I stayed here for three weeks last summer on business and enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere. The grassy lawns were a welcome change in a place like Saudi Arabia. The rooms are excellent and have adequate natural light during the day, which is always pleasing. The buffet has good variety.
The recreational facilities need some improvement. Although the gym is well equipped, the tennis courts were in bad state when I was there. Also, the swimming pool should have a shallow section for intermediate level swimmers to be able to practice.
The security bunkers at the entrance of the hotel are a nuisance but are needed because the road is used by an adjoining Western compound. Always keep your identity proof handy when you enter through these barricades.More