I really do not understand the negative reviews. My kids have traveled all over the world and called the Atlantis "the best hotel ever." I have two children aged 7 and 4 and they are telling us they want us to book next year already. Yes, the prices are high, but this should not be surprise anyone. We booked the half-board through Virgin Holidays (flying from Paris to London first as the package was at an unbeatable price). I also have seen that some reviewers have said that the hotel is "over-the-top." Dubai is over-the-top as it is all new so I do not understand the criticism -- it iis what you expect when you come to Dubai. Bottom-line, we will be back next year to the Atlantis.
I am going to let my 7 year old write the following paragraph and then I will jump back in -- here we go. The Atlantis Hotel is set up for kids. Every person there is nice to kids. For example, we had a great tour guide at the acquarium who answered all of our questions and told us a lot about fish. My brother and I loved the water park so much that we went 4 or 5 days and want to come back again next year. The food is great, it tastes like the food from other countries as they have many different foods to eat. At the Lebanese restaurant, the food was great and they even had a belly-dancer which I really enjoyed. All the employees say hello to kids and greet you when come out or in the hotel door. The dolphin bay when we swam with dolphins was one of my favorite things and we sawm with Alice. Finally, we went to the kids club for one night when my parents went to Nobu. I loved the kids club so much because they had everything that you would ever wnat to do at a kids club like an art room, a computer room, etc. This is the best kids club I have ever went to. My brother and I want to visit next year!
Back to the adult assessment. We checked-in at 9:30am and were quickly given our room as requested with 2 queen beds and non-smoking. Yes, the hotel is a tourist attraction so the lobby is busy along with the acquarium and the avenues. The hotel is the cleanest I have ever stayed at and they keep it up well. They even had painters walking around the hotel touching up scratches and smudges on the walls. We went to the pools and the water park every day. It was not too crowded and the entire family enjoyed them (the water park was free for hotel guests). They had things to do at the water park for all ages and the whole family really loved this. The service was great as we do not put our towels on our chairs all week as the attendants did this for us. The restaurants were great. We ate at Nobu, the lebanese, the italian, two buffet eateries, and sharkbites. They were excellent, particularly Nobu and the lebanese place. The only negative was that on Fridays and Saturdays (weekend in Dubai), they were busy and service was not as flawless as it was on the other 5 days of the week (it was still very good though). We were on half-board (which gave us free at the buffets or 405 dhm credit for any restaurant for dinner). I I lived in Dubai, I would go to the restaurants here as they were excellent.
We went to the acquarium about every day and guides like Roshan were very knowledgeable. My kids liked the "fish feedings" and asking questions. It is truly amazing to walk by the acquarium every day as we did. We splurged for the dolphin bay and it was worth it, the kids told us this was their favorite thing.
If you are a family wiht children, I cannot reccomend the Atlantis Dubai highly enough. It was an amazing resort that had something for everyone from the shops and Nobu for the adults to the waterpark and kids club for the children. They service was outstanding and the staff treated my children fantastically.
- 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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