# 2 of 36 hotels in Ras al Khaimah

Hotel The Cove Rotana(5 stars)

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  • Nice hotel (19)
    "Nice hotel" found in 19 reviews
    • " ... rather arrogant. However the entire staff (all no Arabs) were super and deserve our only plus point. At the front desk apologized and we had the feeling we must beg. So for this price and this nice hotel is not. The vacation was expensive and as you can expect a great deal. If you beach vacation ... " 
      4.828571428571428
      September 2012
    • " Well maintained good hotel " 
      5.183333333333333
      September 2012
    • " A well-maintained and good hotel in a 'arab/andalusian' style. Staff very quick and helpful. Food varied and varied- something ... " 
      5.183333333333333
      September 2012
    • " Great beach hotel in Ras al Khaimah " 
      5.695238095238095
      August 2012
    • " The hotel is recommendable ... " 
      4.75952380952381
      August 2012
    • " ... are comfortable a bit too small for the size the hotel respectively the quantity of the guests. Of the two only a chilled, which means, that these August very, very well visited. Apart from that great hotel , really recommendable! The food is brilliant, great taste and varied selection, furthermore is ... " 
      4.7
      August 2012
    • " Well maintained quiet hotel in very nice location " 
      4.204761904761904
      July 2012
    • " Very beautiful hotel on the hillside. No destination for parents with children. Have been better for people, gladly ... " 
      4.204761904761904
      July 2012
    • " ... cleaned perfectly. Per room there is free a few small bottles of water, the remaining drinks in the fridge must be paid and are expensive (large bottle 5 Euro, Canned beer 7 Euro). Altogether a great stay for relaxing! " 
      5.757142857142857
      August 2012
    • " Great hotel , extremely friendly staff, " 
      5.828571428571428
      August 2012
    • " Short break: despite Ramadan there is everything. By the pool and the beach bar there were the whole day drinks and also snacks. The food in the main restaurant is wonderful. A very nice vacation to relax. All inclusive is worthwhile really as the prices are very high. :-) " 
      5.828571428571428
      August 2012
    • " Luxury in a nice hotel " 
      5.273809523809525
      September 2012
    • " ... pool sponge dirt around, parents had this only from hand erntfernen before your children in the pool have left, that were for us no 5 stars. Apart from that, food, beach, room lower pool almost a good five star hotel . All inclusive service very different, of total (multiple) inattentive staff to personal really ... " 
      4.535714285714286
      July 2012
    • " ... withstood well. Unfortunately for families with children carelessly designed shallow pool, unclean environment. And except Flippers kids club and a few Spielgräten at the beach not really the family hotel . And thanks again to the front desk the US after 23:30 o'clock via telephone waked from the ... " 
      4.535714285714286
      July 2012
    • " An all together but relaxing beach vacation in a ( in my opinion) not quite five star hotel . Minus: Children can have fun on the dinner ~,20 hours not more in the air-conditioned rooms ... " 
      4.235714285714286
      July 2012
  • The staff are very accommodating (4)
    "The staff are very accommodating" found in 4 reviews
    • " ... from that great hotel, really recommendable! The food is brilliant, great taste and varied selection, furthermore is one and a half liter bottle of water + 1 soft drink per eat free. The staff are very accommodating , also without/few tip! " 
      4.7
      August 2012
    • " The cove rotana offers not only with its great architecture, but also with extremely friendly and courteous staff ( restaurant, front desk, beach bar) and large cleanliness in all areas. During the ... " 
      5.757142857142857
      August 2012
    • " Great hotel, extremely friendly staff , " 
      5.828571428571428
      August 2012
    • " This holiday was great. Very friendly staff you are always welcome ☺ wonderful Pool, beautiful beach (unfortunately at this time of year: ... " 
      6
      June 2011
  • The rooms are big enough (1)
    "The rooms are big enough" found in 1 review
    • " ... without any problems with to take a beach chair could. And next to fresh beach towels at lunch there were always a damp, ice-cold, wonderfully scented small towel as extra service to cool off. The rooms are big enough , the beds pleasant. There was a light Federndecke, the somewhat warm was, because it in our ... " 
      5.757142857142857
      August 2012
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Hotel review overview

