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Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah
Ranked #6 of 79 Hotels in Sharjah
Kintore, Aberdeenshire
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“Very disappointed.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

Stayed here for 4 nights after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Previously stayed in the 5 star Grand Millenium Al Whada, Abu Dhabi.
Led to believe that this also was a 5 star, and certainly, we paid 5 star prices. On arrival, the lobby with waterfall cafe, was indeed, very impressive. Check in was quick enough and given information on facilities the hotel offered.
Going down the corridor, alarm bells started ringing! All the doors were old and tired looking. Our room itself was spacious, and had apparantly, been recently refurbished, but did look a bit dated. It was clean enough. We had a dressing area with storage. The bathroom itself, was small, with old fashioned green suite, with shower in the bath.
The room was very dark, and there was no balcony to sit in, which was a shame. Information given on only getting the first lot of coffee and bottled water complimentary, and everything else after that, had to be paid for!!
Breakfast next morning was disappointing, canned fruit, and not a lot to choose from. We had a pot of coffee placed on our table, which was only just warm. Definately not worth the money.
We found that the beach cafe served lovely toast with super coffee for a third of the price, so we had breakfast there for our remaing mornings.
You had to be down at the beach for as early as 8am to get a sun bed, as they were all "reserved with towels on", with most of the folk still having breakfast.
The swimming pool was kinda ok, quite small, and cramped.
You could get a complimentary bus to Dubai, but found you had to be in the queue about 45 mins before hand to get a place! Then when in Dubai, the taxi drivers were not keen to take you back to Sharjah, and equally with going from Sharjah to Dubai.
You could get a lovely coffee with home made cakes in the Chillout Cafe. All the staff there were lovely, polite and chatty, so welcoming.
However, I would not go back to this hotel again. We were looking forward to being spoiled at the end of our break, but it never happened.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank mhh60
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RadissonBluResortShj, Director of Sales at Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah, responded to this review, December 8, 2012
Dear Mhh60,

The staff and the management of Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah, would like to thank you for your time on giving us your valuable comments and feedback.
We appreciate your positive feedback on our hotel product & services.
Our standard rooms do not have balconies as the hotel was designed this way and this is a feature we cannot install in any way, we apologize for that.
On your feedback we have improved lighting in some of our rooms and we will complete the others in the coming months.

Our breakfast buffet is of a high standard as all Radisson Blu hotels in Europe, we do apologize that you found it disappointing.
Your other points have been noted and we shall do our best to improve these services in the coming days.
We do really appreciate for your feedback and would like to assure you that the proper action has been taken to make our entire guest’s experience better.
We hope to welcome you again in Radisson Blu Resort, Sharjah and experience the new offers in our F&B outlets.

Best regards
Kamal Rijhwani
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

We stayed here on 5 Nov for 5 x nights. Having driven down from the 5* Grand Millenium Hotel in Abu Dhabi to the 5* Radisson Blu, we were a little disappointed. I suspect the bottom line is the the Abu Dhabi hotel was a business hotel whereas the Radisson was holiday/family based hence the reason we saw a difference in standards....although their Reception and breakfast area is very impressive, (we were told they are in a phase of renovating this hotel). First room offered had a bad smell of cigarette smoke and give the hotel 100% credit, they offered us another room, but due to high capacity the room we were given was less superior but did not have the 'smell'. Their rooms have a fantastic walk-in dressing area which leads into a bathroom - our 2nd room had a very small white MDF wardrobe with drawers that fell out, a hairdryer on the wall in the lobby and no mirror! How was one supposed to dry their hair!! None of their safes re fixed to anything... However we did not want to waste anymore time on moving so stayed put. It is very unfortunate that the rooms do not have balconies - although it looks like it could have been achieved. You receive complimentary coffee and tea - once - thereafter everything is 40p to replace! We tried breakfast on first morning, again on comparison to our first hotel, service was poor, no dishes cleared off tables, coffee pot already on table - coffee was lukewarm. Breakfast was lukewarm to cold. So instead of paying £13.50 each morning, we elected to have a lovely hot coffee and toast from the pool bar after 0900 hrs from one of the best members of staff we encountered at the hotel. If you are not down at the beach before 0800 hrs - forget about bagging a sunbed - all you see is loads of empty sunbeds with blue towels on!!! How annoying and the hotel doesn't seem to do anything about this. On the plus side, the hotel run several buses daily into Dubai and to Sharjah Mall - on a first come, first serve basis. They have a 24/7 coffee area within Reception where they service delicious cakes and fantastic, cheery and welcoming staff. One downside to staying at Sharjah was several taxi drivers in Dubai refused to take us back to Sharjah - too far for them to make it worth their while, same I believe for taxis from Sharjah taking you into Dubai - but this hotel offer a taxi service which we used and again, the drivers were nice and cheerful.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Twinnie-two
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RadissonBluResortShj, Director of Sales & Marketing at Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Dear Twinnie-two,

