This hotel is still in its "Soft opening", but it was very welcoming. The staff are very attentive, but were prone to forget parts of our breakfast order, and gave some contradictory information which had to be followed up to ensure the right outcome. The quality of the breakfast buffet is as good as any I have sampled in Dubai (6+ hotels), and they have pork products available, which is not always the case. The pastries at breakfast are of the same high standard that I would expect to see in Paris, and freshly made.
The swimming pool had been closed prior to our arrival, but was open whilst we were there, although there is not a great deal of loungers available, and the pool itself is not very big. There is however, a public beach across the street.
The rooms are very nicely decorated with Hermes toiletries in the club rooms and nice seaviews from the balconies. The beds themselves are incredibly comfortable, with a choice of pillows available too. Outside our room, the hot water pipe burst on the first night and flooded the entire floor and we had to be moved to another floor, but this was well coordinated without any fuss and our clothes were moved by the butler so we lost no time re-packing.
Better information on shuttles to the malls would be useful. I understand they do operate but no information was provided upon check in or via the room directory. In many Dubai hotels this is standard and would enhance this hotel further which is some 15 minutes by taxi from the Emirates Mall and 25 minutes from the Dubai Mall. A taxi from the airport takes about 35 minutes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury beachfront hotel combining French spirit with Dubai's most appealing features: waterfront location, sea-view and direct access to The Walk, the city's stylish beachside promenade and outdoor shopping area. 35 Minutes from Dubai International Airport, close to Dubai Media City, Jebel Ali Free Zone, two of Dubai's biggest shopping malls, and three prestigious golf clubs. Leisure facilities: Beauty Salon, Infini-pool, Health Club, Sauna and Steam room. One restaurant and three lounges present truly international flavors. A dedicated Inspired Meetings team meets the needs of business travellers. Free wi-fi and a separate meetings floor ensure a satisfactory business operation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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