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Hotel Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana(5 stars)

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  • The hotel is very clean (6)
    "The hotel is very clean" found in 6 reviews
    • " The hotel is very clean and modern style. The staff are very friendly and can only English. It is therefore an ... " 
      6
      June 2012
    • " ... and evenings), only Restriction was ( because of from Ramadan), that the dinner only after sunset/ call of the muezzin (GG 19 hours) could start. Clear, the beach is not as on the Maldives, but very clean and well-kept , also the swimming pool. Towels and chairs were always more than enough available. The staff ... " 
      5.621428571428572
      August 2012
    • " We really liked this hotel . The service and especially the staff's hospitality were very good! At mealtimes in ... " 
      6
      July 2012
    • " Wonderful hotel with excellent service " 
      5.719047619047619
      August 2012
    • " Nice hotel with small artificial was extra filled up with beach. The jet skis were partly sometimes a bit ... " 
      5.438095238095237
      June 2012
    • " Not suitable for young people ! " 
      4.578571428571428
      June 2012
  • The staff are very friendly (5)
    "The staff are very friendly" found in 5 reviews
    • " The hotel is very clean and modern style. The staff are very friendly and can only English. It is therefore an advantage, if you can speak English. The food was ... " 
      6
      June 2012
    • " Great days in Abu Dhabi, great service , great food, great room, cleanliness top, beautiful garden area and pool, great beach! Jet ski ... " 
      6
      August 2012
    • " The hotel is really can only be recommended! Should be emphasized the friendliness of the staff in all areas. Every question asked was always answered and every wish was fulfilled. The ... " 
      5.719047619047619
      August 2012
    • " Great service , unfortunately no free Wi-Fi " 
      4.857142857142857
      August 2012
    • " Great service in the hotel ( especially for the food). Unfortunately the locals guests the European ... " 
      4.857142857142857
      August 2012
  • The food was tasty (4)
    "The food was tasty" found in 4 reviews
    • " The hotel is very clean and modern style. The staff are very friendly and can only English. It is therefore an advantage, if you can speak English. The food was tasty and diverse. The bed linen and towels were changed daily. The beach cloths gets one also always ... " 
      6
      June 2012
    • " Great days in Abu Dhabi, great service, great food , great room, cleanliness top, beautiful garden area and pool, great beach! Jet ski drivers ... " 
      6
      August 2012
    • " ... in combination with an exciting city! After my early arrival ( at 06:30 o'clock in the morning ) in the hotel, it was not a problem, directly to check - furthermore there were a room-Upgrade! The food was amazing delicious and varied( in the morning, afternoons and evenings), only Restriction was ( because ... " 
      5.621428571428572
      August 2012
    • " ... 5 main courses various art, the well prepared were, diverste appetizers and a wonderful dessebüfett. But also here one was to small tables and could hardly in peace. It was a bit uncomfortable. The quality of the meals was good . " 
      5
      June 2012
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Hotel review overview

Average
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Rating by categories

  • Hotel in general
    5.6
  • Room
    5.7
  • Service
    5.4
  • Location
    4.8
  • Gastronomy
    5.2
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.2

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    188
  • very good
    48
  • acceptable
    7
  • poor
    1
  • terrible
    0
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The most helpful positive review

5.828571428571428

The hotel is in a very good condition. The lobby, the room, the pool area, as well as the beach is clean and is always of staff cleaned and attentive cleaned. Our room (426) of the pool-beach area was partly 2 times per day cleaned there were towels was again changed us again free water etc. After excursions in the morning you had showered the room service was. Noticed and another attentive zimmerputzer vorbeigeschickt had. We had the half board what was …  read hotel review

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The most helpful negative review

2.9166666666666665

This hotel is truly not recommendable. The service shall not exceed 3 *. The restaurant uncomfortable, in the morning total crowded, the breakfast in poor quality and no variety. The cleanliness left a lot to be desired, the staff's handling of complaints was absolutely clumsy. We can understand the positive reviews. …  read hotel review

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Summary of guest reviews by category

