Waldorf Astoria RAK is extremely clean, spacious and 5 stars worthy. My wife and I checked in and were in our room within 10 minutes only. Front desk staff, house keepers and everone working there are very nice and always smiling.
Hallways are extremely spacious and wide which gives you a pleasent feeling of luxury. We booked a King's room which was very spacious, very well decorated, with a sleeping area, living area, 2 TVs one in each area, dressing room, far eastern style bathroom with 2 sinks, bath tub, shower partition, etc... The room also had an entertainment station where any devise could be connected and displayed on TV plus an ipod dock station. The terrace was very wide overviewing the beach and the pool (you can also ask for a golf view room on the other side) but we personally preferred the sea view.
The pool was very nice and cold since the weather was too hot at that time (End of June) that nooone can even swim in the sea comfortably, so we spent the whole day lazy in a pool cabana by the pool and the pool bar. The only drawback was that it was a bit noisy with all the kids and young children playing around and shouting all the time.
Finally, we had breakfast the next day and in general, open buffets are always ranked as thumbs up or thums down. This Hotel has one of the best Open buffet we've seen anywhere... lots of varities, all smell really good and very delicious.
We would definetly go there again and I highly recommend Waldorf Astoria for a romantic stay.
- 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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- Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah