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Where to stay in Jeddah: 5 of the best luxury hotels

Plan your visit to Jeddah, with these luxury hotel stays…

For your next Jeddah getaway, check into one of these five-star hotels, sporting cool rooftop pools, private beaches and ultra-luxe amenities.

Here are five of the best places to stay in Jeddah.

Cool rooftop pool: Assila, A Luxury Collection Hotel


A fresh face on the Jeddah hotel scene, Assila is part of the Marriott group’s Luxury Collection. Contemporary guest rooms and common areas feature more than 2,000 artworks, celebrating Jeddah’s reputation as the art and culture capital of Saudi Arabia. One of the highlights of this modern property is the rooftop pool, flanked by sun loungers and curtained cabanas.

Assila, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz St, Al Andalus, Jeddah. From around SAR1,300 a night. Tel: 012 231 9970. marriott.com/hotels/travel/jedla-assila-a-luxury-collection-hotel-jeddah/

Chic on the beach: Narcissus Resort


With its white sands and blue cushioned sun loungers, Narcissus Resort offers a little slice of the Med in Jeddah. The all-villa hotel offers luxe extras, such as private jacuzzis in the entry-level Junior Villas, and private pools in the larger abodes. There’s also outdoor pool for men, another for the kids, and an indoor pool for women.

Narcissus Resort, Prince Abdullah Al Faisal St, Jeddah. From around SAR1,800 a night. Tel: 012 609 9100. narcissusobhur.com

Understated sophistication: Park Hyatt Jeddah


Enjoy refined elegance on the Southern Corniche, overlooking the Red Sea and King Fahd fountain. Guest rooms feature a sophisticated colour palette of neutrals and black, enlivened by the colour pop of Arab-Andalusian touches. There are separate ladies’ and men’s spas, with a stunning outdoor pool for the women.

Park Hyatt Jeddah, Southern Corniche, Al Hamra, Jeddah. From around SAR1,400 a night. Tel: 012 263 9666. hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/saudi-arabia/park-hyatt-jeddah-marina-club-and-spa/jedph

Fit for royalty: The Ritz-Carlton


This former palace on the edge of the Red Sea, The Ritz-Carlton is the home of five-star luxury in Jeddah. The décor is a seamless blend of Arabesque details and European elegance, with marble floors, spectacular chandeliers and grand columns greeting you in the palatial lobby. That opulence extends to the guest rooms, adorned with plush carpets, intricate tiling and carved woodwork.

The Ritz-Carlton, Southern Corniche, Al Hamra, Jeddah. From around SAR2,200 a night. Tel: 012 2314 444. ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/saudi-arabia/jeddah

Upscale extravagance: Waldorf Astoria Jeddah


Old-school opulence is the order of the day at this waterfront hotel, known as the Palace of the East. From the lobby to the guest rooms, expect an eye-popping array of crystal chandeliers, velvet drapes and cushions, and gilt-edged everything. As you’d expect from such a more-is-more establishment, they have pampering down to a fine art, with a sumptuous ladies spa, personalised butler service, and indoor and outdoor pools.

Al Kurnaysh Rd, Ash Shati, Jeddah. Tel: 920 009 565. hilton.com/en/hotels/jedwawa-waldorf-astoria-jeddah-qasr-al-sharq

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