Park Hyatt Dubai
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Then we drove to a mosque and had a look around. There are very few actual emirates citizens in the grand scheme of things (about seventeen percent) and they are all looked after well by the sheiks. They encourage marrying within the tribes, by giving the bride the money for the wedding and free land to build a house, and if they can't afford a house they get a house, sort of like ...
... words on some of the dunes, it was actually pretty scary being in the very back of the 4WD. There was even a roll cage inside the car in case it went over the side of a dune wrong. I really wish the driver hadn’t told me that he had rolled cars before.
About 20 minutes into our 30 minute dune bashing ride, I couldn’t handle the heat and motion of the car anymore and ended up using two of the sick bags hahaha. It ...
... idea of what was coming. But that wasn't enough for me to put on my party hat and throw a blower in my mouth. Eva was even worse, eyes clenched shut hoping it would go away. As you go down that incline, you leave your stomach behind you while your heart has already caught up. When you start going up the inverted U, your stomach catches up, your heart continues, and then you again leave your digestive system up there somewhere after feeling like gravity has ceased when you hang ...
... sleight of hand . As he twirled, the shield discs formed interesting patterns and he never lost a step. Phase two of the dance was to throw away the disks and make the skirt do its stuff. It too appeared to have layers. The top one opened up like a concertina and encircled his neck, taking on different slants. Then all of a sudden, the whole outfit burst into lights and glowed white and blue. Dramatic and thrilling to watch. Still he twirled. This went through some movements ...
... an ice rink in there too. Bunch of other stuff but we got bored in there so left! Russian wasn't a particularly good tour guide so we headed to his uni pretty quick, but I'm pleased we did because it gave me the chance to meet everyone. Things learnt: Dubai's laws are completely different than the UK (eg. No hand holding, kissing or general public displays of affection between men and women, amongst others), taxi drivers never seem to know where they are going, you ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPark Hyatt Dubai
Nice. Reminded us of Park Hyatt at Gold Coast Australia. Secluded amongst lots of greenery. Huge spacious hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Park Hyatt Dubai
By Nicky McLauchlan
In the heart of the bustling Deira district, nestled behind the busy streets, sits a tranquil haven, commonly known as Park Hyatt Dubai.
Built with an exterior that brings to mind Morocco, with white-washed walls and hues of blue, its interior is more contemporary with a subtle Arabian feel. Check-in is generally slow, so take the time to admire the grand crystal light and 25 metre pool sitting amongst super-tall palm trees. Don't even consider hauling your luggage any further than the front desk! A 10 Dhs tip to the porter is well worth it, as you virtually need a personal GPS just to find your room.
The most acclaimed attribute, the stunning backdrop of the Dubai Gold & Yacht Club, is showcased from the terrace of each of the 225 rooms. Inside, open-plan rooms have a clean, modern feel with teak-wood finishes, LCD TV screens, DVD players and high-speed internet. The icing of the cake has to be the egg-shaped bath adorned with an aromatic candle.
As hard as it is to leave the serenity of your room, indulge yourself in a culinary journey of the world (you'll certainly work up an appetite walking the spacious property in search of the 6 restaurants and bars). With a choice of Thai, European and Arabic cuisine, innovative open-plan kitchens guarantee and injection of drama and theatre into your dining experience. Unfortunately Café Arabesque doesn't have anything to entertain you while you wait 45 minutes for 3 beers. Similar service can be expected at breakfast. After asking four waiters, I finally received my coffee.
Along with great restaurants, the hotel also offers a plethora of activities to entice and amuse you. From the 24 hour state-of-the-art gym, the 18 hole golf course, flood-lit driving range to the Amara day spa, with 8 private treatment rooms which feature private gardens, so peaceful you will forget you're in frenetic Dubai.
Park Hyatt Dubai is best suited to those who like uber-modern luxury... with a few service flaws.
Great hotel let down by inexperienced staff
This was may second stay at this hotel. Last time, in December 05, was just a few months after it opened and I put down the poor service to teething troubles.
Here we are in June 06 and the hotel's just as beautiful, but the service just as poor. Our simple dinner in the restuarant took 45 mins to arrive. The got the wrong rates for our stay. The internet only worked after 4 tries in 5 minutes, and when I asked for a refund for the other 3 tries, they said "we'll get back to you" - rather than "certainly, Sir".
If the service was up to other 5 star hotel levels, then this would be the place to stay in Dubai. As it is, I don't think I will bother coming back for a couple of year (by which time I'm sure the Raffles Dubai and Mandarin Oriental Dubai will be better anyway).
Nettes Hotel, Service war schlecht
Wir waren hier auf einer Geschäftsreise. Wie andere Leute schon gesagt haben, ist der Service grauenhaft und die Schlafzimmer haben einen seltsamen Grundriss.
Es war toll, nicht in einem Wolkenkratzer zu sein, das Essen war ausgezeichnet. Sehr gut in der Nähe zum Flughafen und Geschäften.
Wir waren vier Tage lang im Park Hyatt in Dubai und fanden, dass es ein sehr entspannter und ruhiger Ort war. Kein hohes Gebäude, nur vier Stockwerke, jedes Zimmer hatte eine Terrasse oder einen Balkon; es gab tolle Gärten und vom Hotel überblickt man die Marina am Dubai Creek. Der Pool war nett. Es gab eine Anzahl an Restaurants mit Terrasse entlang des Dubai Creek und das Essen war in Ordnung. Die Hotelangestellten waren sehr flezibel und hilfsbereit, aber die F&B Leute waren sehr langsam. Wir hatten den besten Kurs über die Hyatt Webseite. Wir kommen wieder wenn wir nach Dubai kommen.
