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Liwa Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sila highway, near Mezzaira village, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Liwa Oasis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014
Sarah366 Baku, Azerbaijan
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Dubai
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Had a brief overnight stay at the Liwa hotel in order to get into the desert by daybreak. The hotel has a bit of an "old Eastern European feel" upon entering the lobby. Rooms are huge but our double bed was tiny and in the morning there was no hot water to take a shower. Breakfast decent. Check-in and out... More

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AlMarfa-PearlHotels, General Manager at Liwa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you staying with us and providing us a review of your experience. It is good to know that you found our rooms spacious and food tasty. However,the disappointment faced by you is deeply regretted. We have noted your concern regarding the same and we will make the necessary changes to ensure our guests’ complete satisfaction. Also, we... More

Baku, Azerbaijan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is an older hotel, certainly not glitzy like many hotels here, but good value and polite staff. Rooms very spacious and clean. Food decent. Not a high class hotel, but friendly and well run.The spa is a bit limited, and I would not recommend it.

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AlMarfa-PearlHotels, General Manager at Liwa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind feedback. We are delighted that you found our staff accommodating and your stay was value for money. We’ve taken your concern for the spa into consideration. It is nice to know that you found our rooms spacious and comfortable. Your kind words of appreciation will act as a source of inspiration for our... More

Rotherham
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Took a chance on the 2 hour drive from Ruwais in 40 degree + heat and we weren’t disappointed. Good food and excellent facilities - we intent to return here for weekend later this year. The hotel is very clean and welcoming with very helpful staff – even the resident camel seemed pleased to see us! Good menu with prices... More

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AlMarfa-PearlHotels, General Manager at Liwa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It was a pleasure to have you with us and we thank you for sharing your experience. We are glad that our facilities, and accommodation made your stay comfortable and you enjoyed the services offered at our hotel. You’ll always find a pleasing environment at our end as we put in our best efforts to make our guests... More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

On the top of a dune , this hotel has excellent views from the sunset point. Rooms are spacious and well furnished with a big sit out. Breakfast spread is good , so is the pool. Staff is polite and courteous. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely recommend this place.

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AlMarfa-PearlHotels, General Manager at Liwa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for sharing your stay experience during your recent visit. We are glad that you found the services, food and the overall ambiance of the hotel at par with your expectations. Your kind words for the efforts of our associates are a testimony that we were successful in making your stay memorable. Once again, we thank... More

Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

Not 4 star but a great and affordable 3 star. Good location with nice views over the desert. Close to Mooreb Dune. Good service, friendly staff. Food is very decent and affordable (e.g. AED120 for buffet). Pool area and pool bar is nice. Rooms are clean and has what most people need but quite old.

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AlMarfa-PearlHotels, General Manager at Liwa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It was a pleasure welcoming you at Liwa Hotel and we are grateful to you that you shared your stay experience on TripAdvisor. The outstanding hilltop setting of Liwa Hotel indeed makes it a preferred getaway for relaxation. We are glad to know that you had a wonderful stay at our hotel and our amenities were at par... More

Edinburgh Scotland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Liwa Hotel with our daughter and family in mid-February this year. The hotel suited our needs perfectly. We had two bedrooms with large balconies on the first floor - with the three children sleeping on mattresses (which we had brought with us). The swimming pool was lovely, with bathing towels provided and a bar for ordering... More

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AlMarfa-PearlHotels, General Manager at Liwa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It was a pleasure welcoming you at Liwa Hotel and we thank you for sharing your stay experience on TripAdvisor. Surrounded by lush green gardens between natural wind-carved sand dunes, our hotel offers travellers a perfect setting to unwind and recharge. We are glad that the facilities and recreational amenities made up for a great stay for you... More

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Hotel was pleasant, quiet and relaxing. Rooms are very specious and balcony for my first floor room was very big and having nice garden view. It has good privacy and the rooms were clean, comfortable and nicely kept. The food was good. Staff was helpful and smiling. Inside corridors of the hotel were very nicely decorated, spacious and having very... More

