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“Pleasent outing on a weekday” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cove Rotana Resort Ras Al Khaimah

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Cove Rotana Resort Ras Al Khaimah
Ranked #7 of 26 Hotels in Ras Al Khaimah
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Dubai
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pleasent outing on a weekday”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

This was one of my first outings in UAE and very happy with the resort chosen. The stay was for a single night but the tranquility and views are still fresh. I have stayed in the deluxe room, where the view was partial sea view which could have been better. I would recommend any future travelers to insist on full sea view room/full lagoon view room.

The service at the resort has been good, the only part where the resort can maybe improve is to ensure the pool can be used after 7:00 pm. They are open till 12:00 pm over the weekend and not on weekdays. The room was little warm in the night inspite of adjusting the room temperature. The air conditioning needs a service in room 9019. Great place & great value for Money.

Thanks to the resort team for such a wonderful experience on my wife's b'day.

Cheers

Room Tip: Choose a full sea view rooom!!! Nothing less
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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coveresort, General Manager at Cove Rotana Resort Ras Al Khaimah, responded to this review, 11 September 2012
Dear SilentDreamer,

Thank you for choosing to stay at The Cove Rotana Resort – Ras Al Khaimah and for taking your time to post a review in the trip advisor following your recent stay.

It feels great to read that you are very happy during your stay. Thank you very much for your appreciative comments and recommendation for travellers.

With regards to the A/C in room 9109, Engineering team was alerted to rectify and resolve the issue raised to avoid future complaints. The pool timings closed at 7PM due to cleaning, treatment and maintenance.

The team and myself look forward to your next stay in the very near future.



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The Cove Rotana Resort - Ras Al Khaimah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012

We stayed at the Cove Rotana for 2 nights during the recent Eid holidays. We checked in on a Friday late afternoon and checked out on Sunday morning.

We booked this resort based on the high number of good reviews we read here as well on other references. The property is a beautiful one with a lovely beach fronts and nice walkways all across - built like a resort that could be found in Greece.

A perfect property for a couple who wants to enjoy a romantic time out by the sun, sea and the pool.

However, for a small family like ours (Couple + 6 months infant) who wanted a break, the property does leave a lot to be desired.

First the good things

• Lovely property facing the sea

•Easily and quick access from Dubai

•Food menu at the main restaurant was fairly good.


Now my grouses with the hotel

•Rooms are really small as compared to some of the other properties we have stayed at.

•Need for the buggy to travel between locations - small families likes ours would have problems with the pram since the walkways go up and down.

•No inclines anywhere for a pram to move or down. Stairs everywhere.

•We had asked for the buggy to take us to dinner on Friday and we were kept waiting for a whole 45 minutes inspite of 3 reminder calls. We had a gentleman knock on our door after 45 minutes of waiting; asking us if we had requested the buggy. I said yes we had and that we will be right out. We go out of the room and the buggy and the gentleman was missing...!!!! So we finally walked...

•We ordered breakfast in the room on both days. The first day, we got the breakfast after 45 minutes; so it was cold by the time we got it. We informed the kitchen about this the next day when we ordered breakfast and therefore got our breakfast quickly; however they missed on the pack of jams that was supposed to be sent along with the eggs and bread.

•No wifi in the rooms. They have a wired connection. Wifi is available at the restaurant though for a charge. They should offer wifi in the rooms as well.

•Nothing to eat in the room mini bar. There were enough items to drink; however if one got hungry, there wasnt anything to eat.

•Another issue that we faced was lack of a coherent big sign on the way from Dubai showing the location of the hotel. There was a small board later showing an U turn; however we ended up not taking the U turn where it was supposed to since we missed any sign there was of the hotel. Also, after taking a U turn finally, there wasnt any boards mentioning the hotel ahead. We actually passed the entrance of the hotel and had to reverse back.

All in all a decent outing; but in no means a great one for us. Will go with an average rating on this one.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gnair77
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coveresort, General Manager at Cove Rotana Resort Ras Al Khaimah, responded to this review, 11 September 2012
Dear Gnair77,

We certainly appreciate you taking your time to post a review further to your recent visit spending your EID holidays at The Cove Rotana Resort – Ras Al Khaimah!

I am delighted to learn that you have enjoyed the view and the food offered in our all day dining restaurant.

I am sorry to read that some aspects of your holiday failed to meet your expectations. We apologize for the inconveniences you experienced during your stay and have noted your invaluable feedback with regards to the important issues you’ve raised to improve and refine our services.

Hopefully we will have the pleasure to welcoming you and your family again at The Cove Rotana Resort.


Regards,

The General Manager of
The Cove Rotana Resort - Ras Al Khaimah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2012

Great place to get away from City.
Totallly secluded from Dubai and even from Ras Al Khaimah. Much before the Ras al khaimah City. Beach is excellent.
A clean and fast drive from Dubai via Emirates road ( abt 1.5 hrs). Very near to last Round about at the end of Emirates Road.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Umesh R
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coveresort, General Manager at Cove Rotana Resort Ras Al Khaimah, responded to this review, 11 September 2012
Dear Umesh R,

Thank you for taking time to post a positive review in trip advisor following your recent stay at The Cove Rotana Resort.

We are delighted to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Our aim at The Cove Rotana Resort is to provide an excellent service to our valued guest to contribute towards a memorable and relaxing stay. We are happy to hear that you also enjoyed our Beach facilities.

We look forward to welcome you back in the not so distant future.


