Makkah Clock Royal Tower – A Fairmont Hotel
What We Love
- Location next to Al-Masjid Al-Haram; it’s the closest hotel to the Kaaba
- Sleeping within the enormous clock tower building where 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide turn for daily prayers
- Separate health clubs for men and women are open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
What To Know
- It’s a popular destination for umrah (major pilgrimage) or hajj (minor pilgrimage)
- The hotel is business-friendly, with more than 34,000 square feet of meeting space
- There are more than 1,500 rooms and nine restaurants provide plenty of dining options
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
Overlooking the 7th-century Al-Masjid al-Haram in the heart of Mecca, the enormous Makkah Clock Royal Tower, a Fairmont Managed Hotel, is perfectly located for Muslim travelers making the pilgrimage to the Holy City. In the iconic clock tower building guests have access to a sprawling shopping mall on the ground floor, two health clubs and nine restaurants, plus a choice of 1,542 guestrooms. All have an elegant look, with cream carpets, ornate rugs and dark wood furnishings, as well as modern comforts such as flat-screen TVs, WiFi and tea and coffee facilities. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame views of the cityscape in Fairmont Rooms and of Al-Masjid al-Haram in Deluxe Rooms, while Signature Rooms look directly onto the mosque. The hotel restaurants are set up for large group meals or intimate dinners, with multiple cafés, a steakhouse, two buffet restaurants and the first five-star Saudi restaurant in the city, Al Dira. For relaxing downtime, there are separate health clubs for men and women, both with Jacuzzis, steamrooms and saunas, and gyms.
In the Area
Mecca is the holiest city in Islam, and more than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world turn toward it five times a day to pray; they are also required to make a pilgrimage to the city at least once in their lives. Beyond Al-Masjid al-Haram, visitors make stops at such sacred sites as Jabal Al-Nour, Al-Jamarat and Jabal Thawr, admire the Islamic architecture of Qasr Al-Saqqaf in the Al-Maabda quarter, or visit the museum of archaeology and ethnology in the Qasr Khozam.
How to Get There
Liked: Location near the Haram and Ka’abba partial view, the staff was very professional and helpful, also access by elevators is easy.
Disliked: Elevator screens and buttons need maintenance, lack of slippers and bath sponge, empty mini fridge, carpets and curtains need more thorough cleaning.
Very organized, the rooms are very clean (although the room carpets may need to be changed due to traffic) but overall the staff was very welcoming and well trained.
The location is as close as you can get to the haram. The elevators are a bit confusing, so make sure you read the signs and ask for directions.
I’m thinking of booking it for my older parents but I’m concerned about them gets lost in the elevators, it took me a couple of times to understand the routes.
Will definitely stay here again!
We stayed in a double occupancy room. The room was immaculate, beds comfortable, clean linen and towels. You can hear the Adhan in your room. There is a prayer room available, however, we hardly used it as it’s so close to the haram!
The restaurants offered a variety of food, prepared fresh and displayed beautifully.
You also have access to the other facilities within the clock tower e.g. food court, shops for souvenirs, pharmacy, snacks, etc
Would most definitely recommend staying here.
A hotel staff who takes pride in doing their job and who go the extra miles to ensure high standards of clients satisfaction
As a platinum LeClub Accor member, the customized welcome from Houssine, Manahil and Amal was a real nice touch. All the special requests I made in advance were readily available in the room at our arrival, with a few other welcome amenities (that included a very delicious birthday cake for our son who just celebrated his first birthday, flowers, local hot drinks, etc.)
We had a junior suite with a haram view. It was perfect in all aspects (cleanliness, closeness from haram, room service, etc.)
Breakfast at the 29th floor is very generous, and has a lot of varieties. Staff at the restaurant is very friendly. We were traveling with our 2 little boys (3 and 1 year old) and everyone from the hotel staff met us with greetings, played with the kids, provided guidance / answered questions when needed
In a nutshell, this truly felt like a home away from home. So thank you all for making our stay so special
Good stay however the walk from yoour hotel room to the haram can be long only awaiting for the lifts as you have to switch twice. good breakfast and good view from our hotel room and the breakfast lounge of the Kaaba