Tilal Liwa hotel is located 2 hours drive from Abu Dhabi, in an empty spot of the desert. Armed with the map emailed by hotel, we found the place with no problems.
Hotel is on the small side, but brand new and rooms are furnished to a 5 star quality. There is one central courtyard with pool where half of the rooms face. Other rooms face desert and dont have balcony! Buffet meals (were a part of our package) were ok, nothing special but a nice spread. Price we got was very reasonable (we had one of those groupon style vouchers)
Our biggest issue was the noise. We went for a nice break, as a couple expecting a nice slow romantic weekend. However hotel mostly caters to families and to large groups (there was 50 people weekend birthday party) and noise levels in restaurant and around pool were through the roof. Also room sound proofing isn't the best, we could hear the large party in the courtyard until 2am in morning. Not a problem if you came to have laughs with a large group of friends, but not something you want on a romantic getaway.
All in all hotel is a nice weekend spot with your friends and family spot for an escape from city, especially bearing in mind 700dhs full board price (room, breakfast, lunch and dinner for 2), just don't expect any privacy. Or much to do apart splashing in the pool.
A suggestion for management- as pool is the only entertainment, everyone gathers there. As a result there are not enough sunbeds, umbrellas, nor people to serve around pool. That is something management can easily fix and make the guest stay much more pleasant (sunbed fights ruin the mood).
Would I come again? Yes I would, this time with large group of friends!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tilal Liwa Hotel is a 4 star hotel. A stunningly secluded Desert Hideaway perched at the edge of the majestic Rub Al Khali desert, with breathtaking views of some of the highest dunes in the world. Immerse yourself in an authentically Arabian “Oasis of Hospitality,” where tantalizing restaurants, an infinity outdoor pool, and a full range of luxury amenities offer lush accompaniment to the surrounding desert beauty. Whether you are embarking on an exhilarating Desert Safari, discovering the raditional sights of Al Gharbiya – Camel farm, dates plantation, Heritage Fortress, or simply escaping to solitude for a few days,our captivating four-star UAE hotel resort guarantees an unforgettable Arabian hospitality experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tilal Liwa Hotel Emirate Of Abu Dhabi/Madinat Zayed