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Istanbul, Turkey
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134 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

It's a governmental hotel, I mean it's owned by the ministry of finance, it's always one of the most exciting place to staying in when you're in this city, staff here is dealing with international gusts friendly.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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57 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

It was disappointing to find an intercontinental of that old age and low standards I would certainly think twice in the future before staying in it again Also it is quiet far from the shops and restaurants in the city

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Tariq D, General Manager at InterContinental Riyadh, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Marwan, Thank you for your time in making this review. I do understand your feelings and your observation about the condition of our rooms in the Main building. Actually, the hotel’s renovation is in process, the 2nd phase is already in the can and will focus on the complete renovation of all rooms and suites in the main... More 

Boston, MA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I've stayed in some pretty spectacular hotels in Riyadh and this wasn't one. The drive as you approach the hotel entrance says elegant but the hotel and rooms are just what you'd expect from a (very nice) international hotel. My room was fine although a little worn and a tad dark. I always wonder why hotels don't expect women to... More 

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Tariq D, General Manager at InterContinental Riyadh, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Laviajeraliz, Thank you for your time in making this review and glad that you find our service “great”. I am sorry to learn of your inconveniences when you use the hair dryer in the room. I have instructed my engineering and housekeeping heads to immediately address this issue. Meanwhile, the hotel’s renovation is already in process, the 2nd... More 

Munich, Germany
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I stay in the hotel 4-6 times a year. Use to stay in the Club floor. Don't stay in the regular rooms. They are a complete disaster. Service is ok, they try hard but none of them ever experienced a good training. That's at least my perception. But they try hard. It's ok. Internet access has been improved. The restaurants... More 

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Tariq D, General Manager at InterContinental Riyadh, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Habibi, First of all, let me thank you for your continued patronage towards the InterContinental Riyadh and really grateful to all your comments. I do understand your perceptions towards the staff and therefore I had given instructions to the Head of Departments to ensure a continuous program on skill and personality developments. I am positive this would result... More 

Neath, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Walked into reception and the hotel looked as if it needed a revamp. The room I was given again needed a revamp . The wardrobes and furniture were from the sixties and looked it. Internet connection was slow and the television again was old fashion with limited channels . On checking out I mentioned the room to the receptionist who... More 

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Tariq D, General Manager at InterContinental Riyadh, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Stephen, Thank you for your time in making this review and appreciate your comments concerning the conditions of our rooms. Indeed, you are right that the rooms and suites in the main building needed an update. However, I wish to advise you that the renovation of the hotel is in process. We have just completed the 1st phase... More 

Istanbul, Turkey
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22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I frequently visit Riyadh for business purpose I prefer safe and nice places while staying in Saudi Since i am travelling alone as a lady It is very important to feel at home and safe in a country like Saudi where you need to be carefull about the rules , regulations and culture Therefore Intercontinental was the right choice Nice... More 

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Tariq D, General Manager at InterContinental Riyadh, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your time in making this review. I am very happy to read your nice comments about the services and facilities of our hotel. I feel doubly proud that all our staff showed their extra care and hospitality during your stay with us. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you again at the InterContinental... More 

Erding
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56 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I have been to the Intercontinental Riyadh several times. It still is a very good place to stay. The pool is a little updated (the fence is gone) and the gym is completely new and therefore very nice and generous. The gentlemen serving the Executive Lounge are very nice and did everything to make our stay as pleasant as possible.... More 

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Tariq D, General Manager at InterContinental Riyadh, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Stefan, Thank you for your time in making this review. My sincere thanks for your kind comments concerning the hotel in general, the pool, Fitness Center and our services at the Club Lounge. Indeed, you are right that the rooms and suites in the main building needed an update. I wish to advise you that the renovation of... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The hotel is in a good part of town with decent security so you feel safe. Breakfasts and dinner buffets have a wide offering of delicious food from across the globe. Staff are courteous and helpful. Common areas (lobby) are comfortable and clean. Rooms are hit and miss. If you get an older room (and on this stay I did),... More 

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Tariq D, General Manager at InterContinental Riyadh, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Tarek, Thank you for your time in making this review. First of all, let me extend my sincere apology for the inconveniences that have caused you concerning the conditions of our rooms and the air condition. I wish to advise you that the renovation of the hotel is in process. We have just completed the 1st phase ie.,... More 

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62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I come to this hotel on a regular bases for business trips. The rooms are fairly old, but spacious and clean. They always provide free fruits water and coffee, but the coffeemaker is so hard to operate, it never works for me. The business lounge services drinks and snacks. Recently they opened the renovated/new build gym, which is amazing, such... More 

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Tariq D, General Manager at InterContinental Riyadh, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Jeropa, Thank you for your time in making this review. I am very happy to note that you find our New Gym “amazing” and “wonderful”. Indeed, we made it a point that all our equipment are new with the latest cutting edge technology. I have taken notes of your other issues and rest assured that they are included... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Stayed one night for Business. Great, spacious room (club intercontinental category), well controlable AC (not always the case in the middle east). Plenty of free water and fruits in the room. Large bathroom, very good amenities. They have a Club Lounge to eat and drink (6th floor) with nice view over the City, pleasant to relax. (I did not try... More 

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Tariq D, General Manager at InterContinental Riyadh, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and really grateful to your loyalty to the InterContinental Hotels Group. At the InterContinental Riyadh, we strive for the highest guest satisfaction possible. We are truly committed to keeping you as part of our InterContinental Hotels & Resorts family. We strive to build a “home away from home” and I am glad to... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
InterContinental Riyadh brings rare treasures to the heart of the city: a 9-hole golf course, a 12-lane bowling alley, tennis and squash courts, two pools and 100 acres of mature gardens. The business district is five minutes away, and the concierge can direct you to sights such as ancient Diriyah, Masmak Fortress and Al Murabba a Palace. ... more   less 

Additional Information about InterContinental Riyadh

Address: Mazaar Street | Po Box 3636, Riyadh 11481, Saudi Arabia
Region: Saudi Arabia > Riyadh Province > Riyadh
Price Range: $262 - $444 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — InterContinental Riyadh 5*
Number of rooms: 145
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Also Known As:
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Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Riyadh
#15 Luxury Hotel in Riyadh
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“Ground floor rooms between number 104 and 112”
 of 5 bubbles Riaan71, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Take a room with a view of Riyadh”
 of 5 bubbles AnjaniKSahay, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Reeom are all quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles jaemool, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't go for the lowest category”
 of 5 bubbles Habibi67, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Any rooms on the uppermost floor - but all rooms are well enclosed windows with minimal viewing so it doesnt matter which room you choose”
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