Raffles Hotels & Resorts is a small, elite collection of selective and prestigious hotels and resorts, with a story that began in the exotic Far East in 1887 and has since spread to some of the most fabled and desirable destinations on earth. Each Raffles Hotel or Resort is a landmark in its respective city or holiday destination, positioned at the very top of its market, and each features its own unique style and design, using local architectural themes, artwork and cultural references to create a captivating sense of place that is the polar opposite of cookie-cutter hotel chains.
Now Raffles has arrived to the holiest city on earth for approximately 1.6 billion Muslims: Makkah,
Saudi Arabia. Raffles Makkah Palace, as the hotel is officially known, is located in the spectacular new Abraj Al Bait complex, a seven-tower community directly adjoining the Masjid Al Haram – or Grand Mosque – and the Ka'aba, the House of God toward which all Muslims direct their prayers five times a day. Abraj Al Bait has become an instant icon and a beacon for Muslim travelers, with its distinctive clock tower that is one of the tallest buildings in the world.
Raffles Makkah Palace is an extremely discreet yet highly refined residential sanctuary for elite and discerning Muslim travelers. It is an all-suites hotel, featuring breathtaking views of the Grand Mosque and the Ka'aba below. Personal butlers exemplify the “heartfelt service” which is a hallmark of all Raffles properties, as they strive to anticipate residents' needs with an attentive yet unobtrusive style that is described as “like a gentle breeze”. Two world-class restaurants, a sophisticated tea lounge and a unique and fun ice cream-based café offer residents a wide range of cuisines and specialty dishes. A beautifully-appointed and serene spa helps residents unwind or meditate, along with His and Her fitness centers. And throughout the hotel, residents can find delightful private places where they can curl up with a book, share a conversation, or merely sit and contemplate the majesty of their surroundings.
Hajj, or the major pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia which takes place once a year, is literally the journey of a lifetime for Muslims. It is one of the five pillars of Islam to perform Hajj at least once in a lifetime if it is physically and financially possible.
Umrah - or a minor pilgrimage - can be undertaken at almost any time of the year. Many Muslims return to Makkah time and again to refresh their sense of spirituality, and to glory in the traditions of their faith with millions of fellow pilgrims from all over the world.
Details / Other Expenses
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||All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
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Policies / Expenses
Cancellation Policy is 48 hours prior to the day of arrival.
During Ramadan and Hajj reservations are subject to full payment in advance and non-refundable
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Amenities / Features
Sorry, pets are not allowed.
Airport & Shuttle Information
Hotel is situated 74 Km away from the King Abdul Aziz International (Jeddah) Airport
OneWay Cost SAR 400.00
RoundTrip Cost SAR 800.00
(Above prices are subject to changes during Ramadan and Hajj)
Local Shuttle Info: Local Bus
One way SAR 50.00
Roundtrip SAR 100.00
Above prices are subject to changes during Ramadan and Hajj
Airport Shuttle? Sorry
airport shuttle available.
About Raffles International Hotels and Resorts
- Hotel and resort properties with flexible guestroom spaces, meeting space, restaurant and bar services
- Decorative pillows and throws
- Hyatt allows guests to borrow or buy items forgotten or left behind such as curling irons, phone and computer chargers, deoderant, humidifier, and even a power adapter
- Free items one needs can include baby shampoo, makeup remover wipes, sewing kit, sanitary products, and a shower cap
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