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“Excellent Resort hotel in Ruwais Area”

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Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Jebel Dhanna
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Aarschot, Belgium
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“Excellent Resort hotel in Ruwais Area”
Reviewed February 3, 2012

Excellent hotel, very nice rooms, lovely garden and pool area, although I found the pool a bit small for a longer stay. But a very nice thing is to sit in the pool with a cold beer.
All in all very good value for money.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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Szczecin, Poland
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Reviewed February 2, 2012

We stayed in Danat for one week, mid January. Our stay was a part of a vacation package (flights/hotel) with all inclusive option. The review is written from this perspective.
The hotel is placed in Abu Dhabi Emirate, 250km from Abu Dhabi Airport, to the west, toward Saudi border. So it took little over two hours on minivan. The transfer was smooth, driver was waiting for us where he should. The minivan could be a little bigger though – it was a six persons capacity, and to accommodate four guests plus the luggage and the driver, some suitcases ended on back seat, next to a person – perhaps not the safest solution. Hotel is nicely placed over a private beach, in fact there are two hotels managed by same company, side by side, so exclusive beach has about one km. It is clean fine sand and the hotel staff takes good care of it. Hotel area consists of nice, well maintained garden, with two tennis courts, children playground, pool for adults and pool for kids. Water in pools was heated, which was very good for January outside temperatures (around 23 deg C in shadow). Some reviews were mentioning presence of big oil refinery in the area. Yes it is true, but it is some kilometres away,and in fact does not have any negative influence on quality of time spend in Danat. For us, at least ,it did not matter, no smell,no noise, just visible on the horizon to the east.
Food for all inclusive guests covered three meals in buffet restaurant (Tides). We were previously several times on vacation with all inclusive package, and in Danat the food was the best. There was great variety of dishes to chose: European, Arab, Indian, Chinese,etc. My wife is vegetarian, and she was always satisfied with the selection. One tip: do not go for option with a-la-carte Italian restaurant. As all-inclusive guest, you would get allowance of 100DH per person, and if you want to have a decent meal with wine, you need to double the amount (at least). We were there once and it was not really worth spending extra money. The service in Tides (our normal buffet) restaurant was really exceptional. Crew of young waiters and waitresses was never late with change of cutlery or topping up a wine glass. Speaking about drinks: all inclusive package was giving us an option of house wines, beers and other beverages, but all of them was good quality and we never really had to go outside the all-inclusive choice. The buffet included sushi, good deserts, very wide selection of salads etc. So even though the food was served in form of buffet, due to high quality of food and service, the touch of luxury was still there. Luxury is actually present in the whole hotel. The gym is very well equipped, you have steam bath and sauna, squash, tennis, all within all-inclusive. A tip for using the gym: it can be crowded during evenings because people from outside hotel use it (mostly Europeans working for local oil companies).
Service by the pool and on the beach was also very good. Always plenty of sun beds to chose from. The staff always smiling and helpful. Sun umbrellas were equipped with push-buttons for calling a waiter and we got assistance within seconds.
The hotel is also used for conferences, there were many guests clearly visiting the hotel as part of business trips. The clientèle is really cosmopolitan, guests of various nations and cultures were there and we found it as a big plus.
We had basic room, but it was spacious, clean and with decent furniture. Flat screen TV with many channels. Bathroom as well had all what you might expect in fife stars.
On our way back to airport, the hotel provided big Lexus with a driver, just for me and my wife,so it compensated for inconvenience of to small vehicle on the way in.
Danat is really luxurious hotel, expensive, but if you are with all-inclusive, it is a true bargain. We never had better value for money. We definitely recommend this hotel with all-inclusive option. It would be really nice to go back there again.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Karachi, Pakistan
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Reviewed January 28, 2012

It was a pleasant surprise, My sister had booked at a resort on my arrival for a short trip to visit her. And we were all surprised after the long 3 hour drive in the night. The staff was very hospitable, and friendly. My niece had a ball of a time sitting in the pool since after breakfast, till sunset. The staff is especially more careful with kids and they are watching over every child like a perfect watch guard.
A little on the steeper side, denting the pocket, but still a perfect get away for the weekend. The beach was beautiful. In the night, besides bbq dinner one has an option of choosing between Italian and Ala Carte as well. There is a Karaoke Bar, with a live band playing on the weekends. From Sauna, to gym, to all kinds of Massages available the place deserves itss due credit. The interior of the hotel is also something to devour for. I truly loved the emirates map at the entrance door, and a great time explaining to my 4 year old niece where on the globe were we?

