Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa
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There was a place being talked about in the middle east. And not for political reasons. For urban planning, sustainability and infrastructure reasons - more of interest to me than politics. Here we were, a lower class family barely been out of Europe heading to this 5* luxury resort in one of the wealthiest nations on Earth. I was excited.
Starting the honeymoon off in Dubai for 4 Days
... I learnt that even bus stops are air conditioned! Worked out what I needed to get to the creek, got told I can sit on the bus but its not leaving for 15 minutes so I took a seat. Embarrassingly completely unaware I'd fallen asleep the bus began to move with the driver repeatedly glancing in his mirror at me! I then had a long stroll up the creek with the Bastakiya Quarter on my left to eventually when I arrived at Old Dubai and another ...
... shopping, mainly for pens and headed back to the lobby. I decided to sit outside by the pool and I had a short sleep but it got too hot so I had to go back inside. I met a couple from London in the lobby, also waiting for their flight home. I ended up chatting with them for about 2 hours. My transfer to the airport was 30 minutes late but I was pleased to see it was an Audi car. When I had checked in I headed to McDonald's for a meal and a chocolate fudge ...
... t have any money. I should've looked into it better before we left but I really didn't think that it would cost that much... clearly oil isn't Dubai's only commodity... so yeah, we decided we wouldn't try and sneak in somehow and risk being thrown in jail... good call Claire :)
We then decided to see the sites. I think it was about 40ish degrees so we stayed in air conditioned comfort on The Big Bus (hence ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
5* hotel on Jumeira beach with more reasonable rates than other hotels. It has its own private beach and all the facilities you could dream of in a resort including pools, water slide, a spa, restaurants, shops, bars. Not to mention, the most beautiful rooms ever seen in a hotel! Humongous beds, fancy keys to open the doors, huge bathrooms and incredible balcony views. Highly recommend!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
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Reception girls- every one of them had an attitude problem and they were unfriendly, they say that first impressions last!
We stayed here 21st November for 5 nights and this hotel is a real disappointment. Since we booked last minute, this was the only choice available.
After having regularly checked the trip advisor website for reviews on this hotel i was starting to panic! The first 2 days of our long awaited honeymoon were to be spent at the dreaded Metropolitan Beach Resort. Can you imagine my surprise when we pulled outside the Habtoor Grand Resort and Spa (we thought the hotel had just changed names-not a major refurbishment)a rather impressive new hotel.
We have just returned from a four night stay at the Habtoor Resort & Spa hotel. The hotel has recently been refurbished and apart from minor decoration in some of the rooms it is completed (thankfully no building work!)
We have just returned from our holiday in Dubai, where we stayed at this Hotel. Like the previous contributor we read the review by A TripAdvisor Member, Singapore prior to leaving and were somewhat concerned about staying there.
We stayed at this hotel in October 2005 and loved it! We had read the last review of the hotel before we left and were very apprehensive about what we had booked. When we arrived, our transfer was waiting for us in the arrivals area, just outside the door ( follow the signs for taxi's). At check in there were four people waiting to check us in and we were brought directly to our room which was a Garden View room. The room was a good size with a balcony. This hotel is great - the pool is a good size and was never too crowded and the beach is just 30 seconds away. Breakfast was excellent with a great choice of fruits, cereals, breads, muffins, juices etc. The staff are extremely friendly and cannot do enough for you.
We stayed at this hotel through a friend's recommendation.
We stayed at the Metropolitan Beach for 4 days, and I must say it's a really nice hotel. It was our first time in a luxury hotel, and we were really impressed. The Staff is nice and friendly, the food is good, the beach and the swimming pool are simply wonderful! There's a nice bar on the beach where we had dinner at sunset, and nicely decorated gardens.
My opinion is definitely positive, despite the noise caused by the ongoing works in the backgroung.
Also, the hotel is quite far from the city centre (it's in the Burj Al Arab area) and in the middle of the works for the construction of the Palms and the new area of Dubai.
They have a free bus shuttle to/from the centre twice a day, but if you want to go out at night, you'll need a cab.
recently visited the hotel, and realy had a nice time despite the construction work taking place at the back of the hotel thus you don't see or feel most of the time.
The good thing about this hotel is it's tranquility and the freindly atmosphere, as well as a nice beach and a fantastic pool.
Boy were we lucky! We just visited the hotel for an afternoon on the beach as our hotel in Dubai ( Al Bustan Rotana - superb by the way) had an arrangement with this hotel. Please avoid it at all cost as you will be sorely dissappointed. There is building work going on all around and it is a building site at its worst. The noise they try to drown out with music around the pool but it doesnt work! If you look at the hotel website it mentions work from 7 am till 7 pm do you really want that on a holiday where you hope to get some relaxation. Stay in a hotel downtown or a beach hotel but no further along the coast than the Burj al arab!