I left Jeddah in 1991 and visited after 23 years in 2014. To be honest, nothing has changed much in the city. I roam around all my childhood neighborhoods, eat my favorite shawarma, Al-Baik Broast, took pictures and spent wonderful 3 days.
While planning the trip, I was concerned about my Jeddah Stay as I know how average usually hotels are in KSA and with kids I want to make sure of a correct choice. Rosewood Jeddah turns out to be wonderful. Comparing to other Rosewood Properties we stayed around the world,they all are much much better than this one BUT in Jeddah KSA, this is one of the best or best hotel and does meet Rosewood minimum standards for hospitality. We stayed in a suite, which is nicely decorated.
Staff can be divided into 2 categories - the foreigners and locals -
Foreigners, like Filipino, Indians, Srilankan or from any where are 5 star because they know how important it is for them to perform. From bell man to door man, all are nice.
Locals - means you need to struggle with them in any thing you want and its just because of their vary nature, lack of experience, language barriers and their love for locals rather others. I give them 3 star and I am very generous here.
The GM of this hotel is ONE true through professional. I spoke to him for 30 minutes and shared my comments on the hotel. very nice, professional, trained and top of all - a Local, which was a surprise.
We didn't eat at the hotel except breakfast, which is very much usual like any other top chain hotels.
If you can afford, stay in a suite - its worth spending money and the Arabian Sea views are beautiful. The roof top pool is fun, but remember - in Kingdom only men can swim.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rosewood Jeddah is a flawless combination of the latest technology, spectacular design and unprecedented sophistication. Designed to cater to both the business and leisure traveler in complete harmony, Rosewood Jeddah offers elegance and unparalleled personal service. The hotel is situated in the heart of Jeddah in the fashionable northern corner of the city within easy reach of key business, diplomatic and designer shopping districts. The hotel's 127 rooms and suites are thoughtfully furnished and many offer stunning views of the Red Sea. ... more less
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