menu. I would also like to thank the hotel for installing at the lobby area, a big LED light display of the prayer times. It helps to identify the time so that we are not late, but also identify the time in between which prayers can sneak out for our shopping adventures. The Al Muna Kareem Radisson Blu Hotel, Al Madinah is a hotel worth a revisit.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014

the localtion is good, 5 mins from al masjid a Nabaoui, spent 4 night in, the towels in the bathroom are a bit small, the rooms are a bit tiny, I have asked to change the room, the area for the buffet was crowded, we needed to wait for an empty table twice, the lift are a bit strange, as the hotel build like an arc/circle, when you press the button you dont know which one arrive you need to check everytime, It must be numbered, I think it's not 5 star hotel,

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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1 Thank Sadek K
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Doha, Qatar
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25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

its a well located hotel near to the womans door of mosque. good breakfast spread.very hospitable people.the lunch n dinner buffet was mainly catering to the indonesian cusine and not international or even indian.Rooms were tiny compared to the other Radison hotels world wide.there was no coffee creamer in the complimentary tea rack...not enough towels and soap.bathrooms were too small.enough and more lifts were there. easy check in and check out.thanks to trip advisor and booking.com for helping me review and book the hotel.flexible check out timing till 2 pm.no tissues in bathrooms.i stayed betwen 10-12 may 2014.the wifi signals were weak and always breaking. the hotel has a business center.it has an atm and money exchanger right outside the hotel.

Room Tip: i stayed in the 14 floor.n it was nice..so cant really comment on others.it was quiet.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 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 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Naaim N
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Lucknow, India
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

A Very nicely located near womens door of Masjid e Nabwi in Madina A wide range of food in breakfast Internet was a bit slow but acceptable Overall excellent. Staff was also co operative and polite .

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Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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76 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

Its the first time to book at radisson blu almadinah, I liked its staff hospitality & politeness. The room also was prepared as i want & the breakfast was tasty but the resturant space not enogh for guests.

Room Tip: I got room no 419
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank aomario
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

No matter what everyone says but I loved the hotel from the start. The location was perfect for my female companions. And for the rooms I had the suite 200 was perfect abit on the small side but manageable. Stayed 5 days. Breakfast average but overall good stay no complains whatsoever...

Stayed April 2014
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Lebanon
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30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014

Stayed a night while visiting The Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him), and enjoyed the proximity, the atmosphere, and the breakfast buffet which was so crowded (expectedly). The rooms are average though and especially the bathroom.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Khaledksh
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Additional Information about Leader Al Muna Kareem Hotel

Property: Leader Al Muna Kareem Hotel
Address: Obaidah Bin Al Jarrah Street, Central Area, Medina, Saudi Arabia (Formerly Al Muna Kareem Radisson Blu)
Location: Saudi Arabia > Al Madinah Province > Medina
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Medina
#15 Luxury Hotel in Medina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Leader Al Muna Kareem Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 307
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Al Muna Kareem Radisson Blu Hotel Medina
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