Best 5-Star Hotels in Makkah, Saudi Arabia
During the twelfth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, pilgrims from different parts of the world head to Mecca or Makkah – the holiest city in Islam – to take part in the hajj (“pilgrimage”), a five-day religious activity required of all physically and financially able Muslims at least once in their life. Millions of people participate in this event and accommodation should be made as soon as you know your dates of travel.
It’s an earnest desire of every Muslim living all across the globe to visit the Bait Allah, the exhalted Haram Shareef in Makkah. To visit Khana Ka’bah pilgrims also visit Makkah for Umrah throughout the year. Naturally for a bit of extra comfort and closeness to the Holy Mosque hotels are in high demand, here are some of the best 5-Star Hotels in Makkah, Saudi Arabia for you to choose from.
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Best 5-Star Hotels in Makkah
There are different types of accommodation in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, including five-star hotels. Prices majorly differ based on the location of your hotel or how far the hotel is from the Holy Mosque. The hotels are also booked all year for Hajj as well as as pilgrims arriving to perform the Umrah - a pilgrimage to Mecca that can be undertaken at any time of the year.
That said, here's a look at some of the Best 5-Star Hotels in Makkah:
Jabal Omar Hyatt Regency Makkah
Located in the heart of Makkah, this hotel exudes elegance but also offers both comfort and convenience. It is within walking distance to the Al-Masjid Al-Haram (Great Mosque of Makkah) and is easily accessible from the road. The hotel offers panoramic views of the Holy City, as well as ample amenities such as complimentary WiFi and a 24-hour fitness center. It also has connections to and from Jeddah and the King Abdulaziz International Airport.
Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel
Being adjacent to the Great Mosque of Makkah, this hotel offers a great convenience to pilgrims wishing to perform the hajj or Umrah. With 76 floors, it's one of the tallest buildings in the world and also serves as the focal point of the Abraj Al Bait Complex. Guests can choose rooms with views of the Kaaba, Haram, or the Holy City. Amenities include a fully equipped business center and a state-of-the-art health club.
Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Hajar Tower Makkah
Facing the King Abdul Aziz Gate, this hotel on the Haram Court is within a few steps from the Holy Mosque and offers a partial view of the Kaaba and Haram Shareef. It is one of the structures that make up the Abraj Al Bait Complex and is known for offering versatile dining options: a main dining restaurant, a tea lounge, a tea lounge and restaurant, and two buffet venues – all of which offer a range of international and Swiss specialties.
Hilton Makkah Convention Hotel
This hotel not only offers great views of the Haram Shareef, it's also within a short distance from it. It has three restaurants with a global cuisine offering, as well as a fitness center and a 24-hour business center. With children's menus and babysitting services, this hotel is a good choice for visitors who want to bring along their children.
Makkah has different kinds of accommodation to suit your budget and preference, but if you want to stay in five-star hotels, this list offers some of the best in the area. Since pilgrims come at all times of the year, it's best to book an accommodation when you know your travel dates.