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Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana
Ranked #23 of 128 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 10, 2013

We visited this hotel early June and enjoyed our time there a lot. Breakfast buffet is very good, rooms are spacy and well equipped. We want to particularly thank Wendy at Front Office - she is doing an outstanding job and deserves to be mentioned.

Right now in close neighborhood "day & night" construction work is ongoing (Ruler's palace).

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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KPRayhaanByRotana, General Manager at Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2013

Dear Trip Advisor Member,

I am pleased to know that you have enjoyed your time in our hotel and I appreciate you sharing these positive insights in this website.

I have commended Wendy for giving such an impact for you to have memorable experience during your stay.

I apologize for the inconvenience caused by the construction work in the neighborhood but please be kind to note that this is beyond the hotel’s control.

We look forward to giving you the excellent service once again when you visit Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana in the near future.

Yours sincerely,

MARK TIMBRELL
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Well arranged and furnished rooms. staff are welcoming in an excellent way. In my point of veiw, it's location is very good (end of corniche) and near to Marina mall, Emirates Palace and Green beach. I recommend it to all visitors (couples, family and business)

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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KPRayhaanByRotana, General Manager at Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2013

Dear Trip Advisor Member,

I am glad to read your positive comments regarding your recent stay with us and would like to thank you for sharing these on this website.

I was delighted to read your comments regarding our good location, well arranged interiors and the welcoming atmosphere generated by our staff. Thank you so much for your recommendation to all visitors.

Once again, thank you and we wish to welcome you again in Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana with the same warmth and excellent service.

Yours sincerely,

MARK TIMBRELL
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

New, well operated and well maintained hotel. Personnel are professional and very welcoming. Room was spacious and well furnished.
On the other hand, just 50 meters away from the hotel, the very noisy construction works of the presidential palace did not cease one moment even during night-time, which made it impossible for me to sleep. I am rating this hotel 5 "dots" because the works issue is not in Khalidya Palace control.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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KPRayhaanByRotana, General Manager at Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2013

Dear Trip Advisor Member,

I am pleased to read your wonderful comments regarding your recent stay with us and would like to thank you for sharing these on this website.

We are truly delighted that we have met your expectations during your stay with us and thank you for your compliments to our colleagues’ professionalism and attentiveness as well as our spacious and well furnished rooms.

Additionally, we would like to thank you for your understanding regarding the noise disturbances generated from the outside construction next to the hotel which is beyond the our control and is only temporary.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, trusting that we could provide you with the excellent service that you truly deserve.

Yours sincerely,


MARK TIMBRELL
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

to return as soon as possible. This, on the tip of the cornice is in good company with other important and beautiful hotels. It has the private beach and swimming pools to enjoy your stay.Nice rooms, comfortable and spacious with all the facilities and for Italians who want to visit Abu Dhabi, here are the bidet in the bathroom

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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KPRayhaanByRotana, General Manager at Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2013

Dear Trip Advisor Member,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and kind comments about Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana on Trip Advisor.

We are delighted to read that you had an enjoyable experience during your stay which you have expressed regarding our services and facilities.

Once again, thank you very much and we hope to be of service to you once more in the near future.

Yours sincerely,


MARK TIMBRELL
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

Good location close to the Corniche and a few mins drive to Marina mall. It's about 30-40 mins from the airport.

I recommend this hotel as a choice to stay in Abu Dhabi due to the location, price and quality of service. This is my first stay in a Rotana and I was very impressed by the overall standard (and I've stayed in many hotels).

Guys on the front desk were excellent and offered proactive service. Decor and ambiance of the hotel is great and the rooms are modern, comfortable and well furnished (it is a relatively new hotel). Beds and pillows were fine.

It is a beach front property for those of you who like to laze in the sun. Tried the massage which was very relaxing and a long journey. Their is no alcohol in this hotel which I welcome.

The best thing is that the room price was very reasonable compared to similar properties in the area.

The only watch out is that there is construction going on next to the hotel. If you're on that side of the hotel chances are it will disturb you. Reception did their best to help by upgrading to a Premier room on a much higher floor but it didn't make much difference to the noise. The construction goes on at strange hours, even at night and early morning, so for the next few months pay a little extra and get a room at the front of the hotel overlooking the sea.

