As I have shared previously, I have recently been on holiday to Dubai (have I mentioned this enough times?🙊) and wanted to share my first experience with you.
What a beautiful, beautiful country! Filled with so much to do that I could not do it all in 10 days! Which does make the excuse to go back again real soon!
The hotel was absolutely stunning. It was having work done to it when we were there meaning that a whole block of hotel rooms were unavailable. There was background noise of the work but that did not bother us and did not seem to bother anyone else. It is located on the Jumerah Beach Residance full of shops, banks, supermarkets, a long strip of beach and restaurants.
The decor in the hotel was absolutely stunning. Beautiful, modern reception and the brasserie restaurant was so pretty.
Our room was fantastic – we had a bed with a tv in the wall in front of us, to the right you had a large window (with automatic blinds) that sees into the bathroom so that when you are in the bath you can see the tv! You could control the lights and the signs on the doors next to the bed. There were gorgeous sofas and beautiful art. Everything about this hotel oozes class and luxury.
The staff were fantastic. Couldn’t do enough for you. When you walk towards the pool they grab your towels before you even have to ask and lay them on the sunbed of your choice. They then come around with cold, lavender scented flannels to cool off, then a while later come with cold spray and then a little after that they bring a shot of a ‘slush’ drink to cool you down.
Nothing is too much for the staff at the Le Royal Meridien, always genuine and want to help. After a few days, the staff tend to remember you and tend to pick up where you left off with previous conversations or questions you had. They always politely say ‘hello’ ‘good morning how are you?’ When you make eye contact with them which for me makes such a difference.
There is a free shuttle bus to the Emerates Mall (that has a ski slope!!) which saves you some cash getting a taxi and also a free shuttle bus to the sister hotel The Grovenor House which has the gorgeous Buddha Bar club and is right on the Marina which has plenty of bars and restaurants – even a Nandos!
We didn’t visit the other restaurants in the hotel other than the brasserie as we went out for lunch and dinner but there are a selection of restaurants including a sports bar. I’m also kicking myself that we did not brunch! I blame my partner for this which gives me the excuse to come back again as I hear it is absolutely amazing!
The restaurant we did visit was the brasserie – one big massive Buffett. Anything you can possibly think of from sushi to Nutella and vanilla crepes; they had it! Honestly, hands down the nicest buffet I have ever had. And the selection of desserts… Just WOW! Cheesecake, macaroons, Oreos, chocolate fudge cake, cupcakes, cheese boards, crem brule. Again, you name it, they had it!😍
There are 3 different pools although one of the pools were closed. Both pools that I did visit were amazing. Especially the pool with the pool bar. Again, staff were amazing and waited on us all day. The beach is literally on your doorstep with beautiful clear sea and a beautiful view of the skyline – very very picturesque! It was best at sunset where the sun sets over the sea with a beautiful pink sky.
Honestly guys, if you visit Dubai I would recommend staying here. The location is in the middle of everything, the beach is breathtaking, the hotel itself is absolutely beautiful and the staff are outstanding and genuine. What else could you want?