Well what can we say that hasn't already been said about the Burj?
We booked through Amex - got the free brekkie, free massage late check out and upgrade if avialable.
We spent 7 nights at the Mina Salem - our last night was to be at the Burj - the Mina called ahead to let the Burj know that we were coming - and off we went on the buggy. When we arrived we were greated warmly and checked in - to a 2 bedroom suite - so we got our upgrade.
We got there at 11.30am and our suite was ready and waiting for us - we loved our tour of the hotel, loved looking up into that big atrium, but were eager to finally see the famous suites. So in we went - well we were staggered - as everyone said we would be. The suite was 3,000 square foot! 2.5 bathrooms, 2 bedrooms, 1 bar area, 1 dinning room (with 6 seater table), 1 living room and a wonderful spiral staircase. Our floor to ceiling windows looked out over palm island - which was great as it really gave us perspective over the whole massive project. We also had 4 plasma tv's - yes we used them all.
We too enjoyed all the freebies - the dates, cheesey nibbles and the sweet nibbles, the bottle of wine, all the Hermes toiletries, the slippers, the flip flops and the beach bag - and yes we brought quite a few pieces home with us! Why not - we paid enough for our 1 night!
Anyway after all the suite expolration - we headed down to the pool - very nice sun loungers, great service - interesting other guests - good people watching place. I actually spent quite a lot of time in the hot tub - nice and relaxing not too hot and gets the sun in the afternoons.
We had a lovely lunch by the pool - then went up to the sky bar to watch the sunset and look at the amazing views- have to say that the sky bar was very oddly decorated - kind of distracted you from the view!
Back down in our suite nice Mr Butler had delivered a cheese plate which we enjoyed very much whilst we tried out the 2 whirlpool jacuzzi's!
Next morning we had the buffet breakfast which was delicious - not sure how much it would cost normally - it was part of our package. As we had late check out we were able to have our room till 4pm - which was great as we had a late flight that night, so we spent another day by the pool and then headed up to the spa - had a great massage and really enjoyed hanging out in the pool area looking at the twinkling lights of Dubai.
The Burj really was everything we thought it would be - over the top almost gaudy but yet somehow managing to stay amazing and non tacky. There were plenty of people flashing their cash but also plenty of people like us - just there for the experience. I reccomend it - for a once in a lifetime stay. Would we go back - maybe if we had new people to take with us - i really think thats the beauty of it - your first memorable visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The distinctive sail-shaped silhouette of Burj Al Arab is more than just a stunning hotel, it is a symbol of modern Dubai. Yet for all the wonder this stunning structure provides when you finally see it in person, it is the service within that really makes the Burj Al Arab so extraordinary. Repeatedly voted the world's most luxurious hotel, this magnificent destination offers you the finest service and facilities throughout - right down to an optional chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce. Burj Al Arab suite-only accommodation offers discreet check-in within your rooms, a private reception on every floor and a host of personal butlers, each a warm messenger of our unparalleled hospitality. Come and experience it for yourself. ... more less
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