Main Lobby Area

STAYCATION AT CENTRO SHARJAH – HOTEL REVIEW

61201525With a half an hour’s drive from Ajman lies the Centro Sharjah Hotel, the perfect place for a stress-free getaway that goes easy on the pocket. The hotel isn’t that hard to find, adjacent to Sharjah International Airport & somewhat hid away from the rest with tall trees &  lush green surroundings , it is a Tourist &  Google Map Friendly Hotel.

C Taste Top ViewMain Lobby AreaUpon entering the hotel, you are left mesmerized with high ceilings and a beautifully designed lobby with palm trees – a local touch for all my tourist friends. I may add the sitting area & decor is truly very comfy & an inviting place especially with all its free Wi.Fi. Though the check-in time was at 2pm, we arrived at tad bit late and the whole process was smooth as butter. Good Start to a Great Weekend!

Apparently working two jobs with all your soul, drains out your energy. So not being close to any mall or hyped up landmark was a huge relief for me and my mother. I loved how we got to enjoy a weekend  away from all the home chores, idiotic office drama & fast pacing city life without having to travel far away.

Our Class Studio

Plasma TvAs soon as we walked into our room, we let out a huge sigh. I was expecting quite a little, and so was completely floored by the neatly organized room on the fourth floor with an impressive view of their outdoor pool & playful greenery through the floor to ceiling window (my favorite part of the entire room).
Classic Studio of Centro Sharjah Hotel
The inviting bed
The white sheets of Hotel beds have something special, you instantly want to dive into them right away. The room was designed so elegantly, especially keeping in mind the needs of a frequent business man. We had a Queen sized bed with the coziest blanket (additional ones can be requested any time) along with side tables mounted with magazines & Rotana Articles & guides.

Living Area
The Cozy Living Area

Throughout my stay, I was mounted on their beautiful soft L-shaped Couch in front of their 32 inch LCD TV. The TV channels offered were too boring for me, so I ended up connecting my laptop to it.

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Study Table
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The View from Fourth Floor
WiFi is charged at AED 55 per day in rooms and the speed is quite impressive, to be honest. For all my free hoggers, you can access the internet in lobby for FREE!!
Complimentary things you get at Centro SharjahPantry Area
Kitchenette with complimentary coffee/ tea making facilities & mini fridge
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Washroom with a gorgeous magnifying glass

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Steam Shower and Towels

Being a three-star hotel, I knew hoping for a Bath Tub was too much, but the bathroom was quite impressive, with some very basic toiletries along with their Tropical scent Vegetable Soap. You also get a hairdryer, magnifying mirror (now this a basic necessity for me) and bathroom telephone.




 Night Life at Centro

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View of C Taste Restaurant at Night
Later that night we decided to get downstairs for dinner a tad bit late, I could feel the entire mood & ambiance went from warm & cozy to sassy & dazzling with all its intricate lighting. Heading over to C-Taste, an all day dining restaurant with live cooking station offering buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Sunday – Italian, Monday – Indian, Tuesday – Mediterranean, Wednesday – BBQ night, Thursday Seafood & Friday – International
Lucky for my mum, it was their seafood special that night – fresh from the sea right on your plate.

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Private Seating Area at C Taste

Seafood Buffer at C Taste

I was thrilled with the variety of seafood salads to choose from, cocktail shrimps to Calamari Salad, if you are a seafood lover, this is ‘THE PLACE’.
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Calamari Salad

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CrabStick Salad

SeaFood buffet at C taste Sharjah
Octopus Green Salad

SeaFood buffet at C taste Sharjah
CousCous Shrimp Salad

SeaFood buffet at C taste Sharjah
Cold Cream Shrimp Salad

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Cocktail Shrimp Salad
For mains, it was a bit of mix between Arabic & Indian. Not being a huge seafood fan, I directly attacked the Chicken Briyani but it lacked the raw authentic spices and the Arabic cuisine was way too mild for me. I got my hands on some baked beef lasagna which was pure cheesy goodness.
C Taste Seafood Buffer
Live Seafood Cooking Station

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Grilled Sherry Fish with Lemon Sauce
But what won my heart was their live cooking station and friendly chefs, I asked them for something spicy and that’s exactly what got delivered to my plate.

