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“Absolutely wonderful hotel, you won't be disappointed!” 5 of 5 stars
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Residence&Spa at One&Only Royal Mirage Dubai
Al Sufouh Road | Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai 37252, United Arab Emirates   |  
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Ranked #5 of 475 hotels in Dubai
Guildford, United Kingdom
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“Absolutely wonderful hotel, you won't be disappointed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

My boyfriend and I just got back from 10 nights at Residence and Spa and it was absolutely wonderful! We arrived at 9.30am, check in was simple and quick with a glass of fresh fruit juice and a cold towel on arrival. Our room was ready for us too which was great as we were pretty tired after an overnight flight. The rooms are beautiful and spacious with an outside patio space, super king size beds and Molton Brown toiletries.
The hotel doesn't feel like most hotels, it has an exclusive and very intimate feel to it. Everyone is very friendly and personable. It's fairly small but in my opinion that's the appeal. There are lots of great restaurants (I would especially recommend Beach Bar & Grill) and bars (The Jetty Lounge is very stylish with a good vibe) outside of the Residence grounds if you fancy something different, plenty to choose from, however The Dining Room really is outstanding food! Even if you fancy something a little different or not on the menu they will always try and accommodate you. Breakfast and dinner is included in the half board but you also get complimentary afternoon tea every day which means you never go hungry! and it's delicious!
The pool is lovely and refreshing, big sun loungers and it's spacious. The beach has a much needed breeze during 40+ degrees and you have even more space! Pool assistants ensure your water is constantly topped up, bring fresh fruit and sorbet tasters during the day and will clean your sunglasses for you. We did also have a massage which was lovely! The spa itself is beautiful but fairly limited in terms of facilities. If you can get a deal on your massage/treatment then I would recommend.
One of the best hotels I've ever stayed in and would recommend to anyone, I will definitely be returning at some point too!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This was our sixth time at the Residence and as usual it was superb. All the rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable and have a good view. The pool and poolside area had been re-furbished and looked lovely. The palm trees were cut back which made it sunnier. Added to that, in the early evening, classical music was piped into the vicinity and made swimming an absolute delight. The beach is enjoyable with the lovely kabanas. However, the only downside is that on Friday and Saturday there is a great deal of noise from jet skis. Quite a few boats moor near the beach area and the occupants of these tend to play very loud music - time to retreat to the safe haven of the pool!

The food in the dining room was delicious and afternoon tea is a must. There are 7 restaurants to choose from all of which are of a high standard and cater for all tastes, from fine dining to buffet.

The tennis facilities are superb and my husband played most nights – thank you Joel for all your arrangements.

We are often asked why we visit Dubai and it is purely because of this hotel. The staff are courteous, delightful and make you feel very special. Nothing appears to be too much trouble. I would highly recommend it.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Loved it.

My husband and I only stayed 2 nights; a belated anniversary.
Our room had a vase with roses waiting for us. It was a lovely gesture.

We stayed in room 542 at the Palace. It was Club room and well worth it. We had a partial sea view and were very close to the elevator. The balcony was a good size, the room was lovely and the service was better than expected.

I would highly recommend this hotel. I read the previous reviews and I agree, pay the extra coin for a club room. Loved it!

Room Tip: Room 542 at the Palace; gold club level. It was lovely, close to the elevator with a partial sea vie...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The residence and spa focuses on quiet elegance in the bustle of Dubai. There is an acute attention to detail from every department. This is visible from the beautifully manicured lawns and shrubs to the immaculate clean rooms and outstanding cuisine.

Service is discrete but personalised from the choice of morning paper to constantly topped up water at the pool. From the management to the pool attendant, all are focused on ensuring that each guest enjoys a stay that meets individual's requirements. This even included me requesting a favourite dish not on the menu that day. It arrived beautifully presented and delicious....... Nothing was too much trouble and everything seemed effortless. We were blown away by our experience from elegant afternoon tea, comfy loungers, beds that hug you, bathrooms that soothe and meals that are sumptuous to the feeling of total rest and relaxation.

We were so relaxed and pampered without being fussed. We had thought that next summer we would skip our short break in Dubai on the way back from the Far East. Now we are having to plan our itinerary for a longer stay in Dubai for one reason only, the wonderful relaxing experience we had again at the Residence. Wow, we had a lovely time, thank you!

Room Tip: Try out the hamman, it's a wonderful experience and so revitalising!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The title "Residence" is intended to create for the guest, an atmosphere of your staying with very privileged and generous friends! And I would say that objective was actually met!

Unlike the other two properties sharing the resort frontage, both of which are very lovely but large mixed business/leisure venues, the Residence feels small and intimate. 48 rooms and suites each with very easy access onto the landscaped gardens, pool and beach. It is possible for the staff to know every guest by name and they actually do.

I am a great advocate of the Four Seasons properties and I can honestly say for the first time in my travels Four Seasons has met its match with the Residences. Nothing could have been better. Absolutely nothing. After all where else do you get your sunglasses cleaned on the hour when by the pool?

We had a large premium room and junior suite, which were co-located in such a manner that we were able to have a single doorway access so it felt like a 2 bedroom apartment. Unbelievably well appointed, spacious and luxurious, with fresh flowers and fruit in abundance.

I have just one problem now, this was my first visit to Dubai, and certainly not my last, but I am totally spoiled for any other property and unless I can go here I shan't visit at all!

This along with the Rambagh Palace (Jaipur) is my number one hotel in the world.

Room Tip: If a family then do make an early request for adjoining rooms. Ground floor rooms give direct access...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Absolutely fabulous - absolutely treated like royalty - fantastic food - wonderful staff. Will be back. Again and again and again. We have been going to the one and only for ten years now and will go back next year. Nothing negative to say it is Absolutely Fabulous . The swimming pool is now brilliant since its refurbishment.

Room Tip: Don't think about booking - just do it you will not regret it!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

This is the 2nd time we have stayed in this wonderful hotel. An island of peace in bustling Dubai. First class room, first class facilities and first class service, yes it costs, but brilliant. The breakfasts are simple but excellent, but even if there is something you want that is not on the menu they will try to get it for you. All the staff are friendly and always want to help you if they can. We will return.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Additional Information about Residence&Spa at One&Only Royal Mirage Dubai

Address: Al Sufouh Road | Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai 37252, United Arab Emirates
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Dubai
#4 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Dubai
#13 Family Hotel in Dubai
#132 Business Hotel in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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