Spent 3 nights here over the Eid Mubarak holiday. The hotel is on a hill with lovely views of the surrounding area and the famous Moreeb Dunes are about 35 minutes away, so making this hotel the ideal location to visit the dunes.
The rooms are very spacious with large balconies which face outwards so none of them I believe look over the pool. As stated before in reviews, they do look a bit dated due to the 'brown ' furniture but they are clean and functional with the added touch of jellied sweets every day!!
The breakfast consists of a buffet type meal which has the normal for a hotel such as cereal, fruit, yoghurts, bread and pastries and hot food such as eggs, porridge, bacon, sausages and bacon to Indian food. We ate our dinner at the hotel as well, although this wasn't included in our package and for a shared starter, main meal each and a soft drink plus wine and beer came to just 330 AED with including tax. The menu has a wide variation on so plenty to choose from for everyone. One of the evenings it was a BBQ buffet which consists of BBQ meats and then a choice of salads, cooked meals such as spaghetti bolognaise, curry, vegetables etc.
The gardens are quite large which house 2 pools, one for children and then the main one. In the gardens there is also a lovely play park for children which has everything a child would want to go and also roaming around are some peacocks, geese and turkeys. There are a few aviaries as well and all we could see was a duck in one , so not sure what the purpose of these aviaries are for?
All in all a very nice hotel which is ideal for seeing the dunes and desert. There is a fort in Liwa and also a date factory which is about 5 minutes drive in the car from the hotel. The staff at the hotel are all male and we found them all to be very helpful and courteous and nothing seems to much trouble for them to accommodate you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An Oasis of Tranquility. Our hotel is located at the most spectacular hilltop setting, surrounded by lush green gardens between natural wind-carved sand dunes in an untouched place. The white hotel with its traditional architectural design is truly the enchanted location of tranquility and one of the world’s most spectacular spots for travelers seeking a place to unwind, recharge and just relax.You will experience:• Dramatic nature scenery • Dry climate • Magical sun sets • A setting amongst the largest sand dunes in the World• True Heritage• UAE Culture with historic significance Nature and the Environment. The location of Liwa Hotel is definitely a unique, peaceful spot which plays host to a variety of native wild life species. A lucky visitor taking a walk just outside the hotel premises in the early hours of the morning might get a rare glimpse of a Falcon, desert fox, quail or an extremely elusive desert hare. The crisp, dry, clean air coupled with the songs of various types of bird species that has made the Liwa Hotel ground their home, make just waking up in the morning at any time of the year a truly magical moment. Liwa Hotel is committed to operating its activities in a complete environmentally friendly manner and it is the ultimate objective of the Hotel to expand and make its grounds a haven for all types of native animals and bird species, whether resident or migrant. History: The Liwa Oasis is the birth place of the ruling families of Abu Dhabi and Dubai. In 1793, the ruling family of the Abu Dhabi Emirate, Al Nahyan, moved their residence from Liwa to Abu Dhabi. The 39 villages that surround the oasis still provide a glimpse into the traditional life style of the inhabitants of the region. A historic fort which is located in one corner of the Oasis stands testimony to this bygone era. Whether you are a native, an expatriate living in UAE, or a tourist, surely The Liwa Hotel, the Oasis and the desert beyond will create an everlasting memory like no other. After all, this is the exact same landscape which captivated the famous British Explorer, Sir Wilfred Thesiger. ... more less
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