We stayed in teh Park Hyat in Dubai for 4 days and we found it a relaxing and quiet place: not a high building, just 4 stories high; every room had a terrace or a balcony; there were nice gardens, and the hotel has a view on the marina at the Dubai Creek. The pool was nice. There were a number of restaurants with terraces along the Dubai Creek and the food was OK. The hotel people were flexible and helping but the F&B service was slow. We got the lowest price via Hyatt's own website. Would go back again if in Dubai.
Wonderful Location . Visually stunning
I travel to Dubai on a regular basis, and decided to try the new *Park Hyatt*.
Generally, first impressions are good.
The hotel presents extremely well. Visually I found it exceptional, and the location is the best of any Hotel I have stayed in Dubai so far.
Allso a walk around the glassed corridors in the evening, lit with large candles, placed on the floor, is quite a treat.
Views from the rooms are wonderful, especially at Sunset.
However there are problems which should have been rectified a long time ago,
Iam aware this hotel is relatively new, but after 8 months of operation the problems I experienced were inexcusable for a *Hyatt* hotel
I was there for 4 days, and out of the 4 days my room was not made up 2 days running.
I ordered tea to be sent to the room at 10.30pm and it arrived at 12.00am. I asked why the delay and the answer was * We sent it to the wrong room*
Another evening, there was a knock at the door at 11.45 pm. Before I had a chance to open the door, technicians walked in , and said I had reported faulty airconditioning.
I explained that they had come to the wrong room, and perhaps in future they wait till the door is opened by the guests first.
On checking out, I was presented a bill for an evening meal , which I had not had.
I took 20 mins to get them to understand that I had not eaten at the hotel (except for breakfast, which was included in the tarrif) and that they had made, yet another blunder.
If you are travelling as a couple you may find the rooms a little confronting.
With such an open plan Bedroom/Bathroom there is no room for privacy at all , and trying to shave with small,side wall,mounted mirrors was annoying.
Iam heading back to Dubai in October, but I will return to the *Shangri La* where I will be happy to have the slight inconveniance of the traffic choked Sheikh Zayed Road.
Nice hotel service rubbish
We stayed here on a corporate trip like other people said the service was awful and strange bedroom layout.
It was great not being in a high rise the food was excellent. Very handy for airport and shops.
Great Location, Poor Service
We spent 3 nights in this hotel as part of a corporate trip to both Maldives & Dubai. On the positive side this hotel has a great central location being about 20 mins drive from the airport and over the road to Deira City Centre shopping Mall. It is sited on the Creek with no building work nearby.
The architecture is 'mock Arabic' & rather different to the amazing skyscapers in the rest of the city. The hotel itself has no real centre & we continually got lost down the various corridors. A plan of the hotel & facilities would have helped.
Unfortunately the hotel had 2 major downfalls. The apallingly slow service may be improved in the future. Several times we had to wait to be served breakfast & sent to a lounge to wait. Other guests were sent to wait & then forgotten. Room service was ordered (there are no tea making facilities) & arrived 2 hours later. Twice our face cloths were not replaced & did not arrive although we phoned twice. Other guests suddently found they had no towels & had to phone several times for them. We understand the hotel is new & finding its way...
We also did not appreciate the configuration of the bedroom. The room & location may be ideal for a single businessman but not for a couple. The open plan bathroom has a complete lack of privacy & this includes the toilet behind a frosted glass partition (all sounds are audible in the bedroom!). There is very little hanging space, only 2 shelves & 2 drawers, abysmal lighting for make-up etc. We had to leave half our belongings in our suitcases.
Dubai was fascinating but our stay was marred by this hotel.
Unique hotel of comfort and relaxation on the Creek
I took a taxi from the airport and in about 5 minutes we arrived at the Creek Golf Club entrance, as the hotel is located on the club's premises.
The hotel is not a high rise (4 levels only), but is spread over an area overlooking the Dubai Creek. Its architecture is a beautiful blend of contemporary Moroccan, Mediterranean and Arab design. From the moment you step into the lobby, you'll notice how unique this hotel is. There is a particular sense of intimacy as there are different wings, facilities and restaurants, linked to each other by glazed passages.
The room is very spacious, elegantly furnished and the bathroom is very large, with walk-in shower, bath tub, seperate toilet area. I found it useful to have the wardrobe inside the bathroom, and the safe! It keeps the room clear of the usual travel mess.
The service is generally excellent, except for the porters outside..there were 10 of them!! The irony is that on two occasions, none approached us as we arrived, I guess they were being trained.
There is a fabulous Thai resturant, French, Arabic and an outdoor Terrace/Snack bar.
For all those wishing to escape the busy and tightly spaced hotel skyscrapers of Dubai, you should definitely try the Park Hyatt. Photos will follow shortly.
Absolutely Wonderful Resort Hotel in the Middle of the City
This brand new hotel is absolutely worth staying at! The service was impeccable and the rooms absolutely gorgeous. The bathroom was as large as the bedroom area with a huge freestanding tub, separate large shower, and dual bowl sinks.
All rooms overlook the marina and have balconies to sit and enjoy the sunset. The pool area is amazing even in the heat of the summer. Enjoy just walking through the glass, candle lit halls at night.
The location near the Dubai Creek Golf Club makes for a very quiet and peaceful setting, but it is still right in the middle of town and convinient to everything. Can't wait to return!