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InterContinental Hotels RIYADH

King Saud Road,PO Box 3636
Riyadh 11481
Nightly Rates: (USD$285.68 - USD$3,071.90)
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Description:

The InterContinental Riyadh hotel is a luxury hotel, located just five minutes from the city's exciting, high-rise business and shopping district. You can practise your golf swing on a nine-hole course, have a round of tennis and then cool off in one of two large pools. Or you can relax by strolling the hotel's 40 hectares of exotic landscaped grounds. Experience true Saudi hospitality in our restaurants, or host a business meeting or conference in one of 13 sleek event spaces.

Check In:  3:00 PM
Check Out:  2:00 PM

Native currency:  Saudi Arabian Riyal
Number of floors:  6
Number of rooms:  274
Number of suites:  61
Time zone:  GMT


Addiwan Tea Lounge: Enjoy a soft drink or a coffee at Addiwan Tea Lounge, or relax with afternoon tea. The plush modern caf also serves a range of creative non-alcoholic cocktails. If you're hungry, you can order from a light snack menu featuring sandwiches and burgers.
Al Baylasan Caf : The spacious, informal Al Baylasan Caf is the perfect spot to unwind with friends or family after a busy day. Take in the garden view from the glass atrium, or watch sports on the big screen. You can enjoy exotic fruit cocktails and smoothies and light m


Fitness center on-site
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Childrens's program - Children's pool available, bowling, swimming and karate lessons available

Room Info:

Trouser/Pant press, Bidet
Meal included - lunch, Buffet breakfast, Computer, DVD player
Meal included - lunch, Buffet breakfast, DVD player, Full kitchen, Microwave, Refrigerator, Refrigerator with ice maker, Dishwasher, Oven, Stove, Cups/glassware, Silverware/utensils, Pots and pans, Trouser/Pant press, Sofa bed
standard room: TV
standard room: TV
1 king club room: TV
king bed presidential suite: TV
1 king club royal suite: TV
1 king junior suite: TV
1 king executive suite: TV

Hotel Amenities:

(additional fees may apply to certain amenities)

  • Accessible facilities
  • Beauty shop/salon
  • Coffee/Tea maker
  • Connecting rooms
  • Desk with lamp
  • Free parking
  • High speed internet access for laptop in public areas
  • Indoor pool
  • Limousine service
  • On-Site parking
  • Restaurant
  • Safe deposit box
  • Shops and commercial services
  • Tennis court
  • Travel agency
  • Valet same day dry cleaning
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Air conditioning individually controlled in room
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Color television
  • Converters/ Voltage adaptors
  • Dry cleaning
  • Golf
  • High speed internet connection
  • Interior corridors
  • Lounges/bars
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rollaway bed
  • Satellite television
  • Spare electrical outlet available at desk
  • Tour/sightseeing desk
  • Turn down service
  • Voice mail
  • Bathrobe
  • Car rental desk
  • Complimentary newspaper in lobby
  • Cribs
  • Electrical adaptors available
  • Grocery shopping service available
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Internet access
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Parking
  • Room service
  • Separate closet
  • Storage space
  • Transportation
  • Two-line phone
  • Weight scale
  • Bathtub
  • Cocktail lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Free newspaper
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping - weekly
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Private bathroom
  • Safe
  • Separate line billing for multi-line phone
  • Technical concierge
  • Transportation services - local area
  • Valet parking
  • Wireless internet connection

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Al Moagliah SoukTip: The time to get the best prices is from 8pm, after last prayers. This market has an array of handicrafts, antiques and souvenirs unique to Saudi Arabia.

Al Owais SoukTip: If you speak Arabic or bring along an Arabic-speaking companion, you will have a better chance of striking a bargain. A wide variety of Saudi ladieswear and menswear. Bargaining is normal practice.

Al Thumairi SoukTip: To get good bargains, bring along an Arabic-speaking companion. Ask the concierge for assistance. Local handicrafts and traditional wares are found here.

Deera SoukTip: The souk starts at 6pm. Negotiate on prices. A wide range of antiques and local Saudi Arabian products can be found in this souk.

