We stayed here for Feb half term week and had a lovely time. We were on a package which threw in half-board for free and given some of the reviews about prices we considered upgrading to all inclusive (additional £100 per day) but decided to wait and see how the prices were once we got there. After day 1 we decided against it, lunch in one of the pool bars was roughly £40 for 2 adults and 2 kids with 2 beers and a bottle of water. Beers are around £5.50 and cocktails about £6.
As arranged someone was waiting at the airport to pick us up when our flight landed at 8am and take us to the hotel. We had requested an early check-in (this is not a guarantee) and were told at check-in that our room would be ready in an hour so we should go have breakfast and sure enough by the time we came back it was ready. We were in 484 with a lovely view of the gardens and caught the sun in the mid-late afternoon. It is first floor room but has (non-stair) access, as do many first floor rooms because of the layout. The rooms were a great size and very quiet, the bed could easily sleep 4 but the sofa was made up into 2 single beds. The room had a TV, DVD player and games console. It was carefully looked after and more bottles of water than we needed were supplied.
The kids club is in a big airy room with friendly staff and operates 3 sessions daily (10-1,3-6,6-9) for the 4-8 yr olds, not sure about the older kids. In the 6-9pm session they get their dinner and have some activity. I pre-booked my kids in for a session each day before arrival but I don't think that was actually necessary. My kids loved it and went once each day.
The buffet (morning and night) was nice both in terms of food quality and the ambiance, there were no scrums or queues and the there was plenty selection. We also enjoyed the White Orchid, La Traviata, and the buffet at Jebel Ali (which has less kids). We ate in the Sports Bar one night but it wasn't that great and service could be better. We were able to go to the 7th floor cocktail bar (Jebel Ali) one evening when the kids were in kids club. Very 1970's James Bond but the cocktails were excellent, although the band who thought they were comedians were a little bit annoying, fortunately they didn't come on until half 8 and we had to pick up the kids at 9! If you have kids then the White Orchid bar is a nice place for a drink after dinner. Both pool bars had lovely lunch menus and the food was excellent.
This hotel is located outwith the centre, something that is obvious when booking. There are free shuttle buses but taxi's are between £10 and £15 each way. The perk of being that bit further out is the amount of space. The hotel was at 100% occupancy when we were there but there were plenty of sun loungers and miles of unused beach to take advantage off. The pools were good and suitable for children, lifeguards kept watch but never had to act as all the kids were well behaved and parents kept an eye on them.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The luxurious Palm Tree Court & Spa is situated within the award-winning Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa. A stunning palm-lined private beach and three swimming pools are just steps away from the suites and junior suites, surrounded by lush gardens, waterfalls and fish-filled streams. A championship 9-hole golf course, academy, spa, restaurants, bars, kids club, deep-sea fishing trips and horse riding can also be enjoyed. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jebel Ali Palm Tree Court Hotel Dubai
- Jebel Ali Palm Tree Court And Spa
- Palm Tree Court Dubai