Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa
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Historical Traveler Reviews Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa Dubai
Is this the best hotel in dubai?
Where do you begin, to explain the best holiday that we have ever had. From Day one the staff at the hotel were so helpful and polite, and could not do enough for us. The food was excellent, a different choice every night in the Brasserie. The room was magnificent, and the little touches that were added were brilliant. The pool and beach areas were clean and there was plenty of sunbeds available. The cold towels were a blessing especially in August. The hotel also catered for the children as well, great penguin club, and they were never left out.
Yes there is building work near by, but you never hear it, and can only see a small amount of it, so does not affect your stay.
Visited Dubai two years ago and stayed at the sister hotel (mina seyahi), and decided to return in august 2004 and try Le Royal Meridien this time.
Even although there is building work in the surrounding area, had no problem at all with noise etc. Hotel staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough for you, food and restaurant choices good considering I am vegetarian there was always something on the menu, rooms were great and serviced at least twice a day.
Will definitely return and would also recommend to friends.
Excellent, would recommend to all.
Stayed on the 6th Aug 04 to the 13 Aug 04. First impressions: As soon as we got to the hotel, we intially thought we had got ourselves a holiday from hell, I say this because there was construction work going on all over the area, but the key thing was once you get inside the hotel, and then experience the excellent service and views from inside you quickly forget about any of the construction, as you (a) don't see it, and (b) you don't hear it at all...
The hotel itself is absolutely excellent, the staff are very very friendly and never stop trying their best to help you, The food was excellent, the spa and massages were great, and the hamann pools were a real treat as well.
There were very nice touches, i.e when you got back to the room at the end of the night you notice that they put small little surprises, ie.e small quiches etc, which was excellent.
Overall, one of the best hotels I have ever been to.
Well looked after
July 2004.First visit to dubai- Following recommendations by friends. On approach to hotel found the surrounding construction work to be alarming but once inside the hotel complex truely did not notice/hear the building work. Hotel was extremely clean, all staff very polite and attentive. beautiful clean private beach leading off the glorious gardens. a Hotel we would recommed to any. Good quality food in ALL the restaurants. we stayed in delux seaview room in main building-very tastefully furnished,unfortunately Hotel were not in a position to upgrade us during our stay.lovely touches like leaving boxes of Chocolates when turning down the bed for the night.Room visted 3 times daily by housekeeping staff. Would consider returning with our children next time - felt very safe.
The Royal Treatment.
Visited 19.07.04 to 26.07.04, first time to Dubai, had an excellent time. Very clean, pools fab, beach was safe and clean. Staff were great, looked after me and my family like we were royality! Will go back next year.
The royal treatment
have stayed at this hotel twice now - first time we were upgraded to the excellent tower building which impressed us enough to return to the hotel 8 months later. we were a disapointed to find they had given us a smoking room, when we complained they couldn't have been more helpful and immediately upgraded us to a very spacious suite for our 12 night stay which we were more than impressed with. throughout our stay the staff were helpful and friendly and extremely polite. the spa and gym were a real treat. restaurants and drinks were not cheap but then you dont expect them to be in a 5 star hotel, and the food in all restaurants is of a high standard. overall we were treated like royalty during our stay and cant wait to return!
Stayed Aug 2003, in the Club tower, room very dark and cave like due to the design of the building, appearance of the room was very run down and had clearly seen better days, staff very disorganised and evident by their conduct not trained. If staying in the club room every time you leave the club complex it like entering a sauna. In the clb lounge no non smoking area. Children club is in the basement acess via lots of stairs, not suited for those over 8 years, my son begged me not to send him due to lack of interesting things to do. Complementary bus into town is run at the hotel conveience and for the size of the hotel the 2 small buses are insufficent for the number of guest. food very boring, Most restuarant empty every night throughout my 10 day stay, although you are requested to make bookings. I have stayed in other 5 star deluxe accomdation in Dubai. I would not stay in this hotel again
Feel like a Royal
Stayed at the hotel April 04 for 8 nights and would recommend it to anyone. We were lucky enough to be upgraded to the Tower Wing. Room was excellent, as the was quality of the food, the buffet was particularly impressive in the Brasserie. Service from the staff was efficent and friendly and in our view couldn't do enough for you. One neagtive comment was it wasn't the cheapest place to eat and drink.
The construction work outside the hotel didn't bother us at all and as long as you avoid the landview rooms you'll have no complaints.
Nice resort but service to improve
Went on business. Great resort as you have everything at your disposal. Service could be a bit more friendly though (especially compared to the standard in Dubai). The hotel is full of russians.
Rooms are OK, nothing special...
Lobby is unfriendly
Location of hotel is 25 min from downtown and right now in the middle of construction in the area.
Wide variety of restaurants. The one close to the beach where you can smoke shisha has great food but staff is totally desorganized.
Stayed in club room last Nov. Lovely hotel, breakfast good, cost of food in other restaurants though a bit pricey. Like a stampede to get the bus into town, recommend taxi as it can get quite violent!! Pools and beach lovely, cold water sprays and cold cloths are a great touch as it does get really hot. Great place for food and shopping if you make trips out. Would definitely go again!
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Well we didn't exactly know what to expect from dubai but upon arrival we caught a taxi to our hotel, - Along the way we drove along the highway which ran across the coastline - We were surrounded by tall, new buildings, with a lot more construction happening everywhere we looked
... just had to have a coffee before we got the on the bus - OK, we both had coffees and enjoyed em. Annette had booked, paid for a Big Red Bus tour of Abu Dabhi and had an email to confirm same. On our arrival the Representative who we will refer to as The Witch was extremely rude and refused to accept that we had a reservation. Annette quickly adopted La Mode pour Ann and gave it to the Witch. The W is to be replaced with a B. Annette had to be persistent ...
... Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Certainly the part we were in seemed to take advantage of the waterfront or “Cornishe” area where there was a marina, boats and plenty of families out and about. There were no large buildings blocking the vista of the waterfront where we were.
The tall buildings – of which there were many but from what I saw, not as many as Dubai - were all different and set back from the waterfront area.
... with the population, especially in those touristic areas. There's no litter, spitting on the streets or gum. It's incredibly clean... Everywhere. Although it is a Muslim state with extremely strict rules, there are a lot of westerners doing what westerners do best and I have to wonder how this conflicts with locals considering the huge cultural differences that are clearly on show. We probably didn't have to best time here, but it's certainly a likeable place. To be revisited? We will ...