Average
rating

Rating by categories

  • Hotel in general
    5.3
  • Room
    5.5
  • Service
    5.2
  • Location
    4.4
  • Gastronomy
    5.4
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    270
  • very good
    81
  • acceptable
    19
  • poor
    5
  • terrible
    0
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The most helpful positive review

5.75

The cove rotana offers not only with its great architecture, but also with extremely friendly and courteous staff ( restaurant, front desk, beach bar) and large cleanliness in all areas. During the Ramadan-time there was only minor restrictions, which did not disturb us however ( breakfast and lunch was only in the closed area serves). There was no animation, which we knew and found very pleasant have. We had temperatures just below 40 degrees and high hu …  read hotel review

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The most helpful negative review

3.8333333333333335

Very nice, clean and well-kept, hillside hotel. We had a deluxe room with a view of the sea and booked all inclusive, the high drink prices to escape, since it was very hot at this time and drink sufficiently should. The food was good and sometimes really good, especially from thursday night, as the friday is for the somewhat upscale locals population of the' sunday' and they leave it with their women and children in the hotel complex go well. The average …  read hotel review

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Summary of guest reviews by category

  • Hotel in general
    Pros
    • Hotel in general (19)
      Comments related to "Hotel in general" found in 19 reviews
      • " ... rather arrogant. However the entire staff (all no Arabs) were super and deserve our only plus point. At the front desk apologized and we had the feeling we must beg. So for this price and this nice hotel is not. The vacation was expensive and as you can expect a great deal. If you beach vacation ... "  read hotel review
        4.828571428571428
        September 2012
      • " Well maintained good hotel "  read hotel review
        5.183333333333333
        September 2012
      • " A well-maintained and good hotel in a 'arab/andalusian' style. Staff very quick and helpful. Food varied and varied- something ... "  read hotel review
        5.183333333333333
        September 2012
      • " Great beach hotel in Ras al Khaimah "  read hotel review
        5.695238095238095
        August 2012
      • " The hotel is recommendable... "  read hotel review
        4.75952380952381
        August 2012
      • " ... are comfortable a bit too small for the size the hotel respectively the quantity of the guests. Of the two only a chilled, which means, that these August very, very well visited. Apart from that great hotel, really recommendable! The food is brilliant, great taste and varied selection, furthermore is ... "  read hotel review
        4.7
        August 2012
      • " Well maintained quiet hotel in very nice location "  read hotel review
        4.204761904761904
        July 2012
      • " Very beautiful hotel on the hillside. No destination for parents with children. Have been better for people, gladly ... "  read hotel review
        4.204761904761904
        July 2012
      • " ... cleaned perfectly. Per room there is free a few small bottles of water, the remaining drinks in the fridge must be paid and are expensive (large bottle 5 Euro, Canned beer 7 Euro). Altogether a great stay for relaxing! "  read hotel review
        5.757142857142857
        August 2012
      • " Great hotel, extremely friendly staff, "  read hotel review
        5.828571428571428
        August 2012
      • " Short break: despite Ramadan there is everything. By the pool and the beach bar there were the whole day drinks and also snacks. The food in the main restaurant is wonderful. A very nice vacation to relax. All inclusive is worthwhile really as the prices are very high. :-) "  read hotel review
        5.828571428571428
        August 2012
      • " Luxury in a nice hotel "  read hotel review
        5.273809523809525
        September 2012
      • " ... pool sponge dirt around, parents had this only from hand erntfernen before your children in the pool have left, that were for us no 5 stars. Apart from that, food, beach, room lower pool almost a good five star hotel. All inclusive service very different, of total (multiple) inattentive staff to personal really ... "  read hotel review
        4.535714285714286
        July 2012
      • " ... withstood well. Unfortunately for families with children carelessly designed shallow pool, unclean environment. And except Flippers kids club and a few Spielgräten at the beach not really the family hotel. And thanks again to the front desk the US after 23:30 o'clock via telephone waked from the ... "  read hotel review
        4.535714285714286
        July 2012
      • " An all together but relaxing beach vacation in a ( in my opinion) not quite five star hotel. Minus: Children can have fun on the dinner ~,20 hours not more in the air-conditioned rooms ... "  read hotel review
        4.235714285714286
        July 2012
  • Location
    Pros
  • Service
    Pros
    • Service Friendliness (4)
      Comments related to "Service" found in 4 reviews
      • " ... from that great hotel, really recommendable! The food is brilliant, great taste and varied selection, furthermore is one and a half liter bottle of water + 1 soft drink per eat free. The staff are very accommodating, also without/few tip! "  read hotel review
        4.7
        August 2012
      • " The cove rotana offers not only with its great architecture, but also with extremely friendly and courteous staff ( restaurant, front desk, beach bar) and large cleanliness in all areas. During the ... "  read hotel review
        5.757142857142857
        August 2012
      • " Great hotel, extremely friendly staff, "  read hotel review
        5.828571428571428
        August 2012
      • " This holiday was great. Very friendly staff you are always welcome ☺ wonderful Pool, beautiful beach (unfortunately at this time of year: ... "  read hotel review
        6
        June 2011
  • Sport
    Pros
    • Pool (1)
      Comments related to "Sport" found in 1 review
      • " ... time of the year, nevertheless we could our vacation more than just enjoy. The hotel is all descriptions. It is very clean! The staff is really exceedingly friendly. The beach is wonderful. The pool is clean and chilled! We had the half board and with the offered dishes for breakfast ( there is plenty ... "  read hotel review
        5.79047619047619
        August 2012
  • Room
    Pros
    • Facilities (1)
      Comments related to "Room" found in 1 review
      • " ... without any problems with to take a beach chair could. And next to fresh beach towels at lunch there were always a damp, ice-cold, wonderfully scented small towel as extra service to cool off. The rooms are big enough, the beds pleasant. There was a light Federndecke, the somewhat warm was, because it in our ... "  read hotel review
        5.757142857142857
        August 2012
    Cons
    • Facilities (1)
      Comments related to "Room" found in 1 review
      • " ... would never again fly there. On arrival in the middle of the night we were in these tropical temperatures no drinks or a cold towels or similar offered. We were also rather than in our villa in a small room brought. My husband is then in the middle of the night due to the heat ( at night as well!) by ... "  read hotel review
        4.828571428571428
        September 2012

