With long weekend ahead of us UAE residents, there is no better time than now to explore different emirates of the country, and make most of the many deals and discounts offered by hotels and restaurants.
If you had Ajman in mind to spend three long days in peace and quiet, with a whole lot of culture, I recommend you stay at Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman.
This hotel is suitable for both business and leisure travel, and banks considerably on family tourism. Recipient of the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award, Ramada Ajman has a number of towers, with rooms ranging from King to Suite and Twin. If you are with a special someone and feeling fancy, I suggest you take on a deluxe suite, to enjoy the best of all worlds, as I did.
All rooms are equipped with basic amenities, and 24 hours room service. Deluxe Suite, however, takes luxury up another notch, with spacious lounge, a 6-seat dining table and a welcome area for when you are entertaining guests. A pretty chandelier lights up the caramel interiors, while the beige and brown furniture lends the room a contemporary feel. It has a comforting and homely aura, with luxe velvet upholstery, that helps you feel at ease instantaneously. Amenities in the area include TV, well-stocked fridge, cold and hot beverage options and a vintage chest.
Bedroom, in contrast, is rather sleek and edgy, with mahogany wood furniture, polished to radiance. It has a wall-mounted TV, long work desk and bedding that will make you want to stay forever.
During my overnight stay, I ordered room service for dinner, which came along with smiling staff, happy to serve. What stood out was that the team was ready to make things happen, and truly did believe that ‘saying no is not an option’. I can vouch for it as my spice taste buds are not easy to please but the staff made sure I had no complaints.
Now comes the cherry on top – if you are an eco-friendly being, you will love this hotel even more for they have set up a plant to recycle tonnes of wastage the hotel produces daily, ensuring that they don’t fill up precious land with garbage and negatively impact the environment as a consequence. In addition, it is actively involved in charity work with surrounding labour camps, and champion the cause of healthy eating for all. This is why it has set up a small garden to grow some of its own vegetables, which means they control the amount of harmful elements in the ingredients they use.
In all fairness, I have stayed at a number of hotels but have not been moved to this extent by the passion and commitment to sustainability that leads Ramada Ajman; from the most junior personnel to the GM, the entire team is dedicated to the cause (of being an eco-friendly hotel). It can rightly serve as a case study for many hotels in the region to follow, who single-mindedly lead operations with dollar amount in sight.
If I could change anything: a spacious bathroom, with an enormous bath rub, would be great!
CC Rating: 4/5