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Sandy Beach Hotel & Resort
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Fujairah
Dubai
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72 reviews
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“A bit dissapointing...”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Sandy beach has been around for years - I personally have been visiting there sporadically for at least 20. It has the most amazing potential due to it's fantastic location with the mountains on one side and the sea - with a very close island on the other. However it's management has barely done anything in all the time I have been going to really update the place. The new buildings have been done cheaply and furnished to a very low standard. This place must be printing money as it is always full and is also close enough to Dubai for day visitors but disappointingly the service has remained average and the food barely edible.... The reason I continue to go back is because I like to snorkel and it has a small reef close by "snoopy Island" at which you can sometimes glimpse small sharks and turtles - along with a few species of fish. I do not think I shall return again in a hurry which is a shame . To sum up - if you don't expect too much from a hotel and just want to lie around on the beach to relax and maybe do a bit of snorkeling then my recommendation is go for the day do not stay in their overpriced rooms.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

Less expensive but sharing the same beach as the other hotels in Dibba area, it has 3 restaurants. The best was the service, the worst was the price for the food. The food was average for a hotel of that price range, there was nothing notable that I had during my 2 nights stay. The pool is tiny and we didn't use it, also FULL of kids. People let their kids stay up all hours, so not a couples' retreat. I've snorkeled a few times in Fujairah and Oman, and this was one of the best places, especially since you can walk/swim out and take all day. Snoopy island is full of life. This hotel was a good value compared to what else was available. Drinks are very expensive but at par with the other expensive hotels in Al Ain.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

Nice overview, the mountains from one side and gulf from other. Rooms look to garden and the beach. Beach equipped with kids play area. Best snorkeling. Stuff communicable.
Breakfast is scanty. There is strong smell of chlorine in swimming pool.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

Nice things to talk about are the private beach and the whole compound set up. Amazing and really good ambiance for the lovers of nature. Beach area equippied with kidz play area, restaurants with beach view ambiance and the lush greenery in the surroundings make the whole hotel compound wonderful. But the rooms are poor and not clean at all... Old furniture & fittings make the stay terrible. If the rooms were rennovated, this property would be one of the most sought after point at Aqqah.
Spa facility (Indian Ayurvedic Massages) is very good and experienced staff. Really would like to stay again if renovated properly....

Room Tip: No suggestions. 2BHK Chalets are very poor.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

So much promise here. The location is outstanding. The rooms look directly on to a fantastic beach with some of the best snorkelling in the region.

I read a lot of the negative comments before arriving and thought how bad can it be? I'm quite easy to please and as mentioned above I was really there for the beach and the sea view..

The rooms and the whole resort look extremely antiquated. We had to leave to other hotels to eat. The bar was depressing. Please shut the place down and spend some money on it over Ramadan.

I'd return for the beach and excellent snorkelling but there's no way I'd stay there again.

Room Tip: Go for one of the other hotels close by.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

The views at this resort are stunning. But it was HIGHLY over priced! We paid more to stay at this hole in the wall resort... than we did to stay at the Ritz Carlton In Abu Dhabi. The beach was nice, the rooms were adequate... The service was TERRIBLE! I the price were reasonable, the rest could be overlooked, but at $500 a night this was robbery! Next time, we will stay at reputable chains nearby.. like the Rotana which has lovely restaurants, beach access, scuba and more. Don't fall for this place, because it has access to a rock shaped like snoopy! Go to Fuairah, it's great! tons to see and do, but avoid this OVERPRICED camp out... if you ca!

Room Tip: IF ou can get this at a reasonable rate, it's fine... If not. Go elsewhere!
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 22 December 2013

The location is amazing, small private beach, beautiful resort, amazing sea water, and a very reasonable price. Everything was looking perfect until we got there...
The room was not that clean, the service in the restaurant was poor and slow, food was expensive and not very good. The breakfast is terrible. During the night was very difficult to sleep, either because of the mosquito's, or the cat's meowing outside our room, or the noisy ac...
Did not enjoy it!!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sandy Beach Hotel & Resort
Address: | Aqqah, Fujairah 659, United Arab Emirates
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Fujairah > Fujairah
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Fujairah
#3 Luxury Hotel in Fujairah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Sandy Beach Hotel & Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 98
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