Granada MallTip: The best time to shop is from 4pm to 9pm. Fridays are the busiest. Riyadh's biggest shopping mall and arcade has a wide selection of traditional Saudi and Arabic souvenirs as well as international brands.

Kuwaiti SoukTip: Gold and jewels abound. Each stall has its own price. Be prepared to bargain. Find a selection of gold jewellery, local crafts and souvenirs.

Makkah SoukTip: Go between 7am and 11am to get the most enjoyment out of bargaining. Find a wide variety of local spices, Saudi foods, clothing and jewellery.

Shumeishi AreaTip: Within this area are local eateries and refreshment outlets at very affordable prices. This large shopping district sells anything from local to branded products. Open 9-11am and 4-10pm.

Vegetable MarketTip: Pictures are not allowed. Take a trip to this local vegetable market which sells all kinds of produce from Saudi Arabia and beyond. The best time to go and absorb the atmosphere is in the morning, from 7am to 11am.

Harraj SoukTip: Thursdays and Fridays are the days to get the best products and prices. This rambling souk covers a large area where you can find all types of merchandise, from clothing to electronics. Bargain prices.

Souk Al Ghanam, BathaWhere locals auction their camels on Thursdays and Fridays, from 3pm to 6pm.

King Faisal Hall

Riyadh Exhibition center


King Khaled International Airport

Palms Golf ClubIntercontinental Palms golf club

Half a Day: Al Masmak FortressVisit the Al Musmak Fortress followed by Al Murabba Palace. Complete the tour with a trip to the library, auditorium and National Museum of Antiquities. Nearby is a souk where you can buy traditional clothes, incense burners, coffee pots, pottery, antique

Half a Day: Janadriyah and Thomama DesertVisit Janadriyah on a Friday afternoon for a camel ride. Around Janadriyah you will find local fine arts, paintings and handicrafts. Move on to Thomama desert for quad driving and to catch the beautiful desert sunset.

One Hour: SouksTake a drive to the souks, just 10 minutes away, for a glimpse of life in medieval times. Here you can find traditional goods from Saudi Arabia.

One Hour: The KingdomDrive to the Kingdom, the tallest building in Riyadh, and enjoy a panoramic view of the City from the Skybridge. If you've still got time afterwards, go to the shopping complex on the ground floor.

Two Hours: Faisaliyah Shopping CentreGo to Faisaliyah Shopping Centre, where you can shop for the best local and internationally branded products, then dine at the food court on the second floor.

Two Hours: Old MuseumDrive to the Old Museum to see military weapons and planes. It's located at the Old Airport, between Exits 8 and 9.

Al Salam ParkThis park has many walking trails and a small lake with boating facilities. It is a 10-minute drive from the hotel, with a nominal entry fee.

Prince Sultan UniversityA large green area where you can take a leisurely walk or jog. There are many seating areas within the university's surrounding park.

Al Musmak FortressTip: Visiting days for men are Saturday, Monday and Wednesday; for women, the remaining days of the week. Nearby is the Al Musmak Fortress, the citadel that Abdul Aziz Bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud captured in 1902 to regain control of the city.

Diraiyyah Old CityTip: Start your visit at 2pm so you can tour the whole oasis. The ancient oasis town of Diraiyyah dates from the 15th century and is the spiritual home of the Al Saud family.

King Fahd StadiumTip: Tickets should be booked a day in advance. Saudi Arabia's biggest stadium is where national sporting activities including football and athletics are held. It has a capacity of 80,000.

King Saud University MuseumTip: The concierge team can organise a visit. On display are archeological finds from the pre-Islamic sites of Al-Fau and Rabdhah.

SouksTip: The most exciting time to go is from 8pm. No visit to Riyadh would be complete without spending time in its colourful souks.

Wadi Hanifah ValleyTip: The concierge can organise a tour for you. The Wadi Hanifah valley is a fertile, 120km-long enclave to the south-east of Riyadh that's dotted with attractive, historic towns and villages.

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