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“A great stopover on the way to Oman” 4 of 5 stars
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Hatta Fort Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hatta Oman Road, Hatta Roundabout | PO Box 9277, Hatta, United Arab Emirates   |  
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Berlin, Germany
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“A great stopover on the way to Oman”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2007

Hatta is conveniently located about 15km before the border to Oman. Hatta Fort Hotel is a good choice for a stopover - rooms are spacious and well kept, the hotel grounds and the pool are very nice. The restaurant was amazingly good considering the location and the service was always smiling and helpful. Taking a side trip to one of the wadis is amazing and there are lots of other things to do in the area if you plan to stay longer. Recommended!

  • Stayed October 2007
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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stonehaven, scotland, uk
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2007

What a fantastic place to stay! We spent the last 3 days of our holiday here and wished we'd booked for the whole 10 days. The room we had was amazing and absolutely spotless. They provided a fruit basket for us on arrival and chocolates every night. The grounds were beautifully kept and the pool was clean and well looked after.
The staff were unfailingly courteous, helpful, friendly and were still smiling even after a 16 hour shift! Nothing was too much trouble for them.
We were on an "all inclusive" package and couldn't fault the food or the service. Friday was busy with people coming for breakfast and lunch but the standard of food and service didn't falter.
Although we've just returned home we are already contemplating going back and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a peaceful location with lovely scenery and excellent services and facilities.

  • Liked — The style of the accommodation
  • Disliked — nothing to dislike
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2007

What a lovely place to spend a weekend! We live in Dubai and are always looking for some place to get away from it all, especialy during the hot summer months. We had mixed reviews from friends who have been there but our experience was extremely positive. The atmosphere is cosy and friendly. The service is excellent. We stayed in a deluxe room and it was huge and very comfortable. It's perfect for couples, but we also noticed alot of families. The food was very nice and the property offers quite a few activities if you want to keep yourself entertained.

  • Liked — The room and the service
  • Disliked — Check in was a little slow
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2007

We have just returned from this lovely hotel in the desert about an hour from Dubai. We stayed in one of the newly decorated luxury rooms which was very nicely done in an Arabian style and worth the small amount of extra money. The staff were very friendly and helpful nothing being too much trouble. The food was excellent and the Valentine's dinner superb. There are 2 pools, one quiet one and one for children and as we were travelling alone we found this a bonus to be able to get away from lots of children. There are plenty of activities if you want them, such as archery, clay pigeon shooting, golfing, mini golf, tennis and hiring bikes, also jogging and walking trails. After 3 blissful days we really did'nt want to leave and will definitely be returning in the not too distant future. The only tip I would offer is try to avoid Thursday evenings and Fridays as this is the weekend in the UAE and it did get very busy especially in the dining room on Thursday evening.

Stayed February 2007
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London
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2007

I love Hatta Fort Hotel. The place is teeming with memories of great family vacations in Dubai, when my dad would decide to whisk the family away from the hustle and bustle of Dubai's rat race. I was 13 then... I am 26 now. The hotel is that old... and older... and it shows. But I love going back there for the lovely staff and service, those gorgeous Chalet styled rooms (you would think you were on a swiss mountain somewhere, whith the curtains drawn and minus the fireplace) and who can NOT be caught up in the magic of those beautiful wadi's! I completely recommend you drive there. Only an hour away from Dubai - the journey is not tireless and well worth it if you make a few fresh juice stops and possibly haggle over some lovely earthen pots that are for sale in endless numbers along the road side. Stop off at The Big Red for some quad biking adventure if you really want to arrive at this beautiful fort knackered! Regardless of what time you arrive, the staff are there, willing to please in every way. I just found it sad that a 70-yr old man was made to lug our luggage to our room, which was not exactly close (half a second in, my husband took over and the 3 of us had a nice little chat to the door). Once inside, the place was clean and spacious... think 2 adults and 3 kids fitting in without stepping on each other's toes. Yeah the rooms are quite big. We have always booked our say with a 3 course dinner included (Dhs 500/per night). And from a Relais & Chateaux member restaurant you'd expect nothing less... I must say I was a little disappointed on our last visit. Being fair, the head chef was on vacation (he's allowed!) but you think the sous chef's working under him would have an inkling about cooking - nope. The straw that broke the camel's back was when my main course arrived and what was supposed to be some funky salsa turned out to be nothing but... HEINZ tomato ketchup. Man was I disappointed - especially after I had raved about this place to my friends and family. This was such a let down - I almost considered never going back there again. A little embarrassed by my outburst the next morning, as we were checking out - I let the hotel manager know what I thought of their crappy meal - I got an apology. Ce la vie! I would recommend this hotel and it's main restaurant to anyone - just make sure the head chef's not on vacation before you get your dinner cutlery ready.

Stayed August 2006
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Golden, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2006

We used Hatta Fort for a recent business meeting retreat. This is an excellent venue for getting your group to an out of the way location. Meeting factility is first quality for medium to small groups. Some people complain that it is very isolated ~1 hour from Dubai.

  • Stayed October 2006, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Solihull, UK
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2006

Stayed here for 7 nights mid Oct 2006. We checked out the reviews on trip advisor before going and they were slightly mixed so we didn't really know what to expect, but basically went on a recommendation from a relative.
The hotel does have a slightly older feel to it but is still very comfortable and clean. Its quite a small place but the staff cannot do enough for you, Infact the service really is the best thing about the hotel, the staff are simply superb and very friendly. We stayed in a refurbished room which was very large and extremely comfortable, with a luxury bathroom. If you can afford it, ask for a refurbished room.
The two pools are excellent, the larger one being primarilly for childern and families, but the other smaller pool is closer to the main hotel and next to the café!
The food was excellent and very tasty. Infact the only negative thing I can say about the place (and only a minor thing) is the evening menu is a little limited (only about 6-7 choices) so after day 3 I was struggling to find something that really appealed. However, a fantastic buffet is laid on on Thursday and Friday evenings allowing you to try other things. Be aware also that there is very little outside the hotel grounds and the hotel is a good hours drive from Dubai city.
All in all though, I'd definably recommend the hotel to anyone !

  • Liked — Staff service
  • Disliked — Limited food menu
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Hatta Oman Road, Hatta Roundabout | PO Box 9277, Hatta, United Arab Emirates
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Hatta
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hatta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hatta Fort Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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Hatta Fort Dubai
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Hatta Fort Hotel Emirate Of Dubai

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