We usually stay at more expensive hotels closer to the Masjid Al-Haram, but the lack of available rooms made it necessary to look elsewhere, so we shopped around online and took a chance on the Makarim Ajyad Makkah Hotel. We didn't expect much for the price and were pleasantly surprised to find a clean hotel with decent rooms and service.
The walk to the Masjid Al-Haram is only 5 minutes and not the 10 minutes advertised on the hotel's website. Crossing streets to get there, however, is a bit dodgy. Families with small children, especially "runners," should think twice before staying here.
I would have given the hotel an "excellent" review if it weren't for a couple of service-related issues. All of the porters, room service and hotel restaurant personnel are great. The people at the front desk, however, were not responsive to phone inquiries prior to our arrival (i.e., no answer) or several visits and calls we had to make to correct a bed shortage. Two twin beds in a triple room advertised for three adults doesn't make sense. Also, the Hanco transportation office located in the hotel lobby was not good and was unable to deliver on a promised ride to the airport we tried to book 24 hours in advance.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This luxurious hotel is ideally located at Ajyad street within a walking distance from the Holy Mosque and King Abdulaziz gate. 45 minutes from King Abdulaziz International Airport – Jeddah. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Makarem Ajyad Makkah Hotel Mecca