We stopped at atlantis on the way home from a longhaul holiday for 3 nights, we had a fantastic time.
If you want an intimate personalized hotel then perhaps this is not for you, it is a commercial, busy but amazing hotel. The actual building is amazing and loosely themed around a water theme, but not to extreme levels. The lobby is impressive and the general design and art work beautiful. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and it has the posh hints with attendants opening the doors and operating the lifts.
The hotel is vast and very impressive, I really liked the rooms, we had a palm view and it was amazing. I swear I had the best nights sleep ever there as the beds were so comfortable. The bathroom was nice and opened up nicely into the room. We had an atlantis room, it has doors that open but no balcony which was fine with us, I cannot see the point of upgrading the room, we can't afford the fish tank view so I can't see what else could have been added to improve it for us!
Having the aquarium and waterpark is a huge plus. Our daughter is only 3 and we had an amazing time the kids water park is crazy!! You can pop in and out as you want. To be honest we didn't really go to see dubai as such and altantis had everything we wanted. We did squeeze in some activities, we did a helicopter ride which was set up very well and the dolphin bay encounter. If you do these activities it is well worth having a member of the party dry and with a camera or you are over a barrel with having to pay the extortionate prices for the photos that you do very much want! I think older children might find the water park more limited once they have mastered the faster ones, but for us it was fantastic. Why does everything open at 10am though... would have loved a nice 8am early start with so much to pack in.
The restaurants in the hotel are expensive. We went to the italian the first night and everytime you have a sip of water they were topping it up, I prefer to just be left to it. The second two nights we had in room dining and I have to say it was fantastic, they brought a table into our room and we sat and looked over the night palm view without having to worry about our daughter falling asleep in a restaurant tired from having such a busy day, if I went again I would do this every night!! No pestering just left to it, much better and MUCH CHEAPER!!
Have to say the breakfast was very good and varied, its all set up buffet, appropriate for the large scale of the guests, don't go 'not' bed and breakfast its so expensive to buy separately it needs to be included!!
My only criticism is the shops, the attendants just follow you around and make you feel like a criminal everytime you touch something they rearrange it or ask you if you want it...too much!
I think if you like to go on holiday and be treated like royalty, waited on hand and foot in an uncrowded atmosphere this is not what atlantis is- unless you have a super expensive room and want to stay in there all day. It is an entertaining fun, lively busy commercial set up that is very plush, really set up for kids, a mini disney type set up. We loved it and would love to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Atlantis is the majestic resort in Dubai situated on The Palm, a man-made island that has captured the world’s imagination with its magnificent scale and ingenuity.From the moment you arrive, you will be immersed in a dazzling world of imagination, pleasure and 5 star luxury. The resort offers relaxation and thrills for couples and families alike, including a landmark hotel, unique marine habitats, an exhilarating water park, pristine white beaches, world-class cuisine, indulgent spa and cosmopolitan boutiques. To stay or visit is to live out your dreams amidst warm Arabian seas. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Atlantis The Palm Dubai
- Atlantis The Palm Hotel Dubai