Review: Jeddah Hilton

 

Jeddah Hilton, Saudi Arabia


Trip to Jeddah and Belgrade Flying Turkish Airlines Business Class

Date of stay: November 2-3, 2022
Address: North Corniche Road Jeddah 21362, SAB
Nightly Rate: Used 55K Hilton points  
Room: Booked King Deluxe City View, Upgraded to King Executive Sea View
Getting to the hotel: The best way is to take a taxi or Uber. Jeddah Hilton offers airport pick-up from 135 SAR and airport drop-off from 110 SAR, both of which are subject to 15 % VAT.

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Hotel Exterior & Entrance

Hilton Jeddah with the adjacent Waldorf Astoria Jeddah - Qasr Al Sharq

Jeddah Hilton at night (with Waldorf Astoria and The Headquarters Business Park Tower to the right)

Jeddah Hilton (I loved the palm trees πŸ‘)

Water feature

Hotel entrance

Reception, Concierge & Lobby

Reception

Concierge

Lobby

Lobby seating area

Guest Relations



Washroom

Check-in

Check-in was efficient and friendly as is the norm with Hilton πŸ‘

Coffee and infused water (and yes, there is also a shopping arcade within the hotel)

Card keys and Executive Lounge timing

Atrium & Elevators

Atrium

Atrium

Elevators, 9th floor

The highest floor is 12th floor where the Executive Lounge is located, while the Health Club and Pool are located on R level.

King Executive Room, 918

The bed was very comfortable πŸ‘

Sofa and table

TV

Work desk and luggage rack

Complimentary bottles of water, coffee and tea making facility

Nespresso

Minibar

Quran

Hair drayer

Jeddah Hilton hotel info

Coat hanger stand

Laundry bag, slippers, iron and ironing board

Safe

Bathroom

Shower and bathtub combo

Digital scale

Adjustable thermostat

Orientation map

Balcony

View overlooking the Red Sea across the new Jeddah Waterfront πŸ‘

View of the Waldorf Astoria and HQ Business Park Tower

Executive Lounge, 12th Floor

Executive Lounge entrance and reception

Seating

Seating

Seating

Business Center

Toilets are located outside the Executive Lounge

Gentleman´s toilet

Afternoon Snack (3pm-5pm)

Afternoon snack

Evening Snack (7pm-9pm)

Below are some of the photos from the evening offering:

Bread and salads

Salad

Beef

Fish

There were several more hot dishes which I was not able to take a picture of.

Desserts

Softdrinks

Breakfast (6:30am to 11am)









Al Safina Restaurant/Breakfast Buffet (6:30am to 11am)

Restaurant timings

Seating

Below are some photos from the buffet:












There were no bell peppers in the salad section of the buffet so I asked one of the chefs. Moments later, I was served with this lovely plate πŸ‘

Ful Medames in large pots

Pancakes

Hot dishes

Sausages


Made to order eggs

I ordered a Manakish (Arabic pizza) and was able to watch how it was prepared.

Manakish

Fresh from the oven Manakish πŸ˜‹

Milk

Fresh juices

Cappuccino

Amenities & Outlets

Outdoor pool

Children´s Corner


Health Club & Pool reception

Table tennis

Squash

Spa

Spa

Sauna

Seating area

Indoor pool

Fitness Center

Fitness Center

Billiards

Tennis court

Mosque

Banquet room

Cafe Vienna Plaza

Ginger Leaf

Waldorf Astoria Jeddah - Qasr Al Sharq


Al Shurfa Lounge

The lovely Swarovski chandelier

Versace plates and cutlery inside the Aromi RestaurantπŸ‘

Versace dining table, Aromi Restaurant

Exploring the Area

The Beach

North Corniche

Al Balad, the historical area of Jeddah is just minutes away by taxi.

CONCLUSION

This is definitely one of the best uses of my 55K Hilton points as the hotel is a very solid property. It has everything one could ask for in a 5-star hotel, and more. From the moment I stepped into the hotel, I was greeted by a friendly smile from the staff. The room upgrade I got as a diamond member is very much appreciated, as the views of the Red Sea from the balcony was just fascinating.  The room is well appointed and had the most complete CrabTree&Evelyn amenity I had seen at any Hilton property. All the staff  I had contact with were all friendly and helpful. The offering in the Executive Lounge during the evening snacks was extensive as it offered a real dinner offering. The hotel amenities were just impressive (which included a tennis court and a mosque among others). I have to admit the billiard table was the first I had seen in any hotel πŸ‘ The staff going above and beyond (when I asked for bell peppers from the buffet) only shows how dedicated they are to their work. I was so glad I stayed in this hotel as it made my first visit to Saudi Arabia truly a memorable one. To all the staff of Jeddah Hilton, Shukran!

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