I don't know where the other reviewers have been staying but Rokn AlMarsa is not up to the quality like many other furnished apartments now available in Riyadh.
This is an old place that doesn't look as good in real life as the photos show. The outside is like a construction site as there are shops being built with dust everywhere. In the reception don't expect much smiles and a warm welcome but at least they speak English which is not normally found in such establishments.
The rooms have been refurbished but still are only 'ok' with the decor and tired furniture not up to much. The toilet door is an aluminium one which didn't close properly. It's just cheap and old fashioned looking.
There are a couple of towels and soap in the bathroom but bring your own. All round cleanliness was fine. The bed was a good size and reasonably comfortable. However, the a/c blows on you when you sleep which is not good for your health. There is no telephone to call reception if you want anything (e.g. iron). Also, the windows are not well insulated so road noise can come in.
One nice touch is that the kitchen it actually stocked with some cakes and drinks which is unusual. Prices are very reasonable - maybe SR1 more than the supermarket price - which is excellent for a hotel.
There aren't really any facilities in the hotel or nearby so a car is definitely needed. Access is very easy from the east ring road.
I've stayed in a number of other furnished apartments if you were break them in 3 categories - great, ok and bad then this place would be in the 'ok category. Look around and you can find much nicer places.
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