It was good to be back at the Hilton Garden. The staff are a delight. The hotel is a little worn around the edges but a friendly place to stay in Riyadh.
I particularly like the free laundry on level one. This along with the plunge pool, which is hidden beyond the fitness room is a pleasure to find at the end of a long hot day in the city. Male guests only, it sorry to say.
A supermarket is just across the road or another one is just25 meters to the right of the hotel. Crossing the road can be a challenge as some locals like to drag race.
A few simple food places are to the left as you leave the hotel. A chicken shawarma place is first. My favourite was a liver, flat bread and foul (beans) place. The liver, sliced into fine strips, was cooked with coriander and tomatoes. Delicious with the flat bread and a tomato omelette. Staff had almost no English but a helpful local acted as translator. I did not try the other place.
I would stay there again, though it is not as luxurious as some of the other hotels. I would compare prices with place such as the Radisson Blu. If the price is close I would have to think hard!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay at the contemporary Hilton Garden Inn Riyadh Hotel, situated on the Olaya main street in the heart of the business district. Business guests can take advantage of the hotel’s superb location 30 minutes from Riyadh International Airport. Enjoy easy access to major corporations within walking distance or a short taxi ride from the hotel. Explore the variety of malls and restaurants of the Olaya district, an area famous for Riyadh’s best shopping opportunities. Close proximity to Riyadh’s historic area with its shouks and museums makes this hotel an ideal location for a weekend getaway. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Garden Inn Riyadh Olaya Hotel Riyadh