Having stayed in 5 stars hotels in Dubai before this is definitely not the best. I found the service (checking-in, room serviced etc) ok not. The resort is very big and it can take some time to get from your room to the water park and restaurants. The water park is brilliant and is free for hotel guest. You are given a wristband which you need to top-up before you enter the water park in order make purchases when you are in the water park, this is taken off you when you leave and you are then expected to return later to reclaim any credit. This was frustrating, as I mentioned before it is long way from one side of the hotel to the other.
The reason why I prefer JBH over Atlantis is:
Although both are great hotels with great food etc
Atlantis is too far from some of the shopping malls (it takes at least 10 minutes just to get to the mainland by car). The beach at Atlantis is artificial and therefore the sand is rock hard, hence hurts your feet. The rooms are not all sea facing and therefore the view from some parts of the hotel is not good. The water park at Atlantis is better than the one at JBH.
Dubai is an amazing holiday destination but has becoming increasingly expensive - the first time I stayed at JBH in 2001 the costs of a room was £100 per night for 2 adults and up to 2 children (under 12) Inclusive of breakfast. That has now gone up to £450 per room per night without breakfast and as one child is now over 12 I would need to take 2 rooms - Atlantis allowed 3 adults (son now 14 years old) and 1 child to stay in the same room and therefore worked out cheaper for me. Atlantis was the only 5 star hotel that i could find that to allowed 3 Adults and a child to stay in 1 room So if you are in the same situation I would definitely recommend Atlantis. But based on hotel, service etc JBH is better.
- 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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