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Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah
Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in Ras Al Khaimah
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“Great Hotel”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

The hotel was great, I read a few reviews before arriving which worried me slightly but I have the stay I thought the hotel / service and the Lexington Grill were excellent, I couldn't recommend it enough and I would definitely like to stay again, We stayed in a suit with a sea view which was amazing. Me and my now fiancée got engaged here and I have to say it was a great place to celebrate our engagement.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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AndreHerrenschmidt, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Dear James H,

Thank you very much for sharing your kind review about your recent experiences at the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah.

Congratulations on your engagement here at Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us particularly the suite and Lexington Grill.

Please let us know when you plan to visit us again, we would be very happy to welcome you back for another memorable stay at the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah.

Yours sincerely,


Andre Herrenschmidt
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

After a very busy and difficult year, we were most delighted to have a superb holiday at the Waldorf Astoria in RAK. Excellent service with smiles all round really made us feel at home.
Rooms were of an exceptionally high standard and makes all other establishments bleak in comparison. Well done to Phillipe, our personal assistant and Joseph who assisted us at the pool and tennis courts.
Meals were expensive,especially for a family of 5. A taxi ride to Al Hamra Mall costs AED5,and is a few minutes away. Ideal location for good meals at the food court and entertainment at the new cinema complex.
We will definitely be coming back soon.
Thanks to all of you at WA for making our stay such a memorable one.

Room Tip: Sea facing rooms
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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AndreHerrenschmidt, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Dear Yusufmahomed,

Thank you very much for sharing your kind review about your recent experiences at the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah.

I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your holiday experiences during your stay and felt at home with the team members.

I have passed on your compliments to Philippe and Joseph who were delighted to see that their efforts were really appreciated. Our team is committed to ensuring that every guest is happy and strives to meet their expectation.

Please let us know when you plan to visit us again, we would be very happy to welcome you back for another memorable stay at the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

Yours sincerely,


Andre Herrenschmidt
General Manager
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

I spent a first night in october in this hotel
the lobby is great and all the employees at the reception had been very kindly and helpful
The room I had was fantastic so that I decided to come back in November this year
all the pools and the beach are fantastic
Food in all the restaurants was hihg class

Room Tip: all the rooms are large sunny and quiet in october I had a room to the golf that was sunny in the...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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AndreHerrenschmidt, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, responded to this review, December 1, 2013
Dear 421fred,

Thank you very much for sharing your kind review about your recent experiences at the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah.

We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your second stay with us, especially the lobby, our team members, the room and the beach and pool.

Please let us know when you plan to visit us again, we would be very happy to welcome you back for another stay at the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

Yours sincerely,


Andre Herrenschmidt
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Tallinn, Estonia
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

Very good location by the sea. The beach is nice and clean. The staff was really friendly. The room was spacious with comfortable terraces. The environment was calm and safe. If you like a luxury stay choose this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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AndreHerrenschmidt, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, responded to this review, December 1, 2013
Dear Mart P,

Thank you very much for sharing your kind review about your recent experiences at the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah.

We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your overall experience at the hotel.

Please let us know when you plan to visit us again, we would be very happy to welcome you back for another stay at the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

Yours sincerely,


Andre Herrenschmidt
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

Second Visit to Ras Al Khaimah ,which we got a memorable dining in Marjan restaurant , especially thanks to Subash and his Team for the friendly approach and the excellent service. there is no words to say its truly luxurious service . thanks guys . see u soon

juliet

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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AndreHerrenschmidt, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Dear Mary J,

Thank you very much for sharing your kind review about your recent experiences at the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah.

From your review we have learnt that you particularly enjoyed your dining experience at Marjan Restaurant. I have passed on your compliments to all the team members especially to Subash. Our team is committed to ensuring that every guest is happy and strives to meet their expectations

Please let us know when you plan to visit us again, we would be very happy to welcome you back for another stay at the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

Yours sincerely,


Andre Herrenschmidt
General Manager
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

