We stayed at the hotel last week and it was an experience to remember. It's not a hotel that we picked as the decision of where to sleep was made for us, however it was one of the top hotels we have had the luxury of staying. Overall I would give the hotel five out of five, mainly because it had charm, character and a feel of a boutique hotel. Hard to come by in a city which is 40 years old. On first impressions the entrance was grand, architecturally beautiful. There were four members of staff waiting to assist with luggage and shopping. We were adamant to go to sleep in our room (after an 8 hour night flight). On the way to our room we saw the pool and the sea. The idea went out of the window, the beach and pool were just so inviting. The pool is chilled for maximum comfort. The bar over staffed, there are attendants walking round with water and towels. There are plenty of shaded areas and sunny spots for sun seekers. The wildlife in the gardens was a pleasure to watch. Birds making nests, singing and having a little bath (right outside the reception area)
Our room was 456 the furthest, but walking to it I really did feel like I was walking in a palace corridor. Staff that work there have the coolest outfits, very traditional.
The room was wonderfully decorated, very large and nice focal points. The bed extra comfortable super king. The accessories on the bed tasteful, contemporary with Arabic charm. The bathroom - great size. Toiletries 'Gilchrist and Soams'. One minor point that the water in the shower changes suddenly. A tip start off luke warm. One other point there are jet skis which do make noise and there are more of them at the weekend in the vicinity of the hotel, you can hear this in your room and on the beach.
There is a great security system if a guest leaves the safe open the room is automatically locked, this is reported immediately and the only way to get the room open again is through hotel security.
On the last night there was a great romantic touch at turn down service. Swans (towel) and real rose petals on the bed and on the floor. Again you just felt special every minute. I genuinely believe that every guest is valued and all staff do everything possible to make the stay the best it can be. One last tip - if spas are for you the hotel one is worth a try. It's not that big but it feels exclusive to you. The treatments are worth buying. They use UK toiletries (Espa Body Oils) I was looking forward to some traditional Arabic oils. Well can't have it all. Turn up about 10 minutes early as the staff recommended a steam before the treament if you go.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Palace at One&Only Royal Mirage conjures the magic of Arabia, a domain where guests may wander amidst the abundant gardens or stroll amongst the meandering water features. The property is generous, with 231 guest rooms and suites, on a private beach that offers rich leisure facilities, such as the impressive temperature-controlled swimming pools, water sports centre, tennis courts, golf putting green, ‘KidsOnly’ children’s facilities and, most importantly, a tranquil haven for rest and relaxation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Palace At One&Only Royal Mirage Dubai Hotel Dubai
- The Palace At One And Only Royal Mirage Dubai
- Royal Mirage Dubai