The hotel is nicely located and is overlooking the corniche. You can enjoy a walk or many water-sport activities on the corniche. The area can get a bit congested especially during the weekend at night. I stayed there for one night in a King Suite.
Feedback in sequence is as follows:
1- Finding the hotel was relatively easy. Once you get to the corniche, there is only one group of high buildings next to each other and the hotel is one of them. There was no proper sign with the hotel name on the building itself. Therefore, I couldn't see the name at first (Attached picture shows the hotel name sign).
We stopped by the valet, and the car was parked in a nearby open parking area with no shades.
2- Check in: it was quick and the staff were very friendly. We were offered some juice and moved to the room. The luggage did not take long to arrive.
3- The room: the King Suite was spacious (The attached pictures show how it is divided into bed and the sitting areas. The bathroom was ok. However the toilet and the Bidet were quite close to each others. You might not be able to use the toilet comfortably depending on your size. I would say the room was clean
4- Sleeping quality: My wife had issues with sleeping although she usually doesn't. The pillows could have been better in my view.
5- The pool: there was an outdoor pool with a small Jacuzzi for children, which was the only children activity as far as I could tell. The pool itself was not very big and kids were swimming over. I had a quick look and didn't try it.
6- The Breakfast: There was quite good number of tables. However, no one welcomed us or arranged the seating or asked about the hot drinks. Therefore, we had to chase them and our request was entertained. The variety was ok. The Tea with milk was horrible. Try something else.
7- The worst part for which the services is rated poor is the valet experience. After I called the concierge to get my car ready and as I was leaving the hotel, the driver was driving the car in reverse to get it close to the hotel entrance. When he saw me he stepped out of the car without shifting the gear on "Parking" or activating the handbrake. So he stepped out and the car started moving since the ground was not flat (sloped). I yelled at the driver and told him to keep it on P and activate the handbrake. He managed to stop it soon after. This could have been a disaster especially since another car was parked nearby. It seems the driver was not familiar with the functions of my car (which I find to be very weird given the number of BMWs in the UAE). When coming back, I parked the car myself and kept the key. The next day I checked out.
8- The internet was not free.
9- The Check out was quick in terms of luggage arrangement as well as leaving the hotel.
10- I called the hotel to make the reservation and paid 500 for the room with breakfast. Therefore, The suite had a good value for money.
The rating could have been higher if the valet incident did not happen.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Facing the creek of Ras Al Khaimah, the Mangrove Hotel provides elegantly decorated rooms and suites. It features a swimming pool, free Wi-Fi in public areas and a restaurant offering panoramic views of the creek. Each air-conditioned unit at the Mangrove has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. All of them have a private bathroom, a safe, and a telephone. Some suites include a balcony. Guests can enjoy the all-day dining restaurant. A second restaurant serves Chinese specialties. The on-site coffee shop also has shisha pipes. The multilingual staff at the tour desk can help guests to prepare their visit to the region. Al Safir Shopping Mall is just a 5-minute walk away. A free shuttle bus to the Bin Majid Beach Hotel with free access to the facilities is available. The local airport is located a 10-minute drive away, and Dubai International Airport is an hour drive away. A shuttle service is available upon request. Valet parking costs 10.00 AED per vehicle. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bin Majid Mangrove Ras Al Khaimah