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Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hamim
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Seoul, South Korea
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“Exotic paradise in desert”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Althought it has been several months, we still dream about visiting there again. Unfortunately, we stayed there only 2 nights, but we really wanted to stay more. It was simply sensational and fantastic experience to just be there. Every scenary around the resort was just beyond expression of words. We tried to capture and keep the beautiful and magnificent views in our mind every moment. Entrance road to resort was another highlight of the trip.
Service was undoubtedly superb and we were fascinated with views from our room.
Hope this beautiful desert last forever.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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PAB77, General Manager at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Dear TimLee 1982,

Thank you for your splendid review and for giving us the opportunity to provide you with our best services and hospitality.

We are pleased to know how much you enjoyed your visit with us and how impressed you were with the resort.

Please do visit us again and we will be more than happy to ensure that your next stay will be as memorable as the recent one.

Yours Sincerely,

Patrick Both
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Westhampton, NY
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights in November and the place was fabulous. The food was well prepared, seasoned magnificently and plentiful in all the restaurants. And the staff was excellent. I highly recommend the camel trek into the dunes. Lots of fun and beautiful scenery. This is probably the best managed resort that we have ever stayed in. And, the pool butler has a surprise for you - unbelievable.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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PAB77, General Manager at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Dear RitaWesthampton,

I appreciate the time you took to post your superb review.

We are very pleased that you highly enjoyed your stay at Qasr Al Sarab. Your good comments about the hospitality extended by our associates will be shared with them. Your great feedback is a reward for the team which puts in a lot of effort to continue providing excellent service to exceed guests’ expectations.

We are looking forward to being of service to you once again.

Yours Sincerely,

Patrick Both
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Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

I have stayed in this extraordinary resort with my partner for two nights. We have been to different hotels around the world, but nowhere we felt so relaxed, warmly welcomed, and well taken care of. This is the best place in the desert to get a break from the hectic and busy daily life. If you are a man, take your lady to this amazing palace and make her feel like an Arabian Queen.

The pool is quite big and also there is less deep section for children to swim. Also, the pool bar offers fresh juices and my recommendation for you is lemon mint.

The Al Waha Restaurant offers intercontinental buffet at reasonable prices. You can enjoy the breathtaking view over the soft sand dunes.

Also, your stay is incomplete without a visit to the spa. You should try Desert Romance Package. Your body and soul will get pampered while you gaze out to the desert. It was our return visit and we are coming back very soon.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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PAB77, General Manager at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Dear Majidsu,

Thank you for taking the time to express your satisfaction on your recent stay.

We take great pride in our quality of service and it is wonderful to hear that you felt well taken cared of. We always ensure that our guests leave with fond memory of their visit at our resort.
Furthermore, we are truly delighted to know that we were able to provide you a tranquil and relaxing break.

Once again, our heartfelt appreciation for sharing your wonderful memories and looking forward to the pleasure of welcoming you again the not too distant future.

Yours Sincerely,

Patrick Both
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

A simply amazing experience, we will never forget. We hired a car in Dubai and drove through the night arriving at dawn. Staff very welcoming allowing us to check in. After a short sleep we had lunch at Ghadeer, beautiful food excellent friendly service.
It was really hot during our stay, but the pool was brilliant and the sunshine butlers do a wonderful job with plenty of cold water, and shade when required.
We had a room with a balcony overlooking the vast desert and it was so peaceful.
During our stay, every single member of staff we met was friendly and smiling. We enjoyed a lovely couples massage at sunset, very romantic.
The resort was simply perfect at every level, and we hope one day we are able to return

Room Tip: King size room with a balcony perfect. Chef makes amazing eggs benedict for breakfast
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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PAB77, General Manager at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Dear PhilH,

I wanted to thank you for taking the time to express your satisfaction on your recent stay. We are truly delighted to know that you had a wonderful experience. Your compliments are really encouraging for us to keep delivering heartfelt hospitality, both in products and services, to our guests.
As an Anantara resort, it is our passion that every guest leaves the hotel with an amazing story, and reading your review we can only hope that we exceeded your expectations.

We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Yours Sincerely,

Patrick Both
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Absolutely loved it, will return as soon as I can afford to!
Be aware that during the summer months not all the restaurants are open (not mentioned at booking), but this in no way was a problem, as the food available was all excellent. Food and drink cost does add up so be prepared because no other dining options anywhere near. Had a balcony room, and it was gorgeous, tub HUGE, couldnt bring myself to use it (takes an hour just to fill!) Book a pool room if you like night swims because the pool closes at about 9:00pm. What everyone says in the other reviews is true, this place is superb. I had a very calm and relaxing visit. Didn't get the vibe that this is a place to party, but a place to unwind. Who knows what it may be like during high season though.