  • Hotel in general
    Pros
    • Hotel in general (6)
      Comments related to "Hotel in general" found in 6 reviews
      • " The hotel is very clean and modern style. The staff are very friendly and can only English. It is therefore an ... "  read hotel review
        6
        June 2012
      • " ... and evenings), only Restriction was ( because of from Ramadan), that the dinner only after sunset/ call of the muezzin (GG 19 hours) could start. Clear, the beach is not as on the Maldives, but very clean and well-kept, also the swimming pool. Towels and chairs were always more than enough available. The staff ... "  read hotel review
        5.621428571428572
        August 2012
      • " We really liked this hotel. The service and especially the staff's hospitality were very good! At mealtimes in ... "  read hotel review
        6
        July 2012
      • " Wonderful hotel with excellent service "  read hotel review
        5.719047619047619
        August 2012
      • " Nice hotel with small artificial was extra filled up with beach. The jet skis were partly sometimes a bit ... "  read hotel review
        5.438095238095237
        June 2012
      • " Not suitable for young people! "  read hotel review
        4.578571428571428
        June 2012
  • Location
    Pros
    • Beach (2)
      Comments related to "Location" found in 2 reviews
      • " Great days in Abu Dhabi, great service, great food, great room, cleanliness top, beautiful garden area and pool, great beach! Jet ski drivers nerves from time to time with its noise! Excursions: Marina Mall by taxi in 10 ... "  read hotel review
        6
        August 2012
      • " Great beach/ relaxation vacation in combination with an exciting city! After my early arrival ( at 06:30 ... "  read hotel review
        5.621428571428572
        August 2012
    • Surroundings (1)
      Comments related to "Location" found in 1 review
      • " The hotel is really can only be recommended! Should be emphasized the friendliness of the staff in all areas. Every question asked was always answered and every wish was fulfilled. The location is perfect for excursions of any type - all sights with the very cheap taxi easy to reach. "  read hotel review
        5.719047619047619
        August 2012
    • Is Central (1)
      Comments related to "Location" found in 1 review
  • Service
    Pros
    • Service Friendliness (5)
      Comments related to "Service" found in 5 reviews
      • " The hotel is very clean and modern style. The staff are very friendly and can only English. It is therefore an advantage, if you can speak English. The food was ... "  read hotel review
        6
        June 2012
      • " Great days in Abu Dhabi, great service, great food, great room, cleanliness top, beautiful garden area and pool, great beach! Jet ski ... "  read hotel review
        6
        August 2012
      • " The hotel is really can only be recommended! Should be emphasized the friendliness of the staff in all areas. Every question asked was always answered and every wish was fulfilled. The ... "  read hotel review
        5.719047619047619
        August 2012
      • " Great service, unfortunately no free Wi-Fi "  read hotel review
        4.857142857142857
        August 2012
      • " Great service in the hotel ( especially for the food). Unfortunately the locals guests the European ... "  read hotel review
        4.857142857142857
        August 2012
    • Service in general (1)
      Comments related to "Service" found in 1 review
      • " Wonderful hotel with excellent service "  read hotel review
        5.719047619047619
        August 2012
    Cons
    • Service Friendliness (1)
      Comments related to "Service" found in 1 review
      • " Very unfriendly staff all English there was nothing on in the evenings except you buy tea in the lobby... So nothing ... "  read hotel review
        3.7857142857142856
        August 2012
  • Food
    Pros
    • Quality (4)
      Comments related to "Food" found in 4 reviews
      • " The hotel is very clean and modern style. The staff are very friendly and can only English. It is therefore an advantage, if you can speak English. The food was tasty and diverse. The bed linen and towels were changed daily. The beach cloths gets one also always ... "  read hotel review
        6
        June 2012
      • " Great days in Abu Dhabi, great service, great food, great room, cleanliness top, beautiful garden area and pool, great beach! Jet ski drivers ... "  read hotel review
        6
        August 2012
      • " ... in combination with an exciting city! After my early arrival ( at 06:30 o'clock in the morning ) in the hotel, it was not a problem, directly to check - furthermore there were a room-Upgrade! The food was amazing delicious and varied( in the morning, afternoons and evenings), only Restriction was ( because ... "  read hotel review
        5.621428571428572
        August 2012
      • " ... 5 main courses various art, the well prepared were, diverste appetizers and a wonderful dessebüfett. But also here one was to small tables and could hardly in peace. It was a bit uncomfortable. The quality of the meals was good. "  read hotel review
        5
        June 2012
  • Room
    Pros
    • Facilities (1)
      Comments related to "Room" found in 1 review
      • " The hotel deserves its 5 stars. The rooms are spacious with great beds. We had one with the beach and balcony. The bathroom had a walkindusche and ... "  read hotel review
        5
        June 2012
Ashraf
Beach and pool for real
  • Recommended hotel
  • Singles
  • Business trip
  • May 2014
I like it. a lengthy private sandy beach with good facilities. the pool area is really awesome, huge with over bridges and lots of kids play. a very luxuries Suna and steam rooms. the only bad thing is food esp Dinner. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    3.8
    Variety of food and drinks
    3.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    4.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    3.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
  • Location
    4.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Service
    4.5
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    4.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    4.0
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Ken
Khalidiya Palace Hotel Rayhaan by Rotana Abu Dhabi
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • May 2014
I selected this hotel for a family holiday, travelling with an infant of 18 months old. The hotel appears new and its fit and finish is top notch. This is a large hotel with several hundred rooms, however the service is great and the quality of all the spaces is very good. Our room rate included breakfast and Wi-Fi and i think all inclusive may also be an option. Food seleection is good, but remember there is no booze! read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    Book a premium plus room if you can. This will come with a kitchenette, washing machine and balcony. Our room was very large, clean and well finished.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    I selected this hotel for a family holiday, travelling with an infant of 18 months old. The hotel appears new and its fit and finish is top notch. This is a large hotel with several hundred rooms, however the service is great and the quality of all the spaces is very good. Our room rate included breakfast and Wi-Fi and i think all inclusive may also be an option. Food seleection is good, but remember there is no booze!

