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The Welcome Saudi Hotel Awards 2022

The Best Hotels in Saudi Arabia:  2022 Winners

Over the past year, The Welcome Saudi Team has visited more than 200 hotels in Saudi Saudi Arabia including all major 5 star hotels in the cities of Riyadh, Jeddah, Makkah and Madinah. The Welcome Saudi Hotel Awards recognise and celebrate the best hotels as well as the personal effort made by hotel teams in providing exceptional guest experiences. The Welcome Saudi Awards also serve as trusted and valuable guide for travelers searching for the best hotels Saudi Arabia.

 

 

RIYADH HOTELS

 

WINNERS

 

Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh

Best Luxury Hotel

 

Four Seaons Hotel Riyadh is the most iconic landmark hotel in Riyadh located inside the Kingdom Centre Tower. From the guest experience to the quality of the rooms, suites, restaurants and the unrivaled window views across the beautiful Riyadh skyline this is truly a luxury hotel in every sense of the word. When you think about Four Seasons, unparalleled luxury comes to mind and staying at Four Seasons Riyadh will leave you wanting to come back again to experience unrivaled luxury and world class customer service in a stunning location.

 

Mansard Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Hotel

Best New 5 Star Hotel

Best New Luxury Hotel

Best Luxury Experience Hotel

 

Mansard Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Hotel is one of Riyadh’s newest 5 Star Hotels and sets a new benchmark in luxury living. It is conveniently located close to both King Khalid International Airport and the new King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD). The hotel’s beautiful design is inspired by Parisian architecture. From the moment you walk into this beautifully designed hotel you experience luxury from every angle. The thoughtfully designed rooms, suites and villas have been designed to an exceptionally high standard to delight the senses.


Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences

Best Business Hotel

Best Spa Hotel

 

Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences is one of the landmark hotels of Riyadh. It occupies a strategic position between the King Khalid International Airport and the central business district. For the business traveler the hotel provides a very high standard of rooms and residences as you would expect from the Hilton brand. The hotel also offers an exceptional spa facility with its Eforea Spa and health club providing great facilities for both men and women. 


Jareed Hotel Riyadh

Best Luxury Boutique Hotel

Best Luxury Business Hotel

 

Jareed Hotel Ryadh is one of Riyadh’s new luxury boutique hotels located in The Boulevard, a luxury travel destination in Riyadh. The hotel seamlessly blends Saudi heritage with modern luxurious living with an exceptional choice of rooms and suites. The hotel also offers great facilities for business travelers with its Private Office providing a great setting for business meetings as well as private workspaces. The hotel is conveniently located near both the King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) as well as the historic district of Diriyah.

 

Vivienda Hotel Villas Granada

Best Luxury Serviced Villas

 

Vivienda Hotel Villas Granada offers a beautiful selection of private villas in the heart of Riyadh’s Granada district. The villas are perfect for discerning guests who value the highest level of privacy and space. The spacious and elegantly designed villas provide a beautiful home away from home in a luxury environment with exceptional guest customer service. 

 

Nofa Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Resort

Best Luxury Villa Resort

 

Nofa Riyadh is such a unique resort that it is in a league of its own in the resort category. It is located just one hour drive from King Khalid International airport adjoins its own safari park. The resort features two freshwater lakes and an 18 hole golf course. It beautifully combines lush greenery with the surrounding desert landscape. Nofa offers a wide selection of private luxury safari themed villas featuring their own gardens and pools. It serves as an ideal luxury relaxation resort destination away from the hustle and bustle of Riyadh. 


Marriott Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter

Best Diplomatic Hotel

 

Marriott Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter has a great location within the Diplomatic Quarter in Riyadh which provides ideal access to local embassies and corporate headquarters. The unique design of the hotel is inspired by the fertile Wadi Hanafi oasis that runs through Riyadh and the building itself is mirrored on desert canyons making it blend seamlessly into the environment. The hotel also offers a great selection of restaurants as well as a fitness center with its Saray Spa offering a wide variety of luxury spa treatments to both male and female guests.


Courtyard by Marriott Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter

Best Luxury Value Hotel

 

Courtyard by Marriott Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter has an ideal location close to both the Diplomatic Quarter in Riyadh as well as The King Abdul Aziz International Convention Centre thereby providing guests great value in a prime location. The hotel offers a high standard of accommodation, spacious guest rooms, fitness center and all the amenities you would expect under the Marriott brand.

 

Iris Boutique Hotel Granada

Best New Boutique Hotel

 

Iris Boutique Hotel Granada is a new 4 star boutique hotel located in the popular Granada district of Riyadh close to well known malls and restaurants yet being only a 20 minute drive from King Khalid International airport. The hotel’s personalised touch together with its comfortable rooms and spacious suites provides great value to both business and leisure travelers in this popular location.

