I would like to say that this hotel was truly amazing. I did read a lot of reviews on this website. A lot did not point out to it being good. However something about it appealed to me and I did book it in for my vacation to Dubai.
I must say the from the service to cleanliness to the very nature of the hotel was truly amazing.
This is a grand hotel Dubai style. From the outside to the inside. Do keep in mind though that it is primarily marketed as a business hotel.
However I would say that from the moment we walked in at 6 am - we were met at the airport by their staff - escorted to the waiting limousine and checked in - through the car.
When we reached the hotel we had a manager waiting for us at the door and took us straight to our Room - Level 36. Extremely polite and gentle man. He took our passport for check in and brought it back up in 5 minutes flat.
I was booked in to the Apex suite - which was in the shape of a triangle - like the hotel itself. The view from the bedroom was really cool overlooking Dubai and the palace stables. The bedroom was at the apex of the triangle so was novel in my view.
The bathroom was well appointed with accessories. We did need some extra accessories and a call through to the reception at 730 had a prompt response and delivery.
The hotel is very ideally located to the Dubai Mall - simply amzing mall I must add - unparalleled in my travels so far. Do make a note to catch the fountains outside it.
The staff were really helpful to a fault. My room was made up to high standards. All attention to detail was paid. I had asked for specific papers and medical pillows et al before I came. They were all there well aranged for me.
TIP: Dubai is a tipping nation. Do ensure you tip the guys - generously if you can. That just makes their day. Porters,c abbies restaurants all included.
The hotel is also connected to a shopping mall - however would not really recommend it - as it is a bit pricey. Would rather go to the Dubai Mall.
Also used the H2O spa services.
NOTE: If you have come off a long flight take a dip in their salt pool. Worth every dollar and then head for a massage. The staff were very polite and were more than what is expected from a 5* hotel.
Vu's Bar is something worth going to. The lift opens directly at the bar which is pretty cool. The views are really amazing from there and the drinks are off the hooks.
Ask the bar tenders to make one of their special cocktails. I did not even bother what they put in to it.
Also had breakfast in the ground floor -r estaurant not sure of the name but was really cool. With views of the pool and sunlight streaming through. Could not ask for more. The chef was making stuff on order plus a huge plus buffet! Riveting stuff!
Also had the oppurtunity to sit in the ground floor lobby cafe/restaurant - food was excellent and so was the service.
Check out is a breeze. You can check out online and simply walk out of the hotel. Else can go to the reception and they should have you ready to go in under 2 minutes.
Staff that were really good - Myo at the reception. Christopher at the Bell Desk.
Also to add I did leave some feedback for the hotel in my room. I received a prompt response the next day from their general manager. What else could you ask for when such attention is paid to such detail.
Another good thing was it had FREE wireless internet in the room. What else could you ask for - along with a printer et al. No issues printing out my boarding pass :)!
Do go check out the hotel's beach which is with the Jumeirah Beach hotel - with the Burj Al Arab in back ground - worth going to. The amount of water sports available is MAD! Not like the usual 5 minute ride around the corners stuff. We took a banana boat kind of adaptation. By golly we went right in to the heart of the Arabic Ocean. Simply mind blowing stuff. You have water scooters and the likes available. So if you are a water person - by all means go for it. Even if it is just for a walk. Else you always have the Al Wadi water park which was pretty cool & empty so what else could you ask for. No lines for going on any ride you like.
Also went to Vu's restaurant which was nice. Nothing extraordinary but all the same was good.
Do ask the hotel - if you are interested that is - to book you in to Lunch Dinner or Breakfast at the Burj Al Arab - review on that in a later one - but simply will say this - it is not expensive - and you should make it a point to go. Totally worth it.
Also the location for the hotel is really good - close to the Burj area and Dubai Mall.
Yes if you need to go to the Burj Al Arab side - not sure what it is called then it is about a 80 AED trip.
We needed some sightseeing et the likes. A call to the reception - once again spoilt me for choice - Dubai style. I would recommend to go check out the falcons - worth it again.
Taxis are available right out side on your beck and call. Else if you need style the hotel gives you a limousine for 300 AED/ hour.
On note of taxis - will recommend if you are doing a lot of going about - to hire a taxi for the day - a private taxi. Not those yellow ones.
I lost my mobile phone in a cab and veen though we tracked down the cab - thanks to the hotel - the taxi guy was not helpful.
Was recommended to me to use a private taxi for the day - and it is cheap.
Else taxis to and fro are extremely cheap and the way to go...
I used a guy by the name of Mehmood - with a Chrysler 300. It was amazing. Always waiting for us on or before time. We would be the ones running late. I would recommend him if you plan to take a private cab :)
I think the only thing missing from this hotel - is LCD TVs. They still have back in the day CRT TVs and small ones at that.
All in all will highly recommend this hotel. Did check out the The Atlantis et al but I think this hotel is all that it is made out to be and more.
Thanks Jumeirah for making my trip a memorable one!
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