Rated 5 out of 5 by shiny653 Lap of luxury!
Stayed with my wife in a lodge overlooking the oasis as 25th anniversary celebration. Perhaps we were a bit mad staying in the desert in the middle of summer but all of the rooms were well air-conditioned and the availability of the private pool was an absolute godsend. This was all about luxury and that's what we got including not even having to walk from our accommodation to reception/restaurant/anywhere. This did mean that every now and again there was the faint hum of a passing electric buggy and, yes, there was a glimpse of an occasional aeroplane but - by and large - we felt completely removed from the rest of society especially when sitting on verandah or in the pool and assorted wildlife comes flying, walking or crawling by...it was bliss!
Food, drink, staff - all excellent. Room touches - binoculars, art material, decent coffee - all excellent.
Do the camel trek, do the dune ride and if you especially like a bit of solitude and musing consider the desert forest. Bring a decent camera/photographic device with a decent zoom.
May 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by marlene123 Wonderful experience.
The hotel was more than we expected. Every room has a private pool, the room service was excellent, all the service we received was excellent. The hotel was very clean. Our guide Gerard was very knowledgeable, friendly and professional. The food was gourmet. The spa staff was very well trained. We had a wonderful time. We stayed for three nights and four days. Just enough to rest and do activities. It would be a nice place for a honeymoon, adult vaca, or family with older children. I know its sounds too good to be true.
March 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Viverimomenti An extraordinary 7 star stay
This was the most wonderful and relaxing short holiday that we have ever had. I have travelled the world and stayed in 5 star hotels, but this was 7 stars. The attention from the staff, the decor of the rooms, the view and the setting were absolutely exceptional.
The food in the restaurant was excellent, though sometimes portions from the grill were a bit too small for our taste, and the presentation beautiful.
Flies at meal time on the terrace need to be delt with permanently... but not easy to do in the desert. Thank you, it was a memorable stay!
February 16, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by KANSARI Al Maha Is not my first choice anymore.
I have been coming to Al Maha many times past the years.
it was always perfect to me.
except the last time which really disappointed me.
for the first time I had to wait for almost an hour at the gate till the nice gate keeper calls them to contact me for coming in with my personal vehicle the reason some other guests came later but they gave them the priority.
I have been always coming for one reason.. a special occasion. you name it to share an celebrate.
this time I wanted to celebrate my wife's birthday which was not a big deal to them for the reason I booked the room for that sole purpose to make it great also I requested for hard pillows with that.
it was all good the way they were really concerned for my pregnant wife.
but what was fulfilled to my request is that I only got the hard pillows and not even a single person wished my dear wife a happy birthday.
it really hurt me and I did speak to the person in charge about my concern how I was disappointed he made sure that it would go to the management.
I had a relief that someone would action it by at least an apology letter now we checked out on the 27th of Jan till date not a single mail regarding that.
so I am considering it for the last time that new management does not care for simple sentimental things any more we rather do it somewhere else. thank you for making it a stay to remember.
February 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Esther64 Excellent experience
An ecellent desert experience. Super exclusive and comfortable room and bathroom. Very friendly staff,well organized activities, pampering spa and delicious cuisine. Recommended!!
December 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jahr02 hotel has superb food
hotel offers superb cuisine, the chef prepares
above average food quality.
November 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 7sevens Wonderful exotic experience
AL Maha was an oasis in the desert close by - 40 minutes - from the "las vegasy" dubai. The staff, (especially Jennifer, Jenny, spa staff, and the camel ride gentleman who has worked there for over 15 years and his son) were exceptionally friendly and genuine.
We would recommend going here for 2 nights, and the activities, spa and other staff, and meals are all wonderful.
November 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by davis3 al mahal
far superior than that which was expected. staff was courteous, efficient, and friendly.
November 13, 2014