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“Relaxing ambiance” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Al Raha Beach Hotel
Ranked #23 of 130 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Relaxing ambiance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

I like the ambiance of the hotel, it is so relaxing. The hallways, rooms , bathroom and reception area are spacious and very clean.The bed is comfortable .The swimming pool is very clean, large and temperature controlled. When you are inside the hotel, it feels like you escaped from the city itself.The hotel service is very good ,specially in the reception area.They are accommodating. The hotel cleaners and porters are respectful and very attentive.
There are many choices in their buffet meals.There are so may desserts, sweets and fruits. However, they have less option in continental buffet lunch at Sevilla restaurant. I would prefer if they will have a variety of main course for their lunch buffet that will fit in to different nationalities.
Overall I can say that this hotel is fabulous.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Diana A, Director of Sales at Al Raha Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 17 August 2013
Dear Ms. Rose,

Greetings from Al Raha Beach Hotel.

It was our privilege to have you stay with us. I would like to thank you for taking some of your valuable time to express through the Trip Advisor site your views and convey your comments on our service and facilities.

I am very glad to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and our services and facilities met your expectations. Receiving such positive comments are very rewarding to all our employees and can only encourage them to strive further to meet our valuable guests needs and exceed their expectations at all times.

In regards to your comment regarding the buffet lunch menu options, we want you to know that we value your comments and all shortcomings have been communicated to the concerned heads of departments and appropriate actions will be taken.

Once again, thank you for staying with us and we look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to Al Raha Beach Hotel.

Sincerely yours,
Diana Ancuta
Director of Sales & Marketing
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013 via mobile

Stayed in this hotel for 3 nights. Was a beautiful hotel and the rooms were amazing. We were in the new wing. The pool was open while we were here but because it is Ramadan you are not allowed to eat or drink anything round the pool. While we respect the hotel rules and the traditions of the UAE I have never stayed in a hotel in the UAE that has had this rule in place. Two weeks ago we stayed in a hotel in Dubai and you could eat and drink round the pool. Not drinking or eating while you are out in 43C is not healthy especially for children. The hotel is attached to a mall which is handy. We ate in some of the restaurants there and the food was excellent. We spent one day at yaz waterworld which was amazing. Taxi from the hotel was about 30 dirhams. Would come back to this hotel but not during Ramadan.

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Diana A, Director of Sales at Al Raha Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 17 August 2013
Dear Mr. Oveml,

Greetings from Al Raha Beach Hotel.

It was our privilege to have you stay with us. I would like to thank you for taking some of your valuable time to express through the Trip Advisor site your views and convey your comments on our service and facilities.

I am very glad to learn that you have enjoyed your stay with us and our services and facilities met your expectations. We apologize we can not do anything on the no drinking or eating policy during Ramadan as its strictly the policy of the Abu Dhabi government here.

Once again, thank you for staying with us and we look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to Al Raha Beach Hotel.

Sincerely yours,
Diana Ancuta
Director of Sales & Marketing
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

We booked the weekend escape package which is great value for this hotel. The décor and layout certainly gives you a 5star feeling. We found the place very child friendly with several pools and a play area in the kids pool, a beach with calm waters and the kids club. Rooms are very spacious which is also good for kids and the bathrooms (in the new wing) must have been designed for suites - sooo much space. We loved it! Rooms are modern and clean and if you have a gulf view room you have a nice view over the Aldar HQ pancake building. It's also very quiet - unlike at the nearby Yas Island hotels, you cannot really hear the planes. Our room in the new wing was a bit far from the facilities and restaurants if you have a 3 year old who doesn't walk fast and usually forgets something! But that's minor issue. We also enjoyed the buffet breakfast - standard large variety for 5 star hotel (just be aware that no pork is served) and nothing to complain about the service. Al Raha Mall next door is useful for watching a movie, getting some groceries at LULU or the food court for a cheap bite. A few small issues which didn't really affect our stay but might be annoying to other guests considering it's a 5 star hotel: no new water bottles after the first night, pool area only opens at 9am despite the summer period and we had to revalidate our key cards for the second day. It may also be interesting for UAE guests that access to the hotel is much easier now with new routes open through the Al Raha Beach Development (no long detours required anymore).

