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Desert Palm, a Per AQUUM Retreat

3.0 of 5 Al Awir Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Barcelona, Spain
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got there after seeing some horse competitions at Desert Palm Polo Club. We had nice drinks, burger and chips all very english-cuisine-style. In that case food wasn't amazing but the service was absolutely perfect, nice and helpful stuff and we enjoyed so much Dubai's "winter" sunbathing by the swimming pool. ;-) Worth it to visit!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had brunch on Christmas Day at the Desert Palm hotel - paid approx. £100 per head to eat & drink as much as you like for approx. 4 hours. There was a huge range of food all well cooked & as much sparkling wine & other drinks as you could consume. But it just didn't feel like a Christmas... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The Desert Palm Hotel exceeded our expectations; we had an incredibly enjoyable 5 night stay at the hotel in one of the private villas at the beginning of November. The resort itself is luxurious - however in a pleasant understated way. The design and layout of the hotel, including the beautiful equine themed artwork and sculptures was exceptionally put together.... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The Desert Palm is a true paradise nested away from the city of Dubai. Every detail about the hotel is perfect, it's lush, it's super clean and it stands tall in grandeur. Its a phenomenal experience to witness a green and lush polo field in the desert. The food is delicious and the rooms are the best that one could... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Just a gorgeous, up-market retreat with superlative service and exceptional decor. Not at all what you expect in Dubai, which is more bling than understated luxury. No gold-plated taps here - just superior quality and wonderful art on the walls. If you are looking for something out of the ordinary to either start or end your holiday in the UAE... More 

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nottingham
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18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I stayed at the Desert Palm for 6 days and was so impressed with not only the location but service from the time I was picked up at the Airport to the time I was dropped off back for my flight out. All the staff are exceptional from initial check-in with Ila and Lorileigh, to Kush and the Epicure dining... More 

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James R, General Manager at Desert Palm, a Per AQUUM Retreat, responded to this review

Dear KartNottingham, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Desert Palm by Per AQUUM and for your detailed and wonderful review. Thank you also for recognising the efforts of the team and the special mentions of Ila, Lorielli, Kash and Chris. We are happy to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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70 reviews 70 reviews
64 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

It was easy to forget that we were in the desert when we looked out from our Palm Suite across a lush polo field, one of four at the resort. Desert Palm is out of the way but that’s the point, it’s a quiet haven from the city. Our suite was spacious and well laid out with great open plan... More 

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James R, General Manager at Desert Palm, a Per AQUUM Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Kali737, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Desert Palm by Per AQUUM and for your review. Thank you for also for your observation with reference to bread at breakfast, we do offer a baker's basket on the a la carte menu, the toast is a complimentary offering while guests wait for their order. I am sorry... More 

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14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

luxury location luxury interiors, 5 stars service and superlative staff everyware , we had a couple of Cheese and Wines Dining on the pool night ,it was amazing.....one of best place to stay in Dubai not so far from downtown

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James R, General Manager at Desert Palm, a Per AQUUM Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Marco C, Thank you for your recent wonderful review of Desert Palm by Per AQUUM. While we are not technically a Desert Resort, I am happy to read that you enjoyed our wine and cheese evening and your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, James More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

As a frequent traveller to Dubai, I have stayed at many of the top business hotels. This time, I had the opportunity to go a little bit earlier and wanted to have a relaxing weekend before it kicked off. Desert Palm was just perfect. It is boutique, surrounded by a stunning setting with the nearby polo fields and stables and... More 

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James R, General Manager at Desert Palm, a Per AQUUM Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer A, Thank you for staying with us recently and for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. You have summarised the essence of the retreat so well and thank you for your praise of Jessie at LIME Spa. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon, Kind regards, James More 

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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

If you don't crave the beach and you do crave a peaceful sanctuary which will save money and your sanity, this is a very good choice. The green polo fields, the surrounding vegetation and the the low key politeness of the staff all create a sophisticated, quiet backdrop to a stay in Dubai. This is not a six star resort... More 

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James R, General Manager at Desert Palm, a Per AQUUM Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Auchie, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Desert Palm and for your positive review. I read that you truly appreciate the essence of the retreat and the fact that we are not your typical over the top Dubai property. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, James More 

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Address: Al Awir Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Desert Palm, a Per AQUUM Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Desert Palm Hotel Dubai
Desert Palm Resort And Spa
Desert Palm Dubai
Hotel Style:
#75 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
#120 Family Hotel in Dubai
#143 Business Hotel in Dubai

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