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AlMarfa-PearlHotels, General Manager at Liwa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for staying at Al Marfa Liwa and sharing your experience. Our ethos are to provide warm hospitality and efficient service, thus it pleases us to know that we have been successful in our endeavour. Thank you again for your patronage. We look forward to welcome you back soon. Best Regards Marc Voller General Manager More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Even though the hotel was booked solid, we saw or heard very little of the other guests. The pool was clean and warm, with only a few people around it. Although, there were a lot of hornets. Our room was clean and properly cooled. The buffets were quite nice, but you must arrive early. The sunset and sunrise were quite... More

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AlMarfa-PearlHotels, General Manager at Liwa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to know that you had a great time and that our facilities were at par with your expectations. Located in the most spectacular hilltop setting, surrounded by lush green gardens between natural wind-carved sand dunes, Liwa Hotel is indeed the most sought... More

Abu Dhabi
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Truly arabic structure. We spent one night there. We made sure to call besides booking on Booking.com. We got a downstairs apartment with views of the parking lot. My mom is elderly and we wanted her close by to us, we got that. Rooms are comfortable and full of bees! So, although we had a balcony overlooking the parking space,... More

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AlMarfa-PearlHotels, General Manager at Liwa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for sparing your time and sharing your experience with us on this forum. At our hotel, it our constant endeavor to provide a pleasant experience to our guests and we regret to learn about your inconveniences. We have shared your review with the entire team and are looking into the issues that you have mentioned.... More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

It's our 4th time here since 2004, we always stayed at the 3 bdrm villas. Apparently there was a major change in the villa it has been refurbished i guess but the only problem that is still there is the staff. I understand that it's a 3 star hotel in the middle of nowhere but its not an excuse for... More

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AlMarfa-PearlHotels, General Manager at Liwa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure to welcome you again at Liwa Hotel, Abu Dhabi. We really value your patronage and appreciate your feedback. Your suggestions regarding the food and service have been duly noted and we assure you that they will be incorporated, as applicable. We... More

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Address: Sila highway, near Mezzaira village, United Arab Emirates
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Abu Dhabi > Liwa Oasis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Liwa Hotel 3*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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An Oasis of Tranquility. Our hotel is located at the most spectacular hilltop setting, surrounded by lush green gardens between natural wind-carved sand dunes in an untouched place. The white hotel with its traditional architectural design is truly the enchanted location of tranquility and one of the world’s most spectacular spots for travelers seeking a place to unwind, recharge and just relax.You will experience:• Dramatic nature scenery • Dry climate • Magical sun sets • A setting amongst the largest sand dunes in the World• True Heritage• UAE Culture with historic significance Nature and the Environment. The location of Liwa Hotel is definitely a unique, peaceful spot which plays host to a variety of native wild life species. A lucky visitor taking a walk just outside the hotel premises in the early hours of the morning might get a rare glimpse of a Falcon, desert fox, quail or an extremely elusive desert hare. The crisp, dry, clean air coupled with the songs of various types of bird species that has made the Liwa Hotel ground their home, make just waking up in the morning at any time of the year a truly magical moment. Liwa Hotel is committed to operating its activities in a complete environmentally friendly manner and it is the ultimate objective of the Hotel to expand and make its grounds a haven for all types of native animals and bird species, whether resident or migrant. History: The Liwa Oasis is the birth place of the ruling families of Abu Dhabi and Dubai. In 1793, the ruling family of the Abu Dhabi Emirate, Al Nahyan, moved their residence from Liwa to Abu Dhabi. The 39 villages that surround the oasis still provide a glimpse into the traditional life style of the inhabitants of the region. A historic fort which is located in one corner of the Oasis stands testimony to this bygone era. Whether you are a native, an expatriate living in UAE, or a tourist, surely The Liwa Hotel, the Oasis and the desert beyond will create an everlasting memory like no other. After all, this is the exact same landscape which captivated the famous British Explorer, Sir Wilfred Thesiger. ... more   less 
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