there is not a better choice in jeddah for the location,price and service.
the hotel rooms are basic,but the beds are some of the most comfortable i've slept on.the rooms are very simple and have flat screen tv.the house keeper changes sheets and towels and refresh the toilleteries everyday.there is no coffee /tea facility in the room but the restaurant has many fresh choices for a couple of bucks.
there is renovation going on at the moment and there is some noise from 10 o 'clock in the morning till 4 in the afternoon.i am a light and late sleeper and i bring with me earplugs so no noise would bother me.
there is also the bungallow choice where the rooms are cozy, and have a big sitting room with a balcony with view to the albilad beautiful gardens ,tennis courts (there are a few)and the sea .
in a walking distance(maybe 20minutes) is the red sea mall,where you can find many brand or no brand name stores and a huge groceries store("danube")
the location of this hotel is most desirable because the corniche is right across the street and you can enjoy a stroll but you cannot swim in the sea at this point.there is the swimming pool ,beside the hotels building,only for men.
many years ago,i used to stay in other 4 or 5 stars hotels in jeddah,but i've never felt safe as a female traveller ,like in albilad,
i am happy to stay in this place ,because the service is excellent ,the accomodation is what i need( basic,clean and safe ) and the price is acceptable for the 4 stars rank.
there is ,still a courtesy buss to down town where you can see the old souk and buy souvenirs.
my only regret is that they don"t have the beach space ,anymore,where i could go and have many lovely days spent swimming and snorkeling.
the food served on their terrace is some of the best you can find as a buffet .everyday there is a theme buffet:saturday is "italian",sunday is "charcoal grills",monday is"red monday"(sounds like "red october"-lol),tuesday -"arabian night",wednesday is "french night",thursday -"the huge bbq",friday is my favorite "family brunch" (that is today!!!)and in the evening is the "asian night"!
at albilad,everybody wants to please and help the guests and that makes me feel welcomed and valued.
i would like to thank them on this way,but they are too many to write about them on here
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