I hope the employees are well treated here because they are indeed the resort's biggest asset, all were friendly, helpful, efficient, well trained, understood hospitality perfectly. They made everything a true pleasure.

If I had Oprah money I would probably move here.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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PAB77, General Manager at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Dear Luv2SeeThings,

Thank you for your wonderful review.

It was a pleasure to know how much you enjoyed your recent visit and that we were able to provide you relaxing holiday. I have also taken good note about the restaurant closure during summer and we will ensure that the same is communicated with our guests. Please be assured that your remarkable praises for the associates will be shared with them.

We will always welcome the opportunity to be of service to you in the not too distant future.

Yours Sincerely,

Patrick Both
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Orange County, California
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

This resort offers nothing less than first class service and amenities in all respects for a truly peaceful and relaxing getaway in a unique oasis in the desert. Surrounded by nothing but immense red sand dunes on all sides, it is possibly the quietest place I've ever been. The resort offers a wonderful way to experience the immensity of the desert first hand. The way the rooms and resort are organized, my wife and I at first thought the resort was empty. At breakfast, however, we learned that this was not the case, the resort just allows for a great sense of quiet and privacy. All of the staff are incredibly welcoming and personable and go out of there way to meet your every request. The docents for our hikes in the dunes and other activities were all very, very friendly and well informed and there seemingly just to make sure we enjoyed ourselves. Everything about our experience was just fantastic. If you're vacationing in Abu Dhabi, I would highly, highly recommend adding a few days at the Qasr al Sarab to enjoy this unique location and the amazing opportunities to experience the desert first hand it provides. I really don't have the ability or words to describe sitting atop a 300 foot sand dune at sunrise or at 10 pm under the stars, in the isolation and with the quiet of this immense desert, but it is worth it if you get the chance.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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PAB77, General Manager at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Dear jr1962,

Thank you very much for taking time to share your feedback. We are happy to know that you had a wonderful holiday in the resort. We are also glad that our hospitality service has exceeded your expectations. Your compliments will be shared with the team so they know that their dedication and hard work do not go unnoticed.

Thank you again for being our guest, and I look forward to welcoming you back to QAS in the near future.

Yours Sincereley,

Patrick Both
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

This place is simply sensational. Whatever I write on this review it will not come close to what me and my family have experienced here. From the drive up to the hotel on a long private road to the arrival at the entrance this hotel is beyond expectation. The staff are first class from Afridi and Umar who welcome you with open arms to Ruth who was our port of call every time we needed a buggy and Wa
I'd who was part of the staff at Al Waha restaurant nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff mentioned or any of the others who we may have missed. The hotel manager Husam was always on hand to query that our stay was up to the high standards that are quite evidently set. We stayed in a 1 bedroom pool villa and it has been our best stay in any hotel on our travels and we have travelled. What has to be appreciated is that this hotel has been put up in the middle of the desert and the infrastructure to maintain all these services is amazing in itself. A big thank you and a very big we'll done to all the staff and management who work tirelessly to service quests like myself and send us away with a very big smile. We are already planning to return next year and can't wait for it to come quick enough.
We hope to see you all very soon qasr al sarab.
Makadam family.

Room Tip: It has to be the 1 bedroom pool villa
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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PAB77, General Manager at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Dear Makadam,

We are flattered and pleased by your gracious comments about your recent stay. It is always a pleasure when guest take the time to commend the hotel.

Your appreciation to our associates will be shared so they know that their dedication is recognized and their hard work does not go unnoticed.

We are grateful for your support and we are very much pleased to hear that you intend to stay with Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort once again.

Yours Sincerely,

Patrick Both
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Property: Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
Address: 1 Qasr Al Sarab Road, Hamim 131277, United Arab Emirates
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Abu Dhabi > Liwa Oasis > Hamim
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hamim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara 5*
Number of rooms: 206
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Where mystic charm, cultural passion and unparalleled luxury evoke distinctive memories. Set in the middle of the Rub' al Khali or Empty Quarter, the largest uninterrupted body of sand in the world, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resorts by Anantara is isolated from the world, yet is less than 200km away from Abu Dhabi. The resort brings the mysticism of this eminent location to life, inviting you to discover the unique appeal of its surroundings. Enjoy an array of facilities and immerse yourself in the wonderful splendour of an eternally changing landscape. ... more   less 
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