The best 5 Star Hotels in Makkah

The best 5 Star Hotels in Makkah

A journey to Makkah, Islam’s holiest city — particularly a visit to Masjid al-Haram to make ṭawāf at the Kaaba during the Hajj — is something every Muslim dreams of doing at least once in their life. It is an excursion for which one prays and thoughtfully prepares, and if you’re like most people, you want everything to go well when you finally make the trip. So we will help you find out what are the best 5 star hotels in Makkah.

One of the things you must arrange when you go to Makkah is your accommodation. It’s a good thing Makkah offers plenty of accommodation options for every type of need and some of them even have an impressive Makkah view.

If you’re looking for a hotel of the same calibre as Anjum Hotel Makka, read on, for what follows is a list of the best 5 star hotels in Makkah.

1. Al Ghufran Safwah Hotel Makkah

This five-star hotel has it all. It has modern facilities and luxurious amenities in a shell that looks both modern and traditionally Arabic. More than that, it is located in the historic Ajyad district, right in front of the King Abdul Aziz Gate. Therefore, it has a striking view of Makkah’s biggest draw: Masjid al-Haram.

Al Safwa Tower Dar Al Ghufran Hotel is an imposing presence on Ajyad St. It has 324 spacious rooms and suites, every one equipped with all the amenities today’s travellers expect and need. For the best experience, book a mosque-facing room.

2. Raffles Makkah Palace

 

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Raffles Makkah Palace is the hotel you need if you want the luxury of space plus gorgeous views of the Great Mosque of Mecca.

At this exclusive, all-suite hotel, you can choose rooms that face Masjid al-Haram and the Kaaba. You have three types of suites to choose from: the Signature Suite, the Presidential Suite and the Royal Suite.

The Signature Suite is an 80-sqm, one-bedroom suite with a separate living room and dining area. You will need to specify the view you want when you book your suite because the Signature Suite can have a view of the Great Mosque of Makkah, the Kaaba and Central Makkah.

The Presidential Suite is a two-bedroom suite. Like the Signature suite, it has separate living and dining areas. A Presidential Suite can have a view of the Kaaba or Central Makkah.

Finally, the Royal Suite is the most spacious and lavish suite at Raffles Makkah Palace. It has an impressive entrance foyer, which leads to a large living room framing a dazzling view of the Kaaba. It has two bedrooms, a dressing room, a dining room, a small kitchen, and a writing desk.

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3. Millennium Makkah Al Naseem


If you want to be far removed from the noise and the tumultuous bustle of the neighbourhood around Masjid al-Haram, stay somewhere in the outskirts of the Holy Haram.

Millennium Makkah Al Naseem can be found at the Al Rajhi complex in the Al Naseem district. It is several minutes away by car from the religious centre of Makkah, so you can’t just walk to Masjid al-Haram or see the Kaaba from your hotel room window. However, it can be less hectic here than in a hotel near the Great Mosque. In any case, the Al Rajhi Mosque is just a few hundred meters away if you need a place of worship close by for prayers and meditation.

Additionally, Millennium Makkah Al Naseem is close to the train station and the city centre. You also don’t have to leave the hotel premises if you’d prefer to stay in your hotel when not in the Great Mosque. The hotel has dining, meeting and recreational facilities on-site for the convenience of its guests.

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4. Anjum Hotel Makkah

 

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This is another five-star hotel near and around Masjid al-Haram. However, it doesn’t only offer breathtaking views of the Great Mosque. It goes one step further by offering hotel guests exclusive, private access to Holy Haram’s new gate of King Abdullah.

Anjum Hotel Makkah has generous open spaces, including a 260-slot car parking lot exclusive to guests. Are you planning to drive to Makkah? This is the perfect hotel for you. Another notable feature is its central piazza bordered by the hotel’s imposing towers.

Anjum Hotel has different types of rooms to suit your needs and preferences. There are single rooms and twin rooms for those who need a comfortable place to rest during their sojourn in Makkah. These rooms are outfitted with plush beddings and modern amenities for the guests’ comfort.

If you and your family require a bigger room, you should check out Anjum Hotel’s suites. However, for the ultimate in comfort and luxury, try the hotel’s luxury suites. Not only are these luxury suites the most spacious, but they also offer the best views and exclusive access to the Heraa lounge.

All in all, the space, the room options, and the facilities on-site make Anjum Hotel one of the top family-friendly hotels on this list.

5. Movenpick Hotel & Residences Hajar Tower Makkah

 

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Movenpick Hotel & Residences Hajar Tower Makkah is part of the Abraj Al Bait complex (i.e., Clock Towers), one of the world’s tallest buildings. The hotel is also conveniently located as it is adjacent to the city’s shopping malls and entertainment facilities.

The hotel also has a good selection of dining options on-site: the Al Nasim restaurant, the Al Diwan tea lounge and the Al Naim tea lounge and restaurant. Guests can enjoy the buffet at Al Firdaous and Hajar as well.

Like most of the five-star hotels in the area, Movenpick Hotel & Residences Hajar Tower Makkah offers lovely views of the Masjid al-Haram and the Kaaba.

The hotel is also but a few steps away from the Great Mosque. Indeed, this hotel is one of the best accommodation options for Muslims on their pilgrimage to Makkah.

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Ready, Set, Book

A pilgrimage to Makkah is a spiritual journey. It is a commitment and a fulfilment of your duty. If you want the best time and a comfortable stay while on your Hajj or Umrah pilgrimage, choose one of the five-star luxury accommodations in Makkah. Al Ghufran Safwah Hotel Makkah, Raffles Makkah Palace, Millennium Makkah Al Nassem, Anjum Hotel Makkah, and Movenpick Hotel & Residences Hajar Tower Makkah are all worth considering.

About Maria Kennedy

Maria Kennedy is the managing editor at Travel for Food Hub. Maria is on a full-tilt mission to share local food and travel inspiration. When she is not writing about food and travel, startups or social media, she is enjoying her time with her boys in sunny Spain.

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