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“When in Makkah, stay at the Al-Shohada”
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Hotel Al Shohada
Ranked #27 of 375 Hotels in Mecca
Reviewed 26 March 2011

We decided to stay at this hotel after turning down the opportunity to stay inside one of the newer hotels located in the abomination of a develpment just outside Haram (tacky Big Ben thing!). It was just as well, as some of our other group members who did stay there complained about the noise and vibration levels due to the adjacent construction works. The al-Shohada was an excellent choice with good service end lovely rooms. Breatfast wasn't quite up to the standard of say the Hilton in Madinah but that's just a personal preference as my wife loved it. The only word of warning is that the shuttle service is a little erratic and actually takes longer to reach Haram than on foot. This isn't the hotel's fault but down to the Saudi's strange traffic planning strategy that involves travelling through the same mountain again and again to get somewhere that's only 5 minutes away by foot. Futhermore, they often tend to shut these routes on a whim so you may be left waiting a long time for a shuttle. Anyway, when in Makkah stay at the al-Shohada, you won't be dissappointed!

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Reviewed 10 July 2010

been there for two umrah visits , rooms are very clean and comfortable , service excellent , staff nice and friendly .Not far from masjid haram , you can take the hotel's couch which is available for 24 hours . thank you guys - all of you - who are keeping this hotel for making our stay a pleasure to remember . looking forward to come back next year .

  • Stayed: June 2010
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3  Thank Aprilrose65
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Reviewed 1 July 2010

Al Shohada is most surely one of the pricest and classiest hotels in Mecca.

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Attentive, friendly and polite. There is an Indonesian man who is extremely helpful. He can arrange a car for you to go and see all the ziyarats.The only thing I would mention is that one staff member told us that the service was free and that the bus goes at 8am every morning, but this information was false. In a way it is bad, in a holy city I have noticed that a lot of people do tell lies- just be alert and careful

Location: I would say it is a 7-10 minute walk. There is a shuttle bus which is always on time and you will always catch it. The bus takes 10 minutes to get to Haram, as it is like a one way system. On the way back, it takes 2 minutes.

Rooms: All were clean and tidy. Medium size standard rooms. Always cleaned well.

Breakfast: Huge selection but personally I didn't enjoy it. It is probably because I travel a lot and have seen more, especially tasty foods.

Overall the hotel is great! You will have a pleasant stay for Umrah or relaxing.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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5  Thank sweeth
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Reviewed 29 June 2010

Al Shohada is an excellent hotel, located within a 5 minute walk from the Haram. A very efficient bus service provides transportation to the Haram round the clock. The ambiance of the hotel is great with spacious rooms and hallways. Although the hotel is one of the oldest five star hotels in the area, however, it carries a certain aura with it of the bye gone times. The lobby is generous and the shops within the hotel are the most reasonable for buying souvenirs. The hotel staff is extremely polite and helpful. A very good value for your hard earned money.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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Thank Islooite
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Reviewed 28 June 2017
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Room Tip: qualquer quarto neste hotel é muito bom.
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Amilcar M
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Additional Information about Hotel Al Shohada

Address: Ajyad St. | PO Box 20840, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Region: Saudi Arabia > Makkah Province > Mecca
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Best Value Hotel in Mecca
#25 Luxury Hotel in Mecca
Price Range: $124 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Al Shohada 5*
Number of rooms: 494
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