The lobby and restaurant were just fine. The grass area sprawling and pleasant. Swimming pool way too small for the large crowds looking to escape the hellish heat and humidity.
Bottom line is that Dubai is really hot and humid. We were in there in August, so being outside was stifling. The ocean waters are like a hot tub, and provide no relief from the heat, so the beach was not that big a draw for us.
We booked the garden suite so family of four (including two teenagers) could all be together in what we thought would be a cooler garden setting. Not worth the money. When you add in all of the taxes we paid close to $1000 US per night for a unit that had mold in the ceiling of the kitchenette, lighting that did not work, and housekeeping that forgot to show up once.
For that $1000 the front bedroom on the second floor got a view of palm tree fronds, while the second bedroom got a view of the parking lot and security building. The much heralded "patio" is four chars and a table next to a busy pedestrian walkway. The pool and gardens are a distance away. Nothing garden like about this suite. The televisions were nice though.
I think the better bet for families is to book two rooms for net less money at one of the nicer resorts in Dubai.
Would I recommend it? No, not now that I have seen the competition.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful resort located on the white sands of Jumeirah Beach. Right in the middle of Jumeirah Beach residence 'Walk' with great shopping and dining options, surrounded by landscaped Gardens that boast more than 200 Palm Trees. A resort haven, which combines relaxation with accessibility, is perfect for all business travelers, honeymooners, families and holidaying guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Hotel Dubai
- Sheraton Dubai
- Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort & Towers
- Dubai Sheraton