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Al Raha Beach Hotel
Ranked #27 of 128 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 August 2013

even though i just stayed for several hours, i was very impressed with staffs and the room.
the staffs are really nice, some are outstanding and the room was beautiful.
such a nice bathroom made me relaxed. i really enjoyed time in the bathroom.
it only takes ten or fifteen min. from the airport, so it would be the great choice for the travellers visiting abu dhabi.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Diana A, Director of Sales at Al Raha Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2013

Dear Ms. Leccetimes,

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.

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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Reviewed 24 August 2013

We stayed here for nine nights, looking for a nice chill out place, and got exactly that, top class hotel, We found the staff at the pool bar to be really friendly and efficient ,notably Mark and Sahou.Also we spent some nice evenings relaxing in the Pearl Bar, the Italian couple doing the entertainment were top class, and again the staff were terrific.Certainly reccommend this Hotel

Room Tip: Ask for a gulf view
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank FrankNewman275
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Diana A, Director of Sales at Al Raha Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2013

Dear Mr. FrankNewman,

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 Mark and Sahou of Food & Beverage Department, 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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Reviewed 24 August 2013

One night stay with a Groupon deal and great value. Lovely welcome, great modern spacious room and great nights sleep. Loved the bathroom lighting...check it out. Nice pool area and entertainment and nice food in evening and for breakfast. Only reason its not an excellent was food quality as they cater for a mixed clientelle and more adaquate than wonderful. We would go back...

Room Tip: We were in the new wing and believe we got a free upgrade. Pool and sea view with large balcony.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Diana A, Director of Sales at Al Raha Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2013

Dear Mr. Paullynne,

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.

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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Reviewed 20 August 2013

I spent 1night in Al Raha Beach Hotel in a Gulf Room (2nd Floor), and the experience was Superb!

Check in was a breeze, very quick and smooth, within minutes everything was done!

The room itself was brilliant, by far the most spacious room I have ever been to, beautiful wood finishing, spacious wardrobes, marble bathrooms, great TV Channel selection (which is rare in hotels),fruit welcome basket, with a gorgeous Balcony overlooking the beach and the pool, the view was awesome!

Breakfast and lunch were in Seville restaurant, I loved the Food, great selection & taste, very friendly staff, option to sit inside or outside, the food was yummy [personally I loved the breakfast slightly more as I am not a huge fan of lunches in general].

The service in the Hotel is brilliant, every time I requested something (an extra blanket, or a coffee) someone would always call after a while to confirm that I had received my request and was happy with it. Very friendly staff, very helpful, always smiling :)

I went for both Kayaking and pedalo, and it was a great experience for me as a 1st timer!

the Hotel is very peaceful , comfy, spacious. The pool is beautiful, temperature controlled, very refreshing! The hotel connects to the Raha Mall via a long corridor/path , so its fun to pop by the mall to buy anything I needed!

I am going again this week and booked already for September :), its an Excellent Resort!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Dima M
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Diana A, Director of Sales at Al Raha Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2013

Dear Ms. Dima,

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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Reviewed 20 August 2013

thank u very much said & iresh they are good person i was stayen in room 149 during eid but there is small problem in toilette & Mr Said transfer me to 407 suite i really enjoyed there me and my kids the hotel is nice (hicham ) Sheikh khalifa office

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank hicham b
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Diana A, Director of Sales at Al Raha Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2013

Dear Mr. Hicham,

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 Mr. Said and Mr. Iresh of Front Office Department, 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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Reviewed 19 August 2013

Noisy, low standards.
Check in was a joke. Had to make a fuss to get the rooms we booked.
Kids were running around the hotel at all hours screaming and ringing your door bell.
Gobby guests at 3am.
Petrol leaf blowers outside at 7am, hammering at 8am.
Faults in room, fridge broken, wardrobe doors bust, dripping a/c, shower door would not close properly.
Staff was unable to cope at busy breakfast times.
Sous chef on a mobile while cooking, so much for kitchen hygiene.
More like a kinder garden zoo than a 5* hotel………..
I expect 5* hotels to be near perfect, this was not. It’s appalling management from the top.
Never, Never Again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Diana A, Director of Sales at Al Raha Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2013

Dear Sir,

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 disappointment and poor service you experienced during your stay with us thus we regret such inconvenience experienced.

We have always placed our guest’s comfort and best interest on our top priority and we are committed to maintain an honest relationship with you as our valued partners. 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.

I hope this one time experience will not mark your impression of Al Raha Beach Hotel and 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.

Looking for the pleasure to welcoming you back to Al Raha Beach Hotel.

Thank you and best regards,

Diana Ancuta
Director of Sales & Marketing

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Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

We just came back from a 3 nights stay in Al Raha Beach Hotel /Abu Dhabi and we are surely visiting it again soon. A great place for travellers with children. The kids club, the baby setting service, the pool, the kids pool with water rides, the beach, the kayak and the paddle boats are experiences our kids loved in this family friendly hotel. Amazing staff, right from the reception team who finished our check in process in 5 minutes, to the room service, restaurant staff, and life guards. They are all doing a great professional job (special appreciation to all life guards for their amazing job around the day).

We asked for a gulf view room based on some of the reviews we read here, and we never regretted. Lovely scene of the pool and the beach, spacious rooms (the biggest double bedroom I have even seen in a hotel by far. An extra bed and a baby crib didn't annoy us at all! The kids still had room to move around and play comfortably. The bath tab is huge too. I must also mention the variety of TV channels available in the hotel, as this was always below expectations in other hotels. Arabic, English and Hindi channels are provided in all rooms. Kids had different kids TV channels to watch their favourite shows too.

Our only comment was the limitation of the lunch and dinner buffet. I believe we expected more from such a five stars hotel which is doing extremely well in all other sides of the business. Breakfast buffet was much better I have to say. They probably need to revisit their lunch and dinner buffet menus or alternatively revise their rate for the same. The best way to over come this small weakness is either to head to Al Raha Mall which is right next to the hotel (actually connected to it!) which includes a collection of fast food restaurants and a few good Indian restaurants to choose from, or simply enjoy a 20 minutes drive to AUD city and eat where ever you like.

Oh and one last point, the mall next door has a cinema too! Another great escape for families with children to spend some time around.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank eyasan
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Diana A, Director of Sales at Al Raha Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2013

Dear Mr. Eyasan,

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 and dinner 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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Additional Information about Al Raha Beach Hotel

Address: Al Raha Corniche, Abu Dhabi 38616, United Arab Emirates
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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
#16 Family Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#16 Spa Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#27 Luxury Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#27 Business Hotel in Abu Dhabi
Price Range: £90 - £1,176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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