Room Tip: Make sure you take a Gulf view room and be aware that rooms in the new wing are some distance from t...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Joergt
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Diana A, Director of Sales at Al Raha Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 11 August 2013
Dear Mr. Joergt,

Greetings from Al Raha Beach Hotel.

It was our privilege to have you stay with us. I would like to thank you for taking some of your valuable time to express through the Trip Advisor site your views and convey your comments on our service and facilities.

I am very glad to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and our services and facilities met your expectations. Receiving such positive comments are very rewarding to all our employees and can only encourage them to strive further to meet our valuable guests needs and exceed their expectations at all times.

Though we are very sorry to learn about your dissatisfaction on some other issues mentioned in your message. We want you to know that we value your comments and all shortcomings have been communicated to the concerned heads of departments and appropriate actions will be taken.

Once again, thank you for staying with us and we look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to Al Raha Beach Hotel.

Sincerely yours,
Diana Ancuta
Director of Sales & Marketing
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Abu Dhabi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

I have stayed at this hotel many many times and have mostly been satisfied, however i believe the staff require some teaching on the words 5 star. I attempted to book on 3 seperate occasions as i was requesting certain rooms. each time reservations told me they could not guarantee the rooms or floor?. I was bringing an elderly guest and requested the ground floor close to reception.
On my 4th attempt i was informed the booking was acceptable. Arrival and check in( speed has never been one of this hotels greatest achievments), but this time it was ridiculous. No first floor, and we were escorted to the new wing, which for an elderly person is a mile away. Whatever you do do not chose the new wing as the rooms are small and similar to most 3 star hotels.After 2 hours we were finally given an upgrade but again the furthest room from what we booked and was confirmed.By this time we were all pretty angry as these people were my guests. After Inftar food ( which was a fantastic dissapointment and extreamally overpriced) we woke to three of us being sick with stomach aches and diarea. This hotel has the potential but lack the staff and maybe knowhow to pull it off, rooms in old wing spacious, pool and grounds excellent, romms a little dirty. definately not 5 star. One last thing be aware, American ( expensive) breakfast only comes with two eggs and nothing more, unless you actually request exactly what you want.

Room Tip: Not the new wing
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank tyrone h
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Diana A, Director of Sales at Al Raha Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 30 July 2013
Dear Mr. Tyrone,

Greetings from Al Raha Beach Hotel.

It was our privilege to have you stay with us. I would like to thank you for taking some of your valuable time to express through the Trip Advisor site your views and convey your comments on our service and facilities.

I am very sorry to learn about your disappointments and poor services experienced during your stay with us.

Whilst I can assure you, that any inconvenience experienced in this instance would have been as a result of thoughtfulness rather than intent, please be assured that all your comments have been communicated to the concerned heads of departments and all shortcomings have been addressed and appropriate actions have been taken.

We would very much welcome the opportunity to regain your confidence and look forward to your next visit and rest assured that no efforts would be spared to make your next stay at Al Raha Beach Hotel memorable and pleasurable.

Once again please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused to you during your stay with us.

Thank you and best regards,
Diana Ancuta
Director of Sales & Marketing
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Ramtha, Irbid, Jordan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

Its a great stay at the hotel
I stayed for one night but everything was very nice and comfortable
From the first moment when I entered the hotel I realized it will be a lovely hotel and will be a great stay
I Entered into the receptionist who was very friendly and cheerful and extremely Assistant
He advised me about the type of room and he explained all the information nicely
Named Khaled and he was very handsome
there are some delay regarding your requests also
I Will never forget the name of Al Raha Beach Hotel .. I will never forget this beautiful night at the hotel
I advise everyone to visit and enjoy this luxury hotel

Room Tip: Room in the old building , at high floor
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Amjad D
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Diana A, Director of Sales at Al Raha Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 28 July 2013
Dear Mr. Amjad D,

Greetings from Al Raha Beach Hotel.

