For those of you who are often Umrah, Mecca in Saudi Arabia is a holy city that never stops beating and preening. In any month, the city engraved in the hearts of every Muslim is always able to offer newness, surprise and splendor to the eye. But if you go there two years from now, your amazement can bounce to a new peak.
Umrah is one of the largest assembly of worshipers in Mecca, with more than two million people gathered for a lifetime spiritual journey. Mecca is the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), where he received his first revelations. This is home to the Holy Mosque – Al Haram Mosque and the Kaaba which is the Qibla for Muslims. If you plan to go Umrah this year, you must prepare in advance both mentally and spiritually.
You should learn about the Umrah rituals as well as knowing lots of buildings and places of pilgrimage to deepen your understanding of Islamic history. Comfort is important when it comes to Mecca, both while traveling and accommodation in Mecca. Pilgrims need comfort and peace, during the pilgrimage that is why you need accommodation / hotel that is close to the Grand Mosque. You can rest and restore energy for the next day to worship. Here are 7 lists of the best and most luxurious hotels to stay in Mecca during Umrah from Economy Class Hotels to Luxury Hotels.
1. Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel
This 76-storey luxury hotel is only 100 meters from the Grand Mosque, one of the tallest buildings in the world and inside the Makkah Clock Tower. The hotel offers a well-equipped fitness center, hot tub, sauna and steam room. The hotel also provides 24-hour concierge service.
Each unit at the Fairmont Makkah Clock Royal Tower is equipped with an LCD TV and a spacious bathroom with bathtub. The rooms also offer views of the Kaaba, the Grand Mosque, or the Holy City.
Makkah Royal Tower Fairmont has 9 luxurious dining venues, including Indian-style Bharat, the Lebanese-themed Al Dar lounge and the rooftop Al Dira restaurant. The hotel also offers a complete 24-hour room service menu.
You can enjoy secretarial services, meeting rooms with multipurpose areas, and a very large hall for various meetings and events. Media rooms with live broadcast functions are also available.
The hotel is part of the Abraj Al Bait complex which has 4000 shops, offering a variety of international brands. Makkah Clock Tower Hotel is just a 2-minute walk from the Grand Mosque and is 6 km from Hira Cave.
2. Raffles Makkah Palace
Raffles Makkah Palace is located in the prestigious Abraj Al-Bait complex, and overlooks the Grand Mosque and the Kaaba. The hotel offers a variety of spacious suite units and features beautiful views and 24-hour butler service. The hotel is only 50 meters from the Makkah Clock Tower. You can access Wi-Fi for free in all areas of the hotel.
All large suites have air-conditioning facilities and feature luxurious décor with marble floors and oriental rugs. Each suite has a spacious living room and private bathroom.
Raffles Makkah Palace serves a variety of dishes in 2 of its restaurants. Tea lounges and ice-cream cafes are also available in the hotel area. The luxurious Levantine Al Majlis restaurant offers traditional Mediterranean cuisine. The terrace faces the Grand Mosque and the Kabah.
You can relax in the calm Makkah Palace spa or work out in separate fitness centers for men and women. The hotel has various private areas where you can read quietly or chat with other guests.
Jeddah International Airport can be reached in 1 hour by driving from the hotel. The southern entrance to the Grand Mosque complex is located directly opposite the hotel.
3. Conrad Makkah
Conrad Makkah is located in the center of Mecca and is a short distance from the Kaaba and the Haram Mosque, one of the most inspiring holy destinations in the world. The hotel can be easily accessed from the Umm El Qurra road, which is connected to the Mecca-Jeddah highway. You can dine in the restaurant.
All spacious and modern rooms have separate dressing rooms and free Wi-Fi. Some rooms and suites at this property feature unobstructed views of the Grand Mosque or the Kaaba, as well as extras such as exclusive butler service and Executive Lounge access.
