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43 out of 100

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Eco-certified

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Sofitel Shahd Al Madinah

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7.9

Fair (5,566 ratings)

Medina, Saudi Arabia - 

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280 m Al Haram

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560 m Prophet's Mosque

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700 m Baqi Cemetery

Hotel Overview

Sofitel Shahd Al Madinah is a well-regarded hotel located in Medina, known for its proximity to significant religious sites and its commitment to providing guests with a memorable stay. Opinions on the hotel vary, with guests sharing a range of experiences.

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Hotel highlights

Location

Cleanliness

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  1. Prime Location: Situated close to the Prophet's Mosque, it offers easy access to one of the city's main religious and cultural sites.
  2. Accommodating Staff: Many guests have praised the staff for their friendliness and willingness to go the extra mile to ensure a comfortable stay.
  3. Quality Dining: The on-site dining options have received compliments for their variety and quality of food.
  4. Comfortable Rooms: Guests have noted the comfort and cleanliness of the rooms, appreciating the modern amenities provided.
  5. Atmosphere: The hotel's ambiance is often described as peaceful and welcoming, making it a serene place to stay during a visit to Medina.
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Area for improvement

Accessibility

Bathroom

Air Conditioning

  1. Price Point: Some guests feel that the pricing can be on the higher side compared to other options in the area.
  2. Busy During Peak Seasons: The hotel can become quite crowded during religious holidays and special events, affecting the quality of service.
  3. Room Service Issues: There have been occasional complaints about the speed and quality of room service.
  4. Noise Levels: Due to its central location, noise from the surrounding area can sometimes be an issue for guests seeking quiet.
  5. Reservation Management: A few guests have reported difficulties with booking and reservation confirmations, leading to inconvenience upon arrival.

Amenities

Free WiFi

Parking available

Parking available

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Housekeeping

Room service

Room service

Laundry

Laundry

Restaurant

Bar

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Score icon7.9

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Total 5,566 Reviews

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7.9

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8.2

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booking

5,416 Reviews

7.9 / 10

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expedia

150 Reviews

8.2 / 10

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Location was mentioned 1163 times

7% Negative81% Positive

Reviews based on Location

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Imraan S.6 months ago

Besson at reception was really kind and helpful. Hotel is based in an excellent location. Hotel is clean, tidy and wellcoming. Rooms, and bathrooms do however need to updates. Breakfast has really gone down. Prrviously breakfast had many morr options. House keeping team cleaned our room so nicely and were most helpful.

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Zahra Al Salat7 months ago
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All staff were friendly and helpful, room was clean and comfortable. Sound insulation was good except the strong banging sound from closing neighbors doors. Location was excellent to female gates. Elevators were a major problem they take long time to come due to high demand specially before and after praying time, I used the stairs to avoid the Elevators. Breakfast was fabulous with great varieties.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 469

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Number of floors 14

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Number of buildings/towers 1

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Year Built 2001

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

16

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31

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21

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

Al Haram

280 m

Prophet's Mosque

560 m

Baqi Cemetery

700 m

Quba Mosque

3 km

Madina Mall

4 km

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Getting around

Madinah Station

10.5 km

Medina (MED-Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz)

10.5 km

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Restaurants

Kiffa

770 m

شاورما فطوم

280 m

دجاج كنتاكى

210 m

Cafe Najd

Nearby

مطعم المروة

140 m

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Daytime safety

86 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

83 out of 100

Very Safe

Medina safety index

Safety

Crime

43

Overall Safety Index

Risky

An average rating of the six safety categories

43 out of 100

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Women safety

Unsafe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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23

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Physical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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87

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Property safety

Unsafe

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Likelihood of theft.

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33

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Political safety

Very Unsafe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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7

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LGBTQ safety

Very Unsafe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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7

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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100

17

Overall Crime index

Minimal

An average rating of the crime categories

17 out of 100

Property crime severity

Minimal

18

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Mugging or robbery  18/100

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Car theft  17/100

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Car break-ins  21/100

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Home break-ins  20/100

Violent crime severity

Minimal

12

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Physical attacks  16/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  12/100

Other crime severity

Minimal

10

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Insult or harassment in public  16/100

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Corruption or bribery  24/100

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Drug problem  18/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.5 - $1.2

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Coffee

$2.4 - $3.7

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Beer 0.5L

$1.5 - $2.4

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$4.9 - $13.4

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$0.7 - $1

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$19.5 - $34.2

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$2.4 - $2.4

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McMeal at McDonalds

$6.1 - $8.8

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$0.6 - $0.7

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Public transport, monthly pass

$34.2 - $48.8

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$0.6 - $0.6

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$33.7 - $36.6

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$48.8 - $141.7

Weather In Medina

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Air Quality

Unhealthy

PM2.565

PM10153

75

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Poor air quality affects health. Recommended to limit outdoor activity.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Good

Water quality is satisfactory. Slight deviations may be noticed.

Traffic around property

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Light

Few vehicles on the road, relaxed and stress-free driving experience.

House Rules

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Check in after 16:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

No pets or service animals

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