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Hotel Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana(5 stars)

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

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    208
  • very good
    46
  • acceptable
    7
  • poor
    0
  • terrible
    0
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The most helpful positive review

5.333333333333333

New hotel with very nice architecture. The hotel has 21 floors and is still very new (like nearly everything in Abu Dhabi). Everything is very beautiful designed and very conscientious well maintained. Guest structure is ferienabhängig. Before new year's eve were most german in the hotel, whereas new year's eve but over half of the guests from eastern europe ( Russia, Czech Republic...) Arrived. Otherwise we have italian belongs. The hotel we have with ha …  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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Erick
Nice hotel, good location--No alcohol
  • Recommended hotel
  • Singles
  • Business trip
  • September 2014
I stayed here one night on a business trip. I found the hotel to be very nice, and the staff very friendly. I had an initial bad experience upon checking in because I was given a room that had not been cleaned from the last visitor. In fact, the cleaning staff were in the room when I tried to enter. I'm not sure what the mix up was, but they were very apologetic and upgraded me to a corner suite (i had only booked a standard room). And they gave me a voucher for free 24 hour internet access--for which ... they normally charge 28 AED. The hotel was very beautiful (they even had a pianist playing in the lobby!), and the beds were very comfortable. The only other complaint I could make regarding my stay is that this is a "dry" hotel meaning they did not serve alcohol in any of the dining areas--I was hoping to get a beer after I checked in. I was not necessarily surprised by this, because this is my 3rd trip to UAE and I know alcohol has very limited availability, but this was the first hotel I've stayed where it could not be found anywhere. I don't necessarily hold this against the hotel, I just wish I would have looked a little more closely when making my booking. read hotel review
  • Location
    4.7
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
    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
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    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
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
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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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Theresia
Galleria Mall
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • April 2014
This hotel is very well run and we liked its cleanliness everywhere and the friendliness of the hotel employees. The food offered corresponded with the number of stars of the hotel, whereby the salad buffet and the taste was even better than 4 stars. In general, I could actually only say that I am satisfied. But I would also like to report about what was not okay: The passivity of the staff towards children who are throwing balls at young birds. The children were running through the outdoor area of the restaurant. The employees were reserved. I had to do ... something as a guest. The pool area is busy and overfilled. The lifeguards at the pool are overwhelmed with some matters and then also let themselves be spit on(!). The tables in the restaurant are too close. I was very amazed by the waiters at how they tried to manage the chaos at many tables and at the buffet again and again. Guest structure: a lot of Russian families, day guests from the Khalidyia apartment house; otherwise a colorful mixture, not a lot of businessmen. read hotel review
  • Sport & Leisure
    3.0

    Very busy; sometimes the lifeguards had to do something. Very nice and good service people for the food at the pool. I recommend the great breakfast plate...

  • Gastronomy
    4.0

    Everything corresponds with the number of stars.

  • Service
    5.0

    The employees do what they can and are very friendly.

  • Room
    5.0

    As is often said… purposeful. Very clean!

  • Hotel
    5.0

    This hotel is very well run and we liked its cleanliness everywhere and the friendliness of the hotel employees. The food offered corresponded with the number of stars of the hotel, whereby the salad buffet and the taste was even better than 4 stars. In general, I could actually only say that I am satisfied. But I would also like to report about what was not okay: The passivity of the staff towards children who are throwing balls at young birds. The children were running through the outdoor area of the restaurant. The employees were reserved. I had to do something as a guest. The pool area is busy and overfilled. The lifeguards at the pool are overwhelmed with some matters and then also let themselves be spit on(!). The tables in the restaurant are too close. I was very amazed by the waiters at how they tried to manage the chaos at many tables and at the buffet again and again. Guest structure: a lot of Russian families, day guests from the Khalidyia apartment house; otherwise a colorful mixture, not a lot of businessmen.

  • Location
    6.0

    Everything could be reached easily by taxi.

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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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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
  • Phone
  • Lift
  • Air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Car park

Room amenities

  • Shower
  • Writing bureau
  • Additional childrens' bed
  • Phone
  • Cable TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Coffee and tea
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Bathroom
  • Electronic room keys
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock
  • Fire alarm

Gastronomy

  • Restaurant
  • Diabetic menu
  • Vegetarian
  • Cafe
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Packed lunches
  • Catering service

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Tennis court
  • Cycling

Spa offers

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

Other hotel information

  • City hotel
  • 24 hour reception
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Airport transfer
  • Express check in and check out
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Car hire
  • Ticket service
  • Information desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Children welcome
  • Wifi
  • Newspaper
  • Laundry service