very nice place , quiet , money value and very relaxing. most important that is very clean and lot of activities ....
- Free Parking
- Breakfast included
We stayed at Bin Majid for two nights in March and thought it was descent. There were very few people there, which made us feel like we had the whole place to ourselves. We stayed in a "chalet" near the pool and paid 400 AED a night. The room was spacious and clean and had a television, safety box, small fridge and a desk. There were two twin beds which we pushed together. It is a shortwalk, 1 min, to the beach, which is well kept and nice. You just have to try and ignore the cranes in the distance. The pool - steps from our room - was very clean and they offer you towels.
The drive from here to Ras Al Khaimah - where we went to explore during the day and eat - is about 15 - 20 minutes. If you are looking to save money, you are better getting food intown as opposed to eating at the hotel. There are excellent restaurants off the main road into town which are quite affordable.
Our only complaint was that our shower didn't work when we got there, but we were tired and just went to sleep. The next day, it was fixed within 20 minutes, which was good. However, when we told the front desk, the man was rude and very unnaccomaditing. After a bit of back and forth we ended up getting a discount four our second night.
All in all, this is a fine place to stay if you are passing through Ras Al Khaimah, or heading to the Musandam Peninsula. They offer a buffet breakfast included in the room price, which is good value. There is a random caged area where there are chickens and and other animals. I guess this is some form of entertainment!!
Because there were very few people there, I would say this place is very sleepy and relaxing.
We were lucky to get into this hotel as the others were full. The booking was well handled. The price sounded good with AED 950 for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children aged 8 and 5) on full board. We were given a room with 2 single beds and paid an extra AED90 for an additional bed. The layout of the hotel is nice in that the rooms are in chalets not a high rise block. The rooms were fine and the bathrooms newly refurbished in a modern style which looked good. The buffet breakfast and dinner was average. The lunch on the full board option consisted of a very limited choice (spaghetti bolognese and 3 other cheap dishes). We paid extra to order other food. Our daughter ordered one of the options on the full board menu but we were told that we would have to pay for her meal as it was all or nothing full board lunch. We did not follow the logic (if any) but couldn't be bothered to argue. Having said that, it was a relaxing time and we enloyed the beach and pool. The hotel claims to be 4 star but is was really 3 star. If you go expecting cheap and cheerful then you will not be disappointed and you can still have a good break. Basically, if the hotel can improve its restaurant facilities this would be a great little find in RAK but this aspect lets it down.
We've just come back from a 10 days stay at Bin Majid Beach Resort. It is a simple and modest hotel (3* rather, as some showers and aircons need repair but always clean). It is situated right on the beach and probably all the rooms have seaview and a terrace. Room photos at expedia or elsethere on the net are correct, and we had two rooms, one double in the main building and one in a chalet (the latter was more modern but slightly smaller). The hotel was was just right for our family, as you can access everything with a wheelchair and a stroller (and we needed both). The main pool is really big for the size of the resort but not heated and at this time of the year it was too cold to swim, so we either swam in the small heated pool beside the restaurant (just about 12 meters long) or in the see. The lawn is not that well kept as at the neighbouring Al Hamra Fort Hotel, but there are enough palm trees around the pool and on the beach to hide from the sun and have a quite reading. It never felt crowded although the hotel was full. The hotel is 70km from Dubai and 20km from RAS AL KHAIMAH both easily accessible by hotel taxi, and there are always 2 or 3 of them available on the parking lot, so no need to wait and good value. Service was overall ok, and prompt at the restaurant and with food delivery to the room, also responsive to some minor problems (as too loud music evenings from the restaurant-they lowered that in 2 mins if asked). The food was ok, although a bit pricey. As we got boredd with food, we also took a taxi to the Al Hamra Fort hotel which is just a couple kilometers away for some bufet lunch.