The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah is housed in a collection of historic manor houses that were once occupied by a well known local family in their distinct cultural setting. These preserved historic structures have been expanded to be paired with new building compounds to create The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah, a 53-key collection of luxury guestrooms and suites that will hold you spellbound.
This luxury boutique hotel encompasses luxury bedrooms and suites in traditional Arabic architecture with so many details and elements structured in a subtle and elegant manner to admire. Simply mesmerizing!
The Arabic architecture is very clever at hiding so many amenities, so it is fun to explore every nook and cranny and surprise yourself with all these little discoveries. The discovery begins as you are escorted to your room, as you begin to wonder how you will remember to get from point A to point B, but our host Rabi was clever at highlighting some details that are our cue to remembering how we could get around without much hassle.
Leading up on to the upper level, each individual house and building is connected by mini bridges, so that you can walk to each amenity in different ways, you will immediately immerse yourself by finding your way through by discovering its sophisticated charm from a different perspective.
The property is not large yet big enough to wander around to discover its mythical charm, but then again, one of the main reasons you may decide to come is to have a break from the madness of Sharjah or Dubai and take a moment to chill, contemplate and feel pampered without worrying about sightseeing or shopping expeditions that take you away from this oasis.
We were lucky enough to score a Chedi Grand Room. The walk into the building courtyard had already captivated us, but as we climbed up some stairs and our door was opened, we realized that the rooms are an integral part of the luxury and we were already smitten with its interior and comfort, no matter what came next.
Given that the weather was still hot and the sun very bright, the design of the rooms is to mitigate bright light and create an atmosphere of coolness and calm with subdued shades of colour as well and they have judged this perfectly.
There is a living area – better known in the local vernacular as a majlis (meeting or sitting place), spread with a generous number of cushions together with bowls of dates, walnuts and dried apricots immaculately arranged on the copper top coffee table as a welcome amenity, from which you segue into the bedroom area which houses a huge four poster bed with a super luxurious Duxiana mattress from Sweden that is separated from the walk-in dressing area and then lastly, the bathroom with a large walk-in shower, double vanity and toilet room.
The room design overall bridges the Arabic influences with Asian minimalist design and it is beautifully done. Not to mention the luxurious Acqua di Parma bathroom amenities which are an extra added value to pamper for a well deserved staycation as everything was at our fingertips and we could just lock the door and have a magical stay in our room and embrace what was prepared and arranged to enjoy.
Design & Decor: 5/5
Food & Beverage: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 5/5