I had the recent privilege of spending a week at the Bin Majid Beach Hotel in Ras Al Khaimah. Conveniently located very near the center of town and directly on the beach, the Bin Majid was near all of the attractions and major road networks of the city making it convenient for me to get to my destination each day.
The inclusive breakfast was extraordinary and very well displayed along with a very good variety of both hot and cold foods, plenty of fruit on offer and cereals. I thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast with made to order eggs and fresh coffee and the dining room is very comfortable.
The rooms at the Bin Majid are in dire need of an upgrade, update, and overhaul. It is an older property and from mold/mildew, to rust stains, and worn carpets the interiors are "tired." The room did have a view of the ocean which was nice. I also enjoyed taking a dip in the ocean at the end of my day and have the opportunity to rinse the salt and sand at the beachside showers. The pool looked nice but because of the hot summer temps, the pool water was more like bath water and just too hot for me to enjoy.
There is a good sized gym and along with plenty of dumbbells, no other free weights. I did use the weight machines and the eliptical machine. For a hotel gym it was more than adequate.
The staff at the Bin Majid Beach Hotel are friendly but the porters are slow and not very helpful. The other issue is, on Booking.Com the hotel advertised "Free Wi-Fi" but upon arrival at the hotel, this was not the case.
All in all, the value of the Bin Majid is good but again the age old adage of, "You get what you pay for," is all too true. I can recommend the hotel with a word of caution to prepare you but would also encourage anyone to keep looking to get a nicer room/hotel and have a better experience. Although I was content with my choice, I would not go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 4-star Beach Hotel, part of Bin Majid hotels and Resorts is world class destination where tropical gardens, sea and sand contribute to an unforgettable and relaxing stay. Situated near the beach in the heart of Ras Al Khaimah, the Beach Hotel blends the finest traditional hospitality with modern day comfort. Providing service that suits every guests's needs, our hotel in Ras Al Khaimah comprises 136 rooms and suites, all equipped to the highest international standards for a comfortable and extraordinary stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Bin Majid Beach
- Beach Hotel By Bin Majid Hotels & Resort Ras Al Khaimah