 

Hyatt Place Riyadh Sulaimania

Highly Commended

 

Hyatt Place Riyadh Sulaimania is located in the upscale district of Al Sulaimania close to many well known restaurants and the city’s main attractions. The guest experience and high quality of the rooms, spacious suites, restaurant and fitness center makes this hotel highly recommended and great value for both leisure and business travelers.

 

JEDDAH HOTELS

 

WINNERS


Park Hyatt Jeddah

Best Sea View Hotel

Best Spa Hotel

 

Park Hyatt Jeddah Marina, Club and Spa is located directly on the shores of the Red sea. If you are looking for the closest sea front location on Jeddah’s corniche then Park Hyatt Jeddah provides just that in luxurious surroundings. This multifaceted 5 Star resort is situated in beautiful and tranquil landscaped gardens on the sea shore of Jeddah’s corniche with unrivaled views of the Red sea and King Fahd’s Fountain. It also offers a world class health club and spa for both men and women to help travelers feel relaxed and rejuvenated.

 

Shangri-La Jeddah

Best New 5 Star Hotel

Best New Luxury Hotel

Best Waterfront Hotel

 

Shangri-La Jeddah is located on the new Jeddah waterfront along the beautiful shores of the Red sea. It truly sets a new standard for ultra luxury accommodation in Jeddah with its beautiful interior and exterior design. Standing at 260m this luxurious 5 star hotel is one of the tallest buildings in the city and offers sweeping panoramic views over the Red sea and Jeddah waterfront including the Formula 1 Grand Prix track. 

The luxuriously designed rooms and suites feature floor to ceiling windows with their own private balconies which have the effect of immersing the traveler in the beauty of the Red sea and the surrounding environment. Shangri-La Jeddah is also home to Shang Palace which is one of the region’s foremost upscale fine dining Chinese restaurants. The hotel is particularly suitable for families and business travelers looking to immerse themselves in a luxurious seafront experience.

 

Radisson Blu, Jeddah Corniche

Best View Hotel

 

Radisson Blu, Jeddah Corniche is located on Corniche Road in Jeddah just a few steps away from the Red Sea. The Sea View suites at this hotel offer a close up view of the Formula 1 Grand Prix track as well views towards the beautiful Red Sea. If you are Formula 1 fan this hotel is great during the racing season if you want to be close to the track. 


The Venue Hotel Jeddah Corniche

Best Luxury Business Hotel

 

The Venue Hotel Jeddah Corniche is ideally located at the heart of Jeddah’s north corniche yet minutes away from the center of Jeddah. The hotel offers panoramic sea views across the Red sea as well offering a range of great business friendly facilities. The hotel offers 11 meeting rooms as well as a theater style auditorium and is known for its stunning Duniaty Ballroom. It also offers a state of the art fitness center and luxury spas catering for both men and women in this sought after luxury waterfront location.


Swissotel Living Hotel Jeddah

Best Luxury Family Hotel

Best Luxury Apart Hotel

 

Swissotel Living Jeddah is Jeddah’s newest 5 Star apart hotel offering high end serviced apartments and studios in the heart of Jeddah. This city center hotel is close to all the city’s main attractions and provides luxury living in the heart of Jeddah. Its selection of stylish one and two bedroom apartments makes this hotel particularly attractive for families who desire more space in a luxury environment. The hotel also offers a rooftop swimming pool with panoramic views across the city and is a great choice for both families and business travelers for short and long stays.

 

Park Inn by Radisson Jeddah Madinah Road

Best New 4 Star Hotel

 

Park Inn by Radisson Jeddah Madinah Road is one Jeddah’s newest 4 Star hotels and is conveniently located close to the city’s attractions as well as the King Abdul Aziz International Airport. Their selection of stylish modern rooms and suites makes this hotel a reliable choice for business and leisure travelers. The hotel also provides a high quality restaurant, fitness center and swimming pool for guests.

 

Clarion Hotel Jeddah Airport

Best Airport Hotel 

 

Clarion Hotel Jeddah Airport is a new hotel located close to Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport as well as the Mall of Arabia. The hotel provides modern, upscale rooms which provide great value for travelers looking to stay close to the airport. The configuration of the rooms and suites makes them particularly suitable for families and larger groups. The hotel also features a high quality restaurant, fitness center and rooftop swimming pool for guests.

