Was nervous about booking the Amwaj Rotana as on the last holiday had a bit of a nightmare with the hotel. However, took the the chance and absolutley FAB choice. First, the location is fab. Jumeriah walk is basically your equivilant to Rodeo Drive in LA. Lots of fab boutiques and great resturants and cafes. A great vibe at night and pleasent to walk along during the day. Late afternoon there is an outdoor market along the walk with great Ariabian delights and cool henna art. It is such a great family and couple environment with the hubbub from the cafes/resturants and people just venturing out for the night. And the best point is that Jumeriah Beach is a 30 second walk from the hotel :) You do have to cross a small road as there isnt a direct link from the hotel to the beach but it really isnt a biggie. Why pay £200 extra for a hotel that has a private access to the beach. Doesnt seem worth it to me!
Secondly, the hotel rooms and decor are fab. Loved the lobby area, with its gigantic flower piece and lovely seating area. The room was even better. On arrival we were told that we would be in a partial sea view classic room. (We were a little disappointed as our travel agent had told us it would be sea view), however when we got to the room the view was fab. Could see the sea and a great view of the Palm Atlantis. So don't get disheartened if they tell you its partial sea view. The room was FAB. Spacious, clean and a great balconey too with table and chairs. It didnt feel at all as if I was in a classic room. Bed was so comfortable, shower very spacious and clean and lots of extra towels and pillows. Loved it :)
Breakfast was included in our 3 night stay and it was a very nice breakfast. Staff where friendley and courteous. Always welcoming you and showing you to a table. You are offered tea and coffee and then of course you can help yourself to the buffett breakfast. In my opinion a great vareity. You had pastries, omlette bar, cerals, fruits, freash juices, contienental with some added extras such as salmon and chicken, all different kinds of cheeses and youghurts, basically enough to keep you going. Breakfast is very important for my husband and I so we were very happy and the best thing is its until 11am so you don't have to get up at the crack of dawn. And it doesnt run out. They keep topping up until the very end.
Finally the hotel staff where FAB. They really helped us out as much as they could. We arrived very early morning to dubai and check in is not until 2pm. The staff did say it would be a bit of a wait until a room would be avaliable but they were so nice about it and got us a room by 12pm. We had some trouble with a booking we had made at burj khalifa and they were more than happy to help by calling them up for us and allowing us to quickley use there internet free of charge. We booked our desert safari via the hotel too and it was a fab night. Had an amazing time, the compnay Xtreme Adventures was great. The only slight setback to the hotel as all other reviews are saying is the elevator system. But it isnt so bad, it was a small sacrifice for a FAB hotel. And in there defence they do provide seats near the lifts on your hotel room floor incase its a bit of a wait :) That is probabley why I didnt give it 5* and i didnt experience the resturants in the hotel or the poolside area. However did walk past and it looked very nice. I am already thinking to go back to Dubai in March and Amwaj will defo be on my list at the very top of hotels to stay at. Loved it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located along Dubai's famous leisure and retail strip known as "The Walk", Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), you will experience the height of comfort at Amwaj Rotana Hotel. Presenting a portfolio of 301 tastefully furnished sea view rooms and suites including the prestigious Club Rotana offering lavish personalized hospitality, Amwaj Rotana Hotel boasts the largest rooms along JBR each with its own balcony. With three award-winning restaurants offering Italian, Japanese and international cuisine as well as live entertainment, happy hours, theme nights and more, guests of Amwaj Rotana can expect a fun-filled visit. Recreational diversions on the hotel grounds includes Bodylines Fitness & Wellness Club that comprises of temperature-controlled adults' and kids' swimming pools, a fully-equipped gymnasium, Jacuzzi, steam rooms, sauna and spa. Complimentary WiFi is available in all public areas of the hotel. The hotel benefits from the features around the vicinity such as the recently opened The Beach Mall featuring a children's water park, direct access to Jumeirah Beach, retail and entertainment options as well as the Dubai Tram at Jumeirah Beach Residences 2 station, just a three-minute walk from the hotel. Guests can also enjoy a scenic walk around the Dubai Marina Promenade. Complimentary shuttle service is also available from the hotel to prominent malls in Dubai. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amwaj Rotana Hotel Dubai