Review: Experience a resort within a resort at InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah’s Club Lounge

Club InterContinental Lounge at InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa

Hotel club lounges usually offer a modest sandwich selection and (if you’re lucky) complimentary tea or coffee, but the Club InterContinental Lounge is on a whole other level.

This tranquil spot at the InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa is not only housed in its own separate building, but offers a luxurious array of complimentary dining options including breakfast, afternoon tea, a cocktail hour and canapés – all prepared to order by an on-site team of expert chefs and mixologists.

Exclusively for guests staying in suites, villas, or those who choose to upgrade their bookings, access to this resort within a resort is a worthy indulgence. The exclusive haven boasts a private, adults-only pool and a deep soaking jacuzzi, which are much quieter than the main hotel facilities throughout the day.

But even if you choose not to venture to the outdoor leisure facilities, the indoor spaces alone are well worth it. Sunlight streams through floor-to-ceiling windows, illuminating the lounge’s natural wooden accents and fresh floral arrangements, and creating an atmosphere that is both light and airy.

But the star of the show here has to be the exquisite culinary offerings that punctuate the day. The Lounge transcends the traditional buffet offer with a menu that is revamped daily under the skilful hands of the resident chefs. Hot canapés are made to order, featuring luxurious bites such as truffle mushroom tarts and premium cuts of meat.

The afternoon tea isn’t just a token nod to British tradition – it’s the real deal, with a vast selection of exotic teas complemented by a fully stocked stand that also changes daily, promising a new experience every afternoon.

Club InterContinental Lounge at InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa

Cocktail hour is an event in itself. The extensive menu merges classic favourites with novel creations. The standout has to be the date piña colada, a delightful local twist on a holiday staple that’s arguably one of the best iterations you’ll ever taste. Or opt for the daily special whipped up by the on-site mixologist, which offers new flavours every evening.

But what truly sets the Club InterContinental Lounge apart is its team. The staff effortlessly blend in, yet their attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly service is a standout. They are the soul of the Lounge, enhancing the experience with their unobtrusive yet anticipatory service.

The Club InterContinental Lounge at the InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa transforms your stay into an immersive journey of tranquillity, gastronomic delight, and refined luxury. It’s not just an add-on, but an integral part of the overall resort experience. Book it now – you won’t regret it.


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