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“Beautiful hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Al Raha Beach Hotel
Ranked #23 of 130 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for 10 nights in May. The hotel is beautiful and the rooms spacious, we had a gulf view room which is definitely worth the upgrade.

The hotel facilities are good and the food is lovely. There was a huge choice at breakfast and the restaurant was never overly busy.

The beach although more of a lagoon was great, it does get crowded on a weekend so you need to be down there early. If you do like to be on the beach early please take your own towels, we were shocked when we were told that we couldn't have the hotel beach towels until 9am. I've never known this before and have stayed in numerous hotels in the UAE in the past.

The mall attached to the hotel is poor. There are a handful of shops and a couple of restaurants. The hotel is about 30 mins and £10 in a taxi from the centre of Abu Dhabi and the malls.

It would be a better option on all inclusive.

We did have a fantastic holiday though and the location is the only reason we probably wouldn't return. We couldn't really fault the hotel though.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Diana A, Director of Sales at Al Raha Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Dear The Pitchers,

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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

clean and spacious rooms , extra spacious bathrooms, lovely pool and fun kids water activities, friendly staff. Though the food options were limited ... and we missed having a dry play area for the kids

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Diana A, Director of Sales at Al Raha Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Dear Mr. Snegi,

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. In regards to the dry play area, we apologize that it may not been informed to you we have our Gazelle Kids Club packed with fun and exciting kids activities.

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

We staying here for 4 nights before we go on to Thailand.
Checked in and was given a lovely room 374 bathroom gorgeous. We were looked after by a wonderful lad called Vishnu who was so attentive and has so much pride in what he does.he could not do enough for us. He bought us flowers cake as its my hobbies birthday on the 15th June, we were given wine and Vishnu made some wonderful towel displays. The devil's restaurant is very good with plenty of variety, I would definitely recommend this hotel with its fantastic staff

Room Tip: 374 good room vBulletin with great view
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Diana A, Director of Sales at Al Raha Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Dear Mr. Harry,

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. Vishnu of Housekeeping 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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

I stayed in this hotel for one night the receptionist suggest to get the suite instead of regular room because of the discount on the suite rate but it wasn't that good and i think its over priced .. Although the breakfast was excellent and a lot of choices .

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Diana A, Director of Sales at Al Raha Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Dear Mr. Salem,

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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Larnaka City, Cyprus
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

This is newly opened bar restaurant in the Al Raha Beach Hotel Abu Dhabi. It is the sister outlet for the Dubai bar restaurant of the same name. The interior is large and well decorated but gets very full at the weekend. Thursday / Friday. Reasonable selection of beers and a modest menu. I have vested the place twice, once on a Friday evening ... Manic! And once mid week, much quieter. The service was poor but probably due to the fact the venue had only been open a week. The food was decidedly average and Luke warm on arrival. Staff definitely need to buck up but well located if you live out of town and handy for many residents in Al Raha area.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Geoff T
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

we go to resort to relax and enjoy our stay but the reservation staff is so pathetic and non organized that you start your holiday with an argument at the check in desk!!!
inspite of the fact i had email confirmation on reservation dates as 31st and 1st june they said that the booking is made for next week and make the guest wait for almost 30 to 35 mins just arguing on the issue.
post lot of argument they say they will still arrange for our stay for the said nights as doing us a big favor!!
what an awful hospitality????
i totally do not recommend this

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Newport, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Arrived at the hotel at 8 a.m. on Friday 16th May check in no problems staff very good and room ready in new wing on 3rd floor. The room offered excellent facilities with a lovely sea view from the generous sized balcony. After unpacking we were by the side of the pool by 10.30 a.m. and the lifeguard found us 2 beds with no problem even though it was Friday very busy family day at the hotel what a good start to our holiday. We stayed on an all inclusive basis which was very good value for money with meals taken in the Sevilla restaurant but an allowance given if you chose to eat in one of the other restaurants. Food quality was excellent in this restaurant however we did eat at the Piscine one evening (beachside) I had steak and my wife fish and both were superb. The Black Pearl Bar is very nice for an evening drink.
The beach is very clean good beds and never crowded.
One thing I would point out is you will notice a marked contrast from weekdays to a Friday when it does get very busy with families and plenty of birthday parties however this didn't bother us.
Location is good easy to get to Yas Island with all it offers
Last thing but probably one of the most important the staff without exception were excellent and made a wonderful contribution to making our 10 days so enjoyable.

Room Tip: Higher floor for better views would also recommend sea view
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Diana A, Director of Sales at Al Raha Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 31 May 2014
Dear Mr. Peteply,

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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Property: 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
#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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