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Flight good, got to Dubai at 8.10 local time. Staying at the Grosvenor House Hotel on 14th floor
The flight to the UAE was actually quite miserable. It was only 5.5 hours and as it was a red eye it was a difficult flight to get much sleep on. We arrived in Abu Dhabi feeling very under the weather and quite concerned on how we were going to make it through the day.
We had a chauffeur service drop us at our hotel in Dubai and with some …
... return flight tilted instead of lying flat and then sometime into the flight I woke with a lot of noise coming from the toilets and when I went to the toilets discovered a note attached to the mirror advising that the water pumps had failed and there was no water to wash our hands and please use the cans of soft drink to flush the toilet!! In no time the floor became a mess – so disgusting. And no coffee or tea for breakfast ...
... over a non alcoholic pomegranate flavoured beer, watching arabic dubbed harry potter on tv, waiting till its time to go to bed. Off home early in the morning and I cannot wait.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrosvenor House Dubai
Wonderful service and nice finishes. The breakfast is the same as every other Le Meridian. However the atmosphere is so posh you can forgive it.
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We stayed the weekend at Grovenor House - our third visit there.
The hotel is really 5 star and the service is excellent - from the ever alert bell boys to the front desk and cleaning staff.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Grosvenor House Dubai
Pure Luxury in Dubai
I am a 26 year old female and I recently decided to travel to Dubai to see what all the hype was about after finishing business in Qatar. I had a difficult time choosing a hotel with so many options but I decided to go with the Grosvenor House. From the moment I pulled up I knew I had made the right choice. The hotel is absolutely beautiful, spotless, and classy. The hotel staff is friendly, attentive and they will not let you lift a finger. I visited the Spa and the Nail Bar and their services were superb. They would rival any of the top spas in America. The food was out of this world. I ate mostly at Sloanes because I stayed half board and the food their was delicious! They had everything you can imagine, lamb, steak, sushi, salads, etc. The desert was the best part, they made homeade crepes, pastries, fresh fruit and they even have a fountain of chocolate! The Le Meridien is right next door and they have shuttles that constantly go back and forth between the two hotels. It is a very short ride and the beach at the Le Meridien is spectacular. The pool at Grosvenor house is lovely and relaxing but I would recommeng goign in the morning as the sun fades out in the afternoon. There are plenty of taxis at the hotel to go into the city. I saw a lot of families, couples and business travelers. This hotel caters to all. I will definately stay here next time. Dubai is amazing overall and I can't wait to go back!
Grovsenor House Dubai
The hotel is first class as you would expect. The views from the high floors are worth requesting a room that high! Service is excellent. Be wary of visa requirements. We flew into Abu Dhabi but the hotel assumed that we would arrive in Dubai despite me telling them many times. The paperwork was therefore not correct at the airport and it took the hotel 7.5hours to sort it out for us, during which time we were held at immigration. A disappointing start to the trip , but the manager upon arrival did his best to make up for it - a free transfer from Abu Dhabi to Dubai, free room service when we arrived and a free upgrade to a 3 bed apartment - very nice! I guess this is what you call good service! I would recommend this hotel, but if you need a visa - make sure it is what you require and speak to them on the telephone , not just via email. The construction was not a problem for us.
Fabulous - until 1.30 pm
The aforementioned review is totally right so I wont repeat the details,however there is one major problem .
There is no sun on the pool area (which is ridicuously small for hotel of this size) after 1.30 pm as the size of the tower shades it out -very badly planned.
If you dont like sunbathing or pool area so much then this is as good as it gets.You can also use Royal Meridian but this spoilt it for us.
You dont get that Beach feeling more the city feeling but stil fantastic experience
A Connoisseurs Choice for a luxury grand hotel
After a disappointing stay at the Grand Hyatt Dubai, high expectations were held for our family vacation to the Grosvenor House in Oct 2005. The deluxe 5 star hotel scene is being pushed to the limits in Dubai, what more could this new arrival offer and could it really take the highly regarded royal service offered at its sister hotel, le royal meridian beach resort & spa to another level? Read on to discover how our trip turned out.
Arriving at this new location on the marina, we were greeted with warm welcomes and friendly smiles from a vast array of bell boys, guest services, reception staff and butlers, before being seated with cold towels at the lobby lounge for check-in particulars. The guest services manager, Usman graciously came across to introduce himself and offered a personalised tour of the hotel at our leisure. We were kindly shown to our room by one of the hotel butlers, Raol, previously acquainted on visits to the Le Royal Meridien. Raol showed us around the hotel and took us to the 10th floor for entry in to room 1008, a premiere one bedroom suite, already pre-prepared for our arrival.