Super Service, Clean and very quiet
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • June 2014
We are travelling a lot and always in good Hotels, because of an allergy of my wife. The experience in this Hotel was absolute great. All staff were well aware. It was from Service the best we ever had. Rooms: We had a laguna Villa and it was real nice, clean. Maybe 2 sunlays would be nice Hotel: Overall it is 5 star Service: Great!! In all Areas. If you claim something in a polite way, everyone want to solve the Problem..and they did solve everything. It was realy perfect. read hotel review
  • Location
    5.6
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.7
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
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Hani
Nice Weekend break!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • May 2014
The Hotel was very nice! We had issues with check-in because the room was not ready when we arrived. We had to wait for an hour to get a room. The staff did offer some juices and coffee but i would have prefered checking in on time. Great break! We had the feeling that we travelled although we live in the UAE. Food was great. read hotel review
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.5
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Location
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    2.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Service
    4.3
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    2.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    4.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
  • Room
    5.3
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.7
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
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Soraya
Fabulous stay in a very good hotel!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • April 2014
My Boyfriend and I stayed in here for 2 nights to celebrate my 32nd Birthday and it was fabulous. From check in we were treated to luxuary The room was gorgeous with a lovely bathroom and a good shower. The breakfast was amazing, with everything what you can imagine ! Eggs, pancakes, fruits, yoghurts, cereals, pastries The location of this hotel is lovely, it offers a nice view and a quieter experience away from the tourist district ! All of the staff were fantastic, and nothing was ever too much trouble. In the evening you can eat in the Italian ... restaurant of the hotel or take a taxi to the Waldorf Astoria where you can enjoy UMI (Japanese restaurant). Also near Al Hamra golf, there are several good restaurants like the Belgian Beer Café. These restaurants you find only 10 minutes away from the Rotana Cove I would highly reccomend it for a couple or friends looking for a quiet hotel to relax and to get away from the busy life. One negative point is that you have to pay for wifi in the hotel. This should be included in the price. read hotel review
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
  • Location
    4.5
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
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Great holiday!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • March 2014
The hotel is super and we to come oneself gladly again! Especially the food and the drinks are super a large selection! read hotel review
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Location
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
  • Service
    5.3
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.3
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
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Roy
Good location with drawbacks in service.
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • February 2014
The area was very nicely arranged. Due to the many small villas, which spread out on the hillside and the lagoon were built, you can tell the size. It is very well maintained and clean. The guest structure was international at the average age at this time rather 50 plus. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    3.0

