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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah Hotel Sharjah
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