A luxury, heritage boutique hotel resort where you can sense an amalgamation of Islamic lifestyle with the contemporary scene. Located in heart of Sharjah and just 25 to 30 km from Dubai, this heritage & cultural property has got some of the highest ratings in the luxury hotels category on hotel booking sites. The cluster of ancient traders’ houses are converted as a heritage hotel and thus you get a glimpse of an ancient lifestyle and also feel like a home away from home with all amenities and royal hospitality. In this post read about reviews on my stay at the Chedi Al Bait Sharjah – luxury hotel in UAE.
Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah is spread across 10,000 sq m and has 53 heritage rooms. “Al Bait” means “The Home” and you will get an experience of Arabic splendor, world-class hospitality, and beautiful ancient lifestyle. Feel the echo of ancient times in this hotel’s alleys, courtyards, narrow lanes, zig-zag pathways here and so the set-up of the whole area transports you to backdate. Experience olden days lifestyle, society, Arabic culture.
Let’s take a virtual tour of Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah in this article with my full candid reviews on The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah. The Chedi Al Bait Sharjah – Luxury Hotel in UAE
As UAE is also well-known for many luxury hotels and here there are so many hotels, so to get such a high rating on hotel search engine sites, means there must be something special about this cultural heritage hotel. It is rated 9.6 on Booking.com.
How to reach – Location – The Chedi Al Bait Sharjah – Luxury Hotel in UAE
Located in heart of Sharjah, Al Marija, Ash Shariqah.
FROM DUBAI – approximately 30 minutes by car via Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd – E 311 – 30 km approx.
PROPERTY LAYOUT – The Chedi Al Bait Sharjah – Luxury Hotel in UAE
The whole area is divided into a cluster of rooms with courtyards and narrow alleys. The zig-zag-style lanes with lanterns hanging on both sides make u feel like passing through a maze. You take this zig-zag maze route passing through many courtyards, corners, to land in your room. While passing through you will admire all Arabic style interiors with small sit-outs in between, Arabic lamps & pots, desert flora, and fauna.
Passing through lanes, you would not feel very hot, as they are constructed in such a way that direct hot winds don’t enter. The ancient houses are renovated and so they are naturally built to be cooler. At present these rooms are air-conditioned but during old times, the construction was done to keep the rooms cooler.
ACCOMMODATION – The Chedi Al Bait Sharjah – Luxury Hotel in UAE
53 Guest rooms which are categorized into 8 different styles of rooms & suites. These rooms are spread out on the Ground floor and the first floor.
The reception of the hotel is tiny but very welcoming. You are welcomed by a special Lavender cooler drink and then with all formalities, you are given the historic tour of the whole premises.
One of their staff accompanies you and gives a full hotel tour with all the historic facts of this building. This historic tour is interesting to know about the local culture and local lifestyle. All guests are given a special personal tour of the hotel on welcome.
After your tour ends, the person-in-charge will take you to your room and before you reach your room, your luggage has been arrived there and arranged to by their staff, to make you feel extra special.
I booked Chedi Grand Patio Suite with bedroom, living room, ensuite and spacious bathroom.
You are welcomed into your room with complimentary Arabic sweets, nuts, dried fruits, and in-house bottled water. Water is replenished innumerable times. Daily with your room cleaning, sweets and nuts are replenished too.
BEDROOM – The décor of the whole room transports you back to ancient Arabic time with all lavish furnishings and comforts. The hotel boasts of the sleeping quality on this bed due to the special luxury mattress and bedding. Their punchline for sleep quality is like sleep here like you have not slept anywhere else before.
The room’s temperature is well-controlled by AC. The whole room has a lot of pure wood decoration and even toiletries tray, dry-fruits tray, all are wooden here. Not use plastics or modern days metallic décor has been used in the room interiors.
Carpets are the traditional and truly ancient style with Arabic patterns laid on cemented floors. Even the flooring of the whole room is cemented like old times.
Built-in traditional style with all brass fittings and fixtures. The flooring of the shower area is stoned or pebbled so that you get a feeling of taking a bath on a natural surface.
Toiletries are imported from luxury Italian designer brands with all amenities.
Outside rooms there are narrow lanes with small low sit-outs. These small sit-outs are located after every 3 to 5 rooms and are adorned with special Arabic lamps, low-level seating like Majlis.
Breakfast is included in your room stay and is nowadays served as an unlimited Ala’ Carte as compared to buffet style which was served previously.
International breakfast with many choices around the world. Healthy options with lots of fruits, an Acai bowl, and other stuff. You can find many vegetarian varieties and even 2 to 3 Indian breakfast dishes too. The menu is set with wide categories and you can select as many as and can order unlimited till you are full.
EVENING AT THE CHEDI AL BAIT, SHARJAH – The Chedi Al Bait Sharjah – Luxury Hotel in UAE
The beauty of this heritage property is magical in evening lights. Not only day time is beautiful here, but the shadows of dim lights from lanterns and Arabic lamps make this place very dramatic after the sunsets. So the evening tour of this property is amazing with all those narrow lanes and courtyards lit up with lanterns and lamps. All lighting has been done carefully to preserve the ancient style and so you feel the magic after sunset.
The glimpse of lanterns lit up against the mud-washed walls, with wind towers, make the whole area very photogenic and Instagram friendly. Spending an evening here is most recommended and adds a special charm to your stay.
VIDEO TOUR AT THE CHEDI AL BAIT, SHARJAH
FACILITIES / AMENITIES – The Chedi Al Bait Sharjah – Luxury Hotel in UAE
- Outdoor Temperature Controlled Swimming Pool. (At present they allot 2 hours pool access to every room per day – booking in advance)
- Sauna, Steam Room
- Spa (Ladies & Gents separate) with special Hamam
- Arabic-themed Restaurant.
- Library with a collection of local literature (English & Arabic), books written by Arabic authors.
- Museum depicting the life of owner of this house – Ibrahim Bin Mohammed Al Midfa.
- Valet Service and Free Parking.
- Concierge, 24 hours Reception & room service.
- Free Wi-Fi throughout.
- Airport transfers (Surcharge)
- Meeting rooms / Courtyards
- Private Access to Old Souk – Soul Al Arsah.
MOST PHOTOGENIC SPOTS AT THE CHEDI, AL BAIT SHARJAH, UAE
As this hotel is beautifully designed and renovated as per cultural heritage property, there are many photogenic spots inside the hotel premises. Let’s check some of them.
- The main courtyard in front of the reception.
- Arabic restaurant with a circular windmill (one of the oldest natural cooling towers in UAE).
- Turning points at alleys
- Courtyards & sit-outs
- Evening time shots.
- Wooden doors
NEARBY PLACES TO VISIT AT HEART OF SHARJAH
- Al Hisn Fort
- Majlis Al Midfa
- Souk Saqr
- Souk Al Arsah
- Sharjah Heritage Museum
- Arabian Tea House
- Emirates Fine Art Museum
- Al Majaz Waterfront
- Central Souk
I hope you loved reading about my review on The Chedi Al Bait Sharjah – Luxury Hotel in UAE. Do check my other staycation options in UAE.
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