We have been to this hotel twice. The first was paid for with hard earned cash and the second was complimentary as a result of the first visit!
We were disappointed with many aspects of the first visit, but as it was a new hotel we put it down to teething problems. On the day before check out, we were called in our room asking if our stay was OK and would we like a late check out. We agreed 4pm and my husband I were very impressed. However on the day of check out, we were called at 3pm on the mobile phone demanding to know where we were, were we still in the hotel, we haven't paid the bill!!! Needless to say we were not happy - we then told the hotel of all the issues over the weekend which resulted in a free weekend. That was a good result, but to be honest neither of us wanted to return (except our daughter - if it has a pool she's happy anywhere).
The hotel was fine, location not brilliant, the only major flaw with regard to the rooms were no tea or coffee making facilities, though there were little things like not enough soaps in the bathroom and no extractor fans in the bathroom (but thats being extra picky). When we arrived it was hot and sticky but AC not on in room, so room was extremely warm.
Entertainment for the children seemed decent, though my daughter didn't use the children's club personally.
There aren't enough sunbeds around the pool - people were using the cafe area to sit there with towels etc, which meant when you wanted to use the cafe it was difficult. The good thing was the all inclusive - the food and drinks around the pool were fine and on tap, so that worked well.
If 18-30's meets Benidorm is your thing with loud blaring music and 'entertainment' then this is the hotel for you. If you want to lie around the pool in peace and tranquil surroundings then this is definitely NOT the place for you!!
We only used the buffet restaurant and it was OK - can get extremely busy and canteen like. One evening was OK the other terrible. The staff were trying their best, but there's obviously not enough of them. There was no cutlery etc on the table after the previous persons use, so we had to scavenge for clean cutlery. The food is mediocre - lots of mismatched items trying to please lots of cultures it seemed.
Overall I wouldn't recommend it to anyone I know.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the pristine white sands of Ras Al Khaimah’s tranquil Marjan Island, Rixos Bab Al Bahr enjoys the beautiful beach, stylish rooms, upmarket restaurants, stunning views, and comprehensive amenities you may expect from a five star beach resort in the Middle East. But what really sets Rixos Bab Al Bahr apart is the all-inclusive concept of this Ras Al Khaimah hotel. A resort with a difference: at Rixos Bab Al Bahr, guests can indulge in a variety of restaurants at no additional cost. With few exceptions, everything is inclusive from the kaleidoscope of cuisine in Seven Heights and the delicious selection of unlimited beverages in See & Sea, Mojito Lounge and Inferno, to the diverse choice of entertainment and nightlife, kids clubs, spa, sports, and recreational activities. Five delectable a la carte restaurants, including a steakhouse and a seafood restaurant, offer a more diverse dining experience some at just a small supplement per person. The spectacular pyramid design of the resort ensures that nearly every one of the resort’s 650 rooms and suites enjoys a view of the crystal blue Arabian Gulf. In addition to being the ultimate getaway for families, one of the resort’s three pyramids is a dedicated adults-only zone and configured into suites to suit larger parties of friends and couples. Decorated in cool, sophisticated hues of azure and bronze, the rooms feature a wealth of comfort and convenience while the marble-clad bathrooms add an extra touch of luxury. As the perfect all-inclusive resort for families, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Rixos Bab Al Bahr. At the heart of the resort, surrounded by waterways, is Seven Heights, our all day dining restaurant and one of the UAE’s largest buffet restaurants that features an array of world cuisines. Throughout the day, guests can enjoy breakfast here followed by lunch, dinner and supper, or they can snack on a variety of drinks and poplar dishes from the many poolside and beachside outlets - including a burger bar, cake shop and 24 hour coffee shop - all inclusive in the package. By night, the entertainment square opens up to a magical amphitheatre of five world-class a la carte restaurants*, including the popular Mojito Bar. Here guests can enjoy drinks and dinner against the beautiful backdrop of Marjan Island and spectacular entertainment show of international proclaim. Please note: ultra-premium food or beverage items may be subject to a surcharge. A la carte restaurant bookings are essential and can be made at the resort’s interactive kiosks adjacent to the lobby. DAY & NIGHTLIFE Whether it's winter or summer, Rixos Bab Al Bahr will keep you entertained. Our host of diverse entertainment options changes on a seasonal basis and offers options perfect for families, groups of friends and couples. During the winter months, the entertainment at our hotel focuses on the great outdoors. Organised fun and games in our temperature controlled pool make up the majority of the daytime activities, as do our weekend beach parties. Those looking to relax and enjoy the view will love the beachside adults-only Infinity Pool with its own bar. The cool winter nights are marked by live music, dancing, famous shows and breath-taking acrobatics at Entertainment Square, our purpose-built amphitheatre. Revellers can party late into the night at the nearby nightclub, Inferno. As the temperatures rise during summer months, the evening entertainment moves indoors. Guests can still enjoy daytime activities, which revolve around live music performances at Seven Heights. Evening entertainment includes live music and jazz nights, karaoke, quizzes, retro parties, and theme nights continue at Mojito Bar, before the action moves to the nightclub Inferno. LEISURE Take your beach experience to a new level of luxury with Cabana Oasis at Rixos Bab Al Bahr. Select from one of four unique packages and enjoy a day lounging by the pristine shoreline. Click here to discover our range of daytime and dinner packages. Guests can also wander the numerous pathways that wind around the resort. Studded with upmarket boutiques offering a range of enticing retail options, the souq-like paths offer a shady retreat from the daytime sun or a beautiful location to enjoy a star-lit evening walk. For those wishing to venture a little further afield, the resort is located just ten minutes away from the shops and facilities of Al Hamra Mall and Al Hamra Golf Course. Also just a few minutes away is the Ice Land Waterpark – fun for all the family – and many of Ras Al Khaimah’s cultural and heritage sites. SPA & WELLNESS Take a deep breath and relax with Rixos Bab Al Bahr Spa. Two ultra-luxurious Ottoman spas – one for men, one for women – are the largest spas in Ras Al Khaimah and provide everything you need to achieve a state of complete and utter relaxation. Whether you have selected a spa vacation, or are simply enjoying a respite from the excitement of the resort, Rixos Bab Al Bahr Spa is the ultimate haven of serenity. Each spa has a secluded private swimming pool area – perfect for sunbathing or enjoying a cool water dip whereas the most enchanting area of the spa is undeniably the traditional Turkish Hammams, where you can embark on the time-honoured ritual of deep cleansing scrub, undertaken beneath the decorative architecture of the hammam’s central dome. Guests can also enjoy unlimited access to the steam room and sauna, invigorating ice fountain, and quiet reading and relaxing areas. In addition to the wide range of complimentary facilities, guests can indulge in a host of pampering spa wellness therapies, beauty treatments and a beauty salon. MEETING & CONFERENCE FACILITIES Home to one of Ras Al Khaimah’s most prestigious event halls, the dedicated Conference Centre is the ultimate destination for business meetings and corporate events. The flexible size of the main hall – accessed separately from the main hotel entrance - can accommodate more than 880 people, ideal for weddings, conferences, seminars and product launches. Three distinct meeting rooms provide a capacity ranging between 58 and 120 people, perfect for smaller business events and special receptions. A spacious lobby in the conference centre doubles as a reception, breakaway and refreshments area. The hall and meeting venues are all equipped with all the conference facilities you need – including cutting-edge audio-visual equipment and high speed internet access. Our team of expert event specialists can take the hassle out of organising corporate events, whilst our all-inclusive F&B offering makes life easier! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rixos Bab Al Bahr Ras Al Khaimah