 

Comfort Hotel Jeddah King Road

Best Value Hotel 

 

Comfort Hotel Jeddah King Road is centrally located in the heart of Jeddah on Malik (King) Road and offers guests surprisingly great value. They offer comfortable, modern spacious rooms and suites which provide great value for travelers looking to stay in the heart of Jeddah close to the city’s main attractions. Their suites are also particularly suitable for both couples and families.

 

Ibis Jeddah Malik Road

Best City Value Hotel 

 

Ibis Jeddah Malik Road is conveniently located in the heart of Jeddah on Malik Road and close to some of the city’s major attractions. If you are looking for a modern, compact budget hotel in the city then Ibis Jeddah Malik Road provides great value in a vibrant location.  It is ideal for short stays for solo travelers or couples. The hotel also offers a high quality restaurant, fitness center and swimming pool for guests.


Adagio Aparthotel Jeddah Malik Road

Highly Commended

 

Adagio Aparthotel Jeddah Malik Road is conveniently located in the heart of Jeddah on Malik Road close to the city’s main attractions. The hotel offers a selection of modern, spacious studio and apartment accommodation including one and two bedroom apartments which are particularly friendly for families. The hotel also offers a fitness center, kid’s club, swimming pool, sauna and sun terrace making it an overall good choice for families.


Hyatt House Jeddah Sari Street

Highly Commended

 

Hyatt House Jeddah Sari Street is conveniently located close to the city's main attractions as well as the Jeddah Corniche. You can expect a pleasant guest experience as well as modern, comfortable spacious studios and suites.The hotel also offers a fitness studio and swimming pool and is suitable for both leisure and business travelers. 

 

MAKKAH HOTELS

 

WINNERS


Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel

Best Landmark Hotel

Best Luxury Hotel

 

Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel is located inside the Makkah Clock Royal Tower which is the tallest building in Abraj Al Bait Complex (Clock Towers Complex) and amongst the top 10 tallest buildings in the world. It is often the first building travelers see when they travel to the Holy City of Makkah and dominates the skyline. The hotel is designed to impress from the outside and from within. 


From the moment you step inside Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel hotel you are surrounded by luxury. The rooms and suites are all elegantly furnished to a high very standard as you would expect under the Fairmont brand. The hotel offers a superb selection of Kaaba, Haram and City view rooms and suites and is located just steps away from Al Masjid Al Haram, the Grand Mosque of Makkah.

 

Raffles Makkah Palace

Best Luxury Experience Hotel

Best Spa Hotel

 

Raffles Makkah Palace is one of the closest hotels to the Grand Mosque of Makkah in the Abraj Al Bait complex. It is an ultra luxury all suite hotel that offers a very personalised luxury experience in the heart of Makkah. The hotel provides beautiful panoramic views over the Grand Mosque and Holy Kaaba and is often preferred by discerning travelers.


The hotel also provides a luxury spa and fitness center for both male and female guests which is rare amongst Makkah hotels. This helps guests feel relaxed and rejuvenated in luxurious surroundings. Together with the hotel’s 24 hour personal butler service, Raffles Makkah Palace takes it as the Best Luxury Experience Hotel in Makkah.

 

Swissotel Makkah

Makkah’s Leading Hotel

 

Swissotel Makkah occupies a strategic position within the Abraj Al Bait complex overlooking the Grand Mosque of Makkah. The hotel has two entrances which allows guests to easily access the Grand Mosque which is particularly useful during busy times. It was the first Swissotel to be opened in Saudi Arabia and the entire Middle East. 


The hotel offers a beautiful selection of 1487 rooms and suites with modern contemporary designs that combines Swiss and Arabian culture. The Junior Suite Kaaba view rooms at Swissotel Makkah offer some of the best uninterrupted panoramic views of The Holy Kaaba and Grand Mosque. The suite configurations are also family friendly and provide great value for travelers looking for a hotel with great views and only steps away from the Grand Mosque.

 

Swissotel Makkah Al Maqam

Best Value Hotel

 

Swissotel Makkah Al Maqam is the most popular vitality hotel located in the Abraj Al Bait complex, also known as the King Abdul Aziz Endowment with 1624 rooms and suites. Due to its location within the Abraj Al Bait complex it provides easy access to the Grand Mosque. The hotel is similarly priced to hotels further away yet offers superb panoramic views over the Grand Mosque and as well as the Holy Kaaba providing great overall value for guests.

 

Pullman Zamzam Makkah

Best Family Hotel

 

Pullman Zamzam Makkah is located within the Abraj Al Bait complex and meters away from the Grand Mosque. The hotel offers a great selection of 1315 elegantly furnished rooms and suites with many offering direct views over the Grand Mosque and Holy Kaaba. 


What makes Pullman Zamzam Makkah particularly family friendly is their room configurations and in particular their two bedroom suites which are ideal for families. Their location within the Abraj Al Bait complex also makes traveling to and from the Grand Mosque easy with young children. 


The hotel also demonstrates its commitment to sustainability by donating excess food on a daily basis to poor families through the IKRAM association as well as helping to support orphans during the month of Ramadan.


Movenpick Hotel and Residence Hajar Tower Makkah

Best Luxury Value Hotel

 

Movenpick Hotel and Residence Hajar Tower Makkah is located in the Abraj Al Bait complex and offers 1028 rooms and suites with 359 overlooking The Grand Mosque. The hotel combines Swiss luxury with Arabian hospitality which you feel as soon as you enter the beautiful hotel lobby. The hotel also offers several high quality dining options including the International Al Firdous buffet restaurant and the Al Diwan Tea Lounge. The combination of proximity to the Grand Mosque, room views and great dining options makes this Movenpick Hotel and Residence Hajar Tower a great value luxury hotel in the heart of Makkah.


Makkah Hotel and Towers

Highly Commended

 

Makkah Hotel and Towers is located in a prime location in the heart of Makkah directly overlooking the Grand Mosque of Makkah. The hotel is the closest by distance to the Grand Mosque and exits directly onto the courtyard. The hotel is managed by Makkah Construction and Development Company (MCDC) and offers 1437 rooms and suites with some offering direct views of the Holy Kaaba. Location and ease of access to the Grand Mosque make this hotel overall a good choice for travelers.


MADINAH HOTELS

 

WINNERS


Dar Al Iman InterContinental, an IHG Hotel

Best Luxury Hotel

 

Dar Al Iman InterContinental, an IHG Hotel is one of the front row hotels facing Al Masjid An Nabawi, The Prophet’s Mosque (PBUH) which offers direct Haram views. From the beautiful entrance lobby to the welcome amenities this hotel sets a high standard in terms of guest experience. The hotel offers spacious luxurious rooms and suites throughout as well as a great fine dining restaurant. Together with the location of the hotel adjacent to The Prophet’s Mosque and high quality guest experience this hotel is a great choice for travelers to the Blessed City of Madinah.


Zamzam Pullman Madinah

Best 5 Star Hotel

Best Family Hotel

 

Zamzam Pullman Madinah is one of the newest 5 Star Hotels in Madinah and sets a new benchmark in terms of quality and comfort for guests. The hotel’s beautifully large and elegant lobby welcomes guests with Arabic coffee and Madinah dates in keeping with the true hospitality of Madinah. The hotel is located just a few minutes walk from The Prophet’s Mosque and offers panoramic views towards the Holy Mosque and the green dome. It is also conveniently located to visit the Rawdah and the Al Baqi Cemetery located towards the front of the Holy Mosque.


The hotel offers 835 contemporary and elegantly designed spacious guest rooms and suites that combine French design with Arabic modernity. The beautifully furnished and spacious rooms make this hotel particularly suitable for families who value space and comfort. The 2  bedroom suites in this hotel are particularly family friendly and offer great value. 


The hotel also features a three bedroom Royal Suite known as a penthouse on the top floor which offers panoramic views overlooking the Holy Mosque. The hotel also offers a great selection of restaurants for guests.


Dar Al Taqwa Hotel

Best Haram View Hotel 

Best Luxury Boutique Hotel

 

Dar Al Taqwa Hotel is one of the best luxury 5 star hotels in Madinah with a fabulous front row location overlooking the Prophet’s Mosque and just 3m from the main entrance facing the King Fahd gate and ladies entrance. This luxury hotel provides true Madinah hospitality throughout and superb guest experience for the discerning traveler.


The central location of the hotel provides the majority of its guest rooms and suites with superb direct views over the Holy Mosque. The hotel also offers great dining options, particularly its Tea Garden and Al Marwa restaurant both of which offer Haram views. The hotel breathes luxury and its location is particularly beneficial for ladies who want a short walk to the entrance of The Holy Mosque.

 

Madinah Hilton Hotel

Best City Hotel

 

Madinah Hilton Hotel has a central location on King Fahd street, located just a 2 minute walk from the main entrance of The Prophet’s Mosque. It is a beautifully designed hotel and upholds high international standards as you would expect from the Hilton brand. The hotel is popular with international travelers and VIPs. The hotel offers a selection of haram and city view rooms including very spacious presidential suites and royal suites with panoramic views towards The Prophet’s Mosque. The hotel also offers a great International Buffet restaurant, Madinah Restaurant which is highly regarded amongst travelers.

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