I waited a few months before writing this review, as I was torn between praising the exceptional service we received here, but at the same time, remaining true and honest about the hotel itself. As stated, the service here is second to none, and worthy of a much higher rating than one would find at most AD 3 Star hotels. From check-in to check-out, all members of the staff work tirelessly to ensure every possible need is met and your stay is a comfortable one. However...the hotel and grounds are a lost cause, and nothing short of a miracle or a complete demolition & rebuild could save them. To add insult to injury, there are many times during the summer months that the Dhafra rates are comparable to or higher than the Beach Rotana, Millennium, Hilton and even Emirates Palace (not an exaggeration - compare for yourselves).
It is for this reason that in good faith, I cannot rate this hotel higher. No pool, exorbitant rates and outdated and moldy rooms, combined for a less-than-memorable experience for my wife and I. To say that we'll never return is tempting fate I believe, but right here, right now, I can honestly say that I will never stay there again unless all other options are exhausted.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the Western coast of Abu Dhabi, 220 kilometers from the capital city centre, The captivating United Arab Emirates holiday destination overlooks the sparkling azure waters of Arabian Gulf with thoughtful complimentary touches, The Dhafra Beach Hotel is the perfect United Arab Emirates holiday deal for travelers seeking relaxing and refreshing escape at an affordable price. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dhafra Beach Hotel Jebel Dhanna, Emirate Of Abu Dhabi