Although I stayed at this hotel in September 2012, I'm now writing this review.
I have previously stayed at Dar Al Masyaf and Al Qasr, the two 'sister' hotels on this complex and it was only right that I tried this hotel to gain the full 'Madinat Jumeriah' experience.
I was not to be disappointed at all......
Check in was swift, friendly and extremely efficient with the usual courtesy and politeness that this brand has become synonymous with. After check in was completed and a complimentary glass of freshly squeezed orange juice had been consumed it was off to the room. The room on the 3rd floor with a desert view was spacious, clean, nicely appointed and had a distinct Arabian theme to it. Fresh fruit, flowers and chocolates were in place and this is all standard when checking in. We were given a comprehensive tour of the room and its facilities before being left to recover from our journey.
The room itself was above average size with a good sized balcony also. The bathroom was large and well appointed with towels, robes and toiletries and those 'rainfall' showers are a real pleasure indeed. The rooms compare favourably to that of Al Qasr and Dar Al Masyaf and beat any other hotel room I have ever stayed in either in the Middle East or around the World.
The hotel itself is quiet and really is a 'port of peace' as the name translates from Arabic. The facilities are excellent, the pools are clean, well maintained and well staffed with lifeguards and personnel. The beach is clean and the number of sun beds are plentiful. A beach attendant makes up your bed with a number of towels and on the hour and every hour complimentary ice creams, cold and vanilla infused face towels or frozen slices of cucumber are distributed to all guests either on the beach or at the pool.
Breakfast is a real treat in this hotel with an excellent selection in a calm and relaxing setting. The restaurants in this hotel are also excellent and 'The Wharf' is a particular favourite of mine. Other restaurants at the Souk Madinat Jumeirah are also excellent and although not affiliated to the hotel I strongly advise all visitors to they Trader Vics out.
These 3 hostels are in my opinion the best 3 hotels in the Persian Gulf, they are so well designed, kept in great condition and very well furnished and appointed, but the real success to these hotels I believe lies with the staff. The word 'No' does not seem to appear in their vocabulary and nothing is ever too much trouble or hassle. The staff are polite, friendly and extremely welcoming, I'm not talking 'Florida have a nice day' over friendly, but they seem absolutely genuine. There is no doubt from my experience that the staff at any establishment can make the difference between good and great and bad and truly awful.
Would I stay here again.......... I've stayed at the two sister hotels at least once a year for the past 7 years and I have just booked again today for July 2013.
I recommend this hotel to business guests, families and couples. You really will not be disappointed with a visit here!!!
I often describe the Madinat Jumeriah to friends as my 'little piece of heaven on earth'. I am already counting down the weeks until my next visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Completely refurbished in 2015, Jumeirah Mina A'Salam, the heart of Madinat Jumeirah Resort, is a luxuriously charming boutique style hotel. The spacious guest rooms are beautifully furnished, with private balconies overlooking the sea, offering authentic Arabian experiences on a beach front location with family friendly service. Meaning 'Harbour of Peace', the hotel forms the gateway to Madinat Jumeirah. It's the entry point from which numerous waterways and walkways thread their way to all corners of Madinat Jumeirah. Following these will transport you to an array of 40 world-class restaurants, bars and cafes, Talise Spa and a traditional souk. You'll see just how much is on offer - and why this luxury resort is the jewel of Dubai. ... more less
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