The first surprise was how close it was to the airport, no long drive after a 13 hour trip from New York. Then the grandiose lobby, the spacious room and bathroom, veranda, and top class restaurants--all the elements of a memorable stay. The staff was very helpful and courteous, doing justice to the luxurious appointments. Very well located with a mall next door, near a metro line and close to old Dubai. Only hitch we had was arriving early, way before check-in time, but this was remedied by a nap by the pool until our room was made available just before noon. Also, in spite of very thick glass doors to the veranda, there was a low, steady hum from the main road next to the hotel which went on late at night and early morning. While one can get used to this hum and even be lulled to sleep with it, this noise made sitting on the veranda unbearable.
Overall though, this was a real 5 star experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A stunning landmark hotel in a distinctive pyramid shape merges Asian style with an Egyptian aesthetic. Ideally located in the city center with a shopping adventure lies around the corner as Raffles Dubai adjoins Wafi mall, one of Dubai's most exclusive shopping and leisure destinations, home to hundreds of boutiques offering an extensive selection of international haute couture, jewelries and gifts in addition to nearby authentic souks, including the impressive Khan Murjan, offering traditional crafts by artisans from the region. Featuring 252 luxurious rooms and suites, this award-winning Dubai hotel offers some of the most spacious rooms in the city, each with generously-sized private balconies. Brilliant contemporary interiors, faultless service and 7 superb restaurants and bars offering an extensive array of dining, entertainment and clubbing options, while Raffles Spa beckons with a pampering menu to emerge transformed, like a lotus that journey from bud to the radiance of full bloom. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Raffles Dubai Hotel Dubai
- Raffles Hotel Dubai
- Dubai Raffles Hotel