This is my 7th time in Dubai and after always staying in jumeriah beach hotels, I wanted to stay on the Palm for a change.
I booked the Kempinski for its apartment/Suites as I was staying with my husband, toddler and mother in law and felt that this would give us some room and space.
After reading previous reviews, I was quite worried I had made a mistake, but after staying at the Kempinski I would have to say it was a wonderful, peaceful and relaxing stay!
We stayed in a 2 bedroom superior suite (apartment). It was absolutely fabulous and very impressive. The bedrooms were extremely spacious and the lounge/dining and kitchen area were beautifully furnished, well presented and equipped. Its probably the best suite I have ever stayed in!!
Breakfast was good with a wide variety on offer. I didnt have dinner at the restaurant - so can't comment. Although there was only 1 restaurant at the hotel which seems limiting! We did though have a BBQ one night on the beach which was great - food very good and plenty of choice (approx. £45pp). Beach was beautiful and quiet with plenty of beds available.
There were a few things that I feel could have been better. The pool, although great was quite small and also the children's pool was too. I did find the towels being put on beds and then seeing no one on them all day ridiculous! I think the hotel should look into this! The kids club was disappointing - it was a little room off reception and didnt feel it would appeal to most kids!. Also no park for children and very limiting activities. I feel this hotel would not suit anyone with more grown up kids - they would likely get very bored!! Also the other thing is that there is only 1 restaurant.
The location was fine - it took 20 minutes to get to Mall of Emirates, 30 minutes to Dubai Mall, 15 minutes to Wild Wadi and 5 minutes to Atlantis.
On the whole we had a great stay, the service and staff were brillant - no problems encountered at all whilst at the hotel. It was a very quiet, relaxing holiday.
I would recommend this hotel to larger parties travelling together as the suites/rooms are just wonderful. For anyone with teenagers - I think you should look at a hotel with more going on...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We invite you to a place where the earth and sea merge with imagination. Here on the coveted shores of Dubai's iconic island lies the perfect vantage - the Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah. A palatial retreat, set atop a true landmark, this picturesque paradise offers traditional European luxury and endless opportunities to create lasting memories. Spacious Suites & Penthouses - Exquisite marble floors guide your every step as gold, ivory and light blend into a portrait of true opulence...You have left the ordinary behind. Spacious suites and penthouses provide the lavish comforts of well-appointed living rooms, dining areas, and fully equipped kitchens, ideal for both families and long stays. ... more less
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