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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
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Short getaway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Nice clean room with nice wooden furnitures. Nice sitting area with comfy chairs. Big balcony, nice majlis. Complementary beverages.
Good array of activities within the hotel, dirt bike, buggy. Camel ride experience within the hotel. Oil massage for relaxation.
Nice size swimming pool, gym.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AlMarfaLiwa, Team at Liwa Hotel, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for choosing to stay with us and sharing your experience on TripAdvisor.

Located at one of the most spectacular hilltop settings, Liwa Hotel offers comfortable, spacious suites and I am glad to know that you found our rooms, services, amenities and recreational facilities at par with your expectations.

At Liwa Hotel, we strive to make the guests happier when they arrived and your kind words are a testimony that we were successful in our efforts. We hope that many memories you have taken back with you which will make you come back again at our hotel.

Once again we thank you for your patronage and it will be great to welcome you in the near future.

Best Regards,
Team at Hotel Liwa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Enjoyed my stay at the hotel. Beautiful and peaceful. Renovations were going on at the hotel but it did not bother me: rooms were all redone and looked beautiful. Breakfast was very good as well as the room service. All staff helpful and friendly. Would go back anytime again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AlMarfaLiwa, General Manager at Liwa Hotel, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for opting to stay with us and for sharing your 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 with your expectations. We are happy to learn that you were impressed by our rooms and the overall ambience of the hotel.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you during your recent visit at Liwa. We look forward to welcome you back to our hotel in future.

Best Regards,
Marc Voller
General Manager
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

after long journey we found calm & quite relaxing destination.amazing location,hotel is situated in the midst of the desert.
very well coming staffs. clean well spacious rooms with private balcony made a comfortable stay.
breakfast was superb with huge selections & the open restaurant atmosphere is stunning with nice pool view.we had dinner buffet with live BBQ which felt real authentic cuisine.
excellent service, very friendly, smiling & suggesting staffs in the restaurant.
quad bike & camel ride was nice fun and its made us our holidays memorable.
children park & the bird cage with peacock are making amusing experience for kids.
very recommendable exotic desert resort, we will visit again!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AlMarfaLiwa, Team at Liwa Hotel, responded to this review, November 24, 2013
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for such a fantastic review following your stay with us and sharing your experience on TripAdvisor.

Located at the most spectacular hilltop setting, surrounded by lush green gardens between natural wind-carved sand dunes, Liwa Hotel is indeed the most sought after destination for a tranquil escapade. I am glad you found the food, services, rooms, facilities and the overall layout at par with your desired standards. As you have experienced, we strive to offer ultimate comfort to the guests and we hope that you have taken back many memories with you which will inspire you to visit us again on your next trip to the city.

It was a pleasure to host you and we look forward to serving you again.

Best Regards,
Team at Hotel Liwa
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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The Liwa Hotel is situated on the edge of the small town of Liwa and is perched majestically on a prominent hill/sand dune of grand proportions. The stunning view of the Rub Al Khali from here is breathtaking and the textures and vista changes constantly as the sun moves across the sky.
Sunrises and sunsets here are incredible to behold.
The hotel is nicely decorated and facilities are very good. The staff are extremely helpful, polite, courteous, and very polished and professional. The pool looks very inviting and a resident camel is nearby.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AlMarfaLiwa, Team at Liwa Hotel, responded to this review, November 24, 2013
Dear Guest,

We thank you for checking-in with us and sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. Liwa Hotel provides a beautiful view of Rub Al Khali on one side and lush green surroundings on the other, which perhaps make our hotel one of the most sought after getaway destinations. I am glad you found the hotel, its location and the overall ambience at par with your expectations. We endeavor to offer opulent comfort and leisure to our guests and your appreciation for the efforts of the staff bears a testimony that we were successful.

Once again, we thank you for your support and patronage. We would be honored to serve you again on your next trip.

Best Regards
Team at Hotel Liwa
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Great location over viewing Mezzaira and the dessert. Spacious refurbished rooms with large balcony, friendly and helpful staff, perfectly good varied breakfast buffet.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AlMarfaLiwa, Team at Liwa Hotel, responded to this review, November 24, 2013
Dear Guest,

We thank you for your stay at Liwa hotel during your recent visit. We are glad to receive your review that informs us that our services and facilities were at par with your expectations. Our hotel has a beautiful location overlooking a breathtaking oasis in the Rub at Khali that makes us preferred weekend getaway. Liwa Hotel offers a range of rooms and villas that feature the most modern amenities. The team is happy to note that you enjoyed their hospitable services and looks forward to serving you again.

Thank you!

Best Regards
Team at Hotel Liwa
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Staff was friendly, location perfect to discover Liwa oasis as well as the surrounding desert (and its stunning dunes). The hotel has wellness facilities such as fitness centre, sauna, hamam and ayurvedic massage (didn't try them though) and a very nice big pool.
It's the perfect getaway, for couples, families and even groups of friends, if you need some calm and want to relax. The rooms were very big and their charm enhance by some extras: candles and fresh fruit!
Excellent value for your money, we'll certainly go again.
Only tiny little downside: no beer on tap ;)

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AlMarfaLiwa, Team at Liwa Hotel, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Dear Guest,

We thank you for checking-in with us recently and sharing your experience on this public platform. At Liwa Hotel, we strive to offer the best value to our patrons and offer an array of superlative services to pamper them over a relaxing getaway. It is great to know that the location of our property and a number of amenities added value to your stay. It is a delight to learn that you enjoyed your stay thoroughly and had a gala time during your stay with us.

It was a pleasure to have hosted you and we look forward to serving you again.

Best Regards,
Team at Hotel Liwa
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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Our trip to the Liwa Oasis was to introduce a friend to the desert of UAE, having done many trips ourselves to this part of the UAE. Each time we travel to Liwa we stay at the Liwa Hotel which was the first real hotel in the area. The hotel has recently changed hands and the rooms have been renovated, restyled and redecorated in colors and styles that are in harmony with the desert location. The pool is very inviting and the food was ample, tasty, with plenty of variety. What makes Liwa Hotel the ideal destination is its proximity to camel farms, Moreeb Hill, quad bike riding, sand boarding, fish farm, looking for desert roses and gorgeous sunrises and sunsets.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AlMarfaLiwa, Team at Liwa Hotel, responded to this review, September 28, 2013
Dear Karen,

We thank you for choosing to stay with us and for sharing your experience here on this public platform. It fills us with immense pleasure to note that we were able to leave a positive impact on you during your stay with us.

Liwa Hotel offers a range of accommodation options that feature latest amenities to satisfy the needs of our distinguished patrons. We proffer recreational facilities like outdoor temperature controlled swimming pool and Ayurvedic Spa to provide a wholesome experience to guests. We are glad to note that you were able to enjoy the adventure activities offered by the hotel.

Once again, thank you for your positive recommendation. We would deem it a privilege to serve you again.

Best Regards,
Team at Hotel Liwa
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Additional Information about Liwa Hotel

Address: Sila highway, near Mezzaira village, United Arab Emirates
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Abu Dhabi > Liwa Oasis
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Liwa Oasis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Liwa Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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