I was staying in Dubai Marina for only one night visiting friends and I managed to get a good last-minute deal at the Amwaj Rotana.
I arrived at 2pm (standard check-in time) and the lady at the front desk (I think her name was Connie) was very helpful and informed me that she would upgrade me to suite on the 20th floor -- but I would have to wait for an hour for it to be ready. That was fine by me, I was planning to just drop my stuff off and get a coffee anyway. Connie was waiting with the key when I returned.
Needless to say the suite was huge, with a massive balcony with a sea view, a huge bathroom with separate tub and shower stall, two TVs etc. It was a suite at a five-star hotel -- of course it was going to be fantastic. It was probably one of the largest hotel rooms that I had ever stayed in.
Location -- Dubai is a very spread out city so there is no such thing as a hotel that is close to everything. I based the review on its location within Dubai Marina, and its location is great. It is right on The Walk, near all the restaurants, and across the street from the beach area.
The road in front of the hotel is crowded with cars late into the night, and there is a lot of construction across the street as another resort is being built, but when I went to bed I could hear nothing so noise wasn’t an issue.
As I was only there for one night and spent the evening with friends I didn't have time to try any of the amenities. I did stop by the pool bar for a drink and it seemed nice enough. A few of the people at the bar were residents of the Marina who had recently finished a Friday afternoon buffet so I’m going to assume the food is decent if residents were going there. My room didn't include breakfast and I had to leave early to catch a flight so I didn't try breakfast either.
Check-out was smooth, Connie was there and made check-out quick.
I definitely wasn't disappointed and would have no issue staying there 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:
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