We have stayed in this hotel at the beginning of April 2014.
BEACH: Beach is very nice. It is quite a long private beach with many lounges so you will never have difficulty with getting some nice place. Sand is not too fine but it is ok even with kids to walk on it without shoes. Sea is suitable for children. You might see the blue jellyfish in there but do not worry. You can touch them and play with them if you fancy it. On the beach there is also some facility for bigger kids floating in the sea.
SWIMMING POOLS: There are 4 swimming pools. One among them is the basin for small children. Water is very warm there if you do not fancy colder sea. Talking of swimming pools, there is one issue. I hated people swimming in cotton t- shirts or arabic woman cover in some cotton scarves or people drinking or eating on the verges of swimming pools. This should be prevented.
FOOD: food is very nice and variable. You will be delighted. If you do not have AI be prepared to pay unreasonable prices for drinks...Cantine wasn ´ t too overcrowded when the food was served but especially during the breakfast there was little stuff. You had to wait for coffee or tea for ages even if the staff was running as crazy to meet your demands. Simply more employees should be there.
HOTEL: hotel rooms are spacy designed with tase and very clean. You can prepare tea or coffee in your room. There is also balcony at your disposal. Be ready to meet with many kids. This hotel is full of them. There are two playgrounds. There should be much more of them or the playgrounds bigger. In the hotel you will mainly hear Arabic or Russian. What we loved were swings among the palm trees...Hotel is standing in the middle of nowhere so if you mind this, change your mind. We on the other hand enjoyed it. Walks nearby are possible but it is almost like walking on the moon.
A few minutes by cab or by shuttle bus you are able to reach shopping mall where is grocery, cinemas etc.
Over all we enjoyed our stay there and would recommend this hotel to our friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located at Marjan Island near Al Hamra area of Ras Al Khaimah, the DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island provides 450 meters of private sandy beach, villas with furnished balconies and views of the Arabian Sea. Free WiFi is available in public areas. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV, a minibar, an electric kettle and a seating area. Some rooms offer a sofa. The bathrooms are fitted with a shower and bath and offer free toiletries. Guests can enjoy the on-site dining with 14 bars and restaurants, including an all-day dining venue,4 specialty restaurants, Night Club and a rooftop bar. A newly renovated kids club with dedicated arcade areas for the older kids and an outdoor playground. In addition, there is a Pirate Boat Aqua Zone with lots of water slides for the whole family to enjoy. The resort offers a fitness centre and 5 temperature-controlled swimming pools, including 2 children's pools. To relax, head to the Spa with 7 treatment rooms, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room, in addition a ladies only Spa with 2 treatment rooms, indoor pool, ice bucket shower and wet spa area. Ras Al Khaimah Airport is 25 minutes by car from Double Tree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island. Guests can shop at Al Hamra Mall and Al Hamra Village which are 5-minute drive away. We speak your language! ... more less
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