C taste Seafood Buffer Selection
Desserts Selection at C Taste Dinner Buffet

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Sweet White Rasgullas for Indian Sweet Tooth
My eyes were stuck at the dessert counter from the very start. The fresh fruits were rather refreshing & the Gulab Jamun & Rasgulla quite addictive.

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Banana Pudding

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Cheesecake topped with Strawberry Sauce

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Deconstructed Rocky Road
And what’s a better way to end our sweet encounters than a Deconstructed Rocky Road in a Cup.

C.Taste - Centro Sharjah Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


Outdoor Facilities

A fresh new day started off with a tour of the hotel. I woke up really early to get better pictures of their outdoor facilities. The swimming pool is not so big, but really refreshing & soothing. I ended up sitting on the couches and reading a book for a while in the quiet.
Outdoor facilities of Centro Sharjah Hotel at Rotana
Lawn alongside pool for children to play
Outdoor facilities of Centro Sharjah Hotel at Rotana
Outdoor Seating Area

Outdoor facilities of Centro Sharjah Hotel at Rotana
Sitting Area by the Pool
Outdoor Jazcuzzi At Centro Sharjah of Rotana Hotels UAE
Outdoor Jacuzzi

They also offer a Jacuzzi located near the swimming pool itself but was a huge bummer as they only have single medium sized one usually packed with guys. But my disappointment was instantly covered with relaxing Sauna room they have for females separately.

Outdoor facilities of Centro Sharjah Hotel at Rotana
Gym with Thread Mills

Another thing I was really impressed with, was their Gym, which actually had state of art training machines, rather than just few basic treadmills. Kudos to Centro!!


Breakfast Buffet at C Taste

Restaurant Review of C Taste Centro Sharjah by Rt Hijab Styles
Make your own Foul Madamas

Again I was at C-Taste for my breakfast which ended up being a feast of morning delights. For your sweet tooth, you could select from fresh fruits to freshly made pancakes, jams, multiple cereals, muffins & mini donuts.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESWhile for a savory touch, how about live cooking station dedicated for custom made eggs?

C Taste Breakfast Buffet at Centro Sharjah Hotel
Fluffy Pancakes

C Taste Breakfast Buffet at Centro Sharjah Hotel
Zatar & Cheese Croissants

C Taste Breakfast Buffet at Centro Sharjah Hotel
Personal Favorite Potato Wedges

C Taste Breakfast Buffet at Centro Sharjah Hotel
Traditional Arabic Breads with Zaatar & Cheese

Fruits in Centro Sharjah
Collection of Fresh Fruits

C Taste Breakfast Buffet at Centro Sharjah Hotel
Cheese Cubes & Turkey/Ham Slices

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Different Types of Breads

A quick shoot out to the Manager down at C-Taste, who was so sweet to all the kids and kept ensuring all the guests had something to drink. After a heart filling breakfast with a full tummy, I went back to my room for a quick nap before we had to check out which was at 12pm.

C Deli Restaurant in Centro Hotel
Centro’s innovative 24 hours take-away dining

We asked for a cab which was at our disposal the moment we stepped out of the elevator. Overall our stay at Centro Sharjah is one word was ‘Relaxing!!’ From the friendly staff, to exciting facilities, mouth watering food to comforting queen bed, all summed up to be a perfect Mother-Daughter Getaway.

Centro Sharjah Hotel
Al Dhaid Road
Near Sharjah International Airport
For hotel booking and current promotions, please visit Centro Sharjah’s official website:  www.rotana.com or contact # 06 508 8000
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Centro Sharjah Hotel, Rotana or any other company. The stay & meal were offered complimentary for review purposes, however, no compensation was given. 
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