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#6 of 7 hotels in Buraimi
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Free parking
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Bar / lounge
Business Centre with Internet Access
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Buraimi 512 Oman
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Al Ain Airport
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Amerifil wrote a review Feb 2016
Muscat, Oman12 contributions7 helpful votes
it was late night when we checked in... it was unplanned due to travel mishap.... we really had a hard time to locate the hotel the fact that it's late and dark out there (no lights on the entrance, felt like i was in a horror movie)... the receptionist (Egyptian, i think) was such a cocky racist; he's not acommodating, made some remarks that really pissed me off and i shot back at him (first time for me to get mad at a receptionist because most of them are warm and friendly)..then he lie lowed a bit and act politely...our room was huge but dimly lighted and doors was made of steel; i felt like i was a prisoner in Azkaban =D.... i was so shocked when when i woke up the next day i felt like i was in a different place... the place was so nice, surrounded by trees, mountains and birds resting on the window; it was beautiful and relaxing....but then we can't use the pool because its dirty. We ordered food for breakfast , went out to explore Buraimi and Sohar; and when we came back late night those plates we used for breakfast to our disappointment are still there; i guess nobody dared to clean our room. There's great potential for Mahadha if managed well, for it has a unique architecture, great location and tranquil environment....
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Date of stay: October 2015
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jerome C wrote a review Sept 2015
Dubai, United Arab Emirates23 contributions9 helpful votes
I'd love to say good things about Mahadha because it is beautiful and our Royal Suite looked amazing - rooms so vast you could get lost, two TVs, nice views and a lot of character. The staff was friendly and even though by the time we checked in at 11pm there was only chicken biryani left on the menu, it was actually very nice and the portions were huge. There isn't much to do around the hotel which is out of town, but it's perfect as a first stop on a trip to Oman or a last stop going to the UAE.

Unfortunately, the Royal Suites are on the top floor and get extremely hot during the day, and it seems the hotel isn't busy enough to leave the AC on at all times everywhere. As a result, the heat is just everywhere, even with the room cooled down to a reasonable temperature, you can still feel it radiate from the walls and the mattress underneath your body. Worse still, the AC units are horrendously noisy. Being half deaf, I would easily sleep through an earthquake, but these were so loud that we had to turn the bedroom AC off, leaving the doors open for some cool air to circulate. Even so, the AC units from the living room still generated enough noise to make the bedroom sound like a chilled air factory. This made for a very sweaty, very restless night.

At the end of the day, no matter how good your room is, if you can't enjoy a good night's rest in it, then it truly defeats the purpose... Madhada has great potential, but I'm terribly sad to say that we will not stop again until those AC units are gone!
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Date of stay: September 2015
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Cheaper bedrooms on the lower floors may be less hot and less noisy
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Bern_Shen wrote a review Feb 2015
San Francisco, California159 contributions106 helpful votes
We stayed at this hotel, just off of Rte 7 near the UAE-Oman border between Al Ain & Buraimi, on our way back from exploring some of the nearby Omani countryside, and were initially quite encouraged by the reasonable price point (~OR 25) & friendly staff. Our room was clean & very spacious, but decorated with a somewhat odd subterranean motif, with faux stone walls, scant natural lighting & an extremely high relief textured ceiling that was somewhat reminiscent of stalagmites (photo below).

WiFi was supposedly available in the lobby, but speeds must've been quite slow since we were never able to download email, let alone do any web surfing. Not a huge problem or surprise for a short trip in a remote area... but we were a bit disappointed by our dinner experience. Having put in a long day, & with few promising restaurants outside of downtown Buraimi (~20 minutes away), we were looking forward to dinner in the hotel. As noted by a previous reviewer, it took close to 45 minutes to be served our dinners, which came on dishes wrapped in aluminum foil, suggesting they might actually have come from a nearby restaurant, as opposed to the hotel kitchen itself. The food (chicken biryani, beef saloona, dhal, etc.) was tasty, but not an especially great value compared to other local options.

Another let-down: due to the slightly odd location of the border post ~20km further inland, we had to backtrack east the next morning to the border post to get our exit visa stamp before driving back past the hotel & being allowed to cross back into Al Ain in the UAE, adding ~45 minutes to our return home.

Overall, this was an adequate hotel experience. We heard the adjacent nightclub was the primary revenue source for the hotel complex, so perhaps the hotel is a bit of an afterthought. We wish the hotel staff well & believe they could turn this into more of a destination, but next time we drive back to the UAE from Oman via this route, we'll likely cross the border & look for lodging in Al Ain.
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Date of stay: February 2015
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Derek W wrote a review Jan 2014
United Kingdom13 contributions10 helpful votes
I was out in Abu Dhabi with my two teenage daughters to visit my brother who is working there and we met up with him at the Mahadha Hotel on our way back from Muscat. I was very tired and had much difficulty finding the hotel so I was truly grateful to the hotel owner who came out in his car to find me and lead me there. He then went on to give us a lovely meal on the house. Internally the hotel has stone-clad walls which gives it a unique atmosphere. The floors are tiled and everything is very clean. The rooms are very spacious and well appointed. Jamal, the owner, has only recently taken control and clearly has plans to make this a top quality hotel. Whilst there we climbed a nearby hill and took the girls for a camel ride outside Al Ain. We also swam in the pool which is bracing at this time of year but is a proper swimming pool ie. a decent size and depth. My brother and I played table tennis as well in the games room. I suggest that you book this hotel sooner rather than later as at the moment it is not well known but I am sure it will be.
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Date of stay: January 2014
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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195amy wrote a review May 2016
United Arab Emirates1 contribution2 helpful votes
Dirty sink..dirty bowl.. no tissue in the cr..rude staff..prostitutions all over the place..no pool ..no restaurant only canteen..left over food to serve at the canteen.. poor wifi signal..unsecured room ..
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Date of stay: May 2016
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Pinoy Mema wrote a review Jan 2016
Dubai, United Arab Emirates61 contributions13 helpful votes
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The hotel itself is just ok for budget traveller BUT reception staff and the Egyptian manager shouts at the guests. If he wants to say something, he can say it in a diplomatic way.I will never recommend this property. Terrible experience. Staff are not accommodating at all. Guests who are staying in their property who are on "change visa status" are treated badly. They should not treat those people in a way that they shout at them. End of the day you get profit from them so they are customers. Kudos for the British Manager (good example for the rest of the team).
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Date of stay: January 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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John o wrote a review Aug 2016
6 contributions1 helpful vote
A hotel that left behind by a travelers, a very rustic place with empty thing inside. the service is very rediculous, all staff is very rude..its big JOKE HOTEL. We where there during winter for a stop over and we did not even finish our half day.
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Date of stay: January 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pavlaki wrote a review Jun 2014
Milan, Italy19 contributions8 helpful votes
We have been staying at this hotel for a night as a couple of friends intending to visit Al Kitnah the following day, so the hotel was the nearest structure and appeared form info on the Net to be of good quality.
The hotel is a vast structure isolated by the national road in the vicinity of Buraimi. No other facility is nearby, except a restaurant that appears closed at lunchtime.
We had the feeling to be the only guests staying that night at the hotel (on a weekend). We were offered and we took a superior suite.
The personnel at the reception desk is kind.
As we were the only guests, the food preparation at the restaurant took too long: more than 30 minutes to receive the first order.
The worst thing was that the water pressure in the bathroom of our "superior" room was very low, barely enough for flushing the toilet and a trickle from the faucets. We told the reception, but the problem was (to a measure) fiexed only in the morning.
Wi-fi is quite expensive.
Bottled water at breakfast is by payment only!
The pool appeared not clean and not completely full.
Upon check-out time we were bombarded with phone calls requesting us to leave the room (which we did with 30 minutes's delay), although the hotel was totally empty! Not a nice way to encourage a return visit.
Overall, expensive for what you get and not a very good experience.
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Date of stay: June 2014
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Yoko wrote a review Nov 2019
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Upon arrival, we were welcomed by the friendly staff — the general manager of the hotel Mr Sunny guide us of the place, i.e. coffee shop, mini-supermarket, swimming pool, gym, and bar.

I would recommend this hotel to everybody! The place is enormous; the hotel provided free bicycles, we went for a ride which took for more than an hour. There was a wadi close by, and we spend some quality time and meet some locals. The gardener was very helpful; he also accompanied us to the wadi.

The swimming pool was massive, clean and staff are friendly. The ambience of the coffee shop and bar is so lovely!!! All respect for the general manager who does a great job here; an actual sample of excellent hospitality!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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vanessa07 wrote a review Dec 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
Bad experience. Staff lacks of manners. At the gym their given time is 5-7pm and i was running at the threadmill one (1) of the attendants told me gym is close and turn off the lights and also the threadmill. I ask him 5 more minutes but refuses. I talked to reception about the issue and ther were laughing about it. What kind of terrible staff they have.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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mrmzebzeesh asked a question Mar 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates25 contributions5 helpful votes
Do you need visa to travel to this hotel from dubai. ..
Answer from ME A
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates202 contributions55 helpful votes
Of course if you are not a citizen of a GCC country then you'll need a visa to enter and exit UAE/Oman. It isn't difficult for most nationalities, just a bit costly depending on where you come from and your personal financial situation. Best of luck!
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Answer from John B. O
Dubai, United Arab Emirates34 contributions8 helpful votes
hi please check in Google thank you
suneel g wrote a tip Aug 2018
Kochi (Cochin), India896 contributions267 helpful votes
"rooms with front view would be better"
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Mohit A wrote a tip Jan 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates39 contributions28 helpful votes
"BOOK on the Phone, so that way all your questions will be answered."
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Jerome C wrote a tip Sept 2015
Dubai, United Arab Emirates23 contributions9 helpful votes
"Cheaper bedrooms on the lower floors may be less hot and less noisy"
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Iman P wrote a tip May 2015
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
"Call hotel direct to book room to save money."
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
EWA Mahadha Hotel
LOCATION
OmanAl Buraimi GovernorateBuraimi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
53
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mahadha Hotel
What are some of the property amenities at Mahadha Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Mahadha Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mahadha Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mahadha Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mahadha Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Mahadha Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.