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“Just average”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Al Gosaibi Hotel

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Al Gosaibi Hotel
Ranked #12 of 75 Hotels in Al Khobar
Mumbai
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49 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Just average”
Reviewed 1 November 2011

Well I had gone to Al Khobar on a business visit from India in April 2011. The lobby is very huge and impressive. Even the room is good (without a good view though) but they lack personalized service, may be because of language problem. Variety of food, especially for a vegetarian is an issue. Though the breakfast is lavish but apart from fruits and non-veg, it does not provide anything except bread. Only saving grace was availability of honey in small bottles, that I found a good inclusion.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2011

The rooms in this hotel are rather old and dated, they do not feel clean as much of the funiture and linen is worn.
Many local weddings and functions are held here and this can lead to celebrations going on until late at night, during my 1 month stay their were 3 or 4 weddings a week.
The restaurant has a fairly limited menu and the quality of the food was poor, the nearest alternative restaurants are a fair walk or short taxi ride away.
The hotel is generally cool and the air conditioning in my room was effective but too noisy to have on at night.
On the good side the laundry service is excellent and the Wifi is reliable and free.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled on business
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2 Thank Gandrewz
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New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2011

I stayed there last month only for a few hours and the hotels' services was very bad. Check-in was very slow, front office manager was not attending to my needs as he was nowhere to be found. They have an extremely poor selection of cuisine and they still sell it more than SR 100 per meal. They gave me a complimentary breakfast but just the same, the food taste was terrible... I wonder what kind of chef they have. Most of their food taste bitter... perhaps they employe a Lebanese chef which is known for their bitter taste food style. Some waiters are smelly. I stayed there only for few hours and checkout in the afternoon and transferred to neighboring hotel Le Meridien Hotel which made my stay in Saudi Arabia pleasant and worthwhile. My friend made a mistake in recommending me this hotel as he says this hotel used to be the top hotel a decade ago but turns to be a ponny who masquerade itself as a 5 star hotel but is not even worth a 2 star hotel. It buffling how this hotel manage to get a 5 star rating with all the construction and repairs around.

The front portion of the hotel looks like a haunted house. Very dirty and they still use an old door typically resembling the 80's style of entrance which speaks a lot of the old structure of these hotels. At first glance, it does not even look like a hotel but more of a factory or warehouse. Very dirty surrounding it will make your eyes soar.

The rooms are very old. Still employing an old telephone system reminiscing of the 80's. Old furniture and fixture and very old and dirty linens, pillows and towels. The room was like a prison. The room, I can say, looks like a prison cell. The TV was still the old large type TV with a defective remote control. The room has foul smells and very dusty. You can still hear construction noise around doing heavy drillings, jack hammering things, hammering etc. This is not a place to relax. When I called the Front Office to complain they kept on passing the matter to other people who happens to be not around. I taught I check-in at a construction site. Their towels is very old and dirty. Its disgusting to use any of the things inside the room. I would never come back here again nor shall I recommend this hotel to anyone. Please avoid this hotel.

Room Tip: Please AVOID THIS HOTEL.
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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled on business
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2 Thank Jeffrey2011
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ankara
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2010

Too many garbages around, you should stop topless. Housekeeping provides torn
and very old old towels. One of the Restaurant Captain due to lack of spoons
got the dirty spoons from the tray on top of side station and start to wipe
them and return back to the guests. During rush hours during meals you can't
find either Napkin or Utensils "Forck and knife". I lost my confirmation
letter from booking, I asked the Reservations Mgr about copy, he intend not
to answer my question, instead he gave me new rates which is higher than
booking.com by $300.00.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled on business
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1 Thank korayss
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
Reviewed 15 November 2009

small rooms internet useless nice breakfast and good foods

Stayed January 2008, travelled on business
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Thank ChrisP2
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London
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2007

I stayed there last week, and i would not recommend this hotel to anybody. It is old and run down, most definately far from being five star.
Service was poor. Food in restaurant, particularly rbreakfast of a very poor quality.
No gift shop in hotel, despite the website offering one. Also no nearby shop around for miles.
Health club very poor. No steam bath, massage nothing. Just an old run down gymnasium.
Their taxi driver who took me back to the airport was also very in-polite.
Come to think of it, even Al -Khobar itself was not up to much either.

  • Liked — Room was OK
  • Disliked — Food and restaurant service
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled solo
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2 Thank wayne2
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USA
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40 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2007

The Al Gosaibi is an older hotel in Khobar, but provides good value in an otherwise expensive area. Rooms and baths were relatively clean, although the air conditioner did not work properly during my visit in January, 2007. The breakfast buffet was good with many options. This hotel is definitely showing its age in the lobby, corridors, and rooms, but is a good budget option in the region.

Stayed January 2007
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4 Thank Brad S
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Additional Information about Al Gosaibi Hotel

Property: Al Gosaibi Hotel
Address: Corniche Area, Al Khobar 31952, Saudi Arabia
Region: Saudi Arabia > Eastern Province > Al Khobar
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 75 Hotels in Al Khobar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Al Gosaibi Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 321
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