Radisson Blu Resort: Fujeirah

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Lord of the Sea & Sky

You don’t need to travel too far to experience the trilogy of wind, water and rocks, when you can enjoy it at Radisson Blu Beach Resort, Fujairah. The room’s best stand-out is its view: a grasping abyss of pristine blue waters, over a horizon of rain clouds and mountains. All rooms have sea-overlooking balconies fitted with comfy chairs, thus making for a cozy coffee conversation. The beach is well maintained, clean and covering a lengthy expanse.

*Oops!* Seems, like I rushed the readers straight out the balcony, without mentioning the hotel. Being from an established group of Resorts, Radisson Blu does not fail to impress the guest with its quality location, interiors, comfort and value for money. Importantly, its the ambiance and Guest-relations that counts, and surely the hotel was not complacent on their delivery. From the time of your arrival to your departure, you are well taken care of by the Concierge, Receptionist and Housekeepers. At the lobby, after you have received your welcome drink, take a quick look around the hotel’s facilities. Some of the key attractions being:

  • Library: A cozy study room by the beach side equipped with divans, study tables and chairs, magazine desks, coffee tables, a large cabinet with selected novels, and a PC.
  • Spa: Facilitating both indoor spa and beach massages for the guest
  • Lounge: With a bar, Billiards table for smokers and non-smokers.
  • Kids Section: For parties and children’s access.
  • Dining Restaurants: all of which overlook the beach.

Even while you are escorted to the rooms, you can stop and enjoy the valley view from the corridor lounges: bright and well placed divans with coffee tables. The hotel has really invested in it’s guest luxury.

Corridor Lounge @ Radisson Blu Beach Resort

Corridor Lounge @ Radisson Blu Beach Resort

Our package included a night’s stay with breakfast. We dined at Breeze for breakfast and lunch. This restaurant is known for its extensive outdoor seating, and delicious buffet spreads of continental and Arab cuisines.

Breakfast spread included: Egg station, pancake and waffle station, Fouls Mesdames, Hash browns and Sausages, cold cuts, cheese counter, assorted breads, muffins and cakes (including Christmas Stollen!), an array of fresh juices, cereals. I observed they also served low calorie breakfast specials available in the a la carte menu.

Cereals @ Radisson Blu Beach Resort

Cereals @ Radisson Blu Beach Resort

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Cheese and Cold Cuts @ Radisson Blu Beach Resort

Fresh Fruit @ Radisson Blu Beach Resort

Fresh Fruit @ Radisson Blu Beach Resort

Fresh Juices @ Radisson Blu Beach Resort

Fresh Juices @ Radisson Blu Beach Resort

Muffins, Assorted Bread @ Radisson Blu Beach Resort

Muffins, Assorted Bread @ Radisson Blu Beach Resort

For lunch, we ordered from the menu, and the chef – Mr. Kant, was kind enough to accommodate our request for special diet food, making sure it was served as specified. My order was a Grilled Salmon cured with potato puree.

Grilled Salmon @ Radisson Blu Beach Resort

Grilled Salmon @ Radisson Blu Beach Resort

Desserts @ Radisson Blu Beach Resort

Desserts @ Radisson Blu Beach Resort

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All through our stay, I’d like to appreciate the hospitality of Mr. Savio D’Souza, who went out of his way to ensure our comfort at all times. The complete room reservation (even though it was at the last minute), to the food arrangements, as well as check-out was carried out with gracious and professional incumbency.  Mr. Savio, allow me to say that we shall be regular guests as long as you’re around.

Mr. Savio D'Souza

Mr. Savio D’Souza

This resort, is worth the long drive from other Emirates, for its scenic location, great service and awesome views. Make sure to book your next holiday at the place.

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Alba @ The Ritz Carlton Hotel

It’s been a week only, and we decided to re-visit the Ritz Carlton for some of our very favorite Opera Cake (something that my sister spotted in the menu). The valets apparently recognized us and gave us a friendly “welcome back!” I guess I must admit, I’ve gotten used to the addiction of fine dining. Sometimes, I hoped that I would be given the opportunity of a food critic where I could visit such glamorous restaurants sans my guilt conscience. *sigh*

The night scene at the hotel was very dim, candle-lit and quiet. The enormously long chandelier-ed corridors reminded me of the earlier castle like experience. Not creepy, but not bustling either to prep up a relaxed holiday  mood. Anyways, as decided we proceeded to Alba – a typical tea-lounge within the lobby level. Finely upholstered and dimmed, we were greeted to some fine pastries and gourmet chocolate bars at the counter. Even though they were out of Opera pastries, they managed to arrange some from the high tea miniatures, which I felt was very polite of them, since not having to do so would have left me and my sister feeling disappointed.

Opera Minis

Opera Minis

Alba Tea Lounge @ The Ritz Carlton

Alba Tea Lounge @ The Ritz Carlton

We seated ourselves in front of a television screen which played one of the Charlie Chaplin classics – this I felt was in conjunction with the ambiance of the place. I quickly gulped my cappuccino and the pastry, while taking out some pics of the lounge. Frankly, there’s nothing much to say about the place, but nevertheless the staff, pastries and service was absolutely flawless. I would recommend this place for those looking for some quite or solitary time with their cuppa.

Price for Opera Miniatures – AED 45

Price for Cappuccino – AED 15

(All items are subject to 10% service tax & 6% tourism fee)