Just back from a family holiday to the beautiful emirates palace. It was perfect. I couldn't fault anything . The service is outstanding. Food excellent rooms comfortable and reasonably spacious with just the right furniture and bathrooms lovely.
I had read that emirates palace was so huge it took 20 minutes to walk from the room to the lobby but I think these people must have serious walking problems!! Whilst yes it's a large building, it's so well designed that it takes no time to get anywhere and if by chance you wanted to get from one end of the hotel to the other you could get a buggy or a bike, which my children loved.
In the daytime the outside of the palace was fairly boring but at night with the lights on it was magical and lovely to promenade on the front of the hotel as many of the restaurants were outside designed like a mediterranean town square. Really charming.
Inside, all the public areas are immaculate and the attention to detail is incredible.
It is very gold! But it's a palace . The facilities are incredible. An auditaurium where they hold events like concerts etc, a magnificent ballroom, nearly 90 conference rooms if I remember rightly ,many restaurants of different food choices and stunning suites.
I think the beach, which is very important to us, was one of the finest we have been on. The sand was lovely and soft and manicured every day. The sun loungers were the most comfortable ever and as soon as you arrived on the beach or by the pool an attendant was there to lay towels out. The sea was beautiful, and just warming up enought to swim in, having been to Dubai at Christmas it was nice!!
The pools were lovely and beautifully designed having a quieter pool/beach area on the east wing and the children's pool/kids club/water sports/camel rides to the west wing.
We went both ends and really I didnt find the non quiete end not quiet. For young children it was great. Mine are teenagers and are happy to chill on a sunbed and read but also loved the pool and water sports, bikes and great football pitch with organised football matches every day.
We are used to premium prices as always stay in the luxury end of the market and go in school holidays but I found emirates palace to be very good value for money.
We really had nothing not go perfectly all holiday and all the restaurants were great and service brilliant, except the emirate restaurant. I feel bad to criticisers it was really the only slight fault and not so major to put any slight on the hotel. Service was really bad but I think it was the kitchen rather than the waiting staff.
There is so much I could say but really the most important thing is it was superb and we will be back!!
Special thanks to 2 of our wonderful butlers who really did give a true butler service. Imtiaz and bhaskaran who were so lovely and attentive.
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- Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi
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