Smana Hotel Al Raffa - Dubai25.25003, 55.28243
ex. Rio Hotel
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Arab Emirates
Smana Hotel Al Raffa is a 3-star venue set just 2.8 km from Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Renovated in 2009, this quiet hotel offers accommodation in a 4-story elegant building. The hotel comprises 144 rooms and offers personalized services maintained by attentive staff.
This 3-star hotel in Trade Centre 1 district is located within walking distance of Burjuman Mall. The public beach, set a few minutes from the property, is equipped with sunbeds and sun loungers.
Shopping centers and a bazaar are just a short stroll away from the hotel.
The venue is notable for the exceptional location within a 15-minute drive to Dubai airport.
Smana Hotel Al Raffa hotel features heating, flat-screen television and a wardrobe in every guest room. Guests will appreciate a panoramic view of the sea from their rooms. These rooms include a shower, a hairdryer and a Jacuzzi bath as well as a microwave, an electric kettle and coffee and tea making facilities.
Eat & Drink
The restaurant is daily open for breakfast. There is a restaurant serving American dishes on site. Guests can relax at the large bar, offering a variety of tea and coffee. The nearby restaurants are Rhodes Twenty 10 and Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor.
Car rental services are also available.
This hotel features a spa area, a steam room and a sauna along with a gym area, aerobics classes and a fitness centre. A number of activities such as diving, sailing and snow skiing are provided for guests' enjoyment.
Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.
Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.
Public parking is possible on site for free.
Year renovated: 2009. Number of floors: 4. Number of rooms: 144.
Free Wi-Fi in rooms
24-hour room service
Poolside snack bar
Paid airport shuttle
Outdoor heated swimming pool
Sports & Fitness
- Exercise gym
- Pedal boating
- Golf course
- Table tennis
- Paid airport shuttle
- 24-hour room service
- Car rental
- Dry cleaning
- Tours/Ticket assistance
- Doctor on call
- Shops/Commercial services
- Shoe shine service
- Newspaper service
- Bell staff/Porter
- Full board
- Free American breakfast
- Swim-up bar
- Poolside snack bar
- Free breakfast
- Buffet breakfast
- Business centre
- Meeting/ Banquet facilities
- Computer rental
- Children's pool
- Children's play area
Spa & Leisure
- Outdoor heated swimming pool
- Beach access
- Sun loungers
- Night club
- Leisure/ TV room
- Spa & wellness centre
- City view
- Free Wi-Fi in rooms
- Air conditioning
- In-room safe
- Connecting rooms
- Living room
- Sitting area
- Tea and coffee facilities
- In-room desk
- Ironing facilities
- Rollaway beds
- Hair dryer
- Free toiletries
- Electric kettle
- Flat-screen TV
- Internet television
- Direct dial telephone
- Data ports
- Carpeted floor
Rooms and availability
1 Double bed1 Double bed, 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed
In the Room
1 Single bed1 Single bed, 1 Bed in shared room
1 Single bed1 Single bed, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds
In the Room
1 Single bed1 Single bed, 1 Bed in shared room
In the Room
Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
- City landmarks
Rating by category:
very dirty and has cochroch in room
The name of the hotel had changed to Samna Hotel and we had a great difficulty in tracing the hotel. Also the hotel was not answering their phones when called to ask about directions.
The hotel is good and value for money. the Rooms are neat and clean. The hotel is close to the Bur Dubai area and to the major attractions
The hotel Name has been changed to Smana and it was not notfied. The acces to the hotel is thro service road and not easy to locate this service road especially if u are reaching the hotel at night.
Location was very near Jumeira were was our conference
The name of the Hotel is not Rio anymore and they changed it to Smanta as I remember and thats was not updated in Booked.net Back door was closed for un known reason and the security man forced us to use the front door and we spent 30 minutes roaming around the area to find a pathway to the entrance. No facilities in the room (cattle, bathrobe, slippers, ...etc)
Rio Hotel is near from Dubai Mall & Khalifa Burj . worth the money
Old Furniture . Small parking Area . Changing the nameof the Hotel without any hint for the old name
Value for money spent Cooperative Staff
Location and directions to the hotel. The name Rio has been changed to Smana and this adds to the confusion for travelers like me who seek directions to the hotel.
The hotel was Ok but its location is quite difficult to reach by bus, taxi is the best option.
lovely room for excellent price,, and they allowed guests
internet you get only for one device
No coffee making equipment, no family bar, service slow at times.
It is easy on the budget, generally clean and the room size is fine. Staff is good and friendly. A supermarket is nearby and stocks most things. Hotel food is fair.
-The breakfast is certainly not worth AED 45- -Location is a bit off and a taxi is needed to go anywhere
I was charged 2 aed for using hotel room phone and I never used the phone. Room services did not bring me what I ask them for or contacted me about it. Housekeeping never notified me that my laundry was ready I had to call the front desks.Hotel service was not 3star it was a 2, never again will I stay or refer anyone to that facilty. No thank you!!!
the service was bad as claimed by my friend who stayed at the hotel. no one came to clean the room while they were out, and they had to request for cleaning it.
I like the location for this hotel , really so perfect location , no trafic , no trafic , everything close to this hotel , petrol station , supermarket , jumeira beach , shikh zayd street ... for rooms it is clean and so nice , good price , it is imposible to find hotel like this opations and same price ... there is free parking and there is good resturant... There is thai center for massage near to Rio hotel just 5 minutes by feet ...
For fact there is 2 problems : wifi is not free , and at night I cold not sleep because the music in bar is to high ...
staff very ifecient
One of the worst hotels i have ever stayed in. Here is why: 1. When i called them to make a reservation, they said the price would be the same through booking dot com or even cheaper if i book it directly. the final price they gave me was AED 400, wheras i got the room through the site for approx AED 160. 2. Not at all professional and really lazy staff. 3. A/C took 4 hours to start cooling the room. 4. The fridge did not work. the bathroom was probably built in the mid 80s and not renovated since. 5. The cupboard door was going to fall off any minute. 6. The room was not at all sound proofed. worst experience ever.