We visited Madina Munawara and Masjide Nabawi during the last week of Ramadam 2012.
Elaf Taiba is based right opposite gate 15 of the haram (directly opposite from Movenpick). You can see masjide Nabawi from certain rooms in the hotel, and from the entrance. Location fantastic, which was one of our key crieteria for hotel selection.
Staff are english speaking, friendly and helpful.
As we were travelling as a family we booked 2 x triple interconnecting rooms. Rooms were of a reasonable size, although a little dated. Rooms had UK power sockets installed. No WIFI in rooms, and only available in reception.
At peak prayer times lifts were very crowded, and numbers probably insufficient for the size of the hotel.
Breakfast / Sahoor was good with plenty of variety for all.
Reasonable hotel to stay in. Would I rate it as a 4-star hotel....From a location perspective definately, in terms of an overall package probably 3 and a half stars compared to other hotels we have stayed in in Madina.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oriental-style Hotel located adjacent to Masjid-Al-Nabawi, close to shopping. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Elaf Taiba Hotel Al Madinah/Medina