When my partner pitched the idea of a staycation in Sharjah I was skeptical. Though neither of us drink, and are unaffected by the fact the Emirate is dry, Sharjah didn’t strike me as the obvious place to go to for some R&R.
How wrong I was…
This hotel is a gem. A hidden treasure. This hotel is so good that I hesitated greatly before leaving a review, as I was worried that by being too well known it could lose its amazing features. But, as we enjoyed it so much we went a second time, it is unfair for me to not spread the good word on Beit al Shady.
First off: you do not feel you are in the UAE. The layout of the hotel is such that you feel transported to another country, like Morocco or Tunisia. You are disconnected from the exterior which, during travel bans, is a Godsend. We really felt that we got out of the UAE, as the hotel is so atypical of the standard 5 star brand offerings in Dubai.
Secondly, the customer service is unparalleled. We travel a lot, for business and pleasure often to places which are renowned for customer service. However, we have never felt such a strong personal touch in any of our stays anywhere else in the world (special mention to Rabi and Sushna). The staff make you feel like family, offering a human touch which is mostly completely absent in the UAE. They go out of their way to make sure you are having a good time, be that by making custom free mocktails to being on first named terms with you. We genuinely missed the staff when we left and they a