At the Al Mearaj restaurant, which is open all day, you can enjoy Arabic and international specialties from the a-la-carte package or menu. In addition, you can pamper your tongue with a complete choice of buffet offerings. The Prime Steakhouse restaurant at the hotel offers views of the Grand Mosque, and only serves the best fresh cuts of meat, cooked to your liking in a busy open kitchen. After a long day, you can relax with a drink of fresh juice at Al Helal’s café lounge. The quiet Al Kawthar Lounge is the perfect place to relax with a cup of coffee and sweet snacks, while watching the beautiful view of the Grand Mosque.
The hotel offers car rental as well as a 24-hour front desk and gift shop.
The Grand Mosque is very close to the hotel. King Abdulaziz International Airport is 75 km away.
4. Hilton Suites Makkah
The Hilton Suite Makkah is located in the center of Mecca, and offers views of the Grand Mosque. The hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from the Haram Mosque and is located close to the new King Abdullah wing building at the Haram Mosque. The hotel provides free Wi-Fi and has a separate private mosque for men and women at the hotel.
The hotel features high taste decoration with modern design, and has private access from the Ummul Qura road directly to the hotel entrance. There are 484 luxurious rooms and suites, most of which offer views of the Grand Mosque and have a 47 inch LCD smart screen TV. All suites and rooms are equipped with separate controls for hearing the sound of Azan from the Grand Mosque.
Hilton Suites Makkah offers a dining experience overlooking the Grand Mosque of all its restaurants and coffee shops. You can also order food 24 hours from in-room dining facilities.
This property is close to modern shopping centers that offer international branded outlets and various fast food restaurants.
The nearest airport is Jeddah King Abdulaziz airport, which is about 100 km from the hotel.
5. Al Ghufran Safwah Hotel Makkah
This modern hotel is located in front of the King Abdulaziz Gate, and provides rooms with views of the Mecca skyline. The hotel has a restaurant with 24-hour room service.
Dar Al Ghufran Hotel Makkah offers spacious rooms, with contemporary décor, abstract artwork and luxurious fabrics. All rooms are equipped with satellite TV, minibar and tea / coffee making facilities. Wi-Fi is free in all rooms.
You can start the day by enjoying a buffet breakfast. A classy hotel restaurant serves plentiful buffet dishes with local specialties.
The hotel provides airport shuttle services at a charge. King Abdulaziz International Airport is 74 km from the hotel.
6. Dar Al Tawhid Intercontinental Makkah
Located in front of Al Masjid Al-Haram, Dar Al Tawhid Intercontinental Makkah is a 5-star hotel offering spacious and luxurious accommodation, overlooking the Akbar Mosque.
The hotel provides spacious rooms that are elegantly arranged, most featuring a charming view of the Akbar Mosque. Each room is decorated with ornaments and offers a variety of modern facilities such as flat-screen satellite TV and Wi-Fi.
Dar Al Tawhid Intercontinental Makkah has 3 restaurants serving a wide selection of international cuisine, as well as Middle Eastern specialties with a beautiful view of the Grand Mosque.
Dar Al Tawhid Intercontinental Makkah can be reached easily from Madhbaḩ Ismā‘īl and Al Jamrah al Wusţá in 5 minutes drive.
7. Makkah Hotel
Overlooking the Al Haram Mosque and the Kaaba, Makkah Hotel is located in the center of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. You can perform prayers in 2 worship rooms that are air-conditioned, carpeted, and display views of the Grand Mosque, and have a capacity for 10,000 people.
All rooms in Makkah Hotel have views of the city, the mountains, the Kaaba or the Masjid Al Haram. Each room is equipped with a desk and sofa. This suite has a separate common room with a dining room and executive room which provides access to the executive lounge.
EL Etlalah Restaurant, which features traditional curved windows, serves Asian specialties as well as regional specialties. You can enjoy Arabic flavors at the Al Fayhaa restaurant, or choose authentic international cuisine at Lagenda. You can also relax while enjoying Arabic coffee at Jasmin Caffe. You can enjoy foot massage services at Reflexology Health Center.
There is a large shopping area in this hotel with 450 branded and food stores that you can visit. The tourist attractions in Mecca which are in front of the Makkah Hotel entrance include the Kaaba and ZamZam Well, with all important Muslim shrines less than 8 km away.