The rooms are immaculately furnished to the highest quality in a contemporary but elegant design, and this one in particular possessed sweeping scenery across the gulf, overlooking the palm island with the extended balcony providing majestic views of the newly created Dubai Marina. Raol explained the various room controls, operated by high tech LCD panels by the bedsides. He also demonstrated the media information system available via the 2 plasma screens in the suite to operate CD, DVD, TV, Radio, Internet, Online Movies and PC facilities. The custom-made king-size beds from the US probably meet the requirements of a royal and could certainly be the cure for insomnia. The opulent and spacious bathroom featured a designer suite complete with complimentary BVLGARI toiletries and luxurious Egyptian cotton towels and bathrobes. Complimentary chocolates, fruits, a bottle of red wine and daily savouries completed the 'royal service' experience in the room.
The Grosvenor club lounge was accessible on the 44th floor, serving champagne breakfasts and afternoon tea in the day. We certainly took advantage when offered the holy nectar of champagnes, Bollinger, served as part of the pre-dinner service in the evening. The adjacent Bar 44 was also proved to be very popular, offering unrivalled views over the Dubai marina and the widest choice of champagnes and single malts I have ever seen. The ground floor of the Grosvenor brings the most exciting evening venue to Dubai, the Buddha Bar. Overwhelmed at the weekends with ex-pats, it offers the largest bar in Dubai coupled with an adventure into the mixology of exotic cocktails.
A little book called Flavours, summarised the dining and drinking options available at the two le meridien hotels. On the first night we booked in advanced to revisit the Italian restaurant, Ossigeno at the le royal meridien. We were surprised to see Chef Ivan greeting all his guests, dressed in his suit rather than his whites, a sign that he trusts those in his kitchen to keep his reputation intact. Jon, the restaurant manager provided a very warm welcome, recognising that we were revisiting guests, he ensured the service was attentive but not over bearing, while discreetly entertaining the kids to allow the adults to finish their meal. The food itself was marvellous, the quality of ingredients were outstanding, focused on simplicity at the heart of each creation, I certainly put it on par with the best Italy has to offer.
Another gastronomic experience was absorbed during our visit to the Grosvenor's newest Indian offering, Indego. This latest venture features the works of Michelin starred Vineet Bhatia, the consultant chef. Talking to the head chef, Satish Shenna, he revealed his credentials as being Vineet's right hand man, helping with the opening of Rasoi in London and also at the heady days of Zaika, it was soon evident that we would be in good hands.
The Burberry-clad servers at Sloanes Restaurant provided a novelty factor during breakfast, but this did not drag attention away from the varied choice and finest quality on offer at this delightful show kitchen. The in-room service for breakfast was equally impressive, a comprehensive order for 4 individuals request was met with ease and competence and served with absolute flair, which included the butler making fresh toast in the room.
The leisure facilities are located on the 4th floor, which include the outdoor resort pools and spa facilities. Cleverly hidden away from the general view but revealed at a push of a secret button are two outstanding facilities, 1847 and Jet Set. The former being a male grooming establishment offering a specialist barber, manicure and massage treatments in an uber trendy enclosure that could be mistaken for a futuristic 007 movie backdrop. The latter being a hairdressing salon with retro-styling reminiscent of a Pan-am airline stewardess. The wet room of the retreat spa was thoughtfully integrated to the changing rooms and offered a hi-tech customisable Jacuzzi, Steam/Sauna facilities, multi jet showers and an ice fountain to complete the relaxation journey.
The children absolutely loved the kid's facilities and beach access at the Le Royal Meridien, which is basically situated across the road from the Grosvenor House. A shuttle bus provided complimentary transportation every 15 minutes or so. Again both hotels offer exemplary service at poolside, complimentary ice towels, ice sprays and crushed ice coolers on regular intervals with several lifeguards watching closely to provide comforting security.
As you can gather from our experiences on this trip, the Grosvenor House Dubai not only met our expectations but exceeded them by far on all counts. The only problem now is that we cannot wait to go back next year for some more of the same. If you are looking for the ultimate luxury experience in Dubai, give yourself a treat to the 'royal way' at Grosvenor House, don't accept anything else.
Brand New truly 5 star Hotel
Fantastic service throughout amazing new hotel. Situated in West Marina where there is some construction work, but thats typical in all of Dubai. Hotel has only been open 3 months and has been designed to perfection and the staff are amazingly good without being over bearing. Has quality spa and pool and can use the facilities of its older sister hotel on the beach. Everything from being seated at a table with orange juice and a cold towel whilst you check in to the free ice creams by the pool make it a totally excellent hotel and truly 5 star in every way
Fabulous! Sexy! Luxurious Hotel
We have just returned from a week at the Grosvenor House. The hotel is magnificent and we have never experienced such incredible service before. We stayed on the 8th floor in a luxury sea view room. We were expecting a quality room however the finishing touches were excellent, Wall fitted flat screen plasma TV, Intellegent system for all lighting, alarms, A/c. Every day a local delicacy was left in the room, along with the usual fruit and complimentary water. The room was set for daytime after the daily clean and each evening the Butler would come and set the room for the night i.e turn down the bed, light candles, put out your slippers chocolates on your night tray along with a rose for the lady.
