I was lucky enough to spend Christmas at the Palace in the old town with friends who live in Abu Dhabi - and what a fantastic hotel. The service was impeccible (the Room Service food really was fantastic). The style of the hotel was Old Arabic, with a modern twist in the colours, lots of duck egg blue walls, dark wood sofas & chairs etc. We took a suite with balconies facing the dancing fountains and the new (unopened at the time) Burj Tower. The beds were huge and really comfortable. The bathroom was one of the best I have ever used, the rain shower head with a 2nd shower on a hose - topped it for me!! . The children with us were mezmerised by the dancing fountains in the evening and they really do add something special to the hotel. The only down side is the 'sun bathing' opportunites... Sun beds were taken very early by some guests who did not come to use them until well after lunch, and there are so many skyscrapers around, you have interrupted sun shine all day as the sun goes behind the buildings - but thats down town Dubai I suppose. The location is fantastic for shopping at the new Dubai Mall - just a hop skip and jump away...Perfect! Overall my stay was fantastic.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Palace, built on the edge of a lake, is a harmonious blend of the past and present of Dubai with 242 guest rooms and suites boasting a captivating Middle Eastern theme. The luxury hotel hosts an array of international restaurants featuring fine cuisine, a breathtaking luxury spa, recreational facilities, a large pool and a comprehensive business center. It is ideally located near the Dubai World Trade Center, several major business institutions, shopping malls and tourist attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Palace The Old Town Hotel Dubai
- The Palace Old Town
- Palace The Old Town Dubai
- Sofitel Dubai