Alsafwah Hotel is the most nearest to Babe Abdul Aziz gate of Harram Sharif. Very convenient to reach for all salat, just 2 minutes walk. Although we got a non view room but facilities and other comforts were excellent.
We were staying at the Fundak Az-Zahbi during the Hajj 1428 (December 2006/January 2007). It was a very basic hotel, not luxerious, but it did provide the major necessities for a Haji (= person who performs Hajj).
The best thing about the hotel was its location. It was almost right next to the Ibrahim-Khaleel Street (Shahrah-e-Ibrahim Khaleel) that leads directly to the Bab-al-Fahad (Fahad Gate) of the Haram (The mosque around the Kaaba). The distance from the hotel to Bab-al-Fahad was around one kilometer which is a walkable distance.
Tempat menginap ini disediakan oleh agen Umrah. Setiap bilik disediakan dengan beberapa buah katil bujang, yang bilangannya bergantung kepada saiz bilik. Ada peti sejuk, telefon, berhawa dingin tetapi berkongsi bilik mandi/tandas. Makan minum bagi jemaah Umrah disediakan di dewan makan. Saya gunakan perkataan 'pondok' atau 'inn' kerana bagi orang tempatan ia belum bertaraf hotel. Perkhidmatannya hampir menyerupai hotel, dengan kenudahan drop-in key. Oleh kerana ini merupakan bangunan lama, lifnya boleh dikira jenis yang sudah ketinggalan zaman. Tiada kolam mandi atau kemudahan tempat bersantai kerana keceriaan seperti tidak diambil peduli. Kita harus sedar, kunjungan ke Masjid al-Haram bukan untuk melancong dan berseronok. Pondok ini cukup memadai bagi seseorang jemaah Umrah atau Haji.
Kedudukannya hanya lebihkurang 100 meter dari Masjid al-Haram. Sekitarannya adalah kedai-kedai yang penampilannya agak tradisional, di mana sesebuah kedai menjual pelbagai barangan keperluan asas pelancong atau jemaah Umrah atau Haji, seperti kedai makan, pakaian, beg, kaset, qur'an, yang beroperasi sehingga jam 2.00 pagi waktu tempatan. Kesemuanya dipunyai oleh bangsa Arab. Anda boleh berkomunikasi dalam Bahasa Melayu dengan para peniaga, malah wang Ringgit Malaysia boleh diterima untuk urusan membeli, kerana pada masa ini nilai tukaran asing ialah RM1=99.97sen Riyal.
It's nice hotel and i was in the 11st story.. check the photos. one of my room and the other the view from the window.. room #1112 :)
If you find yourself in Makkah without a hotel, not a problem. Off peak seaons you can usually find a decent room in a 3 star hotel like the ones depicted in the picture for around the equivalent of £8 or $15 US.
These are scattered all around, just make sure you ask to see the room you will be in before paying any money.
Dont even think about trying to book a room during any of the peak periods, as you wont find one, at least not walking distance from the Harem area.
But if you do find your self stuck dont worry!
Through out the year you will see people taking a nap inside the harem, its air conditioned everywhere, carpeted in most places during off peak seasons and not a problem with the security people of the mosque.
The harem area also has proper concealed shower areas where you can freshen up!
Most 3 stars have all the necessary facilities.
You may even be able to bargain with them !
The hotels there are really nice. I didnt stay in the Hilton but I went there because there's a mall connected and places to eat.
I cant remember the name of the hotel i stayed in but it was also nice. Good service and the accomodations...
If you stay in the Hilton you have a gooc chance of having an awesome view...it is right across from th Kaba (the black structure in the picture).
I remember once I have visited some friends staying at this hotel,it`s located at the main road between Jeddah and Makkah,it has free buses that transfers you to the Holy Mosque around the clock!
Definitely, The Makkah City Towers (opp. of Masjidil Haram). The other is the Al-Safa (opp. The Babul Umrah).
Good for family. Spacious with kitchenette. you could see the Kaabah thru the window. Downstair is the Ben Dawood.
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