    The food is varied and tasted. We had half board. At the dinner, then have a soft drinks and a bottle of water. A large beer costs about 7 Euro. In the main restaurant the staff of their depthwhen confronted with the onrush. Often the neighbor table of dishes and the drinks only after a long wait.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    There are 2 pools, the pool chairs were also always available on the beach. Every pool chair which has a pillow and a towel. The condition of the beach chairs was very good. Umbrellas are also available.

  • Hotel
    4.0

    The area was very nicely arranged. Due to the many small villas, which spread out on the hillside and the lagoon were built, you can tell the size. It is very well maintained and clean. The guest structure was international at the average age at this time rather 50 plus.

  • Location
    4.0

    A rental car was available for a week already for about 100 Euro, once fully refuel costs about 10-15 Euro, also taxi is cheap. There are several malls in the area, to foot is rather nothing except the own beach. The beach is ok.

  • Room
    3.0

    We had a deluxe room for 3 people. The check-in we were very arrogant treatment, because we with 3 people booked no mansion had. The deluxe rooms are very small, the extra bed is a cheap bed with almost no mattress. Our request, whether at least one 2. mattress for the rollaway to get is, was ignored - we would finally only a deluxe room... In the room there was only a small cabinet, which for 2 people too small to be might. The bathroom is ok, as well as the cleaning.

  • Service
    2.0

    With english everything worked very well. The friendliness of front desk and gastronomy staff seemed fake. The cleaning staff and the caddy driver however, are really friendly. Complaints were ignored (see observation to the room).

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Information about Hotel The Cove Rotana

Hotel Information

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Information from the hotel *

  • Location
    This resort hotel is situated just 8 km from the city centre. The establishment represents an ideal destination for business travellers and weekend visitors who want to escape Dubai city life. Nearby attractions include the National Museum, which is around 10 km away, and Al Falayah Palm Gardens, which are roughly 20 km away. Dubai is around 87 km away and Ras Al Khaimah Airport is approximately 20 km from the accommodation.
  • The holiday complex comprises a total of 286 accommodation units. A lobby and a reception are available to guests. Amenities include currency exchange facilities. Internet access and wireless internet access are available in the public areas. The tour desk offers assistance with booking excursions. Gastronomic options include a restaurant, a café and a bar. Guests can buy holiday mementos from the souvenir shop. Shopping facilities are available. The grounds of the resort feature a playground and an attractive garden. A playroom is also among the amenities at the resort. Guests travelling in their own vehicles can make use of the available parking spaces. Additional services include a babysitting service, a childcare service, medical assistance, room service, a laundry and a hairdressing salon. A shuttle service is offered. In addition, a conference room and a business centre are also available.
  • All accommodation units feature air conditioning, a living room and a bathroom. Most rooms additionally feature a balcony or a terrace. Many of the rooms also offer a sea view, adding to the ambience. Each accommodation unit features separate bedrooms or a double bed. Cots and extra beds are available. A safe and a minibar also feature. All accommodation units have a kitchenette with a fridge and tea and coffee making equipment. An ironing set is also available to guests. Each accommodation unit offers internet access, a telephone, a TV, a radio and wireless internet access. Slippers are among the comforts offered in the accommodation units. Each of the bathrooms features a shower, a hairdryer, bathrobes and tiles. Each accommodation unit includes a bathroom with tiles.
  • The resort offers an outdoor pool and a children's pool. A sun terrace, sun loungers and parasols are available. A hot tub provides an opportunity for relaxation. There is also a poolside snack bar. Those wishing to enjoy sports whilst on holiday can have fun on-site with beach volleyball and golf. For a fee, fishing is also available. Fishing is organised by third-party operators. With catamaraning and diving, the resort also has plenty to offer watersports enthusiasts. A gym and table tennis are some of the sports and leisure options available at the resort. Various spa options are offered, including a spa, a sauna, a steam bath, a beauty salon, massage treatments and anti-aging treatments. Further available options include a kids' club.
  • Various meals and board options are bookable. Guests can choose from breakfast, lunch, dinner, half board, full board and All-inclusive. Both alcohol-free drinks and alcoholic drinks are available to guests.
  • All major credit cards, including American Express, VISA and MasterCard, are accepted for payment.
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Hotel description