Where do I start. This is a big hotel and needs a detailed review. So here goes:
The hotel is quite sumptuous, opulent in design and decor'. A tad 'Disney' to the exterior , but then I quite like that! Internally there is so much space, rooms are large & well furnished, hallways are gargantuan - if you're a runner a few laps of the floor are all you would need! Yes there are some teething problems but it has just opened and you can see the improvements day by day.
Not all restaurants are up and running as yet, the main buffet restaurant is excellent, although perhaps, considering the scale of everything else, a bit undersized? The hotel was fairly quiet when we were there so no issues but I can imagine if busy they may be pushed to accommodate, (especially if outside seating is compromised due to weather - yes it can happen even here).
Food was of good quality and variety however, as with most buffets, some could have been warmer (perhaps a need to look at the type of food warming systems?)
Staff are excellent, courteous and efficient a few special mentions to those who gave that bit extra service, many thanks to Jasleen, Vishva & Rajesh.
The pool area is spotless and the beds are of very high quality, water is provided as are ice lollies in the afternoon (all very welcome). Water is also provided in the rooms and it seems incongruous that where the hotel is quite generous in some areas the opposite is true in others. For info on costs: a large bottle of still water at dinner is 16 AED (same bottle costs 1 AED at the local shop) a beer is 30 UED (again 6 AED at local shop) and the cheapest wine is 200 AED nearly £35! (40 AED at local shop). Big mark ups but then not really unusual for top end hotels.
We would have preferred a dine around option which isn't available. Normally higher end hotels that we have stayed in allow at least one night in each of the other restaurants. This alleviates pressure on the buffet when busy and provides variety. The allowance of 80 AED each to use the other restaurants is quite paltry. I saw no activity in the bars and we were the only couple in the bar on the 17th floor - I can only assume the prohibitive costs are a bit off-putting.
Beach is long and golden although the security measures between each "private" beach is a bit much, we would have liked to walk across the whole bay but were stopped from going further
We encountered a few minor issues, mainly due to 'snagging' issues of a new build, the management however resolved everything quickly and to our satisfaction - that speaks volumes for the hotel!
Not much to do around the hotel, small mall within 15min walk, a golf course and free entrance to a water park (& transfers) note though this is free Sun to Wed only - we only found this out when too late to go.
Summary then: Beautiful hotel, set in beautiful gardens adjoining a lovely safe beach. Opulence personified throughout with superb staff (albeit English isn't fully understood all of the time). Acid test: would we return? absolutely! Perfect pool/ beach week in the sun! (although we did have rain twice) Saving the pennies as I write.

Room Tip: They are all lovely! & we tried a few. Sea views are best.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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AndreHerrenschmidt, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Dear CraigiefortScotland,

Thank you very much for sharing your kind and detailed review about your recent experiences at the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah.

From your comments I understand that you were overall impressed with the facilities that we have here. You have provided very detailed information which gives us a clear idea which aspects made your stay so pleasant.

All feedback we receive is taken seriously and those aspects of the property and service that we can affect, we will certainly look to improve.

Please let us know when you plan to visit us again, we would be very happy to welcome you back for another stay at the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

Yours sincerely,


Andre Herrenschmidt
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Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

Had a conference for 5 days at the resort, had a spectacular view, 5 star room service... The check in process could have been more efficient and welcoming for a 5 star resort considering I arrived at 12 am and was quite tired. The food at the restaurant was excellent with a great variety of different cuisine ... Would definitely return to this resort if I had the opportunity

Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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AndreHerrenschmidt, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Dear Muhammed O,

Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback from your recent stay with us at Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah. It is a pleasure to read that you had an enjoyable stay and conference with us, and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Yours sincerely,


Andre Herrenschmidt
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Property: Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah
Address: Vienna Street | Al Hamra Village, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah > Ras Al Khaimah
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in Ras Al Khaimah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah 5*
Number of rooms: 346
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inspired by the palaces of the Arabian Peninsula, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, ideally located 50 minutes from Dubai International Airport, will bring the legendary true Waldorf service to one of the most alluring beach front locations in the Middle East. An 18 hole championship golf course and a 350 metre private beach are set against the blue water of the Arabian Sea. The Waldorf Astoria Ras al Khaimah, will be a true luxury resort. The setting of this magnificent hotel will be matched by the unparalleled facilities with its stylish dining and entertainment venues, sophisticated conference and event facilities and its luxurious spa experiences available to guests. The 346 deluxe rooms and suites reflect the palatial surroundings and offer the luxuries of space and tranquillity. Each room extends over at least 72 square metres and offers panoramic views of the Arabian Sea, championship golf course and the impressive Al Hajjar Mountains on the horizon.Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is home to ten bespoke restaurants and bars, offering an exclusive range of dining and entertainment experiences to suit every mood and flavour. From signature restaurants with succulent steaks and grills at the US steakhouse Lexington Grill, Japanese cuisine with sushi and teppanyaki at UMI, Middle Eastern flavours at Marjan and international dining experiences at Qasr Al Bahar to open air pool and beach side restaurants, elegant tea and coffee lounges serving light meals and traditional high tea and the vibrant night club, 17squared, on the 17th floor. A place of relaxation and restoration; the hotel's spa will offer signature treatments combined with exceptional care to create a place where guests can surrender and restore personal well-being. The gymnasium will feature an extensive range of Technogym equipment as well as a whirlpool and a sauna. Guests can relax in the two outdoor chilled pools and one the 350 meter white sandy beach. Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah offers a unique and timeless setting for gatherings and events of all descriptions. With the personalized service by dedicated event team this luxury property is the perfect location to host spectacular private celebrations, corporate conferences, team building activities, intimate beach weddings, cocktail parties, product launches and executive meetings. The hotel features a VIP arrival hall and multiple pre-function spaces, making it a spectacular venue for weddings, galas and high end corporate events. ... more   less 
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