The pool is lovely, not as big as the Royal Meridien over the road but more luxurious. The pool attendants were wonderful, laying out 3 towels per sun lounger, with one rolled up as a head rest. The waitress even came into the pool with a tray of ice lollies and cold towels for everyone.
The Spa is out of this world. Really relaxing and great service. Best of all is the new Buddha Bar, which the hotel opened while we were there - really funky and with blueberry mojitos to die for!
Finally - building work - yes, skyscrapers are popping up all around you, but as other people have said, it didn't spoil our holiday at all. There was no noise in the room, and at the pool there is a waterfall feature, so you hear that first and foremost, and the building work rumble is very much in the background.
Superb new hotel
Were lucky enough to stay at the Grosvenor House Hotel for a week in September. The hotel is superb, and the decor fantastic. As we checked in we were given a cool glass of champagne and canopies, and then shown to our room by our own butler!!!
Rooms are extremely modern and tastefully furnished. The beds and pillows are to die for. Bvlgari products in the bathroom, which was very modern with infinity sink, seperate walk in "rainwater" shower, and lovely large bath.
Every day we were left fruit and a selection of foods ranging from brioche with pate de fois gras to chocolate mousse!!
There was a rose left on the bed nightly, and all these lilttle touches added to the overall experience of this hotel.
Excellent restaurants - including a new "Budda Bar", which looked fantastic and was due to open very soon. Lovely spa and pool area. As the last review mentions the pool is small, and in the late afternoon due to the height of the hotel (45) storeys, looses the sunlight apart from a small section away from the pool, but it was very nice, and the pool attendants came round regularly with cool water sprays, cold flannels and ice lollies - which was a lovely thought, but in 120 degree heat, melted faster than you could eat them - but still very nice.
The biggest plus when it comes to leisure is being able to use the beach and pool area at the Meridien Beach Resort and Spa. The beach area is beautiful, with lovely comfy loungers and towels, and again cooling flannels and drinks readily available. The pool area looked lovely also, but I enjoy the beach, and the water was so warm it was kinda weird!!
We had a balcony and were on the 15th floor, with excellent views of the marina etc plus the building work. This is a fact of life in Dubai as 20% of the world's cranes are there, but it really did not spoil my enjoyment one bit. It was amazing to the see the lorries full of workers that arrive twice daily to keep the work going 24 hours a day, I didnt see any mess or rubbish, but anybody visiting Dubai must expect to see some kind of work.
The hotel is stunning to look at and the decor beautiful. Possibly would appeal to couples more than to families with young children. All in all a fantastic new hotel which I expect to see work its way up the popularity league in Dubai!!!!
Would definatley go there again.
I have just come back from a few days stay in Dubai in the fantastic Grosvenor House Hotel.
The Service is out of this world, nothing is too much trouble for the staff, who are extremely polite and helpful. We received a free upgrade to one of their Superior Rooms, which is a beautifully designed room with separate dressing area, tastefully and elegantly furnished with all modern cons, including Plasma screen.
The fantastic service also continues at the pool area, the pool is a bit small for such a large hotel, but the attention you get from the staff makes up for this.
You can also use their other Meridien hotel, if you prefer a larger pool, which is just a 5 minute free shuttle ride away from the Grosvenor House.
Once all the construction work round this area will be finished, you will also have a fantastic view from your room.
If you want luxury and five star service with a difference, this is definitely the place to stay.
I would certainly recommend this hotel to anybody.
Brand new luxury hotel
We have just returned from Dubai after spending seven wonderful days at Dar Al Masyaf. We decided to extend our holiday by a further two days and booked into the newly opened Grosvenor House Hotel in Dubai Marina.
Although the hotel is not fully open we were treated to two days of luxury. The hotel is part of the Le Meridien chain and you receive all the benefits one would expect from this well known chain such as butler service 24 hrs a day and complimentary fruit & pastries of the day.
The standard (deluxe) rooms come with state of the art 42" plasma tv's and dvd/cd player. The bathroom was of an excellent fitting with seperate walk in shower and luxurious free toiletries!! The hotel even has 42" plasma tv's in the foyer toilets!!!!!!
The hotel boasts a michelin star Indian restaurant, which is argueably one of the best Indian restaurants in the world. It also has another restaurant run by the ex personal chef of Prince Charles and when fully open will have a bar of the 44th floor that boasts of 44 different varieties of whisky & champagne.
The hotel is situated in Dubai Marina and as previously mentioned in other reviews of the area there is a tremendous amount of construction work going on however this did not affect our stay in anyway what so ever. In fact when sitting on our balcony on the 18th floor and around the swimming pool on the 4th floor there was no noise or dust at all from the buildings works.
Overall we would highly recommend a stay at this hotel and we will certainly be returning ourselves.