Room Tip: Premier room is a nice upgrade. Until late 2013 I'd recommend taking sea view room to be away fr...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Hoods_Travels
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KPRayhaanByRotana, General Manager at Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2013

Dear Trip Advisor Member,

I am pleased to read your wonderful comments regarding your recent stay with us and would like to thank you for sharing these on this website.

Thank you for emphasizing on our great location, price, quality of service as well as your compliments with our Front Desk colleagues. I have shared your wonderful feedback to my team during our morning briefing and this will surely go a long way to motivating them further.

On another note, we would like to seek your understanding regarding the inconvenience you have encountered due to the construction noise which is beyond the hotel’s control.

Thank you once again for your comments and we look forward to welcoming you back to Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan, trusting that we could deliver the same expected excellent service.

Yours sincerely,


MARK TIMBRELL
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

My tour company did not advise me that this is a "dry hotel" and am presently taking this issue up with them.
I am not a great drinker but would like a drink or two in the evenings which this hotel made impossible. During the daytime I was fine with iced coffees, water etc. (albeit rather pricey)The hotel lacks the "pub/bar" atmosphere . Although the hotel is superbly decorated, well kept, very clean,beautiful pools etc., I feel it does not rate as 5* due to lack of restaurants on site./no shuttle services /no general evening entertainment (apart from piano playing in main foyer nightly !) Restaurants - one within main breakfast area) serving buffet evening meal and the Beach Restaurant
serving local meals. I ate in this one , good food/service , but lacking in any atmosphere.
There is some building noise fairly close by, but I must admit this did not affect my holiday stay.
Plenty of lifeguards around the pools/beach - which is lovely. Taxis are very cheap, metered
extremely clean smart cars as are the drivers (not like UK private taxis )

I have stayed at various Abu Dhabi/Dubai hotels and never experienced a dry hotel and by choice would not stay in one again. The Rotana Beach Hotel is lovely, a larger hotel, many restaurants, beach area and yet within city area.

Room Tip: room 1217 (12 th floor) (which was changed from one on 3rd floor) Has fridge, sink, microwave, sma...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Everything was perfect about our stay. All staff were amazing right throughout the hotel from arrival to departure. The huge pool and beach facilities catered for all types of people. Beautifully landscaped, green and relaxing. Our sea view room with balcony was tastefully decorated, in excellent condition and clean. Bathroom had bath and fabulous walk in shower. The buffet breakfast was extensive and the evening buffet was high quality. This hotel caters for all travelers. There were many families. Location is great for shopping and taxis are abundant.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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KPRayhaanByRotana, General Manager at Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2013

Dear Trip Advisor Member,

Thank you for sharing your excellent feedback on Trip Advisor and for giving us a perfect score in all aspects of our services and facilities.

We are pleased to hear that everything about your stay at the Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana was perfect. The entire team highly appreciates your wonderful compliments about our staff, recreation facilities, room, buffet restaurant and location.

It would always be our pleasure to welcome you back to Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan for another memorable ‘treasured time’.

Yours sincerely,


MARK TIMBRELL
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Address: Corniche Road West | Sector W-32, Abu Dhabi 43500, United Arab Emirates
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Abu Dhabi > Abu Dhabi
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#13 Family Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#16 Romantic Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#23 Luxury Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#26 Business Hotel in Abu Dhabi
Price Range: $116 - $347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana 5*
Number of rooms: 443
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cast away in the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf Sea, Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan is the first property in the UAE under the new Brand mark Rayhaan Hotels & Resorts by Rotana, offering 443 splendid rooms and serviced apartments with their modern design complementing the values of the contemporary Arabian culture, in an alcoholic free environment. Situated in the prime area of Abu Dhabi over looking the beautiful shores of the Arabian Gulf, this fabulous city resort is only a 30 minutes drive from the Abu Dhabi International Airport and a few minutes away from various choices of the largest malls in the capital and point of cultural interest. ... more   less 
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