We opted for the Al Raha beach as it had been recommended to us by an old work mate. Our soul intention whilst here for a 3 day stop over en route to Vietnam was to basically chill out. The hotel is not far from the airport and is several miles from the City Centre. Don't let this put you off. Taxis are really cheap and metered.
Check in was very quick and we stayed in a room on the 3rd floor overlooking the pool and beach. The room was a good size with a large bathroom and had tea/coffee making facilities. As we had arrived late we had the room service and both ordered a biriani. This was delivered within 20 minutes and was excellent and plentiful.
Breakfast is served in the restaurant by reception and was extensive. A good choice of local food as well as food catering for people all over the world.. The staff in the restaurant were very helpful.
The hotel is attached to a small mall. This has a small number of restaurants which were of a good standard. There is also a small supermarket in the Mall which has a hot food counter if you want a snack for lunch.
The Hotel is a short taxi ride from Yas Island.
Overall we were delighted with this hotel and would stay there again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Al Raha Beach Hotel Abu Dhabi