  • Service
    6.0

    It's a 5* hotel and service is consistent with this rating. Staff are friendly and there are certainly a lot of them about! All the normal services are on offer, and there is even a creche an baby sitting on offer bu tthis seems to be for children aged 3 and up.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    The hotel has one of the largest (if not the largest) pools in Abu Dhabi and it is good and clean. Wi-Fi reaches out to the pool area. There is also a private beach and water sports are available.

  • Location
    6.0

    Located oposite the Emirates Palace Hotel and overlooking coconut island, the Hotel has its own private beach. It's located just off the Corniche and is close to Marina Mall and The Avenu retail outlets. It's about 40mins from the airport but the journey is quite direct. There are plenty of Taxi's available and bus tours go from close to the hotel.

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    There are 4 food outlets and the quality of food was good, Room service is also available and the menu is extensive! However remember there is no booze served.

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Marita
Big hotel near Emirate Palace
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • March 2014
We stayed 1 week in family room. Our room had also small kitchenette. Only I didn't like the view from our room - opposite was other building. It's better to go to breakfast a little earlier to avoid crowds. Very good pool. From hotel till Marina Mall is 25 minutes by foot. read hotel review
  • Hotel
    5.7
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Service
    5.7
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
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Chris
World class service, nice surrounding
  • Recommended hotel
  • Singles
  • City break
  • January 2014
Guest relations: Helped me in advance of my stay with a question, organized my room when I arrived very early in the morning, arranged a flight booking during my stay and there was always someone who asked if I need something or explained the complementary guest services without additional request Standard: World Class, everything tidy, clean and modern Food: Breakfast offers a wide choice but for that price it could be more fresh, Dinner was just incredible Rooms: everything is provided, intelligent features like wardrobe light and the style is more arabic (in Europe we would say classic), got an ... upgrade to Suite) Surrounding: There is a nice view on the Emirates Palace and Etihad Towers, but that was it. Either enjoy your day in the large hotel facilities or take a taxi for sightseeing, Abu Dhabi Marina Mall is the only location to reach by foot within 15 min(but only in winter in summer it will be definitely to hot) where you can eat at affordable prices read hotel review
  • Location
    3.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    2.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
  • 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
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.5
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    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
    4.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
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Mohamad
Excellent beach Relax
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • City break
  • January 2014
The hotel is located close to the main shopping mall in Abu Dhabi city, " Marina Mall " and also close to the 7 star hotel of the world " Emirates Palace " which is across the street. The hotel is very new and got a beautiful beach and swimming pool, it is very much recommended for relaxation and holiday vacation read hotel review
  • 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
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
  • Location
    4.5
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    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
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Information about Hotel Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana

