My husband and I stayed here for one night during the weekend at the end of April - just to get away from Dubai for a short break. Overall the hotel is lovely, and very large. Given that it was at 100% occupancy! (probably worth checking this before you go) checkin was a bit of a disaster - there were quite a lot of disgruntled people complaining and i was stood there for almost 20 minutes before having to forcefully ask someone to help me.... once served everything went smoothly however. I had booked a suite for our stay and received an upgrade on checkin which placated my mood from the checkin procedure. Our guest service manager was amazing and took very good care of us throughout our stay (i had been emailing her in advance for restaurant reservations etc.) our suite was HUGE and really comfortable. The beach area is great - with sections for families and down towards the water sports a separate pool section for adults with live DJ and a chilled out vibe at the bar etc. the main pool was very busy but large enough - and good for families with lots of children playing in the pool - my husband and I retreated to the chilled our DJ pool after a go on the jet skis, which was fun. We had dinner in their signature steakhouse, which was as expected, and chilled out in their upstairs lounge bar afterwards, also nice. A highlight of our stay was the amazing couples spa which only offers one signature treatment - including body brushing, massage, champagne, nibbles, steam and jacuzi, well worth it for couples that want some romantic r&r. travel tips, dont go during peak time, it was a little too busy for us, unless you like that, it was quite hot when we went so thats another thing to take into consideration. When booking ask for a larger room with sea views and balcony and if possible a suite - which are so spacious and nice. And try a treatment at the spa which i rate very highly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inspired by the palaces of the Arabian Peninsula, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, ideally located 50 minutes from Dubai International Airport, will bring the legendary true Waldorf service to one of the most alluring beach front locations in the Middle East. An 18 hole championship golf course and a 350 metre private beach are set against the blue water of the Arabian Sea. The Waldorf Astoria Ras al Khaimah, will be a true luxury resort. The setting of this magnificent hotel will be matched by the unparalleled facilities with its stylish dining and entertainment venues, sophisticated conference and event facilities and its luxurious spa experiences available to guests. The 346 deluxe rooms and suites reflect the palatial surroundings and offer the luxuries of space and tranquillity. Each room extends over at least 72 square metres and offers panoramic views of the Arabian Sea, championship golf course and the impressive Al Hajjar Mountains on the horizon.Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is home to ten bespoke restaurants and bars, offering an exclusive range of dining and entertainment experiences to suit every mood and flavour. From signature restaurants with succulent steaks and grills at the US steakhouse Lexington Grill, Japanese cuisine with sushi and teppanyaki at UMI, Middle Eastern flavours at Marjan and international dining experiences at Qasr Al Bahar to open air pool and beach side restaurants, elegant tea and coffee lounges serving light meals and traditional high tea and the vibrant night club, 17squared, on the 17th floor. A place of relaxation and restoration; the hotel's spa will offer signature treatments combined with exceptional care to create a place where guests can surrender and restore personal well-being. The gymnasium will feature an extensive range of Technogym equipment as well as a whirlpool and a sauna. Guests can relax in the two outdoor chilled pools and one the 350 meter white sandy beach. Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah offers a unique and timeless setting for gatherings and events of all descriptions. With the personalized service by dedicated event team this luxury property is the perfect location to host spectacular private celebrations, corporate conferences, team building activities, intimate beach weddings, cocktail parties, product launches and executive meetings. The hotel features a VIP arrival hall and multiple pre-function spaces, making it a spectacular venue for weddings, galas and high end corporate events. ... more less
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