I was staying at the Intercontinental in Riyadh and decided to switch over to the Marriott and was I glad I did. The cost was $90US cheaper a night and the service was way better. The newly renovated rooms and Executive Lounge are far better at the Marriott and now the "dated" rooms are at the Intercontinental.
The gym/spa was excellent and provided everything I needed to get a workout in. My rate included breakfast at the Mosaic restaurant which had whatever you wanted including omelettes and freshly squeezed OJ (very cool machine).
Just around the corner was a street with tons of shops and I just had the hotel empty my fridge to make room for some of the stuff I purchased much cheaper. You can find restaurants along that street as well which is a much better alternative than the expense of the hotel. There were also always taxi's out front of the Marriott to take you wherever you needed to go, you could even say you were walking if it was close and they would "haggle" with you to give you a deal. Be aware of the prayer times if you are going out shopping as things will close during those times.
If you have status this hotel is a no-brainer. Free WiFi, room upgrades, Executive Lounge access, which may I say has the best "appetizers" I've see at a hotel thus far, I mean sliced roast as an "appetizer" was an awesome surprise, and more provide the perfect companions to an already pleasant experience. If you don't have status see if you can find a room rate which includes breakfast and WiFi at least.
If you have stayed at this hotel during or prior to the renovation give it another chance, if you are never stayed here before I suggest giving it a try. The fresh look and amazing service will be well worth it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riyadh Marriott Hotel stands majestically in the center of Riyadh City's corporate, financial and governmental agencies. This luxurious Marriott hotel in Riyadh is just minutes-drive from major shopping malls and downtown districts with easy access to King Khalid International Airport. The hotel offers excellent services in our Makarim Convention Center, Atrium Cafe, Mosaic Mediterranean Restaurant and Terrace Grill Restaurant. After business meetings and Riyadh attractions, relax in our indoor swimming pool and spa at Bodyline Health Club & Spa. You may just want the serenity and comfort in any of the 391 business-friendly rooms and suites with new beds from Marriott, down comforters, designer duvets and fluffier pillows. This multi-awarded, convenient hotel is perfect for business, conferences, events, weekend getaways, family travel and wedding. It has also 20 flexible meeting rooms, state-of-the-art space that includes Grand Ballroom and breakout rooms. Come and experience our unique Arabian hospitality. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marriott Riyadh Hotel Riyadh
- Riyadh Marriott