3000 feet up in paradise
Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet Hotel is located 3000 feet high on the Jebel Hafeet mountain. This 4* hotel is nestled between the rocky terrain of the mountain and boasts 124 rooms, 3 swimming pools, 3 restaurants and a coffee shop. This unique hotel is perfectly placed on this historical mountain, and it's the ideal destination to relax and unwind with family or friends. The Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet is not just a hotel, it's an experience. From the grand lobby, to the rocky grounds, to the 9 hole mini golf, there's lots to do here to keep everyone entertained in the family. Other activities include: Table Tennis, Swimming, Trampoline, Carrom, Gym, VR gaming, Badminton and a Spa.
There are a vast selection of room options available at this hotel: Deluxe Room with 1 double bed, Deluxe Room with 2 single beds, Superior Room with 1 double bed, Superior Room with 2 single beds, Executive Suite with 1 queensize bed, Deluxe Suite with 1 double bed, Presidential Suite with 1 kingsize bed. We stayed in a Superior Room with a poolside view which cost us £42 per night. The room comes with some great features: flat screen TV (mainly local TV networks), fridge, bidet, air conditioning, free WiFi and a small balcony. The views of the surrounding Jebel Hafeet were beautiful - especially at sunset, you could sit on the balcony and watch the sunset or you could head to the in-house restaurant and indulge in the view from there.
The staff were extremely friendly when we visited this hotel. We checked in around 4pm, when checking in we were advised about a possible power shortage the following morning, however they said they would automatically extend our check out time from 12pm to 3pm, giving us extra time to use the hotel's facilities. Our bags were transferred to our rooms for us which was super helpful.
We ate food in the Le Belvedere Restaurant. We had both breakfast and dinner in this restaurant and fully enjoyed both. For breakfast there was a continental option as well as 'cooked to order' options which were included with our hotel package. For dinner we had options from a set menu, we chose: salad, soup, main course and dessert all included in our room price.
If you're looking to travel to the UAE but looking to stay somewhere off the beaten track, to relax and indulge, then Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet is the hotel for you. Just 20 miles from Al Ain town centre (known as the Garden City), this hotel is perfectly situated for a mountain retreat with a local, authentic feel. You can take a cab up the mountain or if you've rented a car then there is a free car park included when staying at this hotel.
We definitely recommend staying at Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet Hotel, every time we return to the UAE then this will be on our list of places to stay. We just wanted to say a massive thank you to the staff here for having us and giving us a great experience at the Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet - we can't wait to return!
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