Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Review: Bakkah Arac Hotel, Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Coordinates: 21.404648, 39.830497
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Tips for Travelers:
  • You can turn on the TV and see live video of Haram and can make your plans according to the crowd.
  • If you are a light sleeper then take a room away from the lifts so that the noise from lifts doors opening/closing don’t disturb your sleep.
I booked 4 rooms, the hotel was more of a 4 star than a 5 star, I visited it along with 3 families on 29th October 2015.


  • Arrival at the hotel was welcoming, receptionist was very professional, they offered me hot towel, Zam Zam water and dates
  • Good safe car parking was available in the basement
  • Room was spacious and had free fruit basket, 1 liter mineral water, tea/coffee etc.
  • They offered us 1 mattress free of charge
  • On request they provided an iron stand free of charge
  • The provided 3 keys for each room which was very convenient
  • Breakfast was tasty and good variety was available
  • Shuttle service was always available, it took sometimes up to 10 mins for the bus to move but we never had to wait on the footpath for the bus to arrive
  • Half of the lifts stopped working at peak time (from Friday morning till night)
  • The receptionist in the morning shift couldn't understand English thus it was difficult to communicate
  • Size of washrooms were 2 small, Shower knob was not working, Washroom door lock was not easy to open/clock
  • Soundproofing of the rooms was poor, I could hear noises from next room and corridor while trying to sleep
  • While booking I specially requested for a quiet room, not near lifts, the room was indeed far from lifts but on Saturday morning construction work started outside the room window and it was very noisy, couldn't sleep properly
  • It was also difficult to darken the room properly in day time, some gaps were left in the curtains thus it was difficult to sleep
  • Pillows were very uncomfortable
  • Wi-Fi was very slow most of time
  • There should be at least 1 powerful light in the room, all lights were quite dim
  • The items at breakfast were not frequently refilled, it took a lot of time to get the omelets, Friday morning the omelets counter was crowded, Saturday morning the omelets serving person was missing
  • My Check-Out time was 1pm, I informed at the reception that I will check-out at 2pm and they agreed but I received a call at 1:18pm, waking me up and informing me that my check-out time was 12pm

★★★★★ Bakkah Arac Hotel, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Just under 1 mile from the Holy Haram, Bakkah Arac Hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. It features a restaurant and a 24-hour front desk.
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  1. Really charming post! Thanks for giving such great examples in this post.

  2. hi,
    Nice post Review about bakkah arac hotel, could you suggest me best online Makkah hotel booking near haram. at this time i found and Please suggest me which is nearest hotel


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