Al Raha Beach Hotel5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We booked Al Raha for a weekend getaway, and I must say, it was a good experience for us as a family. Location: On Dubai-Abudhabi highway, right next to the HQ building (disk shaped building). The hotel location is fabulous, with a secluded private beach, kids splash play area, kids pool and infinity pool! Although it says 5 star, mostly the Hotel looked a little bit 4 star-ish. Reception: The grand lobby looks a bit aged, as the hotel is little old. There was a long queue to check in (yes, hardly seen in any other hotel) , mainly due to the public holiday and the weekend. Had to wait a long way for our turn to check in. We were not offered anything during that long wait too. Reception rating: 6/10 Rooms: We had booked the Gulf View Room, and at the check-in, we were informed that the room was not yet ready (we were little early + it was public holiday weekend). But instead of asking us to wait, & they upgraded us to the next level room, which says deluxe gulf view room. The difference , as per Hotel, was the décor as the Gulf View has a classic décor, and the Deluxe Gulf View has a contemporary décor. The room was neat and clean and soundproofed. The view from the balcony was of the shining and glittering summer sea outside, with distant city skyline in the horizon. In the evenings it was really relaxing. The toilets were very large (half the size of the room) and had an refreshing shower, and tub. There was also a central light /AC control touch screen. TV with all channels. Fridge. A work desk with lamp. Beds were very cozy. Pillows were so inviting. Overall great room Room Rating: 8/10 Restaurant: There are multiple restaurants within the Hotel. The mail restaurant is in the lobby, where we have the breakfast and dinner. We had chosen for the half board package with dinner and breakfast. For dinner, the spread was little limited. And the food was not that great. However, the service was really great! For breakfast, we rushed as early as possible, but, there was a long queue outside the restaurant. The space in the restaurant is not good enough to cater to all the guests in the hotel, as part of the hotel was built recently as an extension. So there was literally a massive crowd outside the restaurant waiting for their turn to have breakfast. At the pool side, we had a drink from the pool bar. Virgin Pinacolada and Orange juice. The drink was good, but the glass served was made of fiber glass and was having cracks, and looked very ugly. Suggest the hotel to upgrade the glasses used at the poolside bar. Food rating: 6/10 Beach: Amazing no-wave beach (due to the recent breakwaters). Stunning view of the HQ disc building. Hammocks on the beach under the coconut trees – that was something stunning. Nice moderate winds with lively atmosphere takes you to similar beaches in some tropical paradise. Attended by full time lifeguards , so kids can play as well. There is also a submersed workout cycle and also some water sports (charged extra). Beach Rating: 9/10 Pool Side: Very good infinity pool , also a kids pool (large one), and a kids splash play area with water slides etc. My daughter really had some good fun. They also have a very goo indoor massage pool, with water streams with temperature controlled water. That was something really unique and refreshing. A must try! Staff: The best part of the hotel is their staff. Always courteous and always ready to help with a pleasing smile. That calms you down, if you are at an aggressive mode. We would like to specially thank the stewardess - Asiat – in the restaurant for breakfast. Even though the place was crowded and so many people waiting outside for their turn, she had the patience and courtesy to help us with a small request as a spoon for my daughter’s pudding. That too with such a pleasing attitude and calmness. Thank you Asiat! Staff Rating: 10/10 Others: Overall we had a good time, and it was very relaxing! If you are in UAE and need a good quick tropical getaway, head to Al Raha. Overall Rating: 7/10
It took some time to be checked in as the staff at the check-in counter were less compared to the weekend rush , this needs to improve However, the property is very nice. The room was excellent we were even upgraded !!! and all the staff were very pleasant they made the difference. The food quality was also excellent. Overall, it was a very pleasant stay for me and for my family. Special thanks to Mr Jolvie, Miss Bhel from front desk & Mr Mahendra room service.
