Hotel opened 3 months ago and is still in it's soft opening stage. Booked a night away with the other half to be out of Dubai and on a beach..... Well it's certainly out of Dubai but no direct beach access. Think of the Palm but instead of facing the beach, the hotel faces the breakwater which is accessed via an external stair down to a corniche. Check in was smooth and a late check out offered and our premium room very comfortable (the bed was good). The hotel is built in a u shape with a smallish pool at the sea end. Not a great layout if you are looking for a quiet time as even a couple of excited kids in the pool created a respectable racket around the place (we were woken in the morning by this too). The hotel has a beach club which we didn't visit over the other side, across the main road, buggies were available I believe if you wanted to visit. We ate in the recently opened Moroccan restaurant and the food was good but not much atmosphere with just three tables occupied and some very loud music. It's a shame the drinks were limited, no mock tails or even lemon mint and the juices were bottled. Our server abandoned us towards the end of the meal and we had to go looking to pay the bill. Had a good coffee in the lobby the following morning before a quick check out. In summary it's one of the first hotels on a brand new purpose built island and feels more geared to the local family market (the hotel is dry, something I only found out after booking). I've marked down on cleanliness because a bit more care needs to be taken outside and I noticed old paint tins left on the breakwater and litter.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Marjan Island Resort & Spa caters to each and every member of the family, specially the little ones; we make their stay as enjoyable as yours. it house under our roof a wide variety of services including seven restaurants and cafes, an all-day convenience store, luxury spa retreat floor and a beauty center as well as a professional barber. To get the most out of your stay and soak up the Arabian sun, we have four swimming pools, private beach, water sports facilities and an exclusive Pirates Club for our young guests as well as other leisure facilities to make your stay unforgettable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marjan Island Resort & Spa Ras Al Khaimah