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Raffles Dubai
Ranked #2 of 545 Hotels in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Piacenza, Italy
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22 reviews
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“the best”
Reviewed 28 July 2012

we were in this hotel for our honey moon. It is the best hotel who i visited. The rooms are very spacious. The staff is excellent. The lounge is good. there are a swimming pool, a spa two restaurant, a mall.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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RafflesDubai, General Manager at Raffles Dubai, responded to this review, 16 August 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on TripAdvisor.

We were pleased to read that we were one of the best hotels that you had visited and that you had enjoyed your honeymoon.

Furthermore, we were glad to note that you found the staff excellent and the room spacious.

We wish you many happy years together and we hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back to Raffles Dubai on another occasion.

Sincerely yours.

Peter French
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

We used this hotel as a stopover en route to Europe. We checked in very early off a 6.00am flight and had immediate access to our room - upgraded to a diplomatic suite which was fabulous. The hotel is designed around an Egyptian theme with large statues, carved friezes, lots of marble. The whole effect is stunning. The location is convenient for the airport and although the adjoining Wafi mall is nothing special it is only a cheap cab ride to the larger malls such as Dubai mall 10 minutes away. In July the weather is far too warm to be walking around outside, so this is no problem.

We found the Club Lounge to be great value. The afternoon tea and complimentary drinks and nibbles before dinner almost made dinner itself unnecessary! The hotel staff were friendly and helpful - the same great service standards we have found at all the hotels we've stayed at in Dubai in fact.

No negatives at all, and definitely marked for a return trip.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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RafflesDubai, General Manager at Raffles Dubai, responded to this review, 26 July 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor.

It was a delight to read that you found no negatives within the hotel and that you would not hesitate to make a return trip.

Furthermore, it was pleasing to note that we had managed to accommodate your early arrival and that you had been upgraded to a Suite.

We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to Raffles Dubai on a future occasion.

Sincerely yours,

Peter French
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 24 July 2012

Had a FANTASTIC two nights at Raffles on a trip home. My second stay in Dubai, this is the hotel to stay in. Simply beautiful staff that are so kind, thoughtful and attentive (many knew my name but I hadnt met them before). Massive rooms, bathrooms and terraces. Food simply excellent (gold package highly recommended for brekkie, afternoon tea, fab wine and eve canapes). Good rooftop pool (open to 10pm hurray although i missed my early morning swim as it only opened at 6.30am but really no issue) with great free jacuzzi, steam and sauna (not sure when youd want thatin duabi!). All in all one of THE best hotels ive stayed in for a long time. Carre Four supermarket is next door in the WADI mall for those that love getting more drinks etc. Also a small M&S for the brits! For those interested in comparisons, i stayed first of all at the Royal Mirage One and Only. Raffles is by far the superior hotel in every sense apart from location. Royal Mirage is on the beach and I did PLENTY of early morning swims and walks on the beach. Raffles is only a AED30 trip to the beach but for those addicted to pools (theres a few at RM) and beachtime, RM is far preferable to raffles. To sum it up, a long stay, stay at Royal Mirage. Sort stay of 2-3 days Raffles by far. Enjoy...they are both lovely hotels.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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RafflesDubai, General Manager at Raffles Dubai, responded to this review, 26 July 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor.

We were delighted to read that spent a fantastic two nights at the hotel and that the staff were kind and attentive.

Your wonderful words have been shared with the entire team and will help motivate them to continue to try and exceed the expectations of our residents.

We do hope that you had a smooth onward journey and that we will have the opportunity of welcoming you back to Raffles Dubai.

Sincerely yours,

Peter French
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

I have stAyed on Jan 2012 for 3 nights and it was wonderfull experience,
The rooms are huge and bath room it self is a room inside the room with sub three rooms ,
You will enjoy the luxury life , hint ,before using coffe machine ask for help to get the best . For location this litte away from trade center but 5 min from airport .hint the TV Screen is movable with long handle .
The shopping mall nearby have not seen super market but couple of nice restruants.
For car entrance it tricky one so drive slowly to find it .


Will go back

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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RafflesDubai, General Manager at Raffles Dubai, responded to this review, 25 July 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on TripAdvisor.

We were very pleased to read that you had a delightful stay experience and that you felt like you were enjoying the luxury life.

We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back on another occasion.

Sincerely yours,

Peter French
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

My family enjoyed a stopover at Raffles Dubai on the way to Europe and we couldn't fault it. The decor is expensive and super stylish and the staff were extremely accommodating. They made up the couches into beds for our 2 children and all with a smile. The breakfast was the best we have had anywhere in our travels - and the price was included in our very reasonable stopover deal. The hotel is close to the airport so ideal for a short stopover and also has a shopping centre attached to it - nothing compared to Mall of Emirates though. The wonderful pool was almost deserted when we were there in high summer but the staff kept us supplied with free ice tea and cold water and were exceptional in their service.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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RafflesDubai, General Manager at Raffles Dubai, responded to this review, 25 July 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on TripAdvisor.

We were delighted to note that you found the hotel beautiful and that you and your family had enjoyed your stopover in Dubai.

Furthermore, despite the hot summer heat we were glad to read that you enjoyed your time by the pool and that the staff were exceptional in their service.

We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back on another occasion.

Sincerely yours,

Peter French
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Additional Information about Raffles Dubai

Property: Raffles Dubai
Address: Sheikh Rashid Road | Wafi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Dubai
#1 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
#1 Spa Hotel in Dubai
#2 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
#4 Family Hotel in Dubai
Price range (per night): ₹ 10,416 - ₹ 29,242
Hotel Class:5 star — Raffles Dubai 5*
Number of rooms: 252
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A stunning landmark hotel in a distinctive pyramid shape merges Asian style with an Egyptian aesthetic. Ideally located in the city center with a shopping adventure lies around the corner as Raffles Dubai adjoins Wafi mall, one of Dubai's most exclusive shopping and leisure destinations, home to hundreds of boutiques offering an extensive selection of international haute couture, jewelries and gifts in addition to nearby authentic souks, including the impressive Khan Murjan, offering traditional crafts by artisans from the region. Featuring 252 luxurious rooms and suites, this award-winning Dubai hotel offers some of the most spacious rooms in the city, each with generously-sized private balconies. Brilliant contemporary interiors, faultless service and 7 superb restaurants and bars offering an extensive array of dining, entertainment and clubbing options, while Raffles Spa beckons with a pampering menu to emerge transformed, like a lotus that journey from bud to the radiance of full bloom. ... more   less 
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