My husband and I stayed here for three nights on a stop over in Abu Dhabi and were very happy with the hotel. We got an upgrade to a nicer room for free, the staff were all friendly with a helpful concierge and it had everything we needed. The food was delicious, we had the buffet breakfast and food at a few of the restaurants. The room was very clean and spacious and we had a view of the water. The facilities included lots of shops including a cheap place to buy alcohol, hairdresser, gift shop and a few others. There was a mall right next door too with a grocery shop for snacks. They also had a free shuttle bus to different areas in town so we took that to and from the mosque. The only downside was the beach was not picturesque due to works across the water but we didn't mind that. Highly recommend this hotel!
very small pool, have to wait long quoes for food, child area very limited, very small beach, how is it called beach hotel? no places to set on the pool properly no towels, no as money value and not expected
we went to Al raha beach for a weekend on friday,long queue for checkin due to weekend but didnt take more tha 20 mins. we stayed in courtyard room which was quite spacious.for 2adults and a child. loads of entertainment for kids
It's been my favorite 5 star boutique hotel. I always come back here. Each and everyone has their own experties on excellent customer service from the reservations-Jolvie assisted me so well for the booking. When we reach the hotel, all the staffs in the entrance greeted us with a smile especially when I reached the front desk, there Faye warmly welcomed us and assisted us for our room. It was a very busy day but the process was very quick. Again, a very lovely room, cold A/C, clean washroom with a big tub and walk in shower and the magic mirror! My family was really amazed. There were 3 pools on the hotel apart from the beach, I had really fun doing my cardio while swimming outside pool and relaxed afterwards on their aquamedic pool my favorite part of the hotel. It is free for all the guests "now" including the jaccuzi there is hot and cold option. The leisure team were very accomodating invited us to join the activities and make sure the stay in both beach and pool areas are well. In the evening, we had out sumptuous dinner in Sevilla restaurant-the best buffet we had so far among all the hotels and buffet we went and Rommel had great customer service same during the yummy buffet breakfast. And, the room service team is also very fast with the help of May and Harold. Everything was perfect specially Mr. Lee - Manager ensure that our stay is at it's best. I am really glad that the whole team in the hotel is consistent on delivery excellent customer service.
The stay was amazing. Good and friendly staff. Rooms were clean and set up well. Good view. Food variety was decent as we were accepting a mix of both spicy and and non spicy food. Over all experience was great.
It took one hour for us to be checked in as the staff at the check-in counter were very slow. However, the property is very nice. The room was excellent and the restaurant staff were very pleasant. The food quality was also excellent. Overall, it was a very pleasant stay for me and for my family.
We have stayed at the Al Raha before. Its amazing, for me, it is all that is good about Abu Dhabi. It has a lovely pool, FANTASTIC restaurant and great rooms. We came with our 2 children, who loved the kids club and pool in particular. Staff at the hotel are amazing. We had last stayed nearly 15 months back, staff STILL remembered us... positively (thank God.) The beds in the rooms, provide great comfort (and I have a terrible back).. The rooms are spacious, bathrooms are gorgeous. Yes, the hotel is expensive, but, if you are on a holiday, or fortunate enough to have the company pay... then give the Al Raha a try.
Excellent hotel, very nice staff and excellent food ! Incredible pastry chef ! We really enjoyed our stay of 12 nights. The room was facing the gulf and the sunset was every night incredible to watch. An excellent holiday with my family. My children loved the pool.
Al Raha Beach Hotel places you next to Al Raha Mall and within 2 miles (3 km) of Aldar Headquarter Building. This 278-room, 5-star hotel has 2 outdoor pools along with a private beach and a marina. It's on the waterfront and also close to Higher Colleges of Technology-Abu Dhabi Women's College and Yas Marina Circuit.
Relish the international cuisine at Sevilla Restaurant, one of 5 onsite restaurants, which serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, or enjoy the pool views at Azur Restaurant. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, get a quick pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café, and mingle with other guests at the free daily manager's reception. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM.
All 278 soundproofed accommodations feature sitting areas. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers.
Al Raha Beach Hotel features a private beach, a marina, and a full-service spa. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for AED 250 per vehicle roundtrip. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include 2 outdoor pools, a water park, and an indoor pool.
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84% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1842 reviews