Hotel description

  • What the hotel offers
    The Cove Rotana Resort is an ideal destination for leisure travellers and weekend breakers. 204 rooms and 79 one, two and three bedroom Villas, 3 fully-equipped and flexible meeting rooms with the latest audio-visual equipment, 6 attractive choices of restaurants, bars and lounges, the fully equipped Bodylines leisure and fitness club, 600 metres of pristine beach, 2 swimming pools and 7 exquisitely designed massage treatment rooms are among the many facilities offered at The Cove Rotana Resort – Ras Al Khaimah.
  • Location
    The Cove Rotana Resort is located on an idyllic water inlet on the Ras Al Khaimah beachfront, offering spectacular views over the Arabian Gulf. Just 8 km from the city centre, 20 km from the Ras Al Khaimah Airport and an 87 km drive from Dubai
  • Accommodation
    To experience the height of luxurious comfort look no further than Rotana 204 well appointed rooms Wired Internet Connectivity in the Rooms Wireless Internet connectivity - Hotel Public Area's Complimentary tea and coffee making facility Multi channel satellite television IP telephone Personal in room safe Laundry and dry cleaning service Daily housekeeping service
  • Food and Drink
    The resort has a variety of restaurants, ranging from an upscale dining restaurant serving a mix of traditional and modern dishes and a variety of choices from all over the Mediterranean with an Italian emphasis named Basilico to the all-day-dining restaurant featuring extensive and diverse choices of International buffet with Oriental highlights, Cinnamon restaurant. Breeze the lobby lounge and bar is an ideal place for afternoon coffee or tea or for sampling an excellent selection of cocktails and mixers and the 2 pool bars are an excellent choice for guests to chill out and take in the calming atmosphere of poolside dining. Not to forget Breakers, the beach bar where guests can sip on tropical cocktails and nibble delicious snacks while unwinding under the sun.
  • Leisure
    The Cove Rotana Resort also offers a wide selection of water and beach sports activities, Flipper’s kids club to keep the young ones entertained and 7 massage treatment rooms with an extensive array of massage treatments, body scrubs and wraps, skin and facial treatments as well as luxurious bath menus.

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Amenities

Hotel amenities

  • Terrace
  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Non-smoking room
  • Shops in the hotel
  • Hairdressers/Beauty salon
  • Business centre
  • Playground
  • Hotel safe
  • Internet
  • Lift
  • Central heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Car park

Room amenities

  • Writing bureau
  • Phone
  • Satellite TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Electronic room keys
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock
  • Pets allowed

Gastronomy

  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Cafe

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool

Spa offers

  • Massages
  • Special massages
  • Sauna
  • Steam room/ turkish bath

Other hotel information

  • City hotel
  • 24 hour reception
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Car hire
  • Information desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Children welcome
  • Wifi
  • Newspaper
  • Laundry service