Jumeirah Beach Hotel
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Day 2 in Dubai. After sleeping for 14 hours plus we arose and proceeded to breakfast and had some strange but nice assorted items. Took the hotel bus to the beach at Jumeirah which is a popular spot for locals and tourists to swim at. Bloody hot with temperature in the low 40's. Didn't take our bathers, but probably a wise choice as we would have …
I really have got to stop asking "Can this day be better than yesterday?" It seems each day is better than the previous one. I'm a little afraid for tomorrow......I don't know if my poor self can take all this exciting adventure stuff!!
Today we took the train to our next adventure, a visit to Palm Jumeirah. This is a development designed to …
... as we Aussies would consider. Still grog can be bought at the western restaurants and clubs (yacht club, etc) and in 'duty free' at the airport (where it is very cheap), but public examples of drinking or being drunk are dealt with harshly - go to jail, do not pass 'Go'! There are also no Christian churches, while the minarets of the mosques dot each and every suburb - mosques having to be within 'walking distance' of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Jumeirah Beach Hotel Dubai
Lovely hotel, but pricey
Lovely hotel, nice location, great beach and plenty to do. The view of Burj Al Arab was breathtaking :-). Access to the water park, Wadi Wadi, was free and easy to get into.
However, it's FULL of brits on package holidays - saying that I was warned. The pools were a little small for the size of the hotel and very crowded. The beach was a lot less crowded and plenty of room for everyone.
The service was good, but the rooms weren't quite what I expected. I would love to go back to Dubai but would probably stay in or around the city.
If you have kids and love the beach then stay here. Otherwise, try the hotels nearby, much better value for money - Still thats just one mans opinion.
The Jumeirah Beach Hotel deserves every one of its accolades
The Jumeirah Beach is simply one of the best hotels in the world. I would strongly recommend the Junior Suite, 196 sq m of luxury with a balcony bigger than our garden at home. The staff are some of the best in the world and the setting is fantastic.
It's busy but relaxing, interesting and stylish and the facilities are top class.
The Jumeirah Beach should be used as an example of how to run a top class resort.
Wow. A top class hotel run by people who really know what they are doing. I don't know how many stars this place is supposed to be, but it goes far beyond the service of most 5 star hotels that I've stayed in.
The staff are ultra well-trained, with a friendly greeting whenever you pass them in the corridor. Very good food with lots of restaurants to choose from.
It also looks like an ideal place for children as there is a huge pool complex in front of the hotel with lots of places to explore...and a lot of very relaxed looking parents by the pool. It also has "Wild Wadi" next door...a huge water park with slides, flumes etc....and free entry if you're staying in the hotel.
I stayed in an executive room which features a free pickup from the airport, which is well worth having as you can avoid all the queues through immigration and customs.
The chauffeured cars provided by the hotel are excellent value with freindly knowledgable drivers.
In addition to all this the hotel itself is a breathtakingly beautiful building, and if that wasn't enough, your view is of the Burj Al Arab hotel which is even more beautiful (worth a visit even if only to have a coffee at the restaurant at the top).
Waking up every morning to this surreal alien looking landscape of endless dessert, sea and stunning architecture is worth the price itself, but the rest of the hotel lives up to all expectations.
Wow this place is wonderful. We were lucky enough to stay on the executive floor. Complimenty pick up at the airport and no hassle check in. Our room had the most amazing view overlooking the Arabian Gulf and of course the Burj. Breakfast on the 25th floor with amazing views and a great buffet. Wonderful glass elevator which we thought was great. You were taken everywhere on little buggies and free admission to the wild wadi. As we were staying on the executive floor we had free drinks all day (soft, tea and coffee) nibbles and afternoon tea and pre dinner drinks and again nibbles. A wonderful experience helpful staff. Restaurants on site was a bit expensive and not that great. We will be back.
5th visit as good as the 1st
We have stayed here every year for the past 5 years. The hotel is as perfectly maintained as it was 5 years ago. Why do we like it so much?:
-Design: Fun. Exciting. Spectacular. A real design fantasy without being kitch.
-View from every room is BREATHTAKING. One year we treated my mom to a trip to Dubai/JBH. When she entered the room and saw the view, she burst into tears exclaiming "I never imagined it to be THIS beautiful"! (gotta love mom...)
-Food: 20 restaurants including the most amazing bakery. The German restauant is GREAT! The English pub pure London. You must order the middle eastern meza from room service!!! If you like caviar, the is a great caviar store in the hotel. They pack it beautifully. We paid US$125 for a tin that cost 300 pounds in London. THE SAME EXACT TIN.
