I chose this hotel because of it's location on "The Walk". The hotel overall did not disappoint. I booked thru Emirates Airline, and received a fairly good deal with a private car to and from the airport.
The room was a double and had a nice view of the sea. Breakfast was included and was fantastic. Sat outside most mornings with a cappuccino to start. It was lovely. The hotel is very stylish and the staff were very polite and helpful. One night after coming back to the hotel, we stepped on the elevator, only to be greeted by a waiter carrying 2 plates of chocolates, which we were eyeing up. As we got off on our floor, he handed us one of the plates and said, "enjoy". Very nice!!
Just a few negatives... On arrival, one of the staff dropped my suitcase as he was taking it out of the car and the handle snapped and broke off! I was a bit upset, as it was new luggage! He just handed me a piece of paper that said the hotel is not responsible for damaged luggage. Not much I could do at that point.
Second thing was that for half of our stay the pool area was closed! I understand that there was a function going on that they needed to set up for, but not having access to the pool was a major thumbs down! It was one of the reasons I booked this hotel, and not to have access was disappointing.
Last thing is be sure to check your room charges at the pool area. One afternoon I had lunch and a drink there. I was brought 2 drinks, and told the waiter I only ordered one. He took one back, but when my bill came, it had 2 drinks on it. I let him know that I only had one, and he then said, yours was a double! Rather than argue with him at this point, I let it go.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury beachfront hotel combining French spirit with Dubai's most appealing features: waterfront location, sea-view and direct access to The Walk, the city's stylish beachside promenade and outdoor shopping area. 35 Minutes from Dubai International Airport, close to Dubai Media City, Jebel Ali Free Zone, two of Dubai's biggest shopping malls, and three prestigious golf clubs. Leisure facilities: Beauty Salon, Infini-pool, Health Club, Sauna and Steam room. One restaurant and three lounges present truly international flavors. A dedicated Inspired Meetings team meets the needs of business travellers. Free wi-fi and a separate meetings floor ensure a satisfactory business operation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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