We have just returned from a 5 night stay at the Amwaj and cannot fault it. The staff were unfailingly welcoming, helpful and polite, always extremely smart and always smiling and obviously enjoyed working there.
We mostly ate dinner in the Horizon as there was an excellent choice of delicious food. Breakfast is served until 11am and was also varied and delicious. We dined once in the Rosso (with our Italian business associate) and we all agreed it was quite superb.
We've read comments about the lifts, but our experience was never to wait long, though it was a tad frustrating not to be able to use stairs when we only wanted to go up/down one floor!
The location of the hotel was perfect for us. Taxis are so cheap and we used the fantastic Metro a few times, so nowhere was very far, but avoid Thurs/Fri nights as that's the weekend and the roads are very busy.
Our trip was a last minute decision, and although we knew alcohol was almost only available in hotels, the cost was a shock! Two beers £14 and a bottle of very ordinary plonk around £26, for example. If you like a drink buy at Duty Free when you arrive as it will lessen your bar bill!
The 'genuine real fakes' for sale in Al Karama souq are illegal, and the hassle you get from the traders to go inside their shops is because they have a secret door to show you what they aren't allowed to outside..something we learned after our visit :-(
Despite only staying a relatively short time, we got a real feel for this hotel and spoke with some of the staff at length. (Fendi and staff at the Rosso deserve a special mention.) Dubai is a truly magical place and we intend to return to see more; when we do we will certainly stay at the Amwaj again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located along Dubai's famous leisure and retail strip known as "The Walk", Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), you will experience the height of comfort at Amwaj Rotana Hotel. Presenting a portfolio of 301 tastefully furnished sea view rooms and suites including the prestigious Club Rotana offering lavish personalized hospitality, Amwaj Rotana Hotel boasts the largest rooms along JBR each with its own balcony. With three award-winning restaurants offering Italian, Japanese and international cuisine as well as live entertainment, happy hours, theme nights and more, guests of Amwaj Rotana can expect a fun-filled visit. Recreational diversions on the hotel grounds includes Bodylines Fitness & Wellness Club that comprises of temperature-controlled adults' and kids' swimming pools, a fully-equipped gymnasium, Jacuzzi, steam rooms, sauna and spa. Complimentary WiFi is available in all public areas of the hotel. The hotel benefits from the features around the vicinity such as the recently opened The Beach Mall featuring a children's water park, direct access to Jumeirah Beach, retail and entertainment options as well as the Dubai Tram at Jumeirah Beach Residences 2 station, just a three-minute walk from the hotel. Guests can also enjoy a scenic walk around the Dubai Marina Promenade. Complimentary shuttle service is also available from the hotel to prominent malls in Dubai. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amwaj Rotana Hotel Dubai