It was our privilege to have you stay with us. I would like to thank you for taking some of your valuable time to express through the Trip Advisor site your views and convey your comments on our service and facilities.

I am very glad to learn that you have enjoyed your stay with us and our services and facilities met your expectations. Your comments are passed on to all our employees especially with Mr. Khaled, receiving such positive comments are very rewarding to all our employees and can only encourage them to strive further to meet our valuable guests needs and exceed their expectations at all times.

Once again, thank you for staying with us and we look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to Al Raha Beach Hotel.

Sincerely yours,
Diana Ancuta
Director of Sales & Marketing
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

I enjoyed the clean, comfortable, warm & elegant stay at al Raha hotel
The services were great & i liked the location since the hotel has a direct access to the beach and al Raha mall.. Also the hotel resturants are warm and great

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank el7elwah
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Diana A, Director of Sales at Al Raha Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 25 July 2013
Dear Mr. El7elwah,

Greetings from Al Raha Beach Hotel.

It was our privilege to have you stay with us. I would like to thank you for taking some of your valuable time to express through the Trip Advisor site your views and convey your comments on our service and facilities.

I am very glad to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and our services and facilities met your expectations.

Once again, thank you for staying with us and we look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to Al Raha Beach Hotel.

Sincerely yours,
Diana Ancuta
Director of Sales & Marketing
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Riyadh
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

Stayed at the Raha Beach for a conference with my young family. At the check-in for some reason my name did not appear in the conference attendee list. The staff immediately gave me a place to sit, sorted it all out and got me upgraded to a very nice room with beach view.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner were excellent. Nothing nearby to see on foot so better be prepared with a rental car or use the limo service available at the hotel. Nearest places to visit are Ferrari World and WaterPark in the same area. The place is a good 10-15 mins out of abu Dhabi proper. Dont expect to see much at night, its better to stay out in Abu Dhabi or at the Yas Marina Viceroy Hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for the refurbished rooms in the new wing of the hotel. its a longer walk but worth it.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank FahadMah
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Diana A, Director of Sales at Al Raha Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 20 July 2013
Dear Mr. FahadMah,

Greetings from Al Raha Beach Hotel.

It was our privilege to have you stay with us. I would like to thank you for taking some of your valuable time to express through the Trip Advisor site your views and convey your comments on our service and facilities.

I am very glad to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and our services and facilities met your expectations. Receiving such positive comments are very rewarding to all our employees and can only encourage them to strive further to meet our valuable guests needs and exceed their expectations at all times.

Once again, thank you for staying with us and we look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to Al Raha Beach Hotel.

Sincerely yours,
Diana Ancuta
Director of Sales & Marketing
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Property: Al Raha Beach Hotel
Address: Al Raha Corniche, Abu Dhabi 38616, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number:
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Abu Dhabi > Abu Dhabi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#14 Romantic Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#14 Spa Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#19 Family Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#23 Luxury Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#27 Business Hotel in Abu Dhabi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Al Raha Beach Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 278
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in landscaped gardens along a stretch of white sandy beach, this palatial hotel is located on the Al Raha corniche. The property offers 254 rooms and suites including the brand new wing furnished with the ultimate in luxury. There are also 24 exclusive villas which have a choice of 2,3 or 4 bedrooms, located in a stunning seafront location adjacent to the main hotel building. The hotel boasts state of the art facilities, including the Body & Soul Spa & Recreation Club complete with temperature controlled outdoor and indoor pools, steam rooms, saunas and Jacuzzis as well as a high tech gymnasium. If variety is the spice of life, dining choices abound from International dishes to exquisite twist of Mediterranean. ... more   less 
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