Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa
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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
... The Maktoums go back to 1833 where Maktoum Bin Buti Al Maktoum and 800 members of the Bani Yas tribe established the Maktoum dynasty.
The Heritage village covered a fair area and although it didn’t open until 4:30pm you could still wander around. The Heritage village (when it opens) gives an insight into how life was like in the Emirates before the discovery of oil and is a focus for cultural activities, music and dance. We wandered in to the desert area ...
... to the Bedouin tents -- massive tent area.
The supposedly camel ride by the sunset, was actually just a few moments of sitting on a camel for your photo to be taken. Talk about tourist traps! So I instead had a go at sand-boarding. Unlike the others, I did it standing thinking way better than just sitting. The beyatch accelerated fairly quick, I lost control, rolled, tumbled… and before I knew it, I was flat faced on the ...
Its now 20:18 in Dubai, stopped off in airport. The whole needle in the stomach thing wasn't as bad as I remembered - was tiny needle and didn't really hurt until the chemicals started reacting a minute or so after, it was probably where I was in so much pain already when I previously had it that it hurt so much. Got on flight and took off - great flight and really quick. Sat next to a lovely Irish couple and their brother who are ...
... pasta and meatballs for their main meals and all the side bits and then a treats box on top! Not to mention they had been given free back packs of joy while we waited to take off. The children though had horrible manners and made the most almighty mess; it seems to be a regular thing with Arab families. For the first half at least of the flight we had our two seats plus the two seats to our right as the two French guys who had sat there originally had since moved. However ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLe Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa Dubai
Clean, friendly staff who treat you like a king, amazing view of the ocean, great facilities including pools, spas, saunas, gym, bar that allows drinking in the pool, close to big shopping centre's
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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.
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...
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!