Regards,

The General Manager of
The Cove Rotana Resort - Ras Al Khaimah
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Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2012

cove rotana takes around 1 1/2 driving from dubai air port
it is the best place i ever been
it is better than atlantis also trust me be u have to go in group
rooms includes private swiming pool
if u 2 to 3 couples u should take there villas
u can enjoy shisha
it has its own private beach water sports
it has its golf car inside resort

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 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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coveresort, General Manager at Cove Rotana Resort Ras Al Khaimah, responded to this review, 11 September 2012
Dear prats_shah,

It is indeed a great pleasure to learnt that you’ve enjoyed your stay at The Cove Rotana Resort – Ras Al Khaimah!

From your words posted in the trip advisor it is obvious that you are overwhelmed with the facilities and services offered. It is our aim to exceed each and every guests’ expectations and that the Rotana Hotels are renowned for.

Thank you for choosing The Cove Rotana Resort. My team and myself look forward to welcoming you back.


Regards,

The General Manager of
The Cove Rotana Resort - Ras Al Khaimah
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DesertDiver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012

A simple drive from Dubai and a really nice relaxing place to spend the weekend. We had a villa with a private pool but also used the beach and the main infinity pool. The villa was spotless and had everything we needed. We enjoyed a sundowner at Breakers and dinner at Basilico, with good service and food for at reasonable prices (by DubI standards). The resort is large enough to not get overwhelmed when full and we were particularly impressed by the breakfast set up, especially the lady running the egg station who kept at least four orders on the go at any one time and spoke a little of every language her guests used. All in all a very nice break and worth combining with a trip to MMI or Barracuda :)

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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coveresort, General Manager at Cove Rotana Resort Ras Al Khaimah, responded to this review, 11 September 2012
Dear jumeirahbob,

We appreciate you taking your time to post a positive review further to your recent stay at The Cove Rotana Resort – Ras Al Khaimah!

We are delighted that you’ve enjoyed our facilities and services in the hotel as our success is measured by how our guest evaluates us. It is always a pleasure to read such a nice and encouraging comments.

I am very proud to our live cooking colleagues’ whose name are always seen in most of the guest comments.

We look forward to your next relaxing stay with us in the not so distant future.



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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012 via mobile

...but to enjoy them, do not visit in August (it's too hot). The resort is 1hr away from Dubai. It is a big resort, but very well connected and with internal transport available. The facilities are good, although when it's hot, only the cooled swimming pool can be used. I stayed in a villa, which was big and had all the necessary things, with a small swimming pool as a plus. The restaurant facilities and breakfast are very good. It is place where I would go with my family.

Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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coveresort, General Manager at Cove Rotana Resort Ras Al Khaimah, responded to this review, 11 September 2012
Dear worldman1,

Thank you very much for your constructive feedback further to your recent stay at The Cove Rotana Resort – Ras Al Khaimah!

We are delighted to read your kind words with regards to our villas with swimming pool and to our restaurant facilities. We are happy that you enjoyed our service and facilities offered and that you also enjoyed your breakfast in our all day dining restaurant.

August is extremely hot in Ras Al Khaimah and other part of Northern Emirates however, under the scorching weather there is a breezy air during early morning and late afternoon in the beach area wherein most of our valued guest used to relaxed.

My team and I look forward to welcoming you back for another relaxing stay.


Regards,

The General Manager of
The Cove Rotana Resort - Ras Al Khaimah
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2012

5 star Resort no doubt about it. We went there availing of the Ramadan promotion and it was truly a bargain! it was the day before Eid! Despite of the summer heat, we still enjoyed the pool, my son sis not want to get out of the pool never minding the heat as noon approached. In-room lunch was not that great. The food did not live up to its standard though the service was excellent! I would suggest to dine in the restaurant instead of in-room. The view is nothing spectacular! Overall it was nothing short of great!

Room Tip: Villas would be the best if you have the budget for it! If not, select the rooms with sea view.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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coveresort, Manager at Cove Rotana Resort Ras Al Khaimah, responded to this review, 9 September 2012
Dear Charlie412_80,

Thank you for your very positive feedback from your recent stay with us prior Eid at The Cove Rotana Resort.

I am so pleased to read how much you and your family enjoyed your stayed with us. Despite the summer heat, the pools and the Arabian Gulf always offer refreshment and relaxation.

Thank you very much for taking the time to recommend our resort on TripAdvisor, and I look forward to welcoming you and your family back soon!

Sincerely,

The Executive Assistant Manager of
The Cove Rotana Resort - Ras Al Khaimah
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Property: Cove Rotana Resort Ras Al Khaimah
Address: P.O. Box 34429, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah > Ras Al Khaimah
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Ras Al Khaimah
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Ras Al Khaimah
#3 Business Hotel in Ras Al Khaimah
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Ras Al Khaimah
#7 Luxury Hotel in Ras Al Khaimah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Cove Rotana Resort Ras Al Khaimah 5*
Number of rooms: 283
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cove Rotana Resort is located on an idyllic water inlet on the Ras Al Khaimah beachfront, offering spectacular views over the Arabian Gulf. Just 8 km from the city centre, 20 km from the Ras Al Khaimah Airport and an 87 km drive from Dubai, The Cove Rotana Resort is an ideal destination for leisure travellers and weekend breakers. 204 rooms and 78 one, two and three bedroom Villas, 3 fully-equipped and flexible meeting rooms with the latest audio-visual equipment, 6 attractive choices of restaurants, bars and lounges, the fully equipped Bodylines leisure and fitness club, 600 metres of pristine beach, 2 swimming pools and 7 exquisitely designed massage treatment rooms are among the many facilities offered at The Cove Rotana Resort – Ras Al Khaimah. ... more   less 
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