Smana Hotel Al Raffa - Dubai

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Sheikh Rashid Road Near Port Rashid; Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates  show map
 3 stars
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Smana Hotel Al Raffa - Dubai

 Paid Wi-Fi

Paid Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Rooftop pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Overview

The deluxe Smana Hotel Al Raffa is placed just minutes away from the beachfront. Since 2008, it has been a prominent hotel in the center of Dubai.

Major Dubai sights, such as Jumeirah Grand Mosque, Al Bastakiya and Heritage Village are located nearby. 20 minutes away from Dubai city center.

Close to shopping centers and a bazaar, this hotel also offers a nightclub, a cocktail lounge and a rooftop pool on site.

Just 10 minutes from Dubai airport.

Rooms

There are 140 air-conditioned rooms fitted with a heating system, a minibar, a private balcony, a writing desk and satellite TV. Some hotel rooms come with panoramic views over the city. They provide bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and a bathtub.

Eat

The hotel offers a deluxe buffet breakfast served at the breakfast room. At the restaurant international dishes are served. At the lively sports bar guests will enjoy a selection of coffee.

Services

Guests can make use of 24-hour room service, concierge service and medical service as well as a beauty salon, a barber shop and free parking.

Relax

Guests will enjoy a Jacuzzi, steam baths and a wellness center on-site. The hotel’s fitness center has a gym, fitness classes and cardiovascular equipment.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for additional charge

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free public hotel parking is possible on site.

Year renovated   2009.  Number of rooms   144.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • VIP check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • No wheelchair access
  • Elevator

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • City shuttle service
  • Valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Doctor on call
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • Full board
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Swim-up bar
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pub
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Rooftop pool
  • Night club
  • Fitness center
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Leisure/TV room

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • VIP room facilities
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Sitting area
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bedroom

  • Down comforter

Media

  • Television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  12 pm

Check-Out

  • until  2 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 11 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of AED 100 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Smana Hotel Al Raffa - Dubai Dubai location
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Hotel Address:

Sheikh Rashid Road Near Port Rashid; Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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City Center
  • Dubai
    1.7km
Airports
  • Dubai (DXB)
    8.3km
  • Sharjah (SHJ)
    25.3km
Train Stations
  • Khalid Bin Al Waleed Station
    2.3km
  • World Trade Centre Station
    2.7km
Underground stations
  • Al Jafiliya Metro Station 2
    2.1km
  • Khalid Bin Al Waleed Metro Station 2
    2.3km
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • Rhodes Twenty 10 (cuisine: European)
    360 m
  • Portugal - Genuine Piri-Piri Restaurant (cuisine: Mediterranean, Latin, Portuguese)
    290 m
Parks
  • Raffles Botanical Garden
    360 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  2 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    144

Hotel Awards

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Rooms and availability

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    Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed
    Size: 18m2
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Smana Hotel Al Raffa - Dubai Dubai location
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      Hotel Address:

      Sheikh Rashid Road Near Port Rashid; Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Dubai
        1.7km
      Airports
      • Dubai (DXB)
        8.3km
      • Sharjah (SHJ)
        25.3km
      Train Stations
      • Khalid Bin Al Waleed Station
        2.3km
      • World Trade Centre Station
        2.7km
      Underground stations
      • Al Jafiliya Metro Station 2
        2.1km
      • Khalid Bin Al Waleed Metro Station 2
        2.3km
      • Bus stop
        300 m
      Restaurants
      • Rhodes Twenty 10 (cuisine: European)
        360 m
      • Portugal - Genuine Piri-Piri Restaurant (cuisine: Mediterranean, Latin, Portuguese)
        290 m
      Parks
      • Raffles Botanical Garden
        360 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  12 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  2 pm
      • Year renovated:
        2009
      • 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

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      Smana Hotel Al Raffa Location

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      • Al Bastakia Area - 1.6km
      • Al Ahmadiya School - 1.6km
      • Bur Juman Centre - 1.6km
      • Camel Race Track - 1.6km
      • Lamcy Plaza - 1.6km
      • Grand Mosque - 1.6km
      • Hatta Rock Pools - 1.6km
      • Dubai Zoo - 1.6km
      • City Center - 1.6km
      • Narish Khyma - 1.7km

      Train stations

      • Khalid Bin Al Waleed Station - 2.2km

      Amusement

      • Al Nasr Leisureland - 1.6km

      Historical sites

      • Jumeira Mosque - 1.6km
      • Shaikh Saeed Al-Maktoum House - 1.7km

      Museums

      • The Dubai Museum - 1.6km

      Parks

      • Wild Wadi - 1.6km
      • Al Mamzar Beach Park - 1.6km
      • Jumeira Beach Park - 1.6km
      • Creek Park - 1.6km
      • Al Safa Park - 1.6km
      • The Oasis Centre - 1.7km

      Air business related

      • Dubai International Airport - 1.6km

      Medical care and Hospitals

      Underground stations

      • Al Jafiliya Metro Station 2 - 2.0km
      • Khalid Bin Al Waleed Metro Station 2 - 2.2km

      Local Attractions

      • Jumeirah Mosque - 2.0km
        Al Jumeira Road, Dubai
      • Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum's House - 2.1km
        Al Khaleej Rd, Dubai
      • Al Mamzar Park - 3.1km
        Al Mamzar, Dubai
      • Dubai Museum - 2.1km
        Al Souq Al Kabeer, Dubai
      • The Dubai Heritage Village - 2.3km
        Entrance of the Dubai Creek, Dubai

      Near the hotel

      • Raffles Botanical Garden - 360 m
        Sheikh Rashid Road, Wafi,, Dubai

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Rhodes Twenty 10 - 360 m

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

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

        • Senses - 300 m

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

          75% likes this, based on 24 reviews

        • Shake Shack - 360 m

          Address: Shiekh zayed road
          Phone: 04-3475513

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

        • Portugal - Genuine Piri-Piri Restaurant - 290 m

          Address: Al Mina Road
          Phone: 43597427

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

        • Ginger - 300 m

          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  12 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  2 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2009
        • 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

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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

        Individual 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:

        Sheikh Rashid Road Near Port Rashid; Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Dubai
          1.7km
        Airports
        • Dubai (DXB)
          8.3km
        • Sharjah (SHJ)
          25.3km
        Train Stations
        • Khalid Bin Al Waleed Station
          2.3km
        • World Trade Centre Station
          2.7km
        Underground stations
        • Al Jafiliya Metro Station 2
          2.1km
        • Khalid Bin Al Waleed Metro Station 2
          2.3km
        • Bus stop
          300 m
        Restaurants
        • Rhodes Twenty 10 (cuisine: European)
          360 m
        • Portugal - Genuine Piri-Piri Restaurant (cuisine: Mediterranean, Latin, Portuguese)
          290 m
        Parks
        • Raffles Botanical Garden
          360 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  12 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  2 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2009
        • 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

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