I suggest, if you really want to spend some quality time with your family, and relax spend a little bit extra and enjoy this great place.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 24, 2012

Friendly staff, excelent food - recomend to order breakfast and dinner before trip, nice resort and beach, very quiet place. All you need is here - wifi, gym, sauna, bikes, etc. Nice one day trip to near island by boat to visit nature res. Far away from noisy cities. It is good if you want to stay here. Abu Dhabi is about 2,5 hours from here by car.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed January 15, 2012

The staff were friendly , the room was comfortable and the water view appreciated but breakfast next morning was interesting and tasty but the price was OUTRAGEOUS. It ruined what was otherwise a pleasant stay

Room Tip: Ask the cost of breakfast before you sit down, a water view is best
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Reviewed November 29, 2011

My wife and I stayed here only one night, visiting my son who worked nearby. It is quite a haul from Abu Dhabi airport (just over two hours of pretty boring drive). But the hotel is great. It is a beach front property and we enjoyed ordering our drinks/food on the beach using the call buttons supplied under the umbrellas! Unfortunately for us it was Islamic New Year, so bars were closed from 6pm, and alcohol not served for 24 hours - though available through room service. We ate in the Italian restaurant and can only say the the food and service were excellent.
Hotel arranged pick up from the airport, and drop off next day into Abu Dhabi. The whole trip was effortless. Highly recommended. We stayed in room 508, Bayview room.

Room Tip: Insist on sea view (not sure they have anything else!).
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Mkanwal, General Manager at Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort, responded to this review, December 7, 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying with us and for posting your review. We are glad that you had a wonderful stay with us considering the distance. It is always our pleasure to hear guest's feedback. I will sure pass along your great feedback to my team. Once again thank you and looking forward to welcome you back to our Resort.

Best Regards,

Manoj Kanwal
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed November 24, 2011

I had a great time on a business trip while staying at the Jebel Dhanna Resort. It is located directly on the beach with most rooms having a beautiful beach view, very relaxing environment. This is a great hotel for family and business as there are multiple conference/ballrooms for meetings while their is plenty of activities at the hotel for children. The hotel staff is very accommodating and went above and beyond to make me feel at home. They were extremely flexible when I had to change rooms due to my schedule and even gave me a great deal on a villa for a night. The food is terrific with an excellent buffet spread for breakfast, lunch and dinner with various types of foods, deserts and drinks. This is definitely one of the top hotels i've stayed at over the past 10 months. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a quiet getaway to kick back and relax in the Abu Dhabi area.

Room Tip: I would choose a seaside or seabreeze room with a balcony that over looks the beach, beautiful view.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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Mkanwal, General Manager at Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort, responded to this review, November 27, 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. It is always pleasure to hear guest feedback and for specially quoting this phrase “Outstanding Getaway". I will pass your great comments to my team for a great job. We would like to inform you that we sincerely appreciate recommending our place to everyone. Once again thank you and looking forward to welcome you back to the Resort.

Best Regards,

Manoj Kanwal
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Property: Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort
Address: Jebel Dhanna 12333, United Arab Emirates
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Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Abu Dhabi > Jebel Dhanna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Jebel Dhanna
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Hotel Class:5 star — Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 109
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape to Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort and prepare to be swept away to a realm of waterfront luxury. Overlooking a pristine ribbon of United Arab Emirates beach between the desert landscape and the clean waters of the Arabian Gulf, Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort is situated on west coast of Abu Dhabi Emirates about 220 kilometers from Abu Dhabi City. An oasis of luxury and tranquility offering 800 meters of private beach, this alluring UAE beach resorts blends the Arabian Hospitality and stunning surroundings for weekend getaways, romantic break or a family holiday that will create memories to last a lifetime. ... more   less 
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