Thank you for choosing Radisson Blu Resort, Sharjah, during your last trip to United Arab Emirates. On behalf of the staff and management, we would like to thank you for your time for your valuable comments and feedback.
We absolutely appreciate your positive feedback on hotel services as well as positive feedback about the hotel rooms and we are glad that you have been accommodated in the room of your choice.
We have also acknowledged your feedback on assignment of the non-smoking room upon arrival; we would like to inform you that the non-smoking rooms can be requested at the time of reservation. We also have escalated the challenges you have faced during your stay with regards to the wall hair dryer with no mirror next to it, we would like to inform you that we have taken appropriate action and are rectifying this in our rooms. With regards to your comments on the balcony in the rooms, unfortunately it is not in our hands as this is the structure of the building. With regards to your comments on the breakfast, this is the first occasion we have received the negative feedback about our breakfast quality, as the breakfast we do serve at the restaurant is as per the standard of Radisson Blu hotels worldwide and we have always been appreciated by all our guest for the same and with regards to the clearance of the tables, this is a constant challenge since most of the tables the guests do leave behind some food and cannot be cleared as the guests have not asked for the removal, however we are looking into this and we should be able to put a process in place.
We also would like to focus on your comments for the sun beds, our bay club team members are always available at the beach front to assist the guests and can resolve any such challenge once informed. However your point is noted and we shall do our best to improve this service in the coming days.
We do really appreciate for your feedback and would like to assure you that the proper action has been taken to make our entire guest’s experience better.
We hope to welcome you again in Radisson Blu Resort, Sharjah and experience the new offer in our F&B outlets.

Best regards from the Staff and Management Team of Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah.
Kamal Rijhwani
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Yerevan, Armenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

Before going to Radisson Blu in Sharjah, I checked many reviews on different websites. Most of them were negative or neutral.Thus I did not have high expectationss from this hotel, but I liked it very much as a result of being there. First of all, it's true that the building is kind of old, however it's being renovated all the time, new furniture was brought to our room when we were there. Despite those works, our rest wasn't disturbed, there was no noise. The hoel is very clean, it's a true 5 star hotel, the rooms, the restaurant, the pools. The area with pools is super clean. I'm very picky when it comes to that, so it was really good! The beds in the rooms were really comfortable and bedsheets were changed everyday, so there is simply nothing to complain about. The TV provided different channels, from Arabic to Fox, from Russian to Dutch.
The beach was good, very nice white sand. What I really like, you could choose lying either under the palms on the grass or on the sandy part. The water was really warm and soft.
The hotel staff was exceptional, very gentle and attentive. Very good service, completely corresponding to 5-star hotel service. Basically there is nothing bad in the hotel.

In the hotel it's also possible to find good tours, e.g. we went to safari tour and enjoyed it a lot.

The only thing that was disadvantageous regarding Sharjah in general, was absence of areas just to walk around. It was mostly under construction. So basically if you want to go out of the hotel in the evening for dinnert and walk around, it's not possible. You can only take a shuttle bus and go to the city which takes 20-30 minutes. Shuttle buses are sometimes full, so it's better to save some 100 dirhams for taxi just in case there is no place. The hotel restaurant was really good, portions were huge, so it's totally fine to take one portion for two. The quality of food was really good. During breakfast also, the choice was big, there was everything from fruits and yogourts to warm dishes, various types of bread and juice, tea, coffee. So more than one can simply eat and drink.

