Smana Hotel Al Raffa - Dubai

ex. Rio Hotel

Port Rashid Road, Dubai, United Arab Emiratesshow map
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GoodBased on  121 reviews
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Overview

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.

Rooms

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.

Services

Car rental services are also available.

Relax

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.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

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

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant

Swim-up bar

Pub

Cafe

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Diving
  • Sailing
  • Pedal boating
  • Skiing
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Aerobics

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

  • Full board
  • Free American breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Pub
  • Cafe
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Free breakfast
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Computer rental
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • 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
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Hi-Fi
  • Internet television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Data ports
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 7 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
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GingerGinger900 ftAl Mina Road
Shake ShackShake Shack1200 ftShiekh zayed road
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City CenterCity Center5000 ft
Grand MosqueGrand Mosque1.0 mi
Khalid Bin Al Waleed StationKhalid Bin Al Waleed Station1.4 mi
Financial Centre StationFinancial Centre Station2.7 mi
Dubai International Convention and Exhibition CentreDubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre1.7 mi
Lamcy PlazaLamcy Plaza1.9 mi
Emirates Towers StationEmirates Towers Station2.2 mi
The Dubai MuseumThe Dubai Museum1.3 mi
Dubai ZooDubai Zoo2.5 mi
Al BastakiyaAl Bastakiya1.5 miBur dubai, Dubai
Deira City Center Shopping Mall Deira City Center Shopping Mall 3.0 mi8th Street
The Dubai MallThe Dubai Mall3.5 miAl Mussallah Rd DownTown Dubai, Near Souk Al Bahar Bridge
Burj KhalifaBurj Khalifa3.7 mi1 Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard Downtown Dubai
Dubai FountainsDubai Fountains3.8 miFinancial Centre Road Dubai Mall
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Getting around
Airports
Dubai (DXB)5.2 mi
Sharjah (SHJ)15.7 mi
Train
Al Fahidi Station1.1 mi
Al Ghubaiba Station1.2 mi
Underground
ADCB Metro Station1.1 mi
Bus
Bus stop1000 ft
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Reviews
6.2
GoodBased on  121  reviews

Rating by category:

4.9
Location
7.1
Rooms
5.7
Service
  • 3.0
    Guest rating

    very dirty and has cochroch in room

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    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.

  • 6.4
    Good

    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)

  • 6.6
    Good

    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

  • 6.2
    Good

    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.

  • 6.2
    Good

    The hotel was Ok but its location is quite difficult to reach by bus, taxi is the best option.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    lovely room for excellent price,, and they allowed guests

    internet you get only for one device

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    No coffee making equipment, no family bar, service slow at times.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    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

  • 3.0
    Guest rating

    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!!!

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    the location

    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.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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 ...

  • 9.2
    Superb

    staff very ifecient

  • 2.8
    Guest rating

    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.

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Highlights
6
GoodBased on  121 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 7 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Dubai (DXB)5.2 mi
Sharjah (SHJ)15.7 mi
Train
Al Fahidi Station1.1 mi
Al Ghubaiba Station1.2 mi
Underground
ADCB Metro Station1.1 mi
Bus
Bus stop1000 ft
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