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Melia Desert Palm Dubai

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Melia Desert Palm Dubai is a boutique retreat with 39 rooms, suites and private pool villas. Set on a private polo estate the property offers two award winning restaurants - RARE and Epicure, an internationally acclaimed Samana Spa and an inviting bar which overlooks one of the four championship sized polo fields and Dubai skyline beyond.
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Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Business Center with Internet Access
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Wheelchair access
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Public Wifi
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Concierge
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Heated pool
Outdoor pool
Airport Transportation
Tennis Court
Breakfast Available
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Dubai Airport8 mi
Sharjah Airport13 mi
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The stay was booked as a treat for myself and my sister. It was expensive even with the direct booking discount, however, it was a treat (we booked a two room villa).

The staff at reception were very friendly and helpful and, to my surprise and great delight, we were upgraded to
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Response from SaraSalas, Guest Relations Manager at Meliá Desert Palm Dubai
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Ms. silvabrumby, There is nothing more rewarding than knowing that our dedication to the service excellence and to create memorable stay is appreciated. Your joy and satisfaction are our main and greatest goal, for what we all feel sincerely happy to see it through your comments. I want to thank you very much for taking the time to share your opinion with us, do not doubt that we take very seriously all the feedback and suggestions we receive from our guests and we work day by day in order to keep improving our hotel and service. Looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Sara Salas Guest Experience Manager
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Just got back from a week staying at this excellent hotel. Rooms were superb and staff couldn’t have been more friendly and helpful. Service was great and the ambience quiet and chilled during the week. Food also very good. It’s a way out from the city but all the better for it i
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Response from SaraSalas, Guest Relations Manager at Meliá Desert Palm Dubai
Responded 1 week ago
Dear mikerxt10, What a truly delight to read your warm, full of kindness words in relation to your last stay with us at Melia Desert Palm! It is always wonderful to read such positive feedback, which serves as a great motivator to our team. It shows them that their passion and efforts to provide exceptional service are appreciated by those who receive it. Thank you very much for taking your time and sharing your comments with us and the rest of Tripadvisor users. Looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Sara Salas Guest Experience Manager
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20 minutes from town centre, hotel outside Dubai. Where they play Polo. Amazing stay, if you are looking for a relaxing stay. Staff were great, food great, rooms really really nice. I totally recommend to stay at the hotel. They have horses too.
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Response from SaraSalas, Guest Relations Manager at Meliá Desert Palm Dubai
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear AlejandroG2835, What a truly delight to read your warm, full of kindness words in relation to your last stay with us at Melia Desert Palm. We all value your invested time in order to share those comments with us as the rest of TripAdvisor users. Your joy and satisfaction are our main and greatest goal, for what we all feel sincerely happy to see it through your comments. ¡Les esperamos de nuevo pronto! Sara Salas Guest Experience Manager
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I can't begin to explain how much I loved this place. Everything, and I do mean everything, was beyond my expectations. The room was beautiful and well appointed. The views from the room, and everywhere else really, were gorgeous. The food was awesome at the restaurants. Drinks f
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Response from SaraSalas, Guest Relations Manager at Meliá Desert Palm Dubai
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Esse B, It is a real pleasure to transmit you my sincerest gratefulness on behalf on the entire team of Melia Desert Palm for taking your time and sharing your last experience with us and the rest of TripAdvisor's community. We are truly delighted of your joy as satisfaction regarding your stay with us, as your likeness of the room as well as our F&B Outlets! and I really want to thank you for special mention to our staff. Dear Esse B, I am, as the rest of the hotel, sincerely looking forward to welcoming you to your home in Dubai : Melia Desert Palm! Greetings from the heart, Sara Salas Guest Experience Manager
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Back again for our 3rd stay at the Desert Palm, and now under new management. Room as usual to an excellent standard, (deluxe room this time) with the most comfortable beds in any hotel. Great value for the two nights.

Breakfast and dinner at Epicure excellent as usual with a t
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Response from SaraSalas, Guest Relations Manager at Meliá Desert Palm Dubai
Responded Nov 1, 2018
Dear Mr. Donohoe, First of all, on behalf of all Melia Desert Palm Team, I would like to thank you for choosing us during your stays on the City in all this years of fidelity and for taking the time to share your opinion with all TripAdvisor users. Mr. Donohoe, I deeply regret that on this occasion we have not succeeded in reaching your expectations during your last stay with us and I would like to apologize again for any inconvenience caused. Do not doubt that we take very seriously all the feedback and suggestions we receive from our guests and we work day by day in order to keep improving our hotel and service. I would like to inform you that we have already taken action about all your comments, your joy and satisfaction is our main and greatest goal, we are not going to stop until we get it. We will appreciate if you may reconsider to give us another opportunity to welcome you again soon, in order to provide you with our best service and meet you personally. I remain at your disposal for anything you may need, Sara Salas Guest Experience Manager
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what's the different between polo pool villa and pool villa?
It’s all down to where you’re facing but I’d not worry too much. This is an excellent place and rooms are all outstanding.
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Hi! We are planning to stay in first week of May. Just wanted to check if we have to bring our own riding shoes for horse riding & is horse riding free for guests staying at the hotel?
It is not free
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Dear General Manager I truly cannot stop laughing James - seems like I might have preferred to celebrate at your proprerty ...I guess my title no regrets was not strong enough ....a visit to the Jumeriah Etihad will justify my feelings .... Your response typifies my experience with your property.....buyer beware springs to mind ...truly not my problem how you choose to do business Thanks for the Birthday wishes and the chuckles - unfortunately cannot post my direct response for 3 months..
Looking to stay with four adults and two young children. Couple of questions. The pool residence states up to 6 adults but also says max four adults one child. Could we put two children on the third bedroom/study? Also some reviews mentioned not all private pools are temperature controlled, which are? If we need to end up Booking two units, are the garden ones quieter than the polo ones?
There shouldn't be any restrictions about the children as long as they are uner 12 years. So if it fits 4 adulds then don't worry about the 2 children as they will allow that. I'm not sure about the temperature controller, however the room temperature was perfect, not hot nor too cold. We stayed in the polo suite facing the polo field and it wasn't noisy at all and it is very close to the restaurants.
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I need to book a room for 2 with private swimming pool and great view ..what should I select from the search . ? please advice
Villa Layali has a beautiful view over the polo pitch as well as an amazing private pool and terrace
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"Breakfast buffet in the Epicure cafe was mostly pastries, fruit & cereal. Fresh and pleasant but go for room service."
"Polo suite overlooking the polo field and near the pool "
"Allow time to enjoy a beautiful relaxing day"
"The Pool Villas"
"Suite 8. (Go for the suite. The rooms are fine; but you get a lot more bang for the buck with a suite."
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PRICE RANGE
$182 - $1,151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
desert palm resort and spadesert palm hotel dubaidesert palm dubai
LOCATION
United Arab EmiratesEmirate of DubaiDubai
NUMBER OF ROOMS
39
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