Location, Location, Location! This hotel is in the best location (behind Prophet Mosque and kind of on the front row of hotels - opposite Anwar Al Madinah Mövenpick Hotel) and is especially ideal for women staying as it is very close to the women gates - about 1 minute walk (men's gate very close too - add another 30 seconds!). The hotel is an older hotel and you could see that with the furnishing and decor but it was comfortable to stay in and price was good for what we received and where we were located. Hotel Management did say they would be upgrading the hotel to a more contemporary style. Anyway I had a room with a Haram (Masjid) view which my family especially my mum enjoyed looking out of the window onto the Masjid. Staff were friendly and most speak English. One helped arrange a taxi to Medinah airport at a very reasonable price (compared to how much I paid travelling from Medinah airport to hotel). Hotel is close to many shops and restaurants / takeaways so I feel there is no need to pay extra for breakfast (which is expensive for what you get back and not as good as other hotels - we did try it once whilst staying in the hotel). Overall the stay was positive and based on location / price paid (compared to other hotels within vicinity) I would stay again. Try to visit the Saqifat Bani Saidah (it is a garden park with trees and large pond) which is nice to walk around and very peaceful. The garden park is directly outside the hotel. I would say that it is a better than average hotel - a good hotel to stay in. One of the most important reasons why I booked this hotel was location and the price I got for it (much cheaper then the hotels on the same row). If hotel is upgraded then I would rate it very good / excellent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oriental-style Hotel located adjacent to Masjid-Al-Nabawi, close to shopping. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Elaf Taiba Hotel Al Madinah/Medina