Hotel Review: Mandarin Oriental Al Faisaliah, Riyadh

Hotel Review: Mandarin Oriental Al Faisaliah, Riyadh

Living up to the luxury synonymous with the Mandarin Oriental name, the five-star establishment in Riyadh provides top-notch accommodations and exceptional dining choices
18 March 24
Hotel Review: Mandarin Oriental Al Faisaliah, Riyadh

When The Mandarin, a Hong Kong institution joined with The Orient in Bangkok in 1974, the two iconic properties formed the first of a global empire renowned for luxury. And 50 years later the rebranding of the Al Faisaliah hotel at one of Riyadh’s premier addresses, to the Mandarin Oriental Al Faisaliah marks an auspicious addition to the global brand.

Now boasting 38 hotels, 9 residences and 23 exclusive homes in 25 countries and territories, Mandarin Oriental is a leader in its field for luxury hospitality, fine dining and holistic spas. Riyadh’s five-star family member does not disappoint, offering high quality accommodation and exquisite dining options.

Arabian hospitality is evident from the first interaction with doormen who offer a warm welcome to the hotel, a welcome that is repeated by reception, bellboys and all waiting staff at the Mandarin Oriental Al Faisaliah.


Situated in the heart of Riyadh, the hotel is in the city’s biggest hub for shopping and fine dining. On King Fahad Road, it occupies the lower floors of the famous and architecturally distinguished Al Faisaliah Tower. Designer stores and luxury shopping are on your doorstep, but the hotel is also centrally located to explore museums, arts and culture and the peaceful parks of Al Olaya.


We stayed in a Junior Suite, which comes with a 24/7 personal butler. It offered a generous 66 square metres of space and a plaza view. Decorated in warm gold and blue shades, with a luxurious marble bathroom boasting all the high tech gadgets we have come to expect of the Mandarin Oriental group, it was a tranquil oasis to relax and refresh.


As we stayed during Ramadan, we dined at the ground floor La Brasserie which offered a delectable array for Iftar ranging from local Arabic to French, Italian, Japanese and Chinese cuisine. The experiential dining concept means that guests have the opportunity to discuss options with chefs and personalise their meals. The choice was incredible, but do leave room for dessert – the patisserie display, even in a city like Riyadh known for its desserts, should not be missed!

The hotel offers eight dining options: La Brasserie for breakfast, lunch and dinner; The Mandarin Lounge from 7am until midnight; Asir Lounge from 4pm until 1am; La Brasserie Café from 5pm until midnight; The Globe, offering panoramic views of the city for high tea and dinner. There is also the famed LPM Restaurant and Café, specialising in French Mediterranean cuisine, Mamo Michelangelo for Italian and Provencal and Yauatcha for Chinese Dim Sum.


No Mandarin Oriental Hotel would be complete without a spa visit and the newest Riyadh hotel offers an exclusive ladies-only spa with signature treatments, spa packages, a swimming pool and a private spa experience in its Imperial Suite.

Mandarin Oriental Al Faisaliah offers 224 room and suite accommodations with overnight rates starting from SAR2,150

King Fahd Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12212
+966 11 273 2000