What I really liked about being in the pools/beach was amazing cocktails of the cafe. They really do make a change in feeling completely good.

I can also recommend to go a little further on the beach, because there is lounge music available there.

Room Tip: No worries about that, since all the rooms at at the sea. I wouldn't go for the ones near the po...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Misterymm
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RadissonBluResortShj, Director of Sales at Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Dear Misterymm,

Thank you for choosing Radisson Blu Resort, Sharjah, during your last trip to United Arab Emirates. On behalf of the staff and management, we would like to thank you for your time for your valuable comments and feedback.

We are very much grateful to your appreciation towards the hotel staff, services, and facilities. We would also like to inform you that other than the lounge music at the beach area, our seasonal BBQ night in the Calypso Poolside Restaurant will start on December which will be available until the end of the winter season. We hope to welcome you again in Radisson Blu Resort, Sharjah and experience the new offer in our F&B outlets.

Best regards from the Staff and Management Team of Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah,

Kamal Rijhwani
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

As I like taking pictures from the hotel window I was really disapointed that the windows were so dirty that it makes any photo imposible (despite the nice view).
Also the room was smelly.
I have to give huge plus for very comfortable beds, not too soft like in most of the hotels.
The location is so-so, nearby harbor is destroying the tranquility at the beach side.
Breakfast is very good - they are also providing omlets with the ingredients you choose.
Beware if you order juice to your room - they charge quite a lot for it (90 dirhams for ~2l).
Getting from and (especially) to the Dubai airport is way cheaper using regular taxi than the shuttle provided by the hotel.

Room Tip: HIgher floor will give you better view from the room but still the windows are dirty :P
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank marcelir00dy
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RadissonBluResortShj, Director of Sales at Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Dear Marcelir00dy,

Thank you for choosing Radisson Blu Resort, Sharjah, during your last trip to United Arab Emirates. On behalf of the staff and management, we would like to thank you for your time for your valuable comments and feedback.

We would like to inform you that the harbor is a dry dock plant for the ships which is a part of Government of Sharjah although this does not affect the quality of water in our beach area. We are very much grateful that you have appreciated our breakfast buffet however we will look into your feedback regarding the prices of our freshly made juices and already under consideration with our management team.

Again thank you & we look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel.

Best regards from the Staff and Management Team of Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah,

Kamal Rijhwani
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Property: Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah
Address: Radisson Blu Resort Corniche St | PO Box 3527, Sharjah 3527, United Arab Emirates
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Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Sharjah > Sharjah
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Sharjah
#4 Family Hotel in Sharjah
#4 Romantic Hotel in Sharjah
#5 Luxury Hotel in Sharjah
#6 Business Hotel in Sharjah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah 5*
Number of rooms: 306
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Standing majestically along the lovely white-sand beaches of the Arabian Gulf, the five-star Radisson Blu Resort, Sharjah-United Arab Emirates is ideally close to both Sharjah's historic gems and the shopping paradise of Dubai. This elegant resort makes an ideal destination for business and leisure travellers, with 306 sumptuous rooms, suites and poolside cabanas, stunning on-site restaurants and impressive meeting rooms. As a premier Sharjah hotel, the resort also boasts temperature-controlled swimming pools, a private beach and lagoon, a beach club and a fitness centre.The resort is within a 25-minute drive of the Sharjah International Airport and the Dubai International Airport.Radisson Blu resort features 306 rooms and suites, including 20 poolside cabanas, with ample amenities like 24-hour room service, Free high-speed Internet access, an in-room safe and mini bar.Dining options at the resort’s four cafés and restaurants range from splendid buffets to authentic Chinese favourites.The resort’s extensive banquet facilities can accommodate a conference or other event for up to 800 guests. ... more   less 
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