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
Horrible Check-In/Check-Out Experience Was made to wait 2 hours 20 mins before the room was ready; was initially told it would be 15 minutes when we arrived.During Check-In staff was unhelpful and argumentative after making us wait for 2 hours.Took 45 minutes to check-out.
We enjoyed staying at the hotel with warms welcome and friendly staffs around. The food is just nice and on timely manner. We would like to express our gratitude to the management and staffs of Hotel Fairmont Makkah at clock tower for their service.Thank you
Everything from the breathtaking view to the proximity to the service to the cleanliness was just perfect!
This hotel is literally a few steps from the holy mosque. Staff are really helpful and attentive. From the moment you walk in you smell the pleasant smell of clean air and scented space.
Breakfast was amazing with just the right amount of variety to choose from; flavor and presentation.
The hotel location is Ideal, very close to haram literally steps from the hotel lobby. The only reason i'am giving this hotel an " Excellent " rating is due to the service we received from Mr. Osama in the concierge department. He went above and beyond to ensure our trip was exceptional. There were many issues with the hotel room which were ignored by other staff members, but Osama made sure to address every issue and ensure our stay was nothing less than excellent.
The room description was different than what I got!! But I didn’t report it to the reception, the check in took long time around half an hour..that’s why I didn’t do the check out.. and that's it.....