Wow: I am unable to fault the WA Ras Al Khamiah as the teething problems (safe not functioning) we experienced on our first day were dealt with promptly. The hotel inside is absolutely beautiful.There is so much space and its nicely furnished .Upon arrival at 10am we were told we would have to wait until our room became available and the staff sorted our room by 11am. It would have been nice to have a complimentary snack whilst we waited, especially after the 45mins drive from Dubai International.
We were pleasantly surprised that our classic room looked more like a suite, as there was so much room. The walk in closet was nicely equipped with hairdryer, with wardrobe space for his and hers. The bathroom was laid out well. What I liked most was the walk in shower didn't spill into the rest of the bathroom which is rare in most fancy hotels.
There were plenty of sunbeds to relax by the pool and more than enough shade for those unable to cope with the heat. The pools were surrounded by cabanas. Our first day of arrival was a Saturday which is the weekend for Emiratees and ex-pats so it was fairly busy on that day. However Sunday through to Thursday it was empty.
We ate daily for breakfast and evening meals in the Al Qasar (main restaurant) and there was a variety for all taste buds. We ate outside in the warm conditions for both breakfast and dinner and there was enough room and no need to pre-book. The staff made the stay extremely welcoming as they remembered our names, our favourite tipples and generally customer service was of a high quality. We ventured onto the beach a couple of times which made a break from the poolside. We loved in particular the adult pool which was useful for those who love to swim lengths (25m) and there were plenty sunbeds. On one of our days we ventured to the local mall which was 2min drive approximately 5Dhs and we were able to purchase soft drinks, a fraction of the hotel prices. The gym is a good size and they have five treadmills and modern equipment. A special thanks for making our stay comfortable goes to Marino, Ashram, Amit, Roy. We will definitely be returning to the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khamiah.
- 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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