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

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

Valet 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

The deluxe Smana Hotel Al Raffa is a 3-star property set next to Al Bastakiya, Dubai Museum and Dubai Zoo. Founded in 2008, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2009.

Smana Hotel Al Raffa is 20 minutes' walk from the center of Dubai. A port as well as ADCB subway station are not far from the hotel.

Shopping centers and a bazaar are within meters of the property.

10 minutes' drive from Dubai airport and 20 minutes' walk to Al Ghubaiba train station.

Rooms

The hotel rooms are modern and come with satellite TV, climate control, a private balcony, an in-room safe and an iron with ironing board. There are rooms with a panoramic view of the city. They provide bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and terry bathrobes.

Eat & Drink

The onsite restaurant specializes in regional cuisine. Serving a wide range of dishes, Rhodes Twenty 10 and Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

Services

Guests at Smana Hotel Al Raffa are offered to use currency exchange, a storage room and a safe deposit box as well as 24-hour reception, 24-hour room service and a doctor on call.

Relax

A wellness center, a Jacuzzi and a sauna are available on site. On-site amenities for fitness include a gym, cardiovascular equipment and a fitness center.

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
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid 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
  • Barber shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • 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 available
  • Children's pool
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Rooftop pool
  • 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
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 11 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • 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

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Bed type: Queen-size bed or Double bed
Size: 195 sq. feet
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    How to reach hotel

    hotel Smana Hotel Al Raffa - Dubai Dubai location
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    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

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • City Center - 5000 ft
    • Camel Race Track - 1.0 mi
    • Bur Juman Centre - 1.0 mi
    • Al Ahmadiya School - 1.0 mi
    • Al Bastakia Area - 1.0 mi
    • Narish Khyma - 1.0 mi
    • Grand Mosque - 1.0 mi
    • Hatta Rock Pools - 1.0 mi

    Places of interest

    • Meena Bazaar - 1.1 mi

    Train stations

    • Al Fahidi Station - 1.1 mi
    • Al Ghubaiba Station - 1.1 mi
    • Al Jafiliya Station - 1.2 mi

    Shopping areas

    Amusement

    • Al Nasr Leisureland - 1.0 mi

    Monuments and Landmarks

    • Al Bastakiya - 1.2 mi

    Historical sites

    • Shaikh Saeed Al-Maktoum House - 1.0 mi
    • Jumeira Mosque - 1.0 mi

    Parks

    • Wild Wadi - 1.0 mi
    • Al Mamzar Beach Park - 1.0 mi
    • Jumeira Beach Park - 1.0 mi
    • Creek Park - 1.0 mi
    • Al Safa Park - 1.0 mi
    • The Oasis Centre - 1.0 mi

    Air business related

    • Dubai International Airport - 1.0 mi

    Medical care and Hospitals

    • Yin Yang Massage & Spa - 1700 ft

    Underground stations

    • ADCB Metro Station - 1.1 mi
    • Al Jafiliya Metro Station 2 - 1.2 mi

    Local attractions

    • Jumeirah Mosque - 1.2 mi
      Al Jumeira Road, Dubai
    • Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum's House - 1.3 mi
      Al Khaleej Rd, Dubai
    • Al Mamzar Park - 2.0 mi
      Al Mamzar, Dubai
    • Dubai Museum - 1.3 mi
      Al Souq Al Kabeer, Dubai
    • The Dubai Heritage Village - 1.4 mi
      Entrance of the Dubai Creek, Dubai

    Near the hotel

    • Raffles Botanical Garden - 1200 ft
      Sheikh Rashid Road, Wafi,, Dubai

      Restaurants nearby

      • Rhodes Twenty 10 - 1200 ft

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

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

      • Senses - 900 ft

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

        75% likes this, based on 24 reviews

      • Shake Shack - 1200 ft

        Address: Shiekh zayed road
        Phone: 04-3475513

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

      • Portugal - Genuine Piri-Piri Restaurant - 900 ft

        Address: Al Mina Road
        Phone: 43597427

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

      • Ginger - 900 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

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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