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Review: Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel

Hotel Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel
Country Saudi Arabia
City Riyadh
Room Type Deluxe Guest Room
Loyalty Program Status Titanium
Points Per Night 20,000 points
Card used
To the point Here is my review of the Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel, a hotel near Riyadh airport, a member of the Marriott Bonvoy program.

Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel is located near Riyadh International Airport (RUH) and is a member of Marriott Bonvoy. It will mainly be suited for passengers with connecting flights, early departures or late arrivals.

Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel - Booking

When I stayed at the Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel, the rate was 20,000 Marriott Bonvoy points, while the room cost was over CA$ 250. So I chose to use my Marriott Bonvoy points for this one-night stay.

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Marriott Riyadh Airport 34
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Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel - Location

Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel is located 2 km from Riyadh International Airport. Having rented a car, we went directly there, which took less than 5 minutes. Complimentary parking is available.

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Marriott Riyadh Airport 35

Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel - Check-in

We arrived in Riyadh around 1:30 am and checked in around 2:30 am. At this hour, the receptionist was not very accommodating. Not very comfortable with English, he just gave me the room key without answering my questions about breakfast, an upgrade or the hotel lounge.

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Marriott Riyadh Airport 32

Next to the reception is a Bedouin tent for children to wait with some toys and a television.

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Marriott Riyadh Airport 38

We were not upgraded: the hotel was fully booked due to the MDL Beast Soundstorm Electronic Music Festival (we saw many of the festival’s technical staff at breakfast).

Our room was located on the second floor of the hotel.

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Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel - Room

The room is large. And the materials are typical of those you would find in any Marriott hotel worldwide. It’s sober, and functional but a bit old-fashioned.

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Marriott Riyadh Airport 01

A small welcome gift was available:

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Marriott Riyadh Airport 04

When we woke up (around 6 am with the Prayer coming from the Mosque located next to the parking of the hotel), here is the view of our room:

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Marriott Riyadh Airport 13

The bathroom has a large shower. Nothing to complain about here.

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Marriott Riyadh Airport 10
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Marriott Riyadh Airport 11

Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel - Breakfast

Breakfast at Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel is served at the hotel’s restaurant on the first floor. You can also have it on the terrace, by the pool.

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It’s a very Americanized breakfast. Few oriental dishes are available. What a change from our hotel in Istanbul the day before!

For members with Platinum, Titanium or Ambassador status, breakfast is complimentary. You can also get it with some paid rates through the hotel’s website on Marriott Bonvoy at this address.

Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel - Other services

Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel - Pool

The Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel has an outdoor pool next to the hotel’s restaurant.

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Marriott Riyadh Airport 29

Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel - Coffee

Next to the Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel‘s reception, you will find a Starbucks coffee shop. This can be convenient if you don’t have a complimentary breakfast.

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Marriott Riyadh Airport 33

Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel - Lounge

The hotel lounge was unfortunately closed during my short overnight stay. Here is a picture offered by the property:

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Crédit : Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel

Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel - Gym

Here is a picture of the gym offered by the property:

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Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel - Around the hotel

You are close to the airport by staying at the Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel, which is northeast of the city. This could be the starting point for a visit to Edge of the World (avoiding downtown traffic).

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Edge Of The World 3

You can do it by yourself (provided you have a good 4×4 and are not afraid to drive more than an hour at 15-20 kph). Or you can choose an excursion with a guide!

Here are some suggestions for activities in Riyadh and the surrounding area from our partner Viator:

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