It has come as a bit of a shock to return to normality after spending 10 pampered nights at the Residence.
This was my second time at this part of the Royal Mirage but I have stayed at The Palace and then the Arabian Court many times before.
Everything was thought of from very well trained staff.
I agree with a previous reviewer about Gareth, a pleasant, genuine restaurant manager, Swiss trained and you could tell.
Other staff members that deserve a mention were Noura and Dijo in the restaurant and the best room cleaner of all time Jahirul. I have never stayed in such a well cleaned and looked after hotel room.
The hotel does have some external noise problems with noisy party boats mainly at weekends anchoring just off shore and unfortunately when I was there the World Parachuting Championships were going on and there were noisy helicopters flying over the hotel to drop the competitors at Skydive Dubai.
I have experienced the resort pre Palm construction and even though it is now quite different externally the quality and service in the hotel remains second to none.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Residence & Spa is an intimate sanctuary for those who wish to indulge in the comforts of prosperity with its own private reception and Dining Room and Library exclusive to guests staying in any of the 48 rooms and suites or the free-standing beachfront Garden Villa.The Arabian-styled private residences, each cared for by a specifically-selected, dedicated team, house a retreat of 1 Garden Villa, 16 Suites and 32 Prestige Rooms. Spacious and created with the finest detailing, all are sea facing with private balcony or terrace, and the elegant Garden Villa also provides a luxurious and ornate environment within the most exclusive part of the resort.Within the elegant courtyard entrance of Residence & Spa, guests will find the Health and Beauty Institute, an oasis of relaxation featuring the One&Only Spa, Oriental Hammam, the Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by Bastien Gonzalez and hair salon by Alexandre Zouari. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence&Spa At One&Only Royal Mirage Dubai Hotel Dubai
- Residence&Spa At One And Only Royal Mirage Dubai
- Residence Hotel Dubai
- Residence Resort Dubai