I like Dubai and it was great to escape to some warmer weather on our recent trip. It was even better that we ended up staying at the Park Hyatt Dubai, as this hotel was away from the crowds and construction that you find in so many other locations.
We were toying with the idea of staying at a hotel on the beach, but decided that with the sightseeing and shopping we wanted to do it would make more sense to stay in a more central location. Some of the beach hotels are more than 45 minutes away from the old, more interesting parts of town.
As described in some other reviews, Park Hyatt Dubai is a luxury hotel right on the creek. Our room, like most others I'd imagine, had stunning, peaceful views of the marina and the creek from our private balcony. In the distance we could see the Burj Dubai (tallest building in the world) that is still under construction.
If you are looking for glitz and glamour and the "see and be seen" scene, this is not your hotel.
The hotel feels private, exclusive and relaxed. There are no kids, really, no large parties, no major groups taking over the hotel. The service is low key, but attentive.
This is not a hotel for kids. There are no kids facilities, really, and frankly, the swimming pool is stunning, but not really suitable for kids. As mentioned by others, the pool is surrounded by palm trees, so there is a lot of shade, but the excellent pool attendant is happy to help you find the sunniest spot available. The pool lounges are comfortable, with white cotton covers and thick cushions.
The hotel is laid out in four buildings that are each about 3-5 stories tall. The buildings are connected by glass hallways that offer a view of the gardens and the pool by day. At night, large candles light up the way to your room from the reception area.
The restaurants were great, especially the breakfast at Cafe Arabesque was excellent. The focus seemed to be more on quality than quantity, with some of the best croissants and pastries I have ever had! A chef is available at the buffet and will tell you all about the various dishes - yogurts, cheeses and meats from Europe, breads and cheeses from the Middle East. A great opportunity to try different things (or not). The milk selection, for example, includes various types of cow milk, but also camel milk and date milk!
Our room was stunning: neutral colors with a Moroccan influence, a very comfortable bed and that bathroom: wow! An oval white tub, a separate shower with an enormous shower head, a separate cubicle for toilet and bidet, REN shampoo and lotions. From the sink and vanity area, you look through a "window" over your bed to the balcony. One thing: the bathroom is quite open to the bedroom: there is no door separating the area with the tub from your bedroom, although you could close the blinds in that "window".
Finally, I went to the spa and had a massage and body scrub. As is the law in Dubai, you can only receive spa treatments from a therapist of your own gender. My masseur was excellent, but also the facility itself is beautiful. My treatment room had a shower inside, but also a private walled of garden with an outdoor shower and a seating area where I sat with a cup of tea and some fresh fruit after the treatment. It was fantastic!
All in all, I would definitely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A luxury waterfront retreat adjacent to the world-famous Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club. Situated just minutes away from the city centre, world-class shopping and prime business districts, Park Hyatt Dubai is a haven of tranquilty amidst the vibrant city of Dubai. All 223 rooms and suites boast stunning views overlooking the beautiful Dubai Creek. The hotel is home to an assortment of world-class restaurants and bars and the award winning Amara Spa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Park Hyatt Dubai Hotel Dubai
- Hyatt Dubai
- Dubai Hyatt