-Kids: hotel designed with kids in mind. So many things for them to do. Food wise the kids menu is one of the best I've ever seen. It includes steak and daily specials.
-Staff: I swear guests are outnumbered by staff!!! EXTREMELY helpful, ALWAYS smiling.
-Breakfast: the BEST breakfast you will ever see in your life
-Prices: The food and beverages are VERY reasonable for a 5*. Kids menu US$5.00-$8.00. Afternoon high tea for TWO only US$18.00. When we stay we order freely knowing the final tally will be within budget.
-Wild Wadi: Hey! free access during your entire stay! I LOVE LOVE the white water rapids!!!
Although by no means, I'm not the most well travelled person in the world, but I have to say, staying at this hotel was an amazing experience! I have never experienced such luxury before and it really does justify its 5-star billing especially if you compare it to similarly starred hotels in, say, London.
I was upgraded to a Club Exec room (I was on my Honeymoon too) on the 13th Floor, and must say that the room was fantastic, the views just unbeleivable. The level of service is unrivalled - the staff just cannot get enough of helping you feel comfortable, although it may seem a bit Americanised (the 'Have a nice day' syndrome)!
The facilites are great, the gym just pure class (water bottles, fruit, towels provided free of charge). The beaches and pools are nice and clean, and free entry to to the adjacent Wild Wadi park extremely handy! But please do take plenty of Sun Screen, you are likely to get sun burnt otherwise. It can be unbearably hot all day long!!!
The main city centre is a 20 minute cab ride away, although the hotel does provide a free shuttle service at set times, which can be very handy. A cab ride equates to around £6 each way - whcih is brilliant compared to London cab fares!!!
As mentioned by some other reviewers, the food is excellent especially the brekkie, and make sure you have an 'afternoon tea for two' in the Palm Court, you will be surprised!
Although you do get the package tourists there, the hotel seems accessible to most people, which is what makes it so special, and the staff aren't uppity either! Also, the food is not too cheap if you eat at the hotel restaraunts...
I personally would prefer the rooms WITHOUT the balcony, as the floor to ceiling rooms are just as amzing and cheaper!
All in all, a superb resort! definitely recommended!!
Loved the Jumeirah Beach
Having been to Dubai three times, the Jumeirah Beach Hotel was the highlight of any trip. I would happily stay here every year, and I am not one for routine. The staff cannot do enough for you, and made a huge fuss of our child. The rooms are huge and the pools second-to-none. The childrens club is fantastic, again the staff are first class. The beach is out of this world. I cannot fault this hotel. We only left it once during our 7 day visit to visit a shopping mall, and could happily have stayed in the hotel for the entire week.
We stayed at this hotel on our way back from
Europe and let me tell you, it doesn't get any better than this. Everything was perfect in this five star hotel, the rooms had amazing views of the ocean as well as the Burj El Arab hotel which would light up every night in an array of colours. The bathrooms were the best I've seen in any hotel, the food especially the breakfast was spectacular. My kids aged 13 and 9 had an absolute ball, especially with Wild Wadi Water park next door (free entry). Service and staff were always top notch. I highly recommend this hotel.
This hotel holds no faults. The decor is superb, all rooms are spacious and have a sea view. All staff are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble for them to help you with. There is a good selection of restaurants and bars within the hotel. The Wild Wadi water park is next door and you have free entrance when staying at this hotel. The concierge staff are very informative about places of interest to visit and also of restaurants and shopping areas away from the hotel. Have stayed here numerous times and will return many more times yet!!!!
I have visted Dubai on 3 occasions, 2000, 2001 & 2003 and I just have to keep going back to the Jumeirah Beach Hotel.
The staff are great, nothing is too much touble, everything is done with a smile.
All the rooms are deluxe rooms at this hotel and all have a sea view.
I stayed in a balcony room on my visits, the others will have floor to ceiling glass.
The breakfast is amazing, a huge choice and plenty of variety.
They also have themed nights for dinner, again the food was very good.
The beach and pools are clean, plenty of lifeguards to keep watch.
The hotel is attached to the Wild Wadi water park and hotel guest have free entry. The rides are fun and again lots of lifeguards.
The gym has a fantasic view over the beach.
Guest at the hotel can go and see the Burj Al Arab, the world only 7 star hotel, which is across the bridge. (Non - guests are usually charged if they want to go into the hotel)
This hotel is truely amazing, I hope to go again this year. It really does set the standards for hospitality and I'm yet to find another hotel that can compare to the Jumeirah Beach Hotel.