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Elaf Taiba Hotel
Ranked #36 of 141 Hotels in Medina
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57 reviews
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“Real close to haram with excellent view of the Holy Prophets saw mosque....”
Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

Hotel is really close to the Masjid boundary. Near gate 15 A if I remember right.
We had a beautiful view of the Prophet saw mosque from our Hotel Masha Allah.

Have stayed before so it was quite nice.
They serve great food but I was wirh a group so our food was arranged by our agent. But hotel breakfast ia really good.
Service is very personalised and this they really had a very good boy at the reception . I do not remember his name but he was very good in english makung life very easy for non arabic speaking people like us.

Surely recommemded...

  • Stayed November 2012
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2012

This hotel is literally opposite the Prophet's Mosque. You could hear the Adhan and leave your room and still be at the line up for prayer before the Adhan had finished.

Lots of lists, lots of room and good value for money. Better than a lot of the 5* hotels in that area and is a great place to stay.

Service was excellent and again close to all local ameneties and restaurants.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Preston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2012

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.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2012

Right opposite Gate 15 of haram, can see masjid nabawi from room window. Rooms were ok and room service food was very good after a hard day's srummaging in rawdha. Breakfast was decent. The great location and price gets this a 4 star.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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305 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2012

I was traveling with 2 friends. We went in the closing nights of Ramadan 2012 (night of 22 Ramadan) after an Umra trip.

Positives:
+ Very good location close to Haram.
+ Staff is very friendly.
+ Rooms were clean.
+ They correctly put us in a room with 3 single beds as requested.
+ Ample power outlets and adaptor plugs were a nice touch.

Negatives:
--- After paying and checking in I saw the price we paid was over the maximum posted amount on the back of the room door.
-- The internet in the lobby did not work at all.
-- The Suhoor (Ramadan meal before Fajr) was extremely mismanaged and disorganized. It was paid with our room rate so we expect to eat especially if we go on time. But there were not enough tables and a single, long, food line which kept running out of food. How about making lunch boxes or multiple lines?? This was very offputting and a major reason for my low rating.
- The finishing was okay but the bathroom seemed very dated.
- The safe did not work. Not good if you want to keep your passports safe

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2012

The only thing that I cared about was the walking distance from the Masjid and shopping centers from the hotel. This hotel is great for that purpose only! Everything else is mediocre and probably rank it 3.5 Stars, as for the location, it is differently 5 Stars! That is all that mattered to me and my family.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Lahore, Pakistan
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2012

the rooms were very comfortable and the best thing about this hotel was that it was very close to the mosque. the staff was very polite but lacked english skills.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Elaf Taiba Hotel
Address: Saad Bin Moaz Street, Medina 42311, Saudi Arabia
Location: Saudi Arabia > Al Madinah Province > Medina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#28 Luxury Hotel in Medina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Elaf Taiba Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 287
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oriental-style Hotel located adjacent to Masjid-Al-Nabawi, close to shopping. ... more   less 
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