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  • What the hotel offers
    Hotel Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana A modern 5-star hotel beachfront hotel situated in Abu Dhabi, the Hotel Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana is favored by couples, groups of friends and families. Hotel in General The Hotel Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana is a modern hotel featuring a bright interior décor with modern furnishings. Providing guests with a number of leisure facilities including an outdoor swimming pool, a private beach area and a number of bars and restaurants, the hotel is also child friendly and is home to a games room and a playground. There are 443 guestrooms available at the hotel.
  • Location
    Situated right on the beach in Abu Dhabi, the Hotel Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana provides guests with sea views and its own private beach area. The Abu Dhabi International Exhibition Centre is a ten minute drive from the hotel, while an airport shuttle bus service is provided for guests arriving by plane. Rooms There are 443 guestrooms available at the Hotel Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana. Each room features modern furnishings and amenities including, safe, satellite TV and a large private bathroom with a walk-in shower, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. Some rooms are available with kitchenettes. This is a non-smoking and alcohol free hotel. Gastronomy International buffet dishes are offered at the hotel’s Horizon Restaurant, which is open for breakfast lunch and dinner. Meanwhile, the hotel’s Beach Restaurant offers regional specialties and alcohol-free cocktails on its outdoor terrace throughout the day. There are also two bars on-site providing a variety of light snacks and drinks, while in-room kitchenettes provide guests with the opportunity to prepare their own meals.
  • Leisure
    The Hotel Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana places guests on its own private beach, providing numerous sunbathing and water sport opportunities. On-site facilities include a hot tub, a state of the art gym and one of the biggest outdoor swimming pools in Abu Dhabi. Professional fitness instructors are available in the hotel’s fitness center, while a steam room, two tennis courts, a hot tub and a children’s playground and kids club are also on offer. Services The hotel offers guests an airport shuttle service, while room service, packed lunches, a tour desk and multilingual staff are all also available. Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the hotel for a surcharge.
* HolidayCheck does not assume liability for the accuracy and completeness of the content displayed above. Please bear in mind that the services included in an offer may differ at the time of booking from the description presented here. Solely those services available at the time of booking as shown on the booking form will be offered.

Hotel description

Hotel description

  • What the hotel offers
    Cast away in the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf Sea, Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana Abu Dhabi is the first property to open in Abu Dhabi under Rayhaan Hotels & Resorts by Rotana brand. The 5 star property offers 443 splendid rooms and suites with their modern design complementing the values of the contemporary Arabian culture, in an alcohol free environment.
  • Location
    Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana is situated in a prime area of Abu Dhabi overlooking the beautiful shores of the Arabian Gulf. This fabulous city resort is only 30 minutes drive from the Abu Dhabi International Airport and a few minutes away from various choices of the largest malls in the capital and points of cultural interest.
  • Accommodation
    Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana offers 443 superbly designed rooms, suites and hotel apartments with stunning views from the private balconies overlooking on the beach, which makes it an ideal destination for leisure and business travellers alike. Features and amenities include mini bar, modern bathroom and shower, guest toilet, hairdryer, LCD IPTV with a wide variety on international satellite in room safe.
  • Food and Drink
    As for the Food & Beverage venues, Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana offers guests, Horizon - the all day dining restaurant serving authentic cuisine from around the world. The Beach Restaurant - a speciality a la carte seafood Restaurant with an Arabic twist. The Lounge - located in the main lobby and serving drinks with a wide selection tea, coffee, light snacks with a healthy selection. Sunset Bar – which is located at the pool offering refreshing drinks and cocktails accompanied by a selection of delicious and light snacks.
  • Leisure
    Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana also features a private beach, a state-of-the-art Bodylines health & fitness centre with the latest in cardio and strength equipment as well as a temperature controlled swimming pool, which is one of the largest in the United Arab Emirates. This is in addition to other recreational facilities, water sports and a children’s playground.

Hotel News

24/06/2012:

Dear Holiday Check Member, Thank you for taking the time to share your great comments regarding your recent stay with us. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our facilities and services. We look forward to welcoming you back in Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan, assuring you of our personalized service and best attention at all times. Yours sincerely, ALAIN KROPF General Manager

Amenities

Hotel amenities

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

Room amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Additional childrens' bed
  • Computer connection
  • Satellite TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Coffee and tea
  • Balcony
  • Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Electronic room keys
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock
  • Fire alarm

Gastronomy

  • Restaurant
  • Diabetic menu
  • Cafe
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Packed lunches
  • Catering service

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Tennis court
  • Bicycle hire

Spa offers

  • Massages
  • Sauna

Other hotel information

  • 24 hour reception
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Airport transfer
  • Express check in and check out
  • Car hire
  • Ticket service
  • Information desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Children welcome
  • Wifi
  • Newspaper
  • Dry cleaning