Smana Hotel Al Raffa - Dubai

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Port Rashid Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates  show map
 3 stars
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Smana Hotel Al Raffa - Dubai

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Swim-up bar

Pub

Cafe

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Rooftop pool

Overview

Smana Hotel Al Raffa boasts positioning close to The Village Mall, Burjuman Mall and Dubai Mall, offering 144 rooms and featuring a beauty shop, a Jacuzzi and a free car park. The deluxe hotel was built in 2008 and refurbished in 2009.

Smana Hotel Al Raffa lies near the public beach. The venue is set just 20 minutes' walk from Dubai center.

Smana Hotel Al Raffa is set close to shopping centers and a bazaar.

Smana Hotel Al Raffa is at a short distance from Al Ghubaiba train station. Due to its location 10 km from Dubai airport, it will take about 10 minutes' drive to get there.

Rooms

Rooms of Smana Hotel Al Raffa are appointed with climate control, a laptop-size safe, a lounge area, an iron with ironing board and TV with satellite channels. The rooms look on to the sea. They also have a dishwasher, coffee/tea makers and a stove available for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Guests can start their day with buffet breakfast served at the restaurant. The restaurant serves regional dishes. The large bar serves a selection of tea and coffee. Serving an array of dishes, Rhodes Twenty 10 and Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor are just 350 meters away.

Services

Smana Hotel Al Raffa provides guests with medical service, free shuttle service and housekeeping.

Relax

Guests with children at Smana Hotel Al Raffa can take advantage of a play area, cots and a wading pool. Such fitness options as a gym, cardiovascular equipment and a fitness center are available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   144.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • VIP check-in/ -out
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Hairdresser
  • Coffee shop
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Full board
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Pub
  • Cafe
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Children's pool
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Rooftop pool
  • Night club
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • In-room movies
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 11 years
Existing bedding FREE
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Port Rashid Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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City Center
  • Dubai
    1.0 mi
Airports
  • Dubai (DXB)
    5.2 mi
  • Sharjah (SHJ)
    15.7 mi
Train Stations
  • Al Fahidi Station
    1.1 mi
  • Al Ghubaiba Station
    1.2 mi
Underground stations
  • ADCB Metro Station
    1.1 mi
  • Al Jafiliya Metro Station 2
    1.3 mi
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • Rhodes Twenty 10 (cuisine: European)
    1200 ft
  • Portugal - Genuine Piri-Piri Restaurant (cuisine: Mediterranean, Latin, Portuguese)
    900 ft
Parks
  • Raffles Botanical Garden
    1200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    144

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Rooms and availability

Standard Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

DOUBLE WITH EXTRA BED (2AD+1CH) . BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

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Deluxe Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Room

Deluxe Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

Deluxe Room. BED & BREAKFAST

Smana Hotel Al Raffa Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • City Center5000 ft
  • Camel Race Track1.0 mi
  • Bur Juman Centre1.0 mi
  • Al Ahmadiya School1.0 mi
  • Al Bastakia Area1.0 mi
  • Narish Khyma1.0 mi
  • Grand Mosque1.0 mi
  • Hatta Rock Pools1.0 mi

Places of interest

  • Meena Bazaar1.1 mi

Train stations

  • Al Fahidi Station1.1 mi
  • Al Ghubaiba Station1.1 mi
  • Al Jafiliya Station1.2 mi

Amusement

  • Al Nasr Leisureland1.0 mi

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Al Bastakiya1.2 mi

Historical sites

  • Shaikh Saeed Al-Maktoum House1.0 mi
  • Jumeira Mosque1.0 mi

Museums

  • Dubai Museum In Al Fahidi Fort1.2 mi

Parks

  • Wild Wadi1.0 mi
  • Al Mamzar Beach Park1.0 mi
  • Jumeira Beach Park1.0 mi
  • Creek Park1.0 mi
  • Al Safa Park1.0 mi
  • The Oasis Centre1.0 mi

Air business related

  • Dubai International Airport1.0 mi

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Yin Yang Massage & Spa1700 ft

Underground stations

  • ADCB Metro Station1.1 mi
  • Al Jafiliya Metro Station 21.2 mi

Local attractions

  • Jumeirah Mosque1.2 mi
    Al Jumeira Road, Dubai
  • Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum's House1.3 mi
    Al Khaleej Rd, Dubai
  • Al Mamzar Park2.0 mi
    Al Mamzar, Dubai
  • Dubai Museum1.3 mi
    Al Souq Al Kabeer, Dubai
  • The Dubai Heritage Village1.4 mi
    Entrance of the Dubai Creek, Dubai

Near the hotel

  • Raffles Botanical Garden1200 ft
    Sheikh Rashid Road, Wafi,, Dubai

    Restaurants nearby

    • Rhodes Twenty 101200 ft

      Address: Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa
      Phone: +971 4 316 5550

      83% likes this, based on 290 reviews
      Cuisine: European

    • Senses900 ft

      Address: Lobby Level, Mercure Gold Hotel, Al Mina Road, Al Mina
      Phone: 04-3459992

      75% likes this, based on 24 reviews

    • Shake Shack1200 ft

      Address: Shiekh zayed road
      Phone: 04-3475513

      62% likes this, based on 94 reviews
      Cuisine: American

    • Portugal - Genuine Piri-Piri Restaurant900 ft

      Address: Al Mina Road
      Phone: 43597427

      73% likes this, based on 20 reviews
      Cuisine: Mediterranean, Latin, Portuguese

    • Ginger900 ft

      Address: Al Mina Road
      Phone: 04-7027000

      67% likes this, based on 12 reviews
      Cuisine: Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Northwestern Chinese

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2009
    • Number of floors:
      4
    • Number of rooms:
      144

    Hotel Awards

    UAEHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedDubaiSmana Hotel Al Raffa

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Arab Emirates

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    Smana Hotel Al Raffa Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Smana Hotel Al Raffa

    Average guest rating

    6.2out of 10
    Good
    Based on 107 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Location
    4.9
    Rooms
    7.1
    Service
    5.7
    Value
    5.0

    Guest reviews

    • Single
      9.2

      The Rooms and the Bathrooms were clean and very comfortable and cosy , very relaxing place and Quite and Serene -

      The website misguides guests as having a spa , the free wifi in the lobby was not available

    • Single
      8.2

      All good and I will definitely stay there again on my next trip to Dubai. Much better than staying in centre of Bur Dubai.

      On the edge of Bur Dubai so walking to shops not easy but taxis not expensive.

    • Couple
      7.0

      When we came there, my name was not listed on the people who had a reservation. I had to pay extra to use their business center to get my reservation number. We ordered room service and the Pizza margherita was burnt and not appealing at all. However,the room service guy was very helpful and the room service order taker was polite. Also, the place was clean and the ambiance was relaxinng and they have good size tv. I will definitely come back and stay here yet I will not order pizza anymore.

    • Group of friends
      6.2

      The ac was too cold and the temperature control was not working in 2 of the 3 rooms we booked, so I had to keep turning the ac on & off all the time to maintain the temperature as needed, this problem was worst at night.

    • Couple
      5.4

      Clean. You have no choice on the unbelievable high price in Dubai.

      The most worse shorting coming is that they collect the passports of the travelers.

    • Group of friends
      5.4

      the price is reasonable during the low session

      The noise coming from the club is crazy and not accepted

    • Single
      9.2

      Location very good - it was Comfort

    • Single
      7.4

      overall service was quiet good and the location is perfect.

      The fee that I paid was acually more than I was quoted on Booked.net they added a 20% tax which I don't know how they came up with. They also offered me the room without complimentary breakfast, which I found rediculous.

    • Single
      6.2

      When I booked with Booked.net u taken my Americanexpress credit card! But rio they did not accept the americanexpress card they said only cash or visa and master , I wonder if I was not carrying other card what will happen and if not accepted why Booked.net putting americanexpress for rio hotel

    • Single
      2.4

      I dont recomend this hotel to anybody. I stayed two nights and I didnt found one positve point which I can talk about.

    • Single
      6.0

      i did select the hotel because of the location, but frankly speaking i was disappointed with the size of rooms, and its interiors, i have stayed at many other hotels in dubai of the same price , but this one was very poor compared to others. In my opinion it did not match general expectation of any traveller expect the location

    • Couple
      6.6

      The service wasn't really that efficient. Not so friendly staffs.

    • Couple
      8.2

      It is one of the best hotel you can stay on for this price. Perfect hotel for the value. Friendly staff, especially Lisa from Reception very accommodating, rooms are clean and beds were comfortable. I have been staying in Rio many times within 3 years, happy so far.

      When they have charge for ice they better have ice bucket for ice to keep it longer.

    • Older travelers
      5.8

      Cleanliness was up to the mark.

      Hotel Staff didn't speak English well which made communication difficult.

    • Couple
      4.6

      Only that you could change money at the front desk. But, all dubai hotels do that. We would never stay there again. Our non-smoking floor smelled like we were in a smoking lounge. There was construction so difficult to get to. We would pay double the price for a nicer hotel. Not worth the cheap price!!!

      Wreaked of cigarette smoke in our non-smoking room. It was filthy!! Didn't want to even take our shoes off in the room.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Smana Hotel Al Raffa - Dubai Dubai location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    Port Rashid Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Dubai
      1.0 mi
    Airports
    • Dubai (DXB)
      5.2 mi
    • Sharjah (SHJ)
      15.7 mi
    Train Stations
    • Al Fahidi Station
      1.1 mi
    • Al Ghubaiba Station
      1.2 mi
    Underground stations
    • ADCB Metro Station
      1.1 mi
    • Al Jafiliya Metro Station 2
      1.3 mi
    • Bus stop
      1000 ft
    Restaurants
    • Rhodes Twenty 10 (cuisine: European)
      1200 ft
    • Portugal - Genuine Piri-Piri Restaurant (cuisine: Mediterranean, Latin, Portuguese)
      900 ft
    Parks
    • Raffles Botanical Garden
      1200 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2009
    • Number of floors:
      4
    • Number of rooms:
      144

    Hotel Awards

    UAEHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedDubaiSmana Hotel Al Raffa

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Arab Emirates

    Use Badge