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Raffles Dubai
Ranked #2 of 540 Hotels in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Amazing experience.....”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

If you want to treat yourself to something special then this could be it, a stay at Raffles Dubai. From the moment the concierge greet you and the friendly staff check you in, surely as your room butler (inclusive in the tariff) to introduce you to your suite complete with bedside lighting and window curtain controls, the personal coffee maker and luxurious bathroom this is quite an experience.
Breakfast is an amazing choice of fruits, luscious yogurts and hot dishes and drinks that will not disappoint, check out the poolside service of complimentary ice towels and fresh fruit skewers and bottled water.

This is the place that makes memories for travelers and sets the standards for other hotels to aspire too.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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RafflesDubai, General Manager at Raffles Dubai, responded to this review, 20 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your amazing experience on TripAdvisor.

I was delighted to read through your comments and to hear that we helped make some special memories for you during your stay.

Furthermore, it was lovely to hear that you had enjoyed our breakfast offerings as well as the service by the pool.

Thank you so much for choosing Raffles Dubai - the team and I do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back on another occasion.

Best regards

Ayman Gharib
General Manager
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Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

Opulent room and excellent service. I wasn't sure what to expect, but this place exceeded my expectations. Massive bathroom, spacious bedroom, private balcony. I guess UAE know how to bling up accommodation.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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RafflesDubai, General Manager at Raffles Dubai, responded to this review, 20 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thanking you for posting a review on TripAdvisor.

I was pleased to hear that despite not being sure what to expect we exceeded you expectations and that you found your room opulent.

The team and I do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again - thank you for choosing Raffles Dubai.

Best regards

Ayman Gharib
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014

We stayed here on a couple of days' break in June, on our way back to London from India. A fantastic bit of luxury it turned out to be - staff were efficient, friendly and professional (which I have to say nice to see in Dubai nowadays, which does seem to be getting a bit *meh*). From check-in to check-out we felt looked after and to be honest, a little bit spoilt.

Even when I managed to spill a whole Dubai Sling down my trousers as I took a first sip (no, I shouldn't be allowed out!), the bar staff couldn't have been nicer and more helpful.

The hotel is spotless. Service was a little slower than you might expect if you come from London or similar, but not to the point of being irritating. It was over 40 degrees outside, so slowing down a bit isn't a bad thing.

It's worth upgrading a bit to a superior room (as we did).

And you get the best bed-side lighting control I've come across since for ages .

We missed the Wafi mall next door until our last day. Ok, it's not the biggest in Dubai by a long shot, but it's worth a mince around

Room Tip: Upgrade to a superior. Try to get a suite overlooking the pool and downtown Dubai for the view.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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RafflesDubai, General Manager at Raffles Dubai, responded to this review, 20 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor.

It was wonderful to read that the hotel lived up to your expectations and that you found the staff at the hotel friendly, efficient and professional.

Furthermore, I was pleased to hear that you had enjoyed your suite and that overall you felt spoilt.

Thank you so much for choosing Raffles Dubai - the team and I do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back on another occasion.

Best regards

Ayman Gharib
General Manager
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Amazing upgrade to a diplomatic suite which was huge, with great views of the city. Nespresso machine, extortionate mini bar but a nice birthday cake and champagne offering complimentary for a birthday. spa bath, separate shower and lots of luxurious toiletries and accessories as well as copious bottles of water. The staff forgot something most days, either not replacing cups or glasses but got it right in the end. Club lounge service accommodating with a very positive team providing appropriate wine libations. Breakfast varied and excellent including great omelettes with chilli and of course Arabic foul madames. Very kindly negotiated 8pm checkout at no extra cost (very helpful and appreciated with full marks to the team). Similar size and quality to the Oberoi Mumbai but just needed a little more in true delivery of service, but genuinely quality experience.

Room Tip: go through amex platinum if you can, upgrade excellent
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sensiblevisits
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RafflesDubai, General Manager at Raffles Dubai, responded to this review, 20 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing posting a review on TripAdvisor.

I was pleased to hear that you were upgraded to a diplomatic suite which gave you great views over the Dubai skyline. Furthermore, I was delighted to note that we had helped make your birthday extra special.

That said, I was very disappointed to read that you did not find the service in the hotel of a 5 star standard. Please rest assured that we have taken your comments very seriously and are looking at ways to enhance the experience for our guests. With regard to the team members forgetting something every day, this is unacceptable and we have spoken to all those who were involved in the servicing of your room to remind them of the importance of attention to detail. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

The team and I would like to thank you for choosing Raffles Dubai.

Best regards

Ayman Gharib
General Manager
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Jeddah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014

I really recommend it for any one looking for privacy stay during his business trip or family vacation cause its really luxury hotel and really its not made for couples its really over all an excellent hotel

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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RafflesDubai, General Manager at Raffles Dubai, responded to this review, 20 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor.

I was very pleased to read that you would recommend other travelers who are looking for privacy to stay here. Please rest assured that we also welcome many couples who find the hotel perfect for their needs.

Thank you for choosing Raffles Dubai - the team and I do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back on another occasion.

Best regards

Ayman Gharib
General Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

Staying in a lovely balcony room on the club level at Raffles Dubai has been a great base for our quick 3 day stop over had been excellent. From the smiling and enthusiastic check in (Robinson) to our butler (Russel - she explained that she was a Butler in training....I say she is ready for the job!!) who always looked to help and enaure our stay was enjoyable.
Hotel is elegant and well layed out, great facilities, nice pool and good breakfast. Didn't eat here other than that as some restaurants were closed during Ramadan.
All the little things are done well also. Easy to see why it is top 2 in Dubai.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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RafflesDubai, General Manager at Raffles Dubai, responded to this review, 20 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor.

It was excellent to read that you enjoyed your three day stop over and that you found the hotel elegant and well laid out.

Furthermore, it was lovely to hear that Robinson and Russel exceeded your service expectations and ensured you were well looked after.

We do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back on another occasion - thank you for choosing Raffles Dubai.

Best regards

Ayman Gharib
General Manager
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Bradford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 July 2014

We went to dubai for our honeymoon... I have to say the hotel... Staff... Service were amazing... It was so calm and not crowded and touristy like other hotels like jumeriah...the detail and decor was lovely... Breakfast buffet was excellent with so much to choose from... The staff were so helpful and made our stay even more pleasant...! Will defo go back to stay there again!!! I could literally go on about how perfect everything was...happy memories ☺

  • Stayed August 2013
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1 Thank Sally_0406
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RafflesDubai, General Manager at Raffles Dubai, responded to this review, 20 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor.

It was a delight to hear that you had chosen Raffles for your honeymoon experience in Dubai and that the service far exceeded your expectations.

The team and I would like to thank you for recommending our hotel - we do look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back to Raffles Dubai on another occasion.

Best regards

Ayman Gharib
General Manager
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Property: Raffles Dubai
Address: Sheikh Rashid Road | Wafi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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 Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Dubai
#1 Spa Hotel in Dubai
#1 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
#2 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
#4 Family Hotel in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Raffles Dubai 5*
Number of rooms: 252
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A stunning landmark hotel in a distinctive pyramid shape merges Asian style with an Egyptian aesthetic. Ideally located in the city center with a shopping adventure lies around the corner as Raffles Dubai adjoins Wafi mall, one of Dubai's most exclusive shopping and leisure destinations, home to hundreds of boutiques offering an extensive selection of international haute couture, jewelries and gifts in addition to nearby authentic souks, including the impressive Khan Murjan, offering traditional crafts by artisans from the region. Featuring 252 luxurious rooms and suites, this award-winning Dubai hotel offers some of the most spacious rooms in the city, each with generously-sized private balconies. Brilliant contemporary interiors, faultless service and 7 superb restaurants and bars offering an extensive array of dining, entertainment and clubbing options, while Raffles Spa beckons with a pampering menu to emerge transformed, like a lotus that journey from bud to the radiance of full bloom. ... more   less 
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