If you fancy spending your weekends in an elegant suite from where you get panoramic views of creek & Mangrove clusters, and if you are a nature admirer you will have the best time as you keep watching this splendid view from your room.
I have experienced all this at my recent staycation at Bin Majid Mangrove Hotel in Ras al Khaimah. A very convenient and comfortable drive towards this emirate and overlooking Downtown Creek, this property offers great services to its guests.
This 18 storey building has an inviting entrance lobby with the most cheerful staff. We were warmly welcomed & very well taken care of by the most courteous hotel manager Mr. Haytham, Ms Rosario, and restaurant manager Mr. Singh.
After having our welcome drinks we were toured around the hotel & escorted by Rosaria to our elegantly designed suite. The hotel has multiple dining options which includes an all day dining International restaurant Rainbow Restaurant, authentic Chinese Restaurant Noodle Corner, Side Walk Café situated at Lobby Level where you can enjoy the café’s own delicacies & the option of Icons Coffee is also on offer. At Polo Bar you can unwind & have mocktails, drinks , juices and shisha along with a bar. And in open air they have Blue Bar which is located by the side of pool .
Other amenities include, gym, swimming pool, meeting rooms etc. While your stay, you can also get down for a walk across the hotel, around the side of creek during evening or night for a lovely stroll on the squashy walking tack. And if you have kids, they are definitely going to have a fun time there.
We had a comfortable & lavish stay in the Suite/ room with a connecting small living room. The room has very decent color scheme in its upholstery, bed , sofas etc.
Both bed & living have fitted LED screens, another very positive aspect is the strong wifi throughout the property. And also provisions of mini fridge, tea & kettle etc.
The classy bedroom and living room both offer great view of Ras al Khaimah creek. As you roll up the curtains, the spectacular mangroves inside the creek will not let you move your eyes from the scene.
As we walked in the room, we were pampered by the welcome treats which included delectable assorted pastries & fresh fruits .
Bathroom is fully equipped with all necessities & an independent frosted glass door for shower.
Breakfast At Rainbow Restaurant
Rainbow restaurant offers a lavish buffet breakfast , very spacious restaurant with big glass windows provides partial mangrove views & makes the ambiance bright.
At live cooking station you can get the eggs done according to your choice. Buffet includes variety of fresh fruits & juices, Cereals, milk.
Pan cakes, Potato Wedges, Eggs Benedict, variety of Salads, cheese, pastries, Donuts, Croisants & Buns.
Chicken Burger , Beef Sausages, Scrambled Eggs, Grilled Tomatoes, Steamed Rice, Puri Bhaji, Foul Mudammas , & Baked Beans.
Lunch At Noodle Corner
Noodle Corner serves very delicious Chinese food with a slight fusion touch in the recipes but which ever dish we opted from the menu, turned out to be an amazing spread on our table. To our surprise the person behind all these innovative flavors is from Pakistan , Chef Rashid with a very good experience working in different Chinese restaurants is now showing his skills at Noodle Corner.
Noodle Corner staff guided us well in selection of menu, which was the perfect choice. Initially we were served with pickled cucumbers & coated peanuts, we enjoyed munching on these while our soup was getting ready. The service is also very quick!
Soup: We started with Mushroom with Chicken Soup, simple & flavorful clear chicken soup with chunks of chicken and mushrooms in it. Enjoyed sipping till end.
Starter: Chicken Dumplings ….. you can opt for the filling of your choice, we had it stuffed with chicken, dumplings were very richly stuffed with tasty minced chicken.
Fried Chinese Noodles ……. again for the noodles there is a choice of beef, chicken, egg & vegetables, we had it with seafood. Noodles were done so well with good addition of shrimps.
Lamb with Cumin & Onion …….. small shreds of soft lamb with fried onion slices and hints of some mix flavors & cumin, this is another great dish from the menu.
Shrimps with Sweet & Sour Broccoli ………. Sauteed Shrimps were prepared in mild gravy with cahew nuts and broccoli. Loved this item as well!
Fish Cubes with Sweet & Sour Chilli Sauce ….. small square pieces of boneless fish coated and done in slight sweet & sour gravy. Goes well with noodles or enjoy eating alone!
Their menu has a good range of dishes, and the best part is that generous serving is done in platters with very reasonable rates which ranges mostly within 30 to 35 Dhs.
With the upcoming winter months in UAE, those foodies & travellers who are looking out for new places with in UAE, I would highly recommend Bin Majid Mangrove Hotel not only for an amazing staycation experience but must visit Noodle Corner to try delicious Indo- Chinese food.
The restaurant décor depicts Chinese Culture, traditional Chinese lanterns, and hangings, beige/gold & use of red color gives a lively touch to the entire hotel ambiance. Organized seating & big glass windows with outside views of Ras al Khaimah Corniche leaves a nice impact.
Tea At Side Walk Café
Side Walk Café is at Lobby level, with good seating arrangement covering a moderate space with clear glass windows making the café bright during day, serves Shisha outdoor, their menu has light snacks ,cakes, pastries, muffins and hot beverages from Icons Coffee Couture.
Sport enthusiasts can have a good time watching their favorite sports on fitted LED while having Shisha , food & drinks. We had our tea here, I preferred Icons tea , they prepare tea in a special way by putting aromatic Icons teabag in milk & served with a crispy cookie.
We also tried Strawberry Cheese Cake & Chocolate Cakes, a big piece of cake is served as a single serving, both were good in taste. Chocolate cake was heavily drenched with smooth & velvety chocolate sauce, so was strawberry cake!
Some of the dining & Shisha offers at this Café:
Flavoured Shisha, Sandwich of your choice , hot or cold beverage 66 AED
Buy 1 Shisha or hot or cold beverage or fresh juice 50 AED
Buy 1 Sandwich from display & get complimentary hot or cold beverage 33 AED
Buy Cake/ Pastry get complimentary hot or cold beverage 22 AED
At each of the dining outlets here at Bin Majid Mangrove Hotel, rates are surprisingly reasonable.
Drive towards this northern Emirates is quite smooth & hotel is easily accessible , located at an ideal location in Downtown Ras al khaimah overlooking Creek and if you plan a stay , you will have a comfortable stay with best dining options and splendid room views of Mangroves.
Another gorgeous spot within the hotel is Polo Bar . Vibrant & classy ambiance, dim lights & music with a bar on one side. We had Banana Shake & Virgin Pina Colada. This is the perfect place for those who want to relax with group of friends in a lively atmosphere. You can also order food & beverages of your choice.
Situated by the side of swimming pool, this place is going to be much in demand during the upcoming cooler weather in UAE. Enjoy beverages, Mojitos, snacks & shisha while